Stimulant Substance Abuse
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What is Substance Abuse?
Cause of Abuse
-pressure, physical and sexual abuse, stress, and parental involvement can greatly influence the course of drug abuse and addiction in a person's life.
The treatment system for substance use disorders is comprised of multiple service components, including the following:
- Individual and group counseling
- Inpatient and residential treatment
- Intensive outpatient treatment
- Partial hospital programs
- Case or care management
- Recovery support services
- 12-Step fellowship
- Peer supports
A person accessing treatment may not need to access every one of these components, but each plays an important role. These systems are embedded in a broader community and the support provided by various parts of that community also play an important role in supporting the recovery of people with substance use disorders (SAMHSA.org)
Myths??? Who Does This Effect???
Substance abuse and addiction are actually the same thing. Substance abuse generally refers to those individuals who continue to use drugs or alcohol even though they understand that they are harmful. An individual who has a
drug addictionhas developed a physical, chemical dependence on them
People who can’t stop using drugs are weak or immoral. Most of those who struggle with the substances and become addicted would quit if they could. It is not a question of morality, but instead a matter of science.
People can quit using drugs any time they want. When substance abuse turns into drug addiction it takes a powerful hold over the mind and body of the individual
Substance abuse is only a problem in a lower income or socio-economic layers of society. Substance abuse is prevalent throughout almost every rung of our societies
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 23.5 million persons aged 12 or older needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol abuse problem in 2009 (9.3 percent of persons aged 12 or older). Of these, only 2.6 million—11.2 percent of those who needed treatment—received it at a specialty facility.
Don't be a Statistic, Help is Available!!!
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Always do research for credentials:
Program accreditation and licensing. Make sure the treatment program is accredited by the state it’s in. Also check to ensure that the program is run by licensed, well-trained mental health professionals and addiction specialists.
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