‚ÄčPets and Substance Abuse Prevention

Some programs for substance abuse prevention suggest or recommend pets as a way to help people who may be at risk for substance abuse or are recovering from substance abuse.

Please always remember when adopting, it is for life. A pet is a sentient being that feels pain, and needs more than just basic food, water, and shelter. A pet needs love, comfort, and companionship, possibly training, absolutely medical care.

Fostering is an option for those not able to commit for long term, although the care things I mention here still apply during the Foster!

Having a pet in the care of someone who is under the influence - of anything - not only puts that person in danger, but the pet may suffer physical harm as well as neglect.