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If you meet two or three of these 11 criteria within 12 months, you may have a mild substance use disorder. Having four to five is considered moderate, and if you meet six or more tests, you probably have a severe substance use disorder.
Behind the Numbers
Alcohol causes approximately 88,000 deaths annually, while over 77,000 people die of a drug overdose. Why isn’t alcohol getting as much attention? Primarily, because it's legal, readily available, and socially acceptable.
Safe Drinking Habits?
Answering these 11 questions will give you an idea if your drinking patterns are safe, risky, or harmful. Creating awareness is essential to the identification of potential problems. Another Solution, Inc., can offer help.
What's a Parent to Do?
Let's shine our light on Prevention. Social media's impact on young people at risk and more are discussed. Identify and talk about some of the highest risk kids and explore how to lessen the effects in this podcast; 16 engaging minutes. Another Solution, Inc., can help.
Mental Health Issues
People often abuse alcohol or drugs to ease the symptoms of an undiagnosed mental disorder, to cope with difficult emotions, or to temporarily change their mood. Abusing substances can cause adverse side effects and often worsens the symptoms they initially helped to relieve.