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Nuts in NY: Anxiety, depression, substance abuse afflict 1/5 of New Yorkers

Nuts in NY: Anxiety, depression, substance abuse afflict 1/5 of New Yorkers

Depression and abuse of alcohol and drugs are the top contributors of disease among New York City residents, a new report says, as threats to mental health disproportionately affect people of color and those in poverty. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.rt.com This article reviews an alarming amount of depression, substance abuse and anxiety within New York City.  One fifths of the people have these issues If you would like to learn more about grief counseling, stress management or substance abuse counseling, then please review #substanceabusecounseling

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Vital Signs: Residential or outpatient substance abuse treatment? Depends on patient’s needs

Vital Signs: Residential or outpatient substance abuse treatment? Depends on patient’s needs

If you are someone that has worked in substance abuse for some time, or are just keen on Sandra Bullock movies, you will know that 28 days is the recommended stay for an effective residential treatment experience. This number has been carefully and methodically determined by the medical community after recognizing that for someone to have effective treatment, he or she would require seven days of detox (social or medical), seven days of integration (to become part of the therapeutic community), Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.dailyprogress.com Article on outpatient care for substance abuse and how residential treatment depends upon the

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Heavy drinkers, drugs users underestimate their levels of consumption compared to others’

Heavy drinkers, drugs users underestimate their levels of consumption compared to others’

    Heavy drinkers and users of illegal drugs downplay their relative levels of consumption, when comparing themselves to others, reveals research. The research shows that 68 per cent of respondents were drinking at hazardous or harmful levels, yet the vast majority (83 per cent) felt they were drinking at low or average levels. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.sciencedaily.com Many individuals who drink do not realize their drinking is over the average and in some cases approach dangerous levels.  This ignorance to such near addiction or in some cases, addiction, is a concern. If you would like to learn more

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Brief interventions in primary care clinics could curb patients’ drug use: Preventing drug use from becoming addiction would have health, financial benefits

Brief interventions in primary care clinics could curb patients’ drug use: Preventing drug use from becoming addiction would have health, financial benefits

A few minutes of counseling in a primary care setting could be an effective tool in steering people away from risky drug use, and possibly full-fledged addiction, a new report suggests. The researchers found that this sort of intervention helped patients reduce their risky drug use by one-third. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.sciencedaily.com Good article in how good substance abuse counseling can steer people away from risky drug use to start and hence prevent addiction from every beginning. If you would like to learn more about substance abuse counseling then please review the program and see if it matches your

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Family dinners help combat youth substance abuse

Family dinners help combat youth substance abuse

News-Miner Community Perspective: Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.newsminer.com The power of traditional customs that keep the family strong also protect the family from outside corruption.  The family dinner is a key social binding of family members and positive pressure and sharing of stories to help create character. The family unit is key to society prospering.  When the family is weakened, society falls.  Substance Abuse counseling can help families recover. If you would like to learn more about substance abuse counseling then please review #substanceabusecounseling

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Adolescent painkiller abuse a big problem for small towns, rural areas

Adolescent painkiller abuse a big problem for small towns, rural areas

Adolescents who live in rural areas and small towns and cities are more likely to abuse prescription painkillers than adolescents who live in large urban areas, according to sociologists. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.sciencedaily.com Pain killers are a serious issue for children.  The addictive nature of pain killers has ruined many people’s lives.  This is why it is so important to regulate these pain killers in appropriate way and for parents to also watch over prescribed pain killers in their homes If you would like to learn more about AIHCP’s substance abuse counselor program then please review and see if

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Most Addicts Are Victims Of Abuse: Substance Abuse Counselor Program

Most Addicts Are Victims Of Abuse: Substance Abuse Counselor Program

Local News – Most addicts ‘are victims of abuse’ Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.gdnonline.com Sad reality that most addicts and substance abuse issues stem from abuse.  The abuse can cause many mental injuries that lead people to drugs and misuse of them It is so sad that individuals of physical or sexual abuse are not given the help they need to overcome the trauma of abuse.  Instead they turn to drugs to hide their pain.  Substance Abuse Counselors can help.  You can also become a Substance Abuse Counselor and help. If you would like to become a substance abuse counselor

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Substance Abuse Counseling: How I Got Sober

Substance Abuse Counseling: How I Got Sober

Substance Abuse Counseling Training I thought sobriety would be horrible but that it might be better than dying Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.psychologytoday.com Becoming sober is better than the other option of possible death.  This article reviews the story of a person who talks about how they became sober If you would like to learn more about substance abuse counseling then please review #substanceabusecounseling

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Born an addict: Clues from umbilical cords

Born an addict: Clues from umbilical cords

Every baby born that enters this world, arrives with an umbilical cord in tow. For those babies born addicted to drugs, that umbilical cord is now a key connection — a hard to hide clue — for identifying what drugs are coursing through a newborn’s veins. The drug(s) detected will help physicians determine the best treatment and what withdrawal symptoms to expect. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.sciencedaily.com It is especially sad when a child is born into the world with addiction flowing through his or her veins because of an abusing mother.  This article looks at what doctors can learn

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America’s drug overdose problem—and what states can do to help fight it—in 4 charts and maps

America’s drug overdose problem—and what states can do to help fight it—in 4 charts and maps

Drugs are now the leading cause of injury deaths nationwide and are behind more deaths than vehicles are in 36 states. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.washingtonpost.com Article about the dangers of drug overdose and how broad of a problem across the country it is.  If you would like to learn more about substance abuse counseling then please review the program.  In the meantime, please enjoy the article #substanceabusecounseling