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Good article on myths and facts regarding substance abuse and drug addiction Please also review our Substance Abuse Counseling Program The article, National Drug and Alcohol Fa cts Weeks about dispelling myths on substance abuse, by Winchester Sun states, “National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week is a health observance linking teens to science based facts to “shatter the myth” about drugs. Substance use can lead teens to long-term social and health problems, injury and even death. Growth and development can be affected by tobacco, alcohol and drugs. Teens who abuse these substances may have trouble building relationships, finding their identity and
ICU admissions are seeing a dramatic increase due to the recent Opioid epidemic striking our nation. Please also review our Substance Abuse Counseling Program The article, Surge in ICU admissions linked to opioid overdoses, by Cesar Gamboa states “Admissions to intensive care units related to opioid overdoses have increased rapidly over a nearly seven-year period, a new study reveals. “This is the first description of how the epidemic is hitting the most resource-intense parts of our health care system,” said Dr. Jennifer Stevens, lead researcher and associate director of the intensive care unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. The
Drug addiction and substance abuse usually continues in prison. This article looks at how it occurs and why Please also review our Substance Abuse Counseling Program The article, “The drug flow: Inmate substance abuse continues despite testing, restrictions” by ALYSSA DANDREA states “Prisoner Daniel May said he never considered snitching when corrections officers found Suboxone in his cell in Berlin in early 2015. Instead, he took the felony charge and withheld the truth about the source of the drug, even though it meant more time away from his children. Two years later, May, 29, remains tight-lipped about where the Suboxone
Good article on preventing substance abuse with pregnant women. Please also review our substance abuse counseling program The article, “Steering pregnant women away from substance abuse” by Jeff Bell states “Victoria program is changing lives by helping pregnant women deal with substance-abuse issues. HerWay Home, run out of the James Bay Community Project, started in January 2013, said program co-ordinator Amanda Seymour. “Really, our goal is help women improve their own health, so that they have healthier pregnancies, healthier births, so that children can stay with their moms and that the moms can quit or reduce their substance use,” Seymour
An alarming article about the damage to you can do to your child while pregnant and doing drugs, plus the additional legal issues that can result Please also review our Substance Abuse Counseling program to learn more The article, “The legal consequences of using drugs while pregnant” by Livia Areas-Holmblad states, “Drug abuse among pregnant women surfaced as a public health problem in the U.S. in the 80s, and legislators have been discussing contrasting views on the topic ever since. Different states have established different ways of approaching mothers who use toxic substances. Prenatal drug use is considered child 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
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.