Saturday, August 31, 2013
Addiction can be defined as the continued use of a mood altering substance despite adverse dependency consequences. Or a neurological impairment leading to such behaviors.
Untreated addiction is more expensive than heart disease, diabetes and cancer combined.
Drug and/or alcohol addiction is surprising common.
Rates of addiction to drugs and alcohol are on the rise. The number of people who are living with some type of addiction are increasing steadily over the past decade or two
Approximately 15 percent of children under the age of 18 have admitted to experimenting with illegal drugs.
Addiction to prescription drugs is a growing problem among young people.
Approximately 70% of people who are using illegal drugs are employed. The fact that they have a drug problem means increased costs to the employer in terms of absenteeism, decreased productivity and staff turnover
Ninety percent of muggings and property crimes (theft) are related to drugs
One- quarter of all hospital admissions are related to alcoholism.
A vast majority of road traffic accidents are due to alcohol and other substance abuse.
Are u, a friend or relative experiencing any abuse of alcohol and/or other substances? You need to SPEAKOUT NOW and get the required HELP. Get screened today....... Says
I remain committed to your psychological well-being.
Dr. Maymunah Yusuf Kadiri
..........To Be Inspired, Is To Be Informed
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