Finding treatment for addiction is not a quick or easy process. CASAColumbia has developed a new step-by-step guide that simplifies the vast amount of information—and misinformation—about finding effective addiction treatment.
Spring break, that coveted week off from tests and papers that all students look forward to, has long been viewed as a time to put away the books and break out the beer, pills and pot. While taking time to relax is important, college student drinking and other drug use have serious consequences.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the medicines (for example Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta) doctors prescribe to treat it has been a hot topic in the news for months now. These medications can be extremely helpful for children and adolescents who have received a comprehensive assessment and accurate diagnosis of ADHD. However, misdiagnosis, over-prescribing, and diversion are significant risks.
CASAColumbia and ThePartnershipatDrugFree.org co-hosted a screening of the documentary “Out of Reach,” which follows one Dallas teen as he interviews his classmates about their prescription drug use habits. The 30 minute film shines a light on how frequently teens take prescription drugs that are not prescribed to them.
Addiction is often considered a moral failing because using an addictive drug is seen as a personal choice. Many think, “No one is forcing you to use that drug, so why not just stop?” As with most chronic diseases, personal choice is only one element involved in developing the disease.
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