SO...YOU HIT THE WALL?????

DOES THIS HAVE TO BE THE END?????

TIME........DON'T RUN OUT OF IT!


"O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal

away their brains! That we should with joy, pleasance, revel,

and applause, transform ourselves into beasts!"

Shakespeare

Othello


Many students have questions and concerns regarding drugs and alcohol, but where can they turn in moments of crisis. They KEY to success is SURVIVAL. The way to survive is to get help. The way to get help is to admit to the problem. If you can't find a parent, friend, teacher, counselor to listen....GET HELP. Your life is truly a unique blessing that you must take control of and survive. The demons and temptations of these destructive tools can be overcome. Get Help...PLEASE!

Remember...SOMEONE CARES!

Mr. Heitmann  =)



"Alcoholism is a primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. The disease is often progressive and fatal. It is characterized by continuous or periodic: impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking, most notably denial."


Alcohol/Drug Addiction - Self Diagnosis

Ask yourself the following questions:

A Yes to three or more questions indicate abuse or addiction is present and corrective steps need to be taken


Questions are courtesy of Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland



WHERE TO GET HELP!!

 

 

 

Treatment Centers


Contact the Intervention Center for more information about these and many other facilities.

Addiction Resource Guide

Visit the Addiction Resource Guide for a detailed description of many treatment facilities.




Prevention



 

Self Help / Support Organizations


News, Research, Special Topics, Policy

Recovery Documents

Grief: A Recovery Process

The Courage to Change: Step Two

Continuing Care Plan

Relapse Warning Signs

Relapse Questions

Attitude

Affirmations

What is Chemical Dependency?

Chemical Dependency/Co-dependency

Treatment Intake

First Step Questions

Defense Mechanisms

Feelings Word List

Alcohol is a Sedative Drug


SOME FACTS

Some statistics which were reported in the 1999 World Almanac:

30 percent of 4th graders report that they are pressured to drink alcohol

46.8 percent of 8th graders have had alcohol

21.0 percent of 8th graders have had marijuana

80.7 percent of 12th graders have had alcohol

41.7 percent of 12th graders have had marijuana

50 percent of adolescent death is alcohol related

72 million Americans (34.2 percent) over the age of 12 reported using marijuana at least once in their life.

8.5 million used marijuana at least once within the previous year.

3.2 million children live with grandparents. Mostly due to alcohol or drug abuse of their parents.

At least one-half of all spouse-abuse cases and one-third of all child abuse cases are related to substance abuse.

- Of heavy cocaine users who go through drug treatment centers, more than 80 percent are back to heavy cocaine use within 6 months. (nicotine is equally hard to treat.)

- It is easier to stop cocaine or cigarette smoking the first year of use. Occasional use turns into heavy use with time.

- There is more mental illness in cocaine users than the rest of the population.

- According to the National Institutes of Health, there are 600,000 heroin addicts in the United States. 80 percent are not in treatment.

- Youth who use alcohol regularly, before their senior year in high school, are more likely to abuse other drugs, get into trouble, be truant, or, if they are girls, to become pregnant.



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