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."

Association of Intervention Specialists. (2012). Five Consistent Myths about Drug Abuse and Addiction. Retrieved from: http://www.associationofinterventionspecialists.org/five-consistent-myths-about-drug-abuse-and-addiction/

References

AIS(Association of Intervention Specialists). (2012). Five Consistent Myths About Drug Abuse and Addiction. Retrieved from: http://www.associationofinterventionspecialists.org/five-consistent-myths-about-drug-abuse-and-addiction/


DARA(2008-2016). Reasons for Substance Abuse. Retrieved from:

http://alcoholrehab.com/drug-addiction/reasons-for-substance-abuse/


National Institute on Drug Abuse (2012). Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research Based Guide. Types of Treatment Programs. Retrieved from: https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition/drug-addiction-treatment-in-united-states/types-treatment-programs


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