Over time, substance abuse can develop into a dependency, this is known as “substance use disorder.” The most common characteristic of this disorder is denial. Many experience problems at work, in the home, or with family members. They become withdrawn, depressed, agitated, and often unpredictable. Others develop financial and legal problems because of their substance use. Despite the negative consequences, many fail to believe that their problems are related to their substance abuse. Do not wait for tragedy to strike.
If you or someone you know is suffering from substance use disorder, get help now. You and your eligible family members may call the Employee Assistance Program, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 1-800-755-7002 or 1-770-951-8021 for free and confidential assistance. When seeking help for a substance misuse concern through EAP, be sure to ask for specific addiction or chemical dependency credentialing to ensure that you are matched with an appropriate clinician.
If you are uncomfortable making the call alone, please reach out to your local Peer Support Members or Chaplains. They are there to help.