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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.
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
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
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
One of the most destabilizing problems that can occur in the life of an individual or even within a family is the problem of substance abuse. Substance abuse refers to situations where people misuse mind altering substances such as drugs or alcohol usually in an attempt to deal with some underlying problem. There are a wide range of reasons why people decide to abuse substances and a wide range of substances which can be abused. Helping someone with a substance abuse problem is far from easy and for that reason it is vital to seek the help of a substance
Substance Abuse and Addiction The struggle with addiction is an uphill battle. Asking for help is not always easy because getting the help you need is often overwhelming. A substance abuse counselor will talk with you, so you won’t feel like you’re all alone. They will ask questions and find out what causes your addiction. The problems of addiction are the withdraws, the dependence and the strain it puts on your life. Locating the root cause of your addiction is necessary for long-term recovery. Treatment facilities are also available, and the staff is on call to help you every step
What Does Substance Abuse Include? The term “substance abuse” covers a very wide range of disorders. The most prominent examples are related to the abuse of illegal drugs, or the misuse of legal substances such as glue or aerosol gases. However, actions such as the use of steroids by those engaged in sports also comes under this broad heading, as does the use of an otherwise legally and socially accepted substance in a way that can cause harm to the user or society, for example, drunk driving. Since a large proportion of abused substances are addictive, it is important to