There are many reasons why some people take drugs. Often times it is social, but did you know that chemical changes occur in the brain that may lead to addiction. Drug addiction is a disease and each time a person takes a drug increases the chance of becoming addicted.
Our program is designed to provide education and to increase awareness in the areas of alcohol and drug prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery by disseminating critical, yet, current information about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs to render positive choices and healthy lives. Helping individuals understand that there are consequences to negative, often poorly informed choices may include risky behaviors that lead to physical, psychological, emotional, and legal consequences when using drugs.
To help people better understand the science and facts about drug addiction, leading scientists in substance abuse at the National Institute onDrug Abuse recently published "Drugs and the Brain."