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Substance abuse is a problem of epidemic proportions in our community
Approximately 21,000 people in Durham County are addicted to alcohol or drugs
1 in 10 of us
How many people are in your workplace, your church, your extended family?
Think about this…
On average, 1 in 10 of them has a substance abuse problem
Who are these people?
Forget the stereotypes
Look in the mirror
They are people just like you and me
Substance abuse costs Durham County over a quarter billion dollars a year
Increased crime, court and prison costs
Increased strain on healthcare facilities
Not to mention ruined lives and broken families
Addiction to alcohol or drugs is not a moral failing
It is not the result of a person’s lack of will power to quit
Addiction to alcohol or drugs is a chronic disease like diabetes, hypertension or asthma
People choose to start drinking alcohol or taking drugs, but no one chooses to become addicted
But there is good news
Recovery from addiction is possible
Lives and families can be restored
And treatment is smart business…
For every $1 spent on substance abuse treatment, $7-$12 is saved in costs associated with substance abuse
Substance abuse is everyone’s problem
Maybe you or someone you care about has this disease
Maybe you run a business or want a safer, healthier community
Be part of the solution
Learn the facts
Understand that addiction is a disease
Be part of a community-wide effort to address this problem
If you or someone you care about has a substance abuse problem, reach out for help today!
Call Durham Center Access24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Call Durham Center Access560-7100 or 800-510-9132
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