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One in six college students misuse ADHD stimulant drugs

One in six college students misuse ADHD stimulant drugs

Getting into trouble with drugs is one way to derail a promising future, and a lot more than traffickers in hard narcotics are engaging in risky behavior on university campuses. A recent literature review published by researchers at the University of South Carolina shows that one in six college students … Source: medicalxpress.com An amazing stat regarding the misuse of ADHD drugs among college students who wish to pass an exam with illicit use of a drug If you would like to learn more about Substance Abuse Counseling then please review the program  

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Becoming an Addiction Counselor – Who is Affected?

Becoming an Addiction Counselor – Who is Affected?

As a former Massachusetts State Police detective and now a defense attorney of 34 years, I have seen the ruin that addiction to drugs and alcohol causes in the lives of many of those who end up ensnared in the criminal justice system. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Becoming an Addiction Counselor to Help Those in Need. Thinking about becoming an addiction counselor?   Maybe a little motivation would help you along in your educational journey.   Many times drugs and alcohol addictions can send good people down a spiral of criminal activities and ultimately lead them to long term prison

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Pain management in NFL spawns culture of prescription drug abuse

Pain management in NFL spawns culture of prescription drug abuse

The Kingston Daily Freeman is your source for all Hudson Valley 24-hour breaking news, local news, sports, entertainment and more. View daily weather updates, watch videos and photos. Keep up with Kingston’s News and Kingston local Sports. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Pain management and the need to be a warrior on the gladiatorial scene has led many NFL players to the need of pain pills which ultimately leads to substance drug abuse.  Many players in the NFL fight through the pain and can become addicted to prescription medication.    This follows them after their careers.    Addiction counseling is an

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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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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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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: What are Bath Salts?

Substance Abuse Counseling: What are Bath Salts?

Substance Abuse Counseling for Bath Salts: A Psychological Time Bomb ‘Bath Salts‘ are a relatively new drug to hit the market, following in the wake of the ‘plant food’, methadrone.  Despite the name, they have no relation to the salts that you and I use for a relaxing soak; rather the name for another drug that has been manufactured specifically for the purpose of getting high. It has already spread across America, with the rate of spread increasing at an alarming rate. Sold under many names representing particular ‘strains’ the chemicals inside rarely differ to too much of a degree.