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Substance Abuse Resources

Substance Abuse Resources Website We recommend this website for good information written to the audience of teenagers. A comprehensive site:  click here  

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Prescription Drug Abuse and Substance Abuse Epidemic

Prescription Drug Abuse and Substance Abuse Epidemic

  Blaming doctors for America’s prescription drug addiction epidemic is popular lately even among many physicians & psychiatrists. But affixing blame is not easy American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Substance abuse has risen with prescription abuse.  Is it our fault or the doctors who write them without thinking of how they are working on the patient.  There is a rise in malpractice over prescriptions that should not be given to patients.  So should doctors in some, not all cases also share some responsibility?  This article explores that question.   What are your thoughts on the subject?   Do you think doctors

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Substance Abuse: Fruits of the Fallen Family

Substance Abuse: Fruits of the Fallen Family

Sustance Abuse, the Family and Children Substance Abuse counselors no doubt encounter common themes with their patients.  One common denominator would probably be bad family life.  While not always the case, undoubtedly, it is probably usually the case. The sad plight of the American family since the cultural revolution of the 60s has led to a decay of the traditional family and its values.  Values that held strongly to a moral code, interfamily communication, order, and support.  These values have been become weakened with the infusion of moral subjectivism and materialism. The case of materialism is especially striking.  Potentially due

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Substance Abuse History Lesson.

Substance Abuse History Lesson.

With nice supporting work from Mitchell Lewis and Gustav von Seyffertitz (I just love the sound of that man’s name!), The Docks of New York proved to be a highly atmospheric surprise. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: How Modern Substance Abuse Got Its Start. This article takes a good look at the history of substance abuse and how AA was founded.   It goes into detail about how even in the past social networking turned into a great way for support.   We are social animals by nature.    We learn as a group.   We live as a group.   We thrive in

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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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ADHD and Substance Abuse

ADHD and Substance Abuse

Correlation Between ADHD and Substance Abuse Among Teens Without proper care and ADHD counseling, some teens are turning to substance abuse to handle their issues. Buddy T of About.com writes about ADHD and Substance abuse in his article, “ADHD Teens More Likely To Have Substance Abuse Problems” An eight-year study of more than 600 teens has found that those diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a much higher prevalence of substance abuse and cigarette use than those without ADHD. Teens being treated for ADHD are not less likely to have substance abuse problems than those who are not being

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Helping Family Members with Substance Abuse During the Holidays

Helping Family Members with Substance Abuse During the Holidays

Substance Abuse Counseling and Helping the Addicted During the Holidays Unfortunately, holidays can also increase substance abuse.  Families need to be aware of family members who may be struggling with addiction as they plan their festive parties. Melissa Brunner reports for WIBI out of Topeka about the harm of simple holiday parties on addicts and substance abusers in the article, “Holiday Season Can Trigger Substance Abuse” The holiday season is a busy and stressful time.  All the festivities – and preparing for them – also can bring a spike in substance abuse.  Stormont-Vail West chemical dependency counselor Fiana Martin says

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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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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.