May 2, 2012

Substance Abuse

Posted in Those that need help tagged , , , at 10:45 am by Every Cent Counts

Substance abuse is extremely prevalent amongst Americans, with an average of 23.5 million persons needing treatment for a substance abuse problem a year. However, only 2.6 million people actually seek treatment. What is even more alarming is it is the younger age group that has the highest rates of substance abuse, with the ages from 20-29 leading the way.
It is important to remember that substance abuse doesn’t just impact the user, but the entire family as well. Many times families feel inept, and wish they could help their family member, even though he or she may not be ready for help.
I would like to take this time to encourage anyone interested in more information to visit http://www.drugabuse.gov/ or contact 211.
Also, please do not forget to donate to our clients at http://www.everycentcounts.org

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