Substance Use Disorder / Addiction
There are more deaths, illness, and disabilities due to alcohol and drug use than any other preventable health condition. Nearly one in four deaths can be attributed to alcohol, tobacco, or illicit drug use, and substance use disorder is linked to a variety of health problems including cancer, cardiovascular disease, cirrhosis, dementia, depression, gout, infectious diseases, pancreatitis and seizures.
Articles from Substance Use Disorder: Insights Magazine
- Addiction: A Physician’s Perspective, Bruce Springer, MD
- What happens at various levels of Blood Alcohol Content (BAC), compiled by Jon Weeldreyer, MA, LLP, CA
- Co-occuring Disorders
- The Continuum of Care for Patients with Substance Use Disorders in the New Millennium, Jon Weeldreyer, MA, LLP, CAAC, CCS-M
- Alcohol and Other Drug Classifications and Effects, Jon Weeldreyer, MA, LLP, CAC
- Substance use disorders by age
- Info for Family Members, Jon Weeldreyer, MA, LLP, CAC
- The Role of Twelve Step Support Groups in Recovery, Larry Vander Plaats, MSW, CAC+
- Substance Use Disorder: Insights Magazine (PDF)
Substance use is also linked to poorer performance on the job or at school, difficulty in keeping a job and relationship problems. As usage increases, so does the likelihood of being involved in a traffic or workplace accident, legal and financial troubles, violence, crime and homelessness.
One in four Americans will have an alcohol or other drug problem at some point in their lives.
The number of persons with a substance use disorder in the United States holds steady at about 15 to 20 million. In 2012, an estimated 20.7 million American adults needed treatment for substance use, and among those, 40.7% (or 8.4 million) had a co-occurring mental illness. (SAMHSA)
We’ve gathered the following information, tips, videos and resources to help you learn more about substance use disorder and addiction, and find the support and care that you or loved one needs.
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- APA (American Psychiatric Association)
- NCADD (National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence)
- NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)
- Rethinking Drinking: Alcohol and Your Health (Sponsored by NIH, NIAAA and USDHHS)
- 12-Step Support Groups
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