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COMMON ADDICTIONS

Click the black boxes to learn the harms.

SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

CRITERIA

CATEGORIES OF SYMPTOMS

mild: 2-3, moderate 4-5, severe 6+

IMPAIRED CONTROL

Cravings and urges to use the substance


Spending substantial time getting, using, and/or recovering from the substance


Using more of a substance or more often than intended


Wanting to cut down or stop using, but not being able to

SOCIAL PROBLEMS

Neglecting responsibilities and relationships


Giving up important occupational, social, or recreational activities you used to care about because of substance use


Inability to complete tasks at home, school, or work

RISKY USE

Using in risky settings


Continued use despite known problems

PHYSICAL DEPENDENCE

Needing more of the substance to get the same effect (tolerance)


Having withdrawal symptoms when the substance is not used

Addiction is a disease, not a character flaw.

CDC

LAPSE

short slip into undesirable behaviors

RELAPSE

prolonged return to undesirable behavior

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PLEASURE versus HAPPINESS

PLEASURE

Short Lived

Physical

Distraction

Taking / Lack

Substances

Dependence

From Other

Ecstasy/Crash

Addictive

Instant Gratification

Misery

Boredom

Contrived

Dopamine

HAPPINESS

Long Lasting

Spiritual

Present Moment

Giving / Abundance

Not from Substances

Collaboration

From Within

Bliss/Rest

Not Addictive​

Fulfilling Investment

Joy

Creativity

Natural

Serotonin

SUPPORT

TOBACCO

Helpine: 1.800.NO.BUTTS

App: iCanQuit

SUBTANCE DEPENDENCE

Warmline: 855.300.3595

Access & Crisis Line: 888.724.7240 (trained counselors available 24/7 including additional treatment connection)

SMART Recovery San Diego

COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL RESTRUCTURING

VITAL ABSORBING CREATIVE INTEREST: cultivated with Practice, Patience, Persistence

GOALS: Specific Measurable Actionable Realistic Time-bound

WORD EXCHANGE

  must/should -> want/prefer/chose

  can't -> choose not to

  awful -> not great / undesirable

  unbearable -> unpleasant

  can't stand -> don't like

  always -> often

  all -> a lot

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