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Why Do Veterans Need Drug Abuse Counseling?

Substance abuse and drug abuse counseling is a needed service in any community.  It affects everyone, especially our war veterans.   Alcohol and drug abuse continues to be a major problem with our vets returning home from war.   How can we help them?   An article has more on this issue. From – lawfirmnewswire.com Do Our Veterans Need Better Drug Abuse Counseling? The National Household Survey on Drug Abuse found that alcohol use remains high for the 30 million veterans in the U.S. Twenty-three percent of male veterans admit to regularly binge drinking, as do 14 percent female veterans. According to data

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Children and Substance Abuse.

Children and Substance Abuse.

Children and Substance Abuse. As society continues to decline morally, as the homes become less stable, then the children suffer.  This is what we are seeing as the turn of the century continues forward.  Children are falling prey to substance abuse.   Children and substance abuse is not a “new” problem.   Children use alcohol and drugs to deal with their problems the same way adults can. Neha Das in the “Deccan Herald” writes about this alarming trend in her article, “Substance Abuse is Norm for Kids” Alot of school-going children (read aged between 10-15) are falling prey to substa­n­ce abuse. At

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Helping Family Members with Substance Abuse During the Holidays

Helping Family Members with Substance Abuse During the Holidays

Substance Abuse Counseling and Helping the Addicted During the Holidays Unfortunately, holidays can also increase substance abuse.  Families need to be aware of family members who may be struggling with addiction as they plan their festive parties. Melissa Brunner reports for WIBI out of Topeka about the harm of simple holiday parties on addicts and substance abusers in the article, “Holiday Season Can Trigger Substance Abuse” The holiday season is a busy and stressful time.  All the festivities – and preparing for them – also can bring a spike in substance abuse.  Stormont-Vail West chemical dependency counselor Fiana Martin says

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Holiday Substance Abuse and What You Can Do.

Holiday Substance Abuse and What You Can Do.

Subsatance Abuse Counseling During the Holidays     All to common, the holidays are misused with alcohol and drugs.  Grief ridden individuals or addicts find the taste of alcohol for that brief moment during the party and the demon again returns as the new year becomes the current year.   Substance abuse counseling can help these individuals remain strong during the holiday season.   Holiday Substance Abuse is a serious issue.   Many families gather together and celebrate with wine.   Alcoholics might have a hard time resisting the urge to drink.  Christine Wolf on Evanstonpatch, writes about her own experiences with her family’s own alcholic related issues

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Substance Abuse Counseling: A Look at Cocaine.

Substance Abuse Counseling: A Look at Cocaine.

Substance Abuse Counseling: The Psychological Effects of Using Cocaine AN ОVERVІEW: Substance abuse counselors today are seeing more cases of cocaine abuse. The coca plant is a native to South America which has been cultivated for centuries and then refined into a substance called cocaine. This popular recreational drug is also a powerful central nervous system stimulant apart from being a mild topical anesthetic. The most popular method of consuming cocaine is to insufflate it in a powder form. It can also be injected intravenously into the bloodstream. Yet another method of consuming cocaine is to smoke crack or freebase

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Substance Abuse Signs and Symptoms

Substance Abuse Signs and Symptoms

Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of Substance Abuse Substance abuse is a big problem. A surprising number of people use narcotics for recreation . While heroin is the most popular illicit narcotic drug, there are a number of legal narcotic drugs that people experiment with. Here are some signs and symptoms of narcotic drug abuse: Doctor Shopping When someone becomes addicted to a prescription narcotic drug, he or she often starts “doctor shopping” in order to increase his or her supply of the drug. The term “doctor shopping” refers to looking for doctors that are willing to prescribe more of

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Teen Drug Abuse and What you can do!

Teen Drug Abuse and What you can do!

Substance Abuse Counseling and Detecting Teen Drug Abuse Substance Abuse Counseling and its counselors can detect teen drug abuse through various signs.  In the article below are listed eight tips to see if your teen is possibly abusing drugs. Sair Harrar of Philly.com writes about ways parents can detect or be better prepared to prevent their teens from falling into substance abuse.  In her article, “Teen Prescription Drug Abuse: 8 Tips for Parents” she outlines suggestions from a family who dealt with their teen and his drug abuse. Previous posts told the story of Tim Rader, a high school football star from

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Teen Substance Abuse and Prescription Drugs

Teen Substance Abuse and Prescription Drugs

  Teen Substance Abuse and Prescription Drugs Teen substance abuse of prescription drugs continues to rise.  If you have a teen, it is critical to speak to them about the dangers of these drugs and also to have your own drugs properly contained and deposed of within the proper time frame.  Unfortunately, despite parental precautions, teens continue to abuse these drugs. Dr. Robin Wulffson warns parents of this surge in drug abuse among teens in her article, “Teens Responsible For Much Prescription Drug Abuse”. (Found in EmaxHealth) According to a new study, the teen in your household might be a

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Substance Abuse Issues – Doctors and Detecting Excessive Drinking in Patients

Substance Abuse Issues – Doctors and Detecting Excessive Drinking in Patients

Substance Abuse Recognition by Doctors   Drinking is one of the most common forms of substance abuse and many doctors do not notice the tell tale signs of this abuse among most of their patients.  It is extemely important for overall health and the social well being of the patient that such clues are identified by doctors. Carolyne Krupa of Amednews.com writes in her article, “Recognizing the Alcoholic Patient” why it is important for doctors to notice the signs of substance abuse among drinking patients. Some are easier to spot than others. It may be as obvious as encountering an intoxicated

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Substance Abuse Counseling Program – When Parents Invite Substance Abuse?

Substance Abuse Counseling Program – When Parents Invite Substance Abuse?

Substance Abuse and Early Drinking Trends Substance Abuse can start from the early beginnings especially when parents unknowingly allow their children to drink under their supervision.  Instead of removing the temptation to drink later, studies show it enhances the temptation.  The European model of younger drinking ages just does not fit with America’s culture. Meredith Bennett-Smith of the Huffington Post writes on this subject in her article, “Parents (Mistakenly) Believe Lettings Kids Drink Alcholol Early Discourages Later Use, Study Says” about the growing problem of early age drinking that is connected with parents who drink with their children. A surprising