SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISORDER
What is substance abuse disorder?
3) WORK or SCHOOL
4) HAZARDOUS BEHAVIOR
If you see a pattern with recurrent negative consequences that is associated when using a substance, and you have just started using the substance, YOU COULD HAVE A PROBLEM!
WHAT TO DO FOR HELP
Finding medical care and treatment for your symptoms that are related to the drug of choice is very important.
Enrolling in a drug treatment rehabilitation program either medically assisted or inpatient detoxification will help get you off your drug of choice.
Narcotics Anonymous or psychological counseling can provide the emotional support needed to stay away from drugs, and the lifestyle that is harmful (Howard 2003).
REASONS YOU SHOULD QUIT
You can become addicted after just a couple of weeks of using(Howard 2003)
Withdrawing won't kill you, it only feels like it will (Nagel 2002)
YOU CAN DO IT!!!
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Treatment, and Recovery SAGE Publications Thousand Oaks CA (2) pg. 881-884
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NIDA (NA) (ND) Research Report Series, Retrieved from www.drugabuse.com