Drug & Alcohol Abuse

Welcome to our educational site on drug and alcohol abuse

Drug and alcohol abuse is common and effects individuals and families all over the world.  It is estimated that 10% of Americans suffer from drug and/or alcohol addiction.  We are the web’s leading education portal for information on drug and alcohol abuse.  Our mission is to bring the power of drug and alcohol abuse information and education to your finger tips.  Whether you’re looking for general information on drug abuse, alcohol abuse or looking to education yourself on treatment and prevention tips, you’ve come to the right place.

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Drug and Alcohol Abuse 101

drug and alcohol abuseThere are many negative public perceptions about drug and alcohol abuse and unfortunately these stigma’s can prevent people from educating themselves on the disease of addiction.  Many people do not understand what an addiction is or how it begins.  Others assume that people suffering from addiction are weak, lack willpower, or that addiction treatment simply involves changing a behavior.   These perceptions are wrong and unfortunately can be harmful.

First and foremost, it is important to recognize that addiction is a disease.  In fact, it is a very complex disease for which there is no easy cure.  Drug and alcohol abuse can change the chemical composition of the brain, making treatment much more difficult than simply saying “NO.”  Research into the field of drug and alcohol addiction has advanced the way we see, prevent, and treat drug and alcohol abuse.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention

Drug and alcohol abuse prevention starts with education. The best thing you can do to help prevent substance abuse is to educate yourself on addiction, the warning signs and risk factors.  Click to learn more about the warning signs and drug and alcohol abuse prevention.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment

Drug and alcohol abuse treatment is an ever changing field.  As addiction is a complex disease, treatment programs need to be specifically tailored to each individual.  There is no ‘one size fits all solution’.   Read more about the latest drug and alcohol abuse treatments.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Resources

Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation on the web. We’ve compiled a list of other online reputable resources for you, so take a moment to review our resources page  for more ways to educate yourself on drug and alcohol abuse.

 

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Drug Abuse

Drug abuse can escalate into a very complex disease called addiction.   The behavioral symptoms include a compulsive craving for the drug, even in the face of negative consequences, a desire to seek out the drug at all costs.

Drug abuse changes the chemical composition of the brain, changing the way a person behaves.

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