Overview
Substance Abuse Resources
Alcohol Abuse Resources
Types
Symptoms
Associated Disorders
Risk Factors
Treatments

Substance and Alcohol Abuse Disorders are a range of disorders in which the use of drugs, alcohol or other substances affect aspects of a person’s life including their job performance, personal relationships, and ability to preform activities of daily living.

Types of Addiction

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
    • Amphetamines
    • Benzodiazepine
    • Cannabis/ Marijuana/ Pot
    • Cocaine/ Crack Cocaine
    • Codeine
    • Methamphetamine/ Crystal Meth
    • Diazepam
    • Ecstasy
    • Energy Drink/ Caffeine
    • Etizolam
    • Fentanyl
    • GHB
    • Heroin
    • Ice
    • Inhalant
    • Ketamine
    • Mephedrone/Legal High
    • LSD
    • Zopiclone
    • Ritalin
    • Smoking/Nicotine
    • Spice/ K2
    • Steroids
    • Sugar
    • Tramadol
    • Substance Abuse and Mental Health
  • Social Media/ Internet
  • Gambling
  • Eating Disorder Behaviors
  • Codependency
  • Sex Addiction
  • Love and Sex Addiction
  • Shopping Addiction

Substance Abuse / Addiction Symptoms

  • Feeling that you have to use the drug regularly — daily or even several times a day
  • Having intense urges for the drug that block out any other thoughts
  • Over time, needing more of the drug to get the same effect
  • Taking larger amounts of the drug over a longer period of time than you intended
  • Making certain that you maintain a supply of the drug
  • Spending money on the drug, even though you can’t afford it
  • Not meeting obligations and work responsibilities, or cutting back on social or recreational activities because of drug use
  • Continuing to use the drug, even though you know it’s causing problems in your life or causing you physical or psychological harm
  • Doing things to get the drug that you normally wouldn’t do, such as stealing
  • Driving or doing other risky activities when you’re under the influence of the drug
  • Spending a good deal of time getting the drug, using the drug or recovering from the effects of the drug
  • Failing in your attempts to stop using the drug
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you attempt to stop taking the drug Problems at school or work, lack of energy and motivation, weight loss or gain, red eyes, Neglected appearance, changes in behavior, financial Issues, legal issues, Source-Mayo clinic

Risk Factors:

  • Family History of addictions,
  • Mental Health disorder,
  • Peer pressure, Lack of family involvement,
  • Taking a highly addictive drug.

Prevention: Communicate, listen, set a good example.

Preventing relapse stick with treatment plan, avoid high-risk situations (where drugs are present),

Get help immediately if you use again.

Source-Mayo clinic