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Substance Abuse and PTSD Is A Deadly Mix For War Vets

Substance Abuse and PTSD Is A Deadly Mix For War Vets

Substance Abuse and PTSD: A Deadly Combination Our war heroes should be greeted with parades and celebrated.  Instead in many accounts, they fall into the cracks of society and become addicted to drugs and alcohol.  Combined with their war experiences, they sometimes face psychological issues as well.  This sad reality should be unacceptable in America.  These men fought for our freedom and deserve much more instead of addiction, substance abuse and nightmares. These dangers have been researched recently.  The combinations of PTSD and substance abuse on veterans was looked at by researchers at the University of Michigan.  Rick Nauert, PhD.

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Doctors need to Help! Substance Abuse Counseling

Doctors need to Help!  Substance Abuse Counseling

Doctors Need to Treat Substance Abuse Better Substance abuse continues to plauge our society and where it can be met on a regular basis is at the doctor’s office.  Unfortunately, many doctors are not well equipped to deal with the issues of substance abuse.  Maybe they should look into receiving an certification in substance abuse counseling? Sandra Boorman of the ”Washington Post” writes in her article, “Few Doctors Know How To Treat Addiction” that certain changes could be on the horizen to better train doctors. They are seen every day in doctors’ offices, outpatient clinics and hospital emergency rooms: men in their 50s

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Substance Abuse and Painkillers

Substance Abuse and Painkillers

Addiction to Pain Killers A new alarming trend of addiction and substance abuse is taking place with substance abuse and painkillers.  People who are given a simple prescription after surgery for pain are becoming addicted to their soothing effects.   Many former patients feel that pain killers should completely kill the pain.   The truth is they should be used as pain managers.    Complete pain relief is an abuse of the drug. Christina Mitchell from Courierpostonline.com talks about this growing problem in her article “Abuse Of Painkillers Seen As An Epidemic”. Robert Richter got his first taste of Vicodin as a teen, when his

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Substance Abuse Continues to Plague America

Substance Abuse Continues to Plague America

Substance Abuse Is Still High Among Americans Substance Abuse remains to be an issue in America as high rates of addiction continue to plague our nation.   It is a problem that needs to be addressed with compassion and proper training.   Many addicts use drugs and alcohol as a way to not deal with issues they are facing.   The physical addiction then makes sure they are sunk into substance abuse. LJ Anderson writes in his article, “The Changing Face of American Addictions” about the continued problem of addiction. A study released by The Partnership at Drugfree.org in March showed that 10 percent of

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Substance Abuse Counseling and Long Term Addiction

Substance Abuse Counseling and Long Term Addiction

Drug abuse is a big problem for many individuals, not just those who happen to have particularly addictive personalities that are susceptible to a number of different substances. Substance abuse counseling is a great way out of the trap that many drug users fall into. Without a shoulder to turn to they can potentially fall deeper and deeper into the slump that they’re in and might find it particularly difficult to recover from it in the long run. With a support structure behind them, breaking free from the horrors of drug addiction can be a huge blessing, and often one that

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Substance Abuse Counseling Program: Bath Salts

Substance Abuse Counseling Program: Bath Salts

Because of recent events any substance abuse counseling program will be discussing methylenedioxypyrovalerone or MDPV, otherwise known as bath salts.   Other names for this designer drug include; plant fertilizer, stardust, ocean, cloud, white lighting to name a few.   These drugs are sold in stores by how they are labeled.  These vials can be legally sold as something else.  They are sold for use in your bath tub or to feed your plants and they will say not meant for human consumption.   This can bypass drug laws.    Substance abuse counselors have noticed their effects and addictive properties are a lot like cocaine.  

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Substance Abuse Counselor Strategies

Substance Abuse Counselor Strategies

Substance abuse counselor strategies are the answer to a challenging problem to treat. Most substance abusers derive a lot of pleasure from their substance abusing behaviors. In order to effectively overcome their additions, they need to make a lot of important psychological changes. The main role of a substance abuse counselor is to facilitate these changes. A Substance Abuse Counselor Should Empathize with the Client’s Situation The most important strategy a substance abuse counselor can employ is empathizing with clients. Empathizing with clients does not mean excusing their behavior and helping them to avoid the negative consequences of their drug

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The Importance Of Substance Abuse Programs In Schools

The Importance Of Substance Abuse Programs In Schools

Despite the fact that substance abuse is a serious threat to our youth nowadays, more and more teenagers start to consume dangerous substances, unaware of their implications in the long run. In this article I will present you the importance of substance abuse prevention in schools today, as well as their main benefits. Drug Prevention Programs In High Schools It is better to prevent than to treat, and that is a fact. Fortunately, over the past decade, more and more schools across the territory of the USA started programs that aim to prevent substance abuse. It is the responsibility of school

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Substance Abuse News: Child OxyContin?

Substance Abuse News: Child OxyContin?

Prevention can be just as good as counseling when it comes to substance abuse.   Why deal with a problem when you get stop it from starting altogether?    That being said how comfortable would you be giving your child a highly addictive pain killer such as OxyContin?   A new study is testing to see the effects it has on child from the age of 6 to 17.    OxyContin is currently not approved for use in children and teenagers.    For more please read below: By William Hudson From CNN Substance Abuse News: Clinical Trials for the Effects of OxyContin on Children. For