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What Is Substance Abuse?
Overuse or dependence on an addictive substance such as alcohol or drugs.
What to do:
Don't try to overcome this alone. Reach out for help. Thrive Together is here to assist you through your journey.
LEARN TO COPE WITH STRESS
There are many healthy ways to deal with stress, but it takes work. We can help equip you with tools to handle your stress.
You can support your continued recovery by avoiding people, places and situations that trigger substance use.
BUILD A LIFE
Protect yourself from relapse by having activities and interests that provide meaning to your life.
How do I help someone who's facing
Learn About Addiction
The more informed you are, the more you will be able to help them.
Lovingly Confront the Problem
Try to stay calm, be open, and let them know that you are there to help them get better.
Search for Appropriate Treatment
Reach out to Thrive Together. We can assist you in finding the right treatment center or plan.
Practice Self Care
When helping someone, it's important to remember to care for yourself as well.
Warning Signs of Substance Abuse
Source: Gateway Foundation
SUBSTANCE ABUSE STATISTICS
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