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Substance Abuse Counseling: What are Bath Salts?

Substance Abuse Counseling: What are Bath Salts?

Substance Abuse Counseling for Bath Salts: A Psychological Time Bomb ‘Bath Salts‘ are a relatively new drug to hit the market, following in the wake of the ‘plant food’, methadrone.  Despite the name, they have no relation to the salts that you and I use for a relaxing soak; rather the name for another drug that has been manufactured specifically for the purpose of getting high. It has already spread across America, with the rate of spread increasing at an alarming rate. Sold under many names representing particular ‘strains’ the chemicals inside rarely differ to too much of a degree.

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Counseling to Combat Substance Abuse

Counseling to Combat Substance Abuse

Combatting Substance Abuse     Substance abuse is the abuse of illicit drugs and other legal substances, like alcohol, in excess. It is a serious disease that affects millions of people each year. Research suggests that at least 25% of deaths are caused both directly and indirectly to substance abuse. There are many ways to combat it including rehab, counseling, and medication. Most treatments are not used alone, but are used in conjunction. One such treatment is substance abuse counseling. This treatment consists of therapy sessions with a licensed practitioner to attempt to uncover the cause of the abuse and

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Battling Substance Abuse Addictions? Seek Abuse Help.

Battling Substance Abuse Addictions?  Seek Abuse Help.

Facing Substance Abuse The world is a cold, dark, lonely place for people who are battling substance abuse addictions. In many cases, they have nowhere to go and no one they can turn to, so they comfort themselves with drugs and alcohol. You know that this is no way to live. Maybe you were even there once, yourself. Who could possibly be better at substance abuse counseling than someone who knows exactly what each cold, lonely day feels like? If this describes you well, or you have the intense desire to help people with substance abuse problems, consider becoming a

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Marijuana, Not a Safe Drug Any Longer

Marijuana, Not a Safe Drug Any Longer

Preface: Marijuana is the common name for Cannabis Sativa, the Indian Hemp plant (the terms ‘cannabis’ and ‘marijuana’ are used interchangeably). The principle “psychoactive” chemical in marijuana is called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Actually, marijuana is now known to contain about 12 cannabinols (direct chemical relatives of THC) as well as over 420 other chemicals. Virtually all of the chemicals found in marijuana seem to have at least some physiological or psychoactive effects. So, is marijuana dangerous? We will discuss this question. Due in fact, the marijuana sold today is far stronger than it was two or three decades ago, and far

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Steps for becoming a drug abuse counselor

Steps for becoming a drug abuse counselor

A drug abuse counselor can be a really great career choice for those who can handle it. These counselors make a big difference in the lives of many people, but the job does come with a lot of stress. If you are thinking about becoming this type of counselor, there is a lot of work involved before you can start applying for positions. Step 1) To become a Drug Abuse Counselor, Go to college. There are courses available at both community colleges and regular universities. Speak with a counselor about the goals that you have. They will put you in

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Substance Abuse: How to Keep Your Teen Clean!

Substance Abuse: How to Keep Your Teen Clean!

Teen substance abuse is an area where parents will always need to stay vigilant.  Peer pressure and experimentation are constant.   What is the answer to this problem?   Being involved in your teen’s life.   Knowing where they are at and who they are with.   However when that is not enough you might want to start hanging around other parents that have similar parenting habits as your own.   An article suggests that teens who are friends with other teens that have parents with the same parenting style, they are less likely to abuse drugs. From n.p. “Keeping Teens Substance Free.” Medical News

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Substance Abuse Counseling Must Also Be Spiritual

Substance Abuse Counseling Must Also Be Spiritual

Substance Abuse Counseling must also be Spiritual Counseling too Substance Abuse is more than just a physical analysis of the body and its dependency on a drug.  It is even more than a psychological issue.  The reality is that when one is treating someone for a dependency on a drug, one must treat the unique wholeness of that individual.  This is where Christian Counseling or even merely Spiritual Counseling comes into contact with Substance Abuse Counseling. From a more theological perspective, one must go beyond the physical and psychological manifestations of addiction but also see the spiritual elements that are

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Substance abuse and the effects on the brain

Substance abuse and the effects on the brain

Substance abuse can have many different effects on the human body.   It is never positive and has lasting effects on the brain.   A new study shows that cocaine, while it gives the user a quick rush, it can slow your brain down in the long run.   It is important that young people receive substance abuse counseling now before they permanently damage themselves.   An article by Molecular Psychiatry via the Huffington Post has more on the long term effects of cocaine on your brain. Cocaine Substance Abuse and Its Effect on the Brain Regular cocaine users often experience early cognitive decline

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Becoming a Substance Abuse Counselor

 Substance abuse counselors have very demanding jobs, thus they have to prepare for it through different educational substance abuse courses that are extensive and specific. They help people with drug, alcohol, eating and gambling problems to fight their addictions, counseling them in both individual and group therapy sessions. If you want to become a substance abuse counselor there are many colleges and universities that offer programs in this field. You can also take the courses online. Substance abuse counseling courses can also be taken through certification organizations. Requirements for a license or certification vary from state to state, but the commonly required

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Substance Abuse Counseling Made Easy

My sister had to face the fact that she could not stop drinking on her own. It was affecting all areas of her life. She was on the verge of losing everything. Her boss gave her an ultimatum. She agreed to sign up for Substance Abuse Counseling. She made an appointment, and she was given a test. She said the test asked questions about her drinking and social habits. It also had a portion on it that asked for her to state how strongly she agreed with certain statements. Based on the information she provided, they decided she was a