A National Directory of Drug Treatment Centers and Alcohol Treatment Centers, Therapists and Specialists. A free, simple directory providing assistance and guidance for those seeking help regarding alcohol addiction, drug addiction, dependency and many other conditions that affect the mind, body and soul.
Call 888-647-0579 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.

Who Answers?

Causes and symptoms of substance abuse

substance abuse treatment

Substance abuse is a growing problem for many people.

The causes of substance abuse are many like family factors and the social factors. Children and adults who live in chaotic home environment are at a greater risk of causing substance abuse. In effecting parenting and lack of parental attachment along with lack of nurturing can also contribute to be a cause of the substance abuse in teenagers. Social problems like difficulty in coping in school, association with a deviant peer group can lead trigger substance abuse in children and teenagers. Many a times, the perception of approval of drug use behavior can also lead to substance abuse.

The family members and the friends of the sufferer can first recognize the symptoms of substance abuse. The various symptoms of the substance abuse in teenagers include isolating socially and giving up activities like playing; hanging out with friends etc. The teenagers under substance abuse also start declining in their grades. Some of the teenagers also engage in lying about things and demand money, without giving the reason of its use.

The symptoms of substance abuse also include forgetfulness, sounding very selfish and not at all caring about the family and the close ones. These people tend to use more room deodorizers and other kind of incense. One may also find paraphernalia in the rooms of the people under substance abuse.

Early detection of the causes and symptoms of substance abuse can increase the chances of a successful treatment of the people under substance abuse.

More Treatment & Detox Articles

Could this pill Cure alcoholism?

Doctor drinking himself into an early grave tells of his ‘fairy tale’ recovery Alcoholism affects one in 20 adults and is notoriously difficult to treat. Leading American cardiologist Dr Olivier Ameisen was a compulsive drinker for years until he was ‘cured’, he says, by a drug commonly prescribed for muscle spasm. His claims have created….

Continue reading

Adults no help to teenage drinkers

What would you do? A 16-year-old comes up to you and asks for a little help. He and his friends are bored and just want to have a little fun that night. He asks you to buy booze. Got a problem with that? The Pittsfield Prevention Partnership says you should, but not everyone does. And….

Continue reading

Life with a 12-year-old alcoholic

Jane (not her real name) was faced with the shock discovery that her young son was drinking heavily when somebody knocked on her door to tell her he had collapsed in the street. At the age of 12, Alan, (not his real name) had drunk himself unconscious and was being revived by paramedics after attending….

Continue reading

A safe place for homeless alcoholics to do their drinking?

The head of an Austin organization working on homelessness included this caveat when she sent me her group’s thought-provoking new study on homelessness and alcoholism: “These concepts, unfortunately, could easily end up as fodder for those interested in ‘shock-jock’ type of reporting,” Helen Varty, executive director of Front Steps, said in her e-mail. “That is….

Continue reading

Where do calls go?

Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Calls to any general helpline will be answered or returned by one of the treatment providers listed, each of which is a paid advertiser.

By calling the helpline you agree to the terms of use. We do not receive any commission or fee that is dependent upon which treatment provider a caller chooses. There is no obligation to enter treatment.

I NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOWI NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOW 888-647-0579Response time about 1 min | Response rate 100%
Who Answers?