Substance Abuse

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Substance Abuse
sub·stance a·buse
noun
Overindulgence in or dependence on an addictive substance, especially alcohol or drugs.
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Def·i·ni·tion

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drugs
Both legal and illegal drugs have chemicals that can change how your body and mind work. They can give you a pleasurable “high,” ease your stress, or help you avoid problems in your life.
alcohol
Alcohol affects everyone differently. But if you drink too much and too often, your chance of an injury or accident goes up. Heavy drinking also can cause liver and other health problems or lead to a more serious alcohol disorder.
causes
  • Stress, including stress from relationships, finances, medical illness, work, school, and other stressors
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Family history of mental illness
  • Experiencing a traumatic event (i.e. childhood trauma, early loss of a parent, neglect, assault, military combat, natural disasters, etc.)
  • Brain injury or defects, or severe physical illness that affects the brain
  • Environmental toxins or poor nutrition that hinders brain development
  • Poor ability to relate to others and poor social support
  • Cultural expectations or a desire to fit in
Inspiration

From One who’s been there

“It’s your friends and family who are trying to get you to stop destroying yourself and after a while it kind of sank in and I just cleaned up my act.”

– Johnny Depp

Poison Control

(800) 222-1222

Poison Control  The National Capital Poison Center, founded in 1980, is an independent, private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. In recognition of its high quality, the Center is accredited by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. The Center is not a government agency.

 

National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline

(800) 662-4357

National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline NIDA is a federal scientific research institute under the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA is the largest supporter of the world’s research on drug use and addiction. NIDA-funded scientific research addresses the most fundamental and essential questions about drug use, including tracking emerging drug use trends, understanding how drugs work in the brain and body, developing and testing new drug treatment and prevention approaches, and disseminating findings to the general public, researchers, policymakers, and others.

Cocaine Anonymous

(800) 347-8998

Cocaine Anonymous
Cocaine Anonymous is a Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from their addiction.

National Help Line for Substance Abuse

(800) 662-4357

National Help Line for Substance Abuse
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

National Rehabilitation information center

1-800-346-2742

National Rehabilitation and information center
Helps Rehabilitate from a wide frange of troubles. Contact them for more information. There is Always hope. 

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Sources

  1. “Johnny Depp.” AZQuotes.com. Wind and Fly LTD, 2018. 21 September 2018. 
  2. K, Kalyanchakravarthi. “Happy Birthday to Johnny Depp – June 9.” HD Wallpapers (High Definition) | Free Background, www.hdwalle.com/2013/06/happy-birthday-to-johnny-depp-june-9.html.

 

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