A person in recovery may be tempted to try “legal drugs” – supplements or stimulants that have less of the harmful attributes but still provide some euphoric effects. Before doing so, have a look at information on these substances, from Kratom to kombucha, and their potential risks to people in recovery.
Toxic masculinity extends beyond obvious aggressive behavior seen in the headlines. There are direct correlations between toxic masculinity, addiction, and dangerous behaviors involving substances like alcohol. With drinking challenges and pressures to perform in crowds of their peers common among young men, it can quickly lead to normalizing binge drinking during their college experience and well into adulthood.
When you visualize someone suffering from addiction, what kind of person do you imagine? Many people’s image of addiction includes only the rock bottom consequences of the disease. The misguided notion that only “low bottom” cases require help often gets in the way of much needed recovery. We hope to dispel some misconceptions out there that may wrongly lead young people in active substance abuse to believe their problems are not severe enough to seek help.
Green Hill joined APNC because we believe that community partnerships, training, and education are paramount if we want to combat the growing epidemic of mental health and substance use disorders.