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Mental Illness and Substance Abuse: Substance Abuse Programs Can Help

Mental Illness and Substance Abuse: Substance Abuse Programs Can Help

  Mental and substance abuse disorders were together responsible for more deaths and illness than HIV/ AIDS and tuberculosis, diabetes, or traffic accidents, says a study published in The Lancet. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: With all that can go wrong and cause one to be on disability, it figures what we can control the most is the one that tops the list.  Substance abuse tops the list in regards to causes of disability in America.  This only shows the necessity of better substance abuse programs By improving our substance abuse counseling we can help stop the drug abuse

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Medicaid’s role in drug-abuse treatment debated and substance abuse problems

  Ohio’s growing heroin and prescription drug problem has collided with the biggest issue facing the state legislature this fall: whether to expand Medicaid health care benefits to hundreds of thousand of low-income residents. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This article shows how substance abuse problems are growing out of medicaid prescriptions from doctors.  Many states want to expand medicaid but also want to expand it responsibly to prevent drug abuse with prescriptions.   See on www.lancastereaglegazette.com

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Getting High for an A: Study Aids Leading To Addiction?

Getting High for an A: Study Aids Leading To Addiction?

A new wave of drugs could be leading to addiction in our high school and college students.   These drugs of choice are referred to as “study aids”.     Stimulants such as Ritalin, Adderall, and Concerta are being abused because they allow the students to be more alert, pay better attention and stay awake longer.    These drugs, however, can lead to some dangerous side effects like high blood pressure, heart complications and in some instances even death.    An article from Bestmastersineducation.com has more: Students Study Aids Leading to Addiction? The most highly abused prescription drugs among college students are: Stimulants: Ritalin, Adderall,

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Substance Abuse Counselors say Painkillers raise risk of Heroin Use.

Substance Abuse Counselors say Painkillers raise risk of Heroin Use.

  The National Institute on Drug Abuse writes that heroin abuse is associated with many serious health conditions, which include fatal overdose, spontaneous abort American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Substance Abuse Counselors Warn Us About Heroin Use. Misuse of painkillers are showing in users an increased chance of trying heroin according to studies.  This terrible correlation points to the abuse that develops for some over the usage of pain killers for legitimate medical situations.  Doctors need to monitor these trends very closely to prevent addiction.  Substance abuse counselors can also help.   See on www.examiner.com

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Prescription Drug Abuse and Substance Abuse Epidemic

Prescription Drug Abuse and Substance Abuse Epidemic

  Blaming doctors for America’s prescription drug addiction epidemic is popular lately even among many physicians & psychiatrists. But affixing blame is not easy American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Substance abuse has risen with prescription abuse.  Is it our fault or the doctors who write them without thinking of how they are working on the patient.  There is a rise in malpractice over prescriptions that should not be given to patients.  So should doctors in some, not all cases also share some responsibility?  This article explores that question.   What are your thoughts on the subject?   Do you think doctors

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Learning more about Substance Abuse Counseling

Learning more about Substance Abuse Counseling

  Contrary to past concerns, using prolonged exposure therapy to treat patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and comorbid alcohol dependence does not increase drinking or cravings, Penn Medicine psychiatrists report in the August 7… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: An important study shows that one can treat PTSD Aand alcohol abuse together.  The fear was remembering trauma may push one to drink more.  The article above talks about this study and how this is an unwarranted fear.  If you are interested in learning more about substance abuse counseling, then please review the program.   If you like what you