you been in an inpatient or residential facility in Washington
State for substance use or chemical dependency treatment? We are
gathering information to help advocate for culturally competent
training at such facilities to better provide services to LGBT
Here to take survey
YOU NEED HELP?
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO DOES?
do you know if you have a problem with drugs or alcohol?
Maybe you don't think you drink too much, but your friends
or family do. You have it under control, so what's the big
deal? Here are a few questions to ask your self:
you sometimes get high or drunk even if you don't want to?
you using/drinking more than you ever thought you would?
you tried to quit or cut down at least once?
friends/family/lovers complaining about your use?
you miss work or show up late on a regular basis? Is your performance
at work or school poor?
you miss paying bills? Are your finances out of control?
you feel more paranoid or depressed than you did before you
you ever been arrested? Have you ever been busted for driving
you skip appointments so that you won't have to take a drug
you fucking without condoms or feeling shame about your sexual
you answer "yes" to two or more of these questions,
you might have a problem with drugs and/or alcohol.
do you do next? What does "getting help" mean? What
is treatment like? Basically, treatment does three things:
Gets you out of your regular drug/alcohol routine and away from
things that might trigger you.
you understand the biological, psychological and emotional issues
behind your drug use/drinking.
you new strategies and skills to handle craving and prevent
are all sorts of treatment options out there. What type you go
into depends on what you think you need in order to deal with
your problems. Kicking a drug habit can be hard, but it's possible.
Many people do it successfully, even if they have setbacks along
the way. A "relapse" doesn't mean that you've failed;
it's a normal part of the process and not the end of the world.
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