Welcome to The Council on Alcohol and Drugs' Georgia Prevention Resource Center. This searchable website is populated with research-based resources to help education administrators, teachers, community leaders, parents, students and others to implement changes across the entire community which are necessary to prevent substance abuse and to promote healthy living.

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UNDERSTANDING SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Anyone can abuse alcohol or other drugs and no one is immune to addiction. Learning the ‘5 Steps to Addiction’ is key to preventing substance abuse and addiction.

PRIME For Life. (2004). Prevention Research Institute.

FIVE QUICK MYTHS ABOUT

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTION

Myth 1: Overcoming addiction is simply a matter of willpower. You can stop using drugs if you really want.

Myth 2: Addiction is a disease; there’s nothing that can be done about it.

Myth 3: Addicts have to hit rock bottom before they can get better.

Myth 4: You can’t force someone into treatment; they have to want help.

Myth 5: Treatment didn’t work before, so there’s no point trying again.

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