One could be certain that substance abuse is a rapidly increasing problem, and that to a large degree, America lacks sufficient awareness on this issue. This lack of awareness plays a very big part in why this problem has grown so quickly. Professional treatment addresses this issue with behavior remedies that teach addicts how to control their impulses.
As a result, one of the key and major focus that we need to take part in as soon as possible to really handle this problem is simply to raise awareness of the problem.
- According to the Drug Abuse Warning Network, DAWN, substance abuse is more common today and is causing people to need ER treatment. This never used to be the case. It shows us that the habit of abusing substances is more dangerous as drugs are more potent these days.
- The key factor is that the types of substance available today are more likely to cause a trip to the hospital then the types of substances that were used in the 1990s and before.
- According to DAWN, about 40 to 45% of all visits to emergency rooms are related to substance abuse.