Observing trends in drug use on a national basis helps policymakers to make decisions about how best to serve the needs of the population. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides regular reports about trends in drug use.
To gather information about drug abuse, misuse and potential drug abuse, SAMHSA relies on the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), which records data about every patient that is treated in a hospital emergency department related to drug or alcohol use. SAMHSA issues regular reports that detail trends tracked from DAWN.
If you or a loved one is in need of drug and alcohol treatment, the wide range of facilities and levels of service can be overwhelming–multiple providers, varying philosophies, different treatment modalities, pricing differences, insurance and more. Where do you look for help? And how do you choose the best option?
A quick Internet search will lead you to a myriad of treatment providers. The good news is that virtually all these providers have web sites equipped with helpful self-assessment tools and contact information to speak with knowledgeable professionals.
When the Servant Becomes the Master
Understanding addiction in a new and relevant way.
Gain new insights into addiction and why it has such a powerful hold on some individuals more than others:
- Are drugs and alcohol good or bad?
- Why do we use them?
- Is treatment effective?
- Is addiction a choice or a disease?
- What is addiction, then?
2012 NAATP Annual Addiction Treatment Leadership Conference
May 19 -22, 2012
Sheraton Wild Horse Pass
Presented by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers
Where the Leaders in addiction treatment come together to discuss the important issues, showcase innovative resources and programs and network with other decision makers of addiction treatment.
The Right Step / Spirit Lodge / San Cristobal : booth #53-54