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Learn About Substance Use

  • Definition of substance use disorder: According to ASAM (The Addiction Society of American Medicine), Addiction is defined as a treatable, chronic medical disease involving complex interactions among brain circuits, genetics, the environment, and an individual’s life experiences. People with substance use disorders use substances or engage in behaviors that become compulsive and often continue despite harmful consequences. Prevention efforts and treatment approaches for addiction are generally as successful as those for other chronic diseases.

  • By taking steps to create a Recovery Supportive Workplace, you can help to reduce stigma and help employees who are struggling or in recovery

Updated 8/3021

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