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Adolescent substance abuse can greatly alter behavior, and a new preoccupation with drugs can crowd out activities that were previously important. Drug use can also change friendships as teens begin to associate more with fellow drug users, who encourage and support one another's drug use. For adolescents, these changes as a result of substance abuse signal a problem in the teen's environment, and should be seen as a call to action for parents, teachers, or friends to seek help for their loved one.

MYTH: People don’t need treatment. They can stop using drugs if they really want to.

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1. People suffering from anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression or other mental illnesses use drugs and alcohol to ease their suffering.
Mental illness is such a burden for some people they will try just about anything to relieve the pain. Drugs or alcohol can temporarily make that person feel ‘normal’ again, like they remember feeling in the past. Mental illness is scary for the individual experiencing it, so they are afraid to go to a doctor or family member for help and instead turn to drugs or alcohol to try and solve the problem on their own.

i think drug addiction is also because ofabsence of love in lifenegligence and being ignored by family members, relative and friends

I am sorry to hear about your brother-in-law’s struggle with addiction. These is no one size fits all treatment for a person suffering from a chronic addiction. Often times there are mental health & substance abuse issues combined. Example: a person can be suffering from a mental disorder such as depression or anxiety along with abusing drugs or alcohol. This is called a dual-diagnosis, which would require professional help and treatment to treat both issues. I always say that a 30 program is usually not enough time to recover. I would seek a professional who can address both issues that are going on and I would recommend seeking out a good faith-based program (long term, residential). -Sharon

MYTH: People can successfully finish drug abuse treatment in a couple of weeks if they’re truly motivated.

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I understand your feelings for this guys who was your boyfriend and now is your friend whom you still have concern for his welfare. He was very fortunate to have a friend like you. It is very hard for us (non addicted) person(s) to get into the head of a drug user and try and understand it. The best thing you can do is let him know when he is ready to reach for help and treatment, you will be there to take him to treatment. You can also print out a age of treatment centers and phone numbers for him to have if and when he chooses to call for help. He will need to do a phone/intake evaluation over the phone with the treatment center. They will ask him questions and about his insurance, etc. They will let him know if there is a bed available for him to detox. Most of all, let him know you care about his welfare. That is all you can do. Do not give him money. He will use it to buy drugs. God luck and if this is a heavy burden on you, please consider speaking with a counselor for yourself. Thank you for writing me.- Sharon Blair

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In Indonesia if they catch someone bringing drugs in the country, they will put you to death. America should do the same. The dealer are the one that selling it to young people. If America do that people will be afraid to bring drugs in the country

People abuse drugs because they like the way drugs make them feel

I have fallen in love with a lady who used cocaine and was an alcoholic some 30 years ago and I am having a lot of trouble understanding why she would do it. I only found out about this recently though we have only been dating for a short while.

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Hi, my 27 yr old son has been battling heroin for several years and before that it was pain pills. I kept looking for a long term treatment place and every one I contacted it was between 20,000-30,000. He has done the 30 day treatment several times, 6 months in jail and still does drugs.(IV user), I had him on suboxone but he just sold them to buy his heroin. He got arrested for stealing and when I posted his bond it was with the addition of long term treAtment. I met a mother who lost her son and her other son was in treatment, she helped me get my son into the Isaiah House, celebrate recovery, faith based. He’s been there since 2-12-15. He is like a different person, they are treating his bipolar too. I would ask around at any of the churches where you live to see if they have a place like this. It’s affordable, 350.00 a month which covers room,board, medicine counseling and so much more. I’m in Ky, which has been hit hard with the heroin epidemic. Isaiah house takes people from out of state too. Good luck and God Bless