Community Psychologists understand substance abuse broadly as the dependence on a legal (e.g. alcohol, opioids) or illegal drug (e.g. cocaine) which leads to clinically significant impairment. Community Psychologists explore the family, social, cultural, and policy contexts in which substance use occurs and aims to prevent and address substance abuse within that community framework.
Posted in: Housing, Mental Health, Substance Use | Tags: ResearchWhen an individual struggling with a substance abuse disorder has been discharged from inpatient treatment, they usually leave with an aftercare plan. Aftercare can include many options such as attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, coming in once a week to see a therapist, or moving into a recovery home.Read More