The Surgeon General has released a report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health. This report highlights many aspects of Alcohol and drug misuse and related disorders. These are health challenges that individuals, families and organizations are trying to address.
According to the report, the majority of Americans know someone personally with a substance abuse disorder.
The report was released highlighting the Surgeon General’s commitment to promote improvements in public health related to substance abuse.
The Surgeon General encourages Health Care Organizations and Professionals to focus on two things:
Overall, it reminds the Mental Health industry that we need to provide more support, understanding and resources to those battling with addiction. It’s important to drive more opportunities for Therapists, Clinicians, Nurses to provide valuable care to those in recovery.
In summary, there are many reasons for Hope and Optimism, according to the report. Policies and procedures, research on drug use, and health care reform are some of the main reasons for being optimistic.