The Tower Foundation has adopted the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's definition of substance
Substance use disorders occur when the
recurrent use of alcohol and/or drugs causes clinically and functionally significant
impairment, such as health problems, disability, and failure to meet major
responsibilities at work, school, or home.
For our Substance Use Disorder category, we
have identified four key goals:
members understand the prevalence and harmful effects of alcohol and drugs, and
work to address them.
for substance use disorders prevention, treatment, and recovery are readily available.
provide safe environments that support healthy and informed choices about
alcohol and drugs.
people make healthy and informed choices about alcohol and drugs.
While open to creative approaches, some preferred strategies for supporting our goals include:
Screening and Assessment
Community-Based Education and Supports
- Community and Professional Education
- Family Supports