Substance Abuse Risks and Risk Factors

New Mexico has one of the highest rates of opioid overdoses in the country, but substance abuse and drug addiction are not just our state’s problems. They are not just national problems. They are global problems.

Statistics compiled by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime report that globally, between 16 and 39 million people abuse illicit drugs. Only one in every six drug users has access to treatment resources. However, in places where drug prevention and/or harm prevention programs are well established, the injection drug use is lower as is the rate of new cases of HIV and Hepatitis C.

Medication-assisted treatment works—scientific research and global statistics show that. That is why Duke City Recovery Toolbox offers pharmacotherapy as part of our comprehensive medication-assisted recovery services.

Participating in an individualized drug and/or alcohol abuse treatment program can help you achieve and maintain sobriety, avoiding the social and health consequences of addiction.

Risk Factors for Substance Abuse

At Duke City Recovery Toolbox, every participant is educated about their addiction and their treatment program. Often there is a family history of substance abuse that predisposes an individual to using drugs as a coping mechanism. If the social context of substance abuse is not addressed, individuals are at a greater risk for relapse.

Substance Abuse Risks

Social and health consequences of drug addiction, such as criminal behavior, incarceration, HIV, Hepatitis, mental health disorders, etc., are well-known and documented. What is less well known, are the risks associated with trying to end addictions without the help of medical professionals. Quitting cold turkey can be dangerous, putting an individual at risk for all types of withdrawal symptoms and conditions.

You do not have to be at the mercy of a predisposition to drug use. You do not have to suffer the social and health consequence of addiction. Contact Duke City Recovery Toolbox to start an addiction recovery treatment program that works.

Let Duke City Recovery Toolbox help you safely and effectively stop drug abuse. Call us at (505) 219-2121 to schedule an intake appointment today.

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