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Information on Alcohol and Substance Abuse


SAMHSA National Helpline: 1-800-622-4357
Understanding the warning signs, risk factors, and protective factors associated with alcohol and substance abuse are key to providing effective prevention, intervention, and treatment.


Risk factors are the environmental, experiential, or biological circumstances of a person or group that make it more likely that a person will develop a problem. Protective factors make it less likely that abuse and addiction will occur. Warning signs are signals that something may be wrong, that someone could be in danger, and that action may need to be taken.

If you or someone you know is in need of behavioral health or substance abuse treatment services, please visit: