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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

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Benefits of Getting Substance Abuse Counseling

Benefits of Getting Substance Abuse Counseling

When I made the realization that my own mother was going through some problems with substance abuse not too long ago, I knew right away that I was going to have to do everything in my power to try to get her life back on track and help her to realize that she had a real problem Substance Abuse Counseling can help and needed help. So I spent a lot of time looking into some of the different options that I had when it came to trying to get her clean. For starters, I wanted to look into seeing if

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Getting Substance Abuse counseling

Getting Substance Abuse counseling

If you know someone who has had some issues with substance abuse, then you might be wondering what you can do to help them get past this difficult time in their life. Well, it may not be easy, but if you can, then one thing that you might want to look into doing is getting them to go to some kind of substance abuse counseling This can be a great way of getting them the help that they need and this can also make a huge impact on the rest of their life, giving them the future that they deserve. So

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Substance Abuse Addictions Counseling

Substance Abuse Addictions Counseling

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