Substance abuse is not just about the amount of a substance consumed or the frequency, it is especially to do with the consequences of drug use. For many people struggling with addiction, the most challenging step toward recovery is the very first one: deciding to make a change. It’s normal for individuals to feel conflicted about giving up their drug of choice, even when one realizes it’s causing problems in their life. Change is never easy – and committing to sobriety takes hard work. Arlene Lev, a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) has 30 year experience working with people in recovery and can provide DWI screenings, and alcohol evaluations.