Discussion responses Mod 8   Prevention, Intervention, Treatment Substance abuse module8 Posted by Jaclyn While self-help groups are successful in deterring the person away from drugs by acquainting them with others who can relate to their struggles, more professional help seems to be the most successful in terms of long-lasting effects. I believe that self-help groups are extremely important for the addict to develop meaningful relationships rather than going back to the same crowd of people. To effectively prevent further substance abuse and addiction though, professional help is needed to pinpoint WHY the addiction happened and what triggers the addict to want to use. Many times, addicts have many underlying mental illnesses or triggers that they must work through to understand what makes these triggers engage. As a society, I think we need to be more understanding about addiction and the proper course of treatment needed to rehabilitate. By being…    read more