Blog posts in Substance Abuse Prevention

Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatments, Miscellaneous Drug & Alcohol Posts, Substance Abuse Prevention : 05/31/2017

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.
 

Substance Abuse Prevention, Top Addictive Substances : 04/18/2017

By Dr. Harold C. Urschel III, MD, MMA
Chief Medical Strategist
 

Family Support & Help, Substance Abuse Prevention, Youths And Drug & Alcohol Addiction : 08/01/2016

Ideally, you’ve already had conversations with your child as they’ve ventured through middle school and high school about the dangers of substance abuse – things such as alcohol, marijuana and cigarettes. However, as your child inches closer to adulthood, the tone of the conversation needs to shift from enforcement to helping your child understand how the scope of their decisions impacts their future. Remember to make it feel like a conversation, not a lecture.