Anyone who has recently left rehab knows that staying sober can be challenging at first. It might take a while before you feel comfortable with your new sobriety, but there are ways to help you get back on track again and establish good habits going forward. That’s why it’s important to have a recovery support program in place if you are in recovery from addiction. A recovery support program is designed specifically for people who are trying to overcome drug addiction and recover from their past habits safely and effectively. With these programs, people in recovery learn coping skills and healthy ways of thinking so they can rebuild their lives outside of their addictions.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) maintains a drug scheduling system that classifies drugs based on their potential for abuse. The DEA also considers how a drug affects the human body and whether it poses an addiction risk. Practitioners, researchers, manufacturers, and distributors must adhere to strict regulations in order to sell, buy or handle these substances.
If you’re unfamiliar with the DEA’s Controlled Substances Act (CSA), you may have heard about controlled substances such as “scheduled” drugs or drugs with a high potential for addiction. But what do these terms mean? How are drugs classified under the CSA? What do these restrictions mean for individuals who use medications responsibly and those who seek recovery from substance use disorders? Let’s look at the DEA’s drug scheduling system and its implications.
A staggering 75 percent of men and women in addiction treatment report histories of abuse and trauma. But how does trauma predispose a person to substance abuse?