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SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING TRAINING AND ADDICTIVE PRESCIPTIONS

SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING TRAINING AND ADDICTIVE PRESCIPTIONS

Warning Label: Most Addictive Prescriptions on the Market Today   Prescription medications are among the most abused substances in the United State. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) about 16 million people report using a prescription drug for a nonmedical reason. Stimulants, depressants, and opiates are the most commonly abused prescriptions. Opiates, in particular, are part of a major epidemic in the U.S. The following are the most addictive prescription pain medications currently on the market. Hydrocodone Hydrocodone (codeine) is a pain reliever that may be prescribed alone or combined with ibuprofen or aspirin. Hydrocodone is an

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Vital Signs: Residential or outpatient substance abuse treatment? Depends on patient’s needs

Vital Signs: Residential or outpatient substance abuse treatment? Depends on patient’s needs

If you are someone that has worked in substance abuse for some time, or are just keen on Sandra Bullock movies, you will know that 28 days is the recommended stay for an effective residential treatment experience. This number has been carefully and methodically determined by the medical community after recognizing that for someone to have effective treatment, he or she would require seven days of detox (social or medical), seven days of integration (to become part of the therapeutic community), Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.dailyprogress.com Article on outpatient care for substance abuse and how residential treatment depends upon the

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Survey: Substance Use Among The Homeless – Bernews.com

Survey: Substance Use Among The Homeless – Bernews.com

The Ministry of National Security, through the Department for National Drug Control, has completed the first ever survey of substance use among homeless residents, Premier & Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley said in the House of Assembly today [May 29] “The purpose of this survey was to obtain baseline data on the use of licit and illicit substances, health, and other characteristics related to homelessness. It was administered to a convenience sample of 165 homeless participants dur Sourced through Scoop.it from: bernews.com An interesting article and survey on homeless people and drug use and addiction.  You may be surprised

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Recent Substance Abuse Found in Nearly One in 10 Workers

Recent Substance Abuse Found in Nearly One in 10 Workers

Nearly one in 10 fulltime workers in the United States have had a recent substance abuse problem, according to a report from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA. Source: www.empr.com A true threat to the productivity of the American workforce is substance abuse and how it falls into the working life of Americans.  Substance abuse can destroy every aspect of our lives. If you would like to learn more about Substance Abuse Counseling Training, then please review, #substanceabusecounselingtraining

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Substance Abuse Counseling Training: Prescription Drug Abuse

Substance Abuse Counseling Training: Prescription Drug Abuse

How to Recognize and Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse America spent more than $260 billion on prescription drugs in 2011, according to recent government reports. As a result, about 50 percent of all Americans are taking at least one prescription drug, with 10 percent consuming four or more. While doctors are prescribing fewer “useless” antibiotics, mainly due to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance, consumption of pain medication is on the rise, creating an equally dangerous situation for patients. The use of opioid analgesics, a class of drugs designed to suppress your perception of pain by binding to opioid receptors, has