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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 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 News: Child OxyContin?

Substance Abuse News: Child OxyContin?

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

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Substance Abuse: How to Keep Your Teen Clean!

Substance Abuse: How to Keep Your Teen Clean!

Teen substance abuse is an area where parents will always need to stay vigilant.  Peer pressure and experimentation are constant.   What is the answer to this problem?   Being involved in your teen’s life.   Knowing where they are at and who they are with.   However when that is not enough you might want to start hanging around other parents that have similar parenting habits as your own.   An article suggests that teens who are friends with other teens that have parents with the same parenting style, they are less likely to abuse drugs. From n.p. “Keeping Teens Substance Free.” Medical News

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Substance abuse and the effects on the brain

Substance abuse and the effects on the brain

Substance abuse can have many different effects on the human body.   It is never positive and has lasting effects on the brain.   A new study shows that cocaine, while it gives the user a quick rush, it can slow your brain down in the long run.   It is important that young people receive substance abuse counseling now before they permanently damage themselves.   An article by Molecular Psychiatry via the Huffington Post has more on the long term effects of cocaine on your brain. Cocaine Substance Abuse and Its Effect on the Brain Regular cocaine users often experience early cognitive decline