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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

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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