What to Do in a Crisis?

January 09, 2019

Those of us who have or have had a loved one with an addiction know what it is like to constantly fear for someone’s safety while feeling powerless to shield them from harm. When a loved one develops substance use related problems, intervening as early as possible greatly increases their likelihood of a full recovery. This section covers effective responses and practical tools to help anyone in a crisis.

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Find Local Resources

January 09, 2019

Find resources to address addiction in your state, county and city.

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Recovery

January 09, 2019

Recovery is "a process of change through which people improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential."

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Prevention

January 09, 2019

To prevent addiction, it is critical to understand that the adolescent brain is more vulnerable to alcohol and drugs than the adult brain. The earlier someone starts using substances, the greater their chances of developing a substance use disorder (SUD). Earlier initiation of use is also linked with a greater severity of illness.

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Facts and Statistics

January 09, 2019

What are some of the latest statistics about substance use and SUD?

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