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Resources For Recovery And Support
Recovery is a process! Amazing Grace Recovery Program wants to help you through the process of recovering from addiction or supporting a loved one through recovery. We provide quality information that empowers you with knowledge so that you can make intelligent life-affirming decisions through the process of recovery.
First, You Are NOT ALONE.
Second, Use established and successful processes in place to help people and families through recovery.
Third, Success in recovery is a process. In fact, recovery is a life-long commitment both for the person suffering from substance abuse disorder and those suffering alongside them.
There are no quick fixes, only quick starts, there are no magic bullets only miraculous changes. The key is simply: Start today, Get the Help you need and never leave the path to recovery.
Why Should I Care and Learn More About the Opioid and Rx Drug Abuse/Misuse Crisis.
First, very few people are isolated from the impact of the crisis. Opioid and prescription drug misuse and abuse touch every community across every state, county, borough, city, neighborhood, and street.
Second, while you may not know someone personally who is abusing or misusing drugs, it is in your best interest that you do not become an unwitting drug dealer by allowing access to your medications for abuse or misuse.
You don't have to become an expert, but knowledge empowers you to act when action is absolutely needed.
Here are three things you can do immediately in your home:
Keep a record of the medications and how many you have doses you have on hand. If someone besides you are using your meds, you will know immediately. Also, if your meds are misused or abused, then your health may be negatively impacted because of the loss of essential medication.
Keep any prescription medications in a secure location. Many pills look like candy to young children with bright colors. To young eyes, a potentially life-saving drug for you could become deadly for them. Lock up your medications and keep the key in a secure location on your person.
Keep your medications up-to-date by disposing of unused or unwanted medications properly. If you have parents who are advanced in age and on medication, take time once a month to review their medications with them, counting them, securing them and disposing of out of date, unused or unwanted meds.
Learn and Be Prepared!
Below are some essential resources to help you become more knowledgeable and empower you to act in a
Adolescents and Young Adults
Nonmedical use of prescription drugs is highest among young adults aged 18 to 25, with 4.6 percent reporting nonmedical use in the past month. Among youth aged 12 to 17, 1.6 percent reported past-month nonmedical use of prescription medications.
Source: NIDA - The Scope of Abuse