Effects of substance use on behavioural patterns

Substance use disorders can lead to multiple behavioral problems, both in the short- and long-term.

This can include:

PARANOIA

AGGRESSIVENESS

HALLUCINATIONS

ADDICTION

IMPAIRED JUDGMENT

IMPULSIVENESS

LOSS OF SELF-CONTROL

These effects of drug abuse have serious consequences, like missed work, punishable offenses, accidents and injuries. In fact, alcohol and drugs are partly to blame in an estimated 80 percent of offenses leading to jail time.

These incidents include domestic violence, driving while intoxicated and offenses related to damaged property.

Legal and illegal drugs excluding alcohol are involved in about 16 percent of motor vehicle crashes.

In the past year, research shows that almost 12 million people drove under the influence of illicit drugs, and almost 4,000 fatally injured drivers tested positive for drug involvement.

At CADAM, we offer treatment programs for all levels of drug addiction. Give us a call today at 0817 103 9895 to find out how we can help.

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