When Drugs & Alcohol Are Involved

In this sesión with Bianca Rodriguez, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, we talk about drugs and alcohol. We discuss what it means to be addicted and have a substance use disorder,  substances that make someone addicted, we review cultural habits that weigh in, how to set boundaries and ways to talk to someone struggling with these realities. Did you know that about 9.5 percent of Latinos will have alcohol dependence at some point in their lives? This is according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Bilingual Resources: SAMHSA HELP LINE: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) National Institute on Drug Abuse Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration Al-Anon   Alcoholics Anonymous  Narcotics Anonymous  English-Only Resources: Rethinking Drinking Facts & Quiz  Narcotics Anonymous SMART Recovery  National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 2015 Fact Sheet  For kids and teens struggling with drugs  You can find Bianca on Instagram, FB and Twitter, her handle is: @YouAreComplete. Biana's website is www.youarecomplete.com. For any follow-up questions, contact her or latinxtherapypodcast@gmail.com

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