September is National Recovery Month. It’s a time for all of us to reflect on ways we can help those who need help controlling and recovering from substance abuse issues.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2009 24 million people aged 12 or older needed treatment because of a substance abuse problem. Of those in need, only 3 million received it at a specialty facility like Fairwinds Treatment Center.
Many once viewed substance abusers as people who lack willpower to overcome their problems. However, today we understand substance abuse is a psychological disease that can be treated. Let the person know their family and friends support them.
Find ways to help them immediately. Use resources such as specialty clinics and professionals, as well as therapy groups.
If you would like more information on how you can help a loved one or friend overcome their substance abuse problem, contact Fairwinds Treatment Center today.