Substance Abuse Recovery Groups

  • Anjuli Desai
  • Frank John English Falco


Substance abuse is a broad term encompassing tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, and narcotics, as well as more rare substances such as bath salts, which may be inhaled, smoked, injected, or swallowed in order to obtain a feeling of euphoria. Substance abuse is the number one cause of preventable illness and death in the United States. Every year, more than 500,000 deaths in the United States occur secondary to the abuse of alcohol, tobacco, or the other drugs listed above. Of all of these, alcohol is the most commonly abused psychoactive substance.


Substance abuse Recovery groups Preventable disease Alcohol Tobacco Psychoactive substance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pain MedicineTemple University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain PhysiciansNewarkUSA
  3. 3.American Society of Interventional Pain PhysiciansPaducahUSA
  4. 4.Temple University Medical SchoolPhiladelphiaUSA
  5. 5.Pain Medicine Fellowship ProgramTemple University HospitalNewarkUSA

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