The infograhpic is an introduction to Substance Abuse Nursing that discusses illicit drug use stats in the US, the many costs of addiction, the opioid crisis, and how important nurses are in reducing the impacts of illicit drug use.

While the many roles of nurse practitioners vary in practice and scope, the goal of helping those in need remains constant. One of the biggest problems impacting society in the United States is substance abuse. Nurses trained in behavioral health and dedicated to educating and treating people with tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug addiction, as well as preventing such addictions, can help reverse the negative effects of the nationwide epidemic.

People are using illicit drugs at an increasing rate in the United States. More often than not, addiction begins during the teenage years, though this harmful dependence can affect people of all ages.



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