ADDICTION AND CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY

According to NAMI roughly 50% of people living with a mental health condition also have a problem with substance abuse

Addiction is when someone compulsively uses a substance or engages in a behavior even when it results in harmful consequences.

COMMON SYMPTOMS

STRONG URGES TO USE A SUBSTANCE OR ENGAGE IN A BEHAVIOR

TRYING AND FAILING TO CUT DOWN ON USE

SUBSTANCE USE OR BEHAVIOR GETS IN THE WAY OF IMPORTANT AREAS OF LIFE, SUCH AS RELATIONSHIPS AND WORK

RISKY USE

NEEDING LARGER AMOUNTS OF A SUBSTANCE OR BEHAVIOR IN ORDER TO GET THE SAME EFFECT

WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS, WHICH DIFFER DEPENDING ON THE SUBSTANCE

treatment at care

HELP YOU IDENTIFY TRIGGERS FOR USING SUBSTANCES OR ENGAGING IN BEHAVIOR

HELPING YOU DEVELOP ALTERNATIVE COPING STRATEGIES

IF DESIRED, COORDINATING CARE WITH OTHER SUPPORT SYSTEMS SUCH AS RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT PROGRAMS, SUPPORT GROUPS, AND INTENSE OUTPATIENT PROGRAMS

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES | LINKS

Websites:

NUWAY: HTTPS://NUWAY.ORG/
PARK AVENUE CENTER: HTTPS://WWW.PARKAVENUECENTER.COM/

Hotlines

FREE ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH HELP LINE: 844-LIFECHANGE (543-3242)