What is substance abuse? According to the World Health Organization, it is “the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs.” It also refers to the misuse of legal substances, like over the counter medicines and tobacco.
Substance abuse has been considered somewhat of a taboo subject by society, leading to ignorance around the subject. Although parents may choose not to tell their children about the dangers of substance abuse in order to protect them, the truth is that they are blindfolding them and making it easier for them to fall into the trap of substance abuse. Therefore, substance abuse education in Martin County is fundamental, especially amongst young populations.
Life Focus offers a substance abuse education program aimed at informing and preventing the misuse of legal and illegal substances. Our program is led by Marleen A. Roy, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with years of experience in substance abuse recovery, who has seen firsthand what substance abuse can do to people. This experience makes her a great choice to impart substance abuse education in Martin County.
Are you interested in substance abuse education in Martin County? We invite you to contact our Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Marleen Roy.
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