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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