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Substance Abuse Counseling Certification Article

Substance Abuse Counseling Certification Article

Interesting article on substance abuse among, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender people  Please also review our substance abuse counseling certification Many issues can arise for alternative life style groups trying to fit into the norms of society.  They face discrimination and ridicule as they try to find their niche.  This can lead to drinking issues and other self esteem problems that lead to drinking. Substance Abuse is a major issue, please also review our program in Substance Abuse Counseling by clicking here       The article,LGBTQ teens face increased risk of substance abuse, states “Turns out, lesbian, gay, bisexual

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Substance Abuse Counseling Program Article on Alternatives to Pain Meds

Substance Abuse Counseling Program Article on Alternatives to Pain Meds

Alternative pain management compared to pain killers is an important thing to avoid possible addiction. Please also review our Substance Abuse Counseling Program The article, Virtual Reality: The Alternative To Marijuana And Opioids For Pain Management, by Reenita Das states, “Those who have tried on a virtual reality headset can tell you that the experience is lifelike, almost real. If the projection is of you standing atop a tall building’s edge, you will be afraid of falling – the experience is real enough to fool your brain! Gaming is a natural application of the technology, but what is the application in

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Substance Abuse Counseling Certification Article on Teens and Alcohol

Substance Abuse Counseling Certification Article on Teens and Alcohol

Good article about substance abuse and how to help one talk to their kids about alcohol.  This article has a few good tips one may wish to use Please also review our Substance Abuse Counseling Certification The article, How to talk to your kids about alcohol, according to substance abuse experts, by Nicole Specter states, “April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and though it may be winding to a close, the problem of underage drinking carries on. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism notes that by the age of 15, over one-third of teens have had at least one alcoholic drink, a number

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Addiction Counseling Certification Article on New Opioid Laws

Addiction Counseling Certification Article on New Opioid Laws

With new prescription laws hoping to net abuse and limit drug addiction, there is a group suffering from the fallout.  Legitimate individuals in hospice and other post op patients are now suffering the effects of not having enough pain medication during recovery.  Hopefully a balance can be found. Please also review our Addiction Counseling Certification The article, Opioid laws to make it difficult to get prescription, by RILEY MURDOCK states, “As the opioid epidemic continues to make headlines across the country, Michigan has new laws poised to take effect that would combat addiction at the source. The damage done by the epidemic

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Addiction Counseling Certification Article on Addiction

Addiction Counseling Certification Article on Addiction

Good article on how addiction can capture you before you even know it Please also review our Addiction Counseling Certification   The article, ‘Nobody plans to be an addict …’ by Frank Holt states, “I never knew what I was getting into.” After 38 years as a registered nurse, I cannot tell you how many times I heard those words from people who knew why they were where they were, but weren’t really sure how they got to this point in their lives. These conversations took place with men and women in rural jails, detox units, residential treatment centers and rural,

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Substance Abuse Counselor Training Article on College Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Counselor Training Article on College Substance Abuse

Good article on substance abuse and the threat of substance abuse on college campuses. Please also review our Substance Abuse Counselor Training The article, The threat of substance abuse to college students, by Ashton Nanninga states,  “The opioid crisis has become a serious threat to public health, but from where does the drug abuse stem? Under the Controlled Substances Act, drugs have been categorized into their respective classes ranging from Schedule I to Schedule V. Schedule V is the lowest containing drugs such as codeine and other common substances used in cold/flu medicines. As the scheduling moves toward the lower numbers, the

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Substance Abuse Counseling Certification Article on Holiday Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Counseling Certification Article on Holiday Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse can be a rough experience during the Holidays for addicts.  Grief, as well as over indulgence can all play roles in it. Please also review our Substance Abuse Counseling Certification to learn more The article, Tips for surviving the holidays while in substance abuse recovery, by RENATTA SIGNORINI states. “The holiday season can be stressful for individuals and families recovering from substance abuse or those affected by mental health disorders, according to state officials. “Strained relationships and triggering environments like celebrations with drinking or drug use can put people in situations with the potential for a relapse, and spending more

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Substance Abuse Counseling Certification Article on Outdoor Therapy

Substance Abuse Counseling Certification Article on Outdoor Therapy

Good article on the power of outdoor therapy in combating substance abuse. Please also review our Substance Abuse Counseling Certification The article, FIGHTING SUBSTANCE ABUSE WITH OUTDOOR THERAPY, by Devin Caldwell states “There are many characteristics that are generally used to describe an individual battling addiction. However, substance abuse affects attitudes, behaviors, and interactions for each person in a very unique way. It’s not just black and white. It’s not one-size-fits-all, therefore, the treatment it also unique. There is no universal formula to helping substance abuse victims. Group therapy, individual therapy, and skills training have been shown to help some people

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Substance Abuse Counseling Training Article on Teen Drinking

Substance Abuse Counseling Training Article on Teen Drinking

The education of parents is very important in the battle against underage teen drinking. Please also review our Substance Abuse Counseling Training. The article, Educating parents, youth about underage substance abuse, by LOU FANCHER states “Alcohol and drug prevention handouts distributed at five Contra Costa Behavioral Health regional community forums paint a not-pretty picture: youths in the large county’s five regions are experimenting at younger ages with more substances than ever before. According to Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) program chief Fatima Matal Sol, data gathered by the county’s Behavioral Health division shows that in Lamorinda 35 percent of 11th grade students

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Substance Abuse Counseling Certification Article on Abuse and Addiction

Substance Abuse Counseling Certification Article on Abuse and Addiction

Child abuse is seen to be a closely related to issues of later substance abuse Please also review our Substance Abuse Counseling Certification The article, Research finds substance abuse varies widely in association with child abuse, neglect, states “Alcohol and other drug use are regularly linked to child abuse or neglect in families, but simply assuming the former causes the latter is not taking a deep enough look. A University of Kansas professor has authored a pair of studies examining how a range of parental alcohol and substance use behaviors are related to abusive and neglectful parenting behaviors and argues that