The InFocus: Drug Abuse and Addiction pamphlet covers the process that an addict must go through to achieve recovery from drug addiction. It includes a description of the difference between abuse and addiction and a self assessment to determine the level of addiction.
The pamphlet goes on to discuss the treatment and recovery process and it provides an overview of inpatient and outpatient programs. Readers will learn about the dangers of attempting detox on one’s own as well as what’s involved standard treatment therapies. The pamphlet provides information on treatment payment options and self-help groups.
The pamphlet’s concluding messages are encouraging: stressing the importance of providing support to family or friends who are addicted to drugs and emphasizing that those who are addicts can succeed in quitting.
This pamphlet is also available in Spanish.