Substance Abuse Is Still High Among Americans
Substance Abuse remains to be an issue in America as high rates of addiction continue to plague our nation. It is a problem that needs to be addressed with compassion and proper training. Many addicts use drugs and alcohol as a way to not deal with issues they are facing. The physical addiction then makes sure they are sunk into substance abuse.
LJ Anderson writes in his article, “The Changing Face of American Addictions” about the continued problem of addiction.
A study released by The Partnership at Drugfree.org in March showed that 10 percent of American adults, ages 18 and over, consider themselves in recovery from drug or alcohol abuse. The organization’s president, Steve Pasierb, described the findings as a reminder that “addiction is a treatable disease and recovery can be a reality.”
The article from Mercurynews.com can be fully read by clicking here.
There are people in the world that believe they can stand up and make a difference. These people are substance abuse counselors. They are trained in ways to help addicts break their addiction and get back to normal productive lives. If you would like to learn more about substance abuse counseling, please click here.