Addiction is a complex and serious issue that affects all types of communities in the United States. While anyone can develop a substance use disorder (SUD), there are specific communities that are more susceptible than others. Certain cases require specialized care and treatment.
TYPES OF DRUGS
There are many different categories of drugs — including illegal drugs, prescription medications, benzos, opioids, pain relievers, psychedelics, stimulants, antidepressants, and others. Some substances are addictive, while others are not. However, people can still abuse and/or misuse non-addictive substances.
There are many treatment options available for those struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD) or alcohol use disorder (AUD). The type of treatment needed depends on the patient’s unique situation, level of addiction, and the kind of substance(s) he or she is abusing. In some cases, more than one treatment is necessary.