Clay Cutts, L.C.S.W. | Drug Treatment

Drug Treatment

 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines co-occurring disorders as the coexistence of both a mental health and substance use disorder in an individual. Nearly 7.9 million adults in the United States have co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, according to the SAMHSA National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The rate at which co-occurring disorders occur among those with substance use disorders is extremely high. …

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Drug Addiction Hurts Users, Kills Families! Drug addiction, in it’s most basic sense, is a dependence on a street drug or a medication. When you’re addicted, you may not be able to control your drug use and you may continue using the drug despite the harm it causes. Drug addiction can cause an intense craving for the drug. You may want to quit, but find they you can’t do so …

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Prescription drug addiction means taking a prescription medication that is not prescribed for you, or taking it for reasons or in dosages other than as prescribed. If a little of something makes you feel pretty good, wouldn’t a lot of something make you feel much better? While that argument is logically sound, it has some obvious practical problems. I’m talking about prescription drug addiction, of course. Thank God we live …

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Know something funny about drug treatment? Even though it is often the solution, we may not know what the real problem is. If we have a drug habit, those drugs are the most obvious problem in our lives. Sometimes we can’t see the forest (the real problem) for the trees (the drugs). I’ve never had a problem with drugs. I’ve had problems with the police. ~Keith Richards Even the poster …

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