The dictionary simply defines drug abuse as the habitual taking of addictive or illegal drugs. But what does this really mean? Today, we discuss how drug use can lead to abuse and commonly abused substances - legal and illegal. When Drug Use Leads To Drug Abuse One way to understand drug abuse, … [Read more...] aboutWhat Is Drug Abuse?
The Problem With Drug Addiction: How Do We Get Help To People Who Don’t Ask For It?
This article is more of a question, not an answer. A conversation, not a one-sided view. And since we don't have the answer, let's consider it open-ended... Question: How do people who are addicted to a substance get medical treatment if they don't know they have a "problem"? With the recent … [Read more...] aboutThe Problem With Drug Addiction: How Do We Get Help To People Who Don’t Ask For It?
5 Myths College Students Believe About Alcohol
This Part 3 of a series on Alcohol on College Campuses. Also in this series: Alcohol on College Campuses: A Wake Up Call Excessive Drinking On College Campuses Affects The Entire Campus Peer pressure is one of the top reasons college students drink alcohol. Whether direct - someone offering … [Read more...] about5 Myths College Students Believe About Alcohol
The Role of Prevention in Substance Abuse Treatment & Recovery
As we mentioned last week, the month of September is National Recovery Month. The goal of Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover. Following Recovery Month is … [Read more...] aboutThe Role of Prevention in Substance Abuse Treatment & Recovery