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Fighting a never-ending fight against a mental illness can sometimes feel like a lost cause. After all, despite our attempt to put an end to illegal drug trades, the Opioid Crisis is still raging like an inferno across our country. Meanwhile, both nicotine and alcohol are sold in public and are commonly viewed by children, despite the fact that these are two of the most addictive substances on the planet. So, what else can be done? In short, the people must find resolve to overcome this issue, and having groups like the Society of Addiction Psychology (SoAP) definitely helps. Once a year, this group hosts its annual APA (American Psychological Association) convention in the hopes of battling the monster that is addiction. Let’s take a closer look and find out more.

Putting the Spotlight on the Problem

Set to be held in Chicago, Illinois on from August 8-11, 2019, the APA Convention will cover a variety of topics currently featured in mainstream media. At this time, drugs are the focal points for a variety of events in the news, including marijuana legalization, the opioid epidemic, social problems, and illegal drug “wars.” Although psychologists and psychiatrists specializing in addiction have worked hard to help these victims improve their lives, unfortunately, most people who need this advanced help never try to get it. Due to the overwhelming weight of drugs on our country, the APA’s 2019 convention will focus on innovative methods for treating substance use disorders across the spectrum.

An Invitation to the Public

As part of the upcoming convention, officials have urged professionals across the board to offer scholarly proposals that move beyond the standard ideas for addiction therapy and treatment. In essence, these documents should focus on improvements to society, community, family but should not be limited to concepts about the diagnosis of SUDs, reforming ideas for treatment, establishing safe sites for drum consumption/injection, and rehabilitation treatment (long-term). Overall, the board has also mentioned that topics surrounding criminal justice and allied health will receive additional credit.

Seeking Treatment for Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, or Addiction  

Always remember that alcohol and drugs do not have control over your life. You do. Are you suffering from a substance use disorder or a severe form of addiction? Do you have a friend or family member suffering from one or more of these debilitating illnesses? If you do, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our counselors and healthcare experts are ready to walk you through every step of the detox and withdrawal process and rehabilitation and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle. While the road to recovery might not be an easy road to travel, we promise to help you every step of the way. Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe.

The time for you to take back control of your life is now. If you are interested in one of our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how to overcome your alcohol abuse, drug abuse, or addiction troubles today.