The information I’ll be sharing in this blog was given to me at an outpatient drug and alcohol program I recently completed. I found it to be very helpful. I let Dan know all the great information I was getting, and true to Dan, he “suggested” I share it on his blog. Today, I do what joyful people do to get what they have. Again, the information I am providing is based upon professional studies. If and when I know its’ source I will footnote it. I hope this is helpful.
CRITERIA FOR CHEMICAL” ABUSE “
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING IN A TWELVE MONTH PERIOD
Continued use of substances resulting in not meeting obligations at home, work or school. Using in hazardous situations. Developing legal issues. Continued use despite negative consequences.
CRITERIA FOR CHEMICAL DEPENDENCE
THREE OF THE FOLLOWING IN TWELVE MONTHS
Tolerance. Withdrawal. Used more or more often than planned. Unsuccessful efforts to reduce or cut back use. Great deal of time spent on activities associated with using. Reduction in social, occupational or recreation activities due to use. Continued use despite negative consequences.
Thank You and God Bless, Kevin Eldridge