Women are the fastest-growing segment for substance use disorders in the United States. According to the Federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, about 2.7 million women in the United States abuse drugs or alcohol and suffer from substance use disorders.
Addicts often suffer from extremely low self-esteem brought on by multiple negative life experiences and crises. Often as individuals begin in recovery, they are plagued with guilt around their actions and behaviors during their addiction. At times this is so
The number of adults involved in the criminal justice system has soared from about 1.8 million in 1980 to 7 million today. The connection between drug abuse and crime is well documented by research. Drug abuse is implicated in at
In a perfect world our children would get good grades, respect us at all times, and never ever use drugs. Unfortunately, drugs and alcohol are prevalent in our society today. We cannot shelter them from all the harmful things in
Individuals and families dealing with substance abuse or other mental health issues are already under a great deal of stress. Once a decision is made to seek treatment, the next steps are finding an appropriate provider and finding the resources
As the Director of Development for Cenikor, I understand the importance of having a broad-based business model, which is the most sustainable model going forward for non-profits today. As funds become less available and more restricted, non-profits have to be