Our mission is to increase awareness, expand prevention, facilitate intervention, and promote recovery for substance use/abuse in teens and youths in the Dallas Independent School District.
Cheryl Culberson, LPC, LCDC, Acutedetox Specialist
Telephone: (972) 925-2965
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-Cigarette Use, or Vaping
Surgeon General’s Advisory on E-cigarette Use Among Youth
Advertencia de la Dirección General de Servicios de Salud sobre el uso de cigarrillos electrónicos entre los jóvenes
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
What is drug addiction?
Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by compulsive drug seeking, continued use despite harmful consequences, and long-lasting changes in the brain. It is considered both a complex brain disorder and a mental illness. Addiction is the most severe form of a full spectrum of substance use disorders, and is a medical illness caused by repeated misuse of a substance or substances.
National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)