This document reads like a pamphlet for addicts who are seeking self-help groups and is published by SAMHSA. The document explains the significance of mutual support groups and how they are beneficial to recovering addicts. The literature is applicable this paper as it details help groups within the community that are available for addicts, and describes self-help as a positive tool for maintaining sobriety.
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This text provides and educational overview of drug abuse and prevention. The text offers basic definitions of drug, addiction, and provides background information on difference types of drugs. In addition to providing historical background on drug culture, the text focuses mainly on prevention strategies within the family and community to lower the incidence of drug abuse. The text by Dr. Wilson and Kolander presents the background information needed to establish a contextual baseline for this paper. The intended audience is academic in nature, as this text could be applicable to high school and college students learning about the complexities of drug abuse prevention for the first time. This text was useful as it help establish the prevalence of drug abuse and also highlighted the role of the family in prevention practices. Understanding the role of the family is critical to formulating a solution for drug addiction.
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