Help Is Available for Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Help for addiction is available. For all the many people out there who are actively using drugs and alcohol, there are many others who have struggled with addiction and won a personal victory, on a day by day temporary basis to be sure, but a victory never the less. Help is available in the form of medical attention, medications, psychotherapy, self help groups, and spirituality, but it is only there for the addict who desires it enough to work for it. You can lead an addict to treatment but you can't make him (or her) stick with recovery.
The very first step towards recovery from alcohol or drug addiction is available to you (in part) at this very website in the form of educational materials. The articles in this topic center can help you learn the answer to important questions such as:
- What are the drugs of abuse?
- By what mechanism do drugs cause their effects?
- How do I know if I'm addicted to a drug or alcohol?
- How would my doctor go about diagnosing drug or alcohol dependence?
- What are treatments, medications and support groups for drug and/or alcohol addiction are out there and how do they work?
We also provide links to numerous drug and alcohol related websites, and point you to books concerned with drug and alcohol addiction and recovery.
Read on to educate yourself about this most common and terrible of human problems.