By Dr. Harold C. Urschel III, MD, MMA
Blog posts in Substance Abuse Prevention
by Joshua M. Masino, PsyD, Director of Neuropsychological Services
A Well-Publicized Epidemic
By Elizabeth Weidmer-Mikhail, MD
High school and college years are full of transformational experiences, and they are often accompanied by a number of physical, mental and emotional changes. These years are also a time of experimentation, self-discovery and for many, it is when they begin to try things such as drugs and alcohol, and the addiction experts at Enterhealth, a drug and alcohol addiction treatment company, want to help parents understand some of the ways they can educate their children as they return to school.
What’s the difference?
Substance Abuse, simply put, is the use of any substance in a manner for which it is not intended and/or amounts which are excessive and chronic. Examples include using pain medication to feel pleasure or euphoria, as well as binge drinking alcohol. However, in the abuse phase a person can understand that there is a problem and can stop using.
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