Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse

People abuse drugs and alcohol for many reasons—to reduce stress, because it feels good, because of social pressure, or out of habit. Dependence on alcohol and drugs hurts not only the abuser, but his or her loved ones as well.

Signs of Potential Substance Abuse

  • Changes in eating habits
  • Unexplained weight loss/gain
  • Persistent moodiness or irritability
  • Change in sleeping patterns
  • Chronic laziness or jitteriness
  • Drop in performance at school or work
  • Shows up late for commitments or not at all
  • Obsessive need for privacy
  • Chronic dishonesty
  • Difficulty in paying attention, forget-fulness
  • Change of activities or hobbies
  • Paranoia
  • Change in personal grooming habits
  • Smell of substance on breath or clothes
Nearly 14 million Americans, or 1 in 13 , abuse alcohol

Compared with the general population, people addicted to drugs are twice as likely to suffer from depression and anxiety disorders, with the reverse also true.

Support for those struggling with addictions and their families

Samaritan Center offers substance abuse assessments and individual or family counseling. Our trained and licensed professionals care. We offer hope by affirming the needs of the whole person—body, mind, and spirit.
Inherent to this philosophy is a respect for each client’s faith and values and their decision whether or not to incorporate these into discussion or support.

To inquire further, please call our administrative offices at 574-277-0274