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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


That’s

twenty-one

thousand


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


Lost productivity

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


Treatment works

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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