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Gateway Drugs

Gateway Drugs  A gateway drug is a substance that, when used, is believed to lead to the use of a stronger drug. For instance, marijuana has historically been considered a gateway drug to the use of more powerful drugs, such as cocaine, LSD, or pills. The Earlier the Use, The Greater Chance of…

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Substance Use Disorder Risk Factors & Early Warning Signs

Substance Use Disorder Risk Factors & Early Warning Signs According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) substance abuse disorder is when the recurrent use of a substance- drugs or alcohol- causes clinically and functionally significant impairment, such as health problems, disability, and the failure to meet responsibilities at home,…

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C-ASIST Stigma Barriers Across Cultures

Stigma & Barriers Across Cultures Substance abuse affects everyone. It is found in every culture and subculture. It affects individuals, families and communities. Although addiction is universal, how it’s experienced isn’t. There is no stereotypical addict. This means there can be no stereotypical or one-size-fits-all treatment. Culturally-sensitive, individualized care helps individuals overcome stigma.…

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C-ASIST underserved communities in Recovery

Under-served Communities in Recovery Some groups of individuals are typically overlooked when it comes to addiction treatment. This doesn’t have to be the case. Under-served communities can find recovery when they get the attention and care they deserve. Homeless individuals and others struggling with substance abuse issues can find self-sufficiency and success. They…

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