Social workers.doc - \u201cSay \u2018No\u2019 to drugs and \u2019YES\u2019 to life\u201d \u201cDrug abuse is life abuse\u201d \u201cBorn free live free\u201d These are the messages

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“Say ‘No’ to drugs and ’YES’ to life”“Drug abuse is life abuse”“Born free, live free” These are the messages which are being relayed by the Ministry ofWelfare, Narcotics Control Bureau, and every man of importance to the deluded youth of India.People become dependent on drugs and alcohol for many reasons, every person has their ownstory and their own road that took them there. One common thread most people share when theybecome dependent on alcohol and drugs is the emotional and physical affects dependencycauses. No matter what the reasons are that an individual becomes dependent on alcohol or drugsand it doesn't matter how long it took them to get there, addiction affects self-esteem,relationships and eventually every aspect of your life if you don't seek help.Social workers are trained to help clients with drug and alcohol problems, but that does not meanthey are immune from the problems themselves.Twelve percent of social workers in a recent study were at serious risk of alcohol or drug abuse, according to Florida State University Social Work Professor Darcy Siebert, and 25 percent were at moderate risk. Siebert surveyed 751 social workers in North Carolina about alcohol and drug use as well as depression, burnout and other occupational concerns. The study, published in the journal Health & Social Work, was funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism."Drug misuse actually is very low in this sample, but these social workers report drinking at higher rates than other helping professionals and the general public," she said. Siebert found that
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