Awareness With Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse: Depressants

Substance Abuse: Recurrent use of a substances such as drugs and alcohol, which can harm or impair the individual

Substance Abuse Depressants: Dependence on Alcohol and Drugs

Possible Causes of Substance Abuse

  • Peer Pressure
  • Boredum
  • Lonleiness
  • Pain
  • Money issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Relaxation

Treatment: There is Always a Way to correct the Path you are on!

  • AA meetings for Alcoholics
  • Some drugs may be prescribed depending on the addiction
  • Preventon Programs
  • Biological and Psychosocial Treatments

Centers for Help with Substance Abuse

  • Long term residential treatment facilities
  • Short terms residential treatment facilities
  • Alcohol Anonymous
  • Individualized Drug Counseling
  • Group Counseling

These are Only a few to name! It is Never to Late to save yourself from addiction!

Common Myths about Substance Abuse

  • "Myth #1: "Addiction is a disease there is nothing you can do about it"
  • Myth # 2: "If you have a high alcohol Tolerance you don't have a drinking problem"
  • Myth # 3: "Drug Addiction is a Choice."
  • Myth # 4: "Addicts are Bad People."

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National Institute on Drug Abuse (2012). Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research Based Guide. Types of Treatment Programs. Retrieved from:

Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2014). Abnormal Psychology: Sixth Edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.