“Powerlessness, at some point, took over my life”

By Dana Fleitman, Program Coordinator

This short video by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “Triggers and Cravings: What Is Addiction?” features former substance abusers and introduces information about the concept of the disease of addiction, how substance abuse changes the brain and the physical and psychological reactions when substance abuse stops.

Want to learn more about substance abuse and its intersection with domestic violence? Register now to join the National Alliance to End Domestic Abuse on Thursday, March 21st from noon to 1:30pm Eastern for our upcoming webinar, “Substance Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence.” This webinar will explore the connection between substance abuse and intimate partner violence, focusing on best practices for working with perpetrators and victims with co-occurring substance abuse issues, as well as coordination/integration of substance abuse and domestic violence intervention.


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