Substance Misuse Resources

According to SAMHSA, 1 in 12 Americans has a Substance Use Disorder (SUD), but most people don’t reach out for help because of fear of stigma and the thought of abstinence. You don’t have to have SUD to assess your relationship with drugs and alcohol and you don’t have to wait until you hit “rock bottom” to make changes. Use the resources on this page to learn more about substance misuse, treatment, and recovery. For more info on how Youturn Health can individuals and family members with substance misuse, please contact



What is Substance Use Disorder?

Substance use disorder

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) happens when substance use causes significant problem in someone’s life, such as health issues, disability, or not meeting responsibilities. There are eleven criteria for Substance Use Disorder and three different severity levels depending how many of the criteria are met. Download this infographic to learn more about the disease of Substance Use Disorder.

Signs of Workplace Impairment

If an employee is struggling with being present at work or using drugs or alcohol at work, there may or may not be recognizable signs. This infographic highlights some common signs of physical, cognitive, and performance impairment to watch out for. Also get tips on how to have an off-the-record conversation from a place of concern instead of judgement in order to support to someone in need.


We have all heard about the Opioid Crisis but listen here as a mom painfully recounts her final days before her son passed away from an overdose. Learn what she had to go through, what could have been done differently, and the major overhaul needed within the addiction/treatment sector. For Lisa and for everyone that has lost a loved one to an overdose, we can do better and we are working to change the broken system. Thank you for your bravery, honesty, and love for your son.
The laws and systems dealing with addiction and mental health are in need of a radical overhaul. Our guest this week has dedicated her life to the cause. Listen and learn what she doing to help change the landscape and get inspired to fight for changes in your community.
When your child becomes a young adult, how do you as a parent help them when they are in crisis? So much advice, both bad and good, so how do you know the answer? Curtis Bartell shares his story about his journey with his son from heroin addiction to prison. The theme throughout his story is one of love. He says being present and non-judgmental has allowed for a strong father-son bond to continue even through the darkest of situations. This is a lesson on how to support your child without supporting their lifestyle.
Brian Cuban candidly shares his story of addiction in hopes of reducing the stigma that will, in turn, get more people comfortable in asking for help. He has written three books-one to be released this December.


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