Friday, February 20, 2009

Random drug test is now required in most high schools and place of work. My two daughters, one a medical doctor and the other a dentist, had to subject themselves too to such exams before they could proceed with their residencies. This only shows that regarding substance abuse, no one is exempted. In the US alone, there is a reported 12.5 million users of illicit drugs and about 3.6 million addicts. There is not even an abstract on the numbers of alcoholics in the US. With the increase of abusers and dependents, there is also a proliferation of alcohol treatment centers and drug addiction rehab facilities.

Although drug addiction is complex, it is treatable. Drug addiction is characterized by compulsive drug craving, seeking, and use that persist regardless of the consequences. Drug addiction can become chronic, with possible relapses even after long periods of abstinence. As a chronic, recurring illness, addiction may require continued help and treatments to increase the intervals between relapses and diminish their intensity. Through effective treatment to answer to individual needs and love and care from their family and friends, people with drug addiction can recover and lead productive lives.
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Posted by desperateblogger On 2/20/2009 12:18:00 PM 2 comments

2 comments:

  1. nice blog, nice layout, nice posts!!! keep it up!

    have a great day!

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  2. I enjoyed the stats in your blog.
    What are your feelings about different lengths of stay at inpatient rehabs?

    ReplyDelete

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