Substance abuse is an issue that does not discriminate and can overcome any individual over time or rather quickly. It is also important that we understand the difference between abuse and addiction. Substance abuse leads to substance addiction. Over time, when an individual starts to experiment with substances they will start to want more and more of that substance and eventually become addicted to that substance. When the addiction takes control individuals will start to run into legal, personal, and professional struggles in their lives. Addiction then becomes a chronic brain disorder that can be successfully treated when addressed from both a medical and counseling standpoint
Substances Commonly Associated With Addiction
- Stimulants such as cocaine or heroine
- Opioids such as painkillers and heroine
- Hallucinogens such as LSD, Ketamine, and PCP
- Prescription stimulants such as Adderall or Ritalin
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