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List of resources about drug and alcohol addiction.

by Kathleen
(Cary, NC)

If you have ever known someone who struggles with drug or alcohol addiction, you are no stranger to the long road to recovery ahead of them. In fact, about 17.6 million Americans (1) struggle with alcohol abuse every year, and there are an average of 20 million illegal drug users every month.

Numbers such as these indicate that an alarming number of people need help, whether they require professional treatment, peer support, or just some information on the impact drug and alcohol abuse has on an individual’s health.

I created the following list of resources with the intention of spreading awareness on this issue. I hope you’ll support my cause by sharing it with your readers and I sincerely thank you in advance for promoting an open community where we can support those in great need.

The Science Behind Drug Abuse
https://teens.drugabuse.gov/

Signs, Symptoms, and Help for Drug Problems and Substance Abuse
http://www.helpguide.org/articles/addiction/drug-abuse-and-addiction.htm

7 Signs of Drug Addiction - from an Addict's Perspective
https://www.discoveryplace.info/signs-addiction-and-drug-use

Anxiety and Addiction
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/where-addiction-meets-your-brain/201408/anxiety-and-addiction

Depression Treatment and Addiction
https://www.lakeviewhealth.com/depression-treatment.php

Recovery Strategies and Coping Skills
http://www.addictionsandrecovery.org/recovery-skills.htm

Finding a Therapist Who Can Help You Heal
http://www.helpguide.org/articles/emotional-health/finding-a-therapist-who-can-help-you-heal.htm

Exercise: Alternative Reward for those Battling Addiction
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-06-12/health/sc-health-0612-fitness-fight-addiction-with-exerci-20130612_1_todd-crandell-drug-addiction-reward

Aquatic Therapy for Recovering Addicts
http://www.intheswim.com/eGuides/guide-to-aquatic-therapy-recovering-addicts

I would also be happy to write a research-based article on this topic for your site free of charge, so please let me know if that’s something you’re interested in.

I believe both you and your audience will find this information as relevant as I do, but please let me know if that’s not the case. If you send me an e-mail, I will no longer contact you in my efforts to spread awareness on important issues.

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