Substance Abuse and Addiction


Substance abuse and addiction have serious consequences not only for the individual, but for the family and community as well.  

Drug addiction can impact all areas of life, including financial, employment, relationships, legal and physical and mental health. If you have an addiction problem, recognizing it can help you begin to make decisions toward recovery and a happier and healthier life.

It can be difficult to recognize that one has an addictive pattern. If you are unsure and want to learn more, you can obtain an evaluation through the EAP. The EAP counseling staff is trained to assist with addiction issues, whether it is a question about you or a person you care about. You can call the EAP (800-322-5327) and obtain the help and support you need.

Today's Heroin Epidemic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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Possible Signs of Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Commonly Abused Drugs Charts from National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a valuable resource for information about drugs and drug abuse.  Click on the following links to learn more about specific drugs:

Club Drugs (GHB, Ketamine, and Rohypnol)
MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly)
Hallucinogens: LSD, Peyote, Psilocybin, and PCP
Opioids  from SAMSA
Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications
Spice ("Synthetic Marijuana")
Steroids (Anabolic)

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Online Resources

National Institute on Drub Abuse (NIDA)
Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction (NIDA)
NIDA for Teens 
About Addiction by National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
Above the Influence
Commonly Abused Drugs Chart
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminsitration (SAMHSA)
National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence
Anabolic Steroid Abuse
The Partnership at
The Parent Toolkit - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
SAMHSA Treatment Locator
Emerging Trends in Drug Abuse
Learn To Cope

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