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  • Substance abuse and the likelihood of crime

    By: Rachael On: 06-29-2015 Category: Addiction Abuse, Addiction Treatment, Drug Rehab
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    Substance abuse has a number of well-known consequences and there is no denying that the likelihood of crime increases among those who abuse controlled substances, despite their illegality. Addiction to drugs can lead a person to go to great lengths to obtain them, regardless of the consequences of breaking the law that may result. Associated…

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  • High mortality risk from alcohol, drug abuse among prisoners

    By: Rachael On: 06-09-2015 Category: Addiction Abuse, Addiction Treatment, Alcohol Addiction, Drug Rehab
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    Alcohol and drug abuse results in serious complications on multiple levels, including to the individual, families, communities and society as a whole. Understanding the implications of substance abuse and addiction can increase treatment effectiveness and prevention methods, which are crucial for assisting the countless individuals who might find themselves struggling. High death rates among ex-prisoners…

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  • ‘Bath salts,’ faux pot and laundry pods keep poison centers busy

    By: Rachael On: 06-08-2015 Category: Drug Rehab
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    The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) found that prescription drug poisonings are the leading cause of injury and death in the United States and that bath salts, synthetic marijuana (Spice) and laundry detergent pod poisonings are emerging threats to public health. The AAPCC paper was published online in Annals of Emergency Medicine. Bath…

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  • The adverse effects of combining Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and substance abuse

    By: Rachael On: 05-26-2015 Category: Addiction Treatment, Alcohol Addiction, Drug Rehab, Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health, Psychological Trauma
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    Because post traumatic stress disorder (PTS)  is so jarring, some with this condition may often seek relief in various forms. Unfortunately, this may mean certain individuals turn to substance abuse, which can conversely worsen symptoms of PTSD. Research has shown that more than half of individuals with PTSD also experience alcohol dependence, while about one…

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  • White House budget for 2016 to boost funding for prescription drug abuse programs

    By: Rachael On: 04-30-2015 Category: Drug Rehab
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    There has been much research done about how prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in the healthcare industry nationwide. Some doctors have started to take further precautions in prescribing certain medications as a result of this misuse. Even with these precautions individuals who are addicted to prescription medications find a way to get their…

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  • Communities battle heroin and opioid epidemic nationwide

    By: Rachael On: 04-20-2015 Category: Addiction Treatment, Drug Rehab, Heroin Treatment
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    From coast to coast, a vicious scourge of heroin- and opioid-related overdoses and deaths are occurring in both large metropolitan cities and small rural communities. This epidemic, which has been growing for the past five years, is, through the impact of sheer numbers, causing collective alarm across the U.S. Activists, community collaboratives, local churches and…

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  • Neurofeedback: An effective tool in addiction recovery

    By: Rachael On: 04-17-2015 Category: Addiction Treatment, Alcohol Addiction, Drug Rehab
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    It has been said that drug and alcohol addiction is a brain disease. According to research out of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the University of Tennessee, substance addiction can be described as a mental disorder with specific behavioral, cognitive and psychosocial features. “Drug addiction can take control of the brain and…

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  • How alcohol and drug addiction alters a person’s appearance

    By: Rachael On: 04-17-2015 Category: Addiction Abuse, Addiction Treatment, Alcohol Addiction, Drug Rehab
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    When experts offer warnings about the dangers of substance abuse it often gets blown off. Feeling immortal, teenagers might ignore the evidence that is presented to them, to their peril. Junior high school science teachers show their classes images of black lungs to try to deter their students from smoking. Some of the kids light…

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  • The difference between methamphetamine and amphetamine

    By: Rachael On: 04-09-2015 Category: Addiction Abuse, Drug Rehab
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    Most of society knows that the use and abuse of methamphetamines or amphetamines is a dangerous and destructive thing to do. Methamphetamine is a drug that, for example, a person can take a hit of and three days later find themselves in Mexico with a stolen car having not slept the entire time. (A slight…

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  • Legal Intervention & Treatment Options for Addicted Offenders

    By: Rachael On: 07-25-2014 Category: Drug Rehab
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    If you’re facing legal entanglements that are related to mental health issues or substance abuse problems, you’re not alone. Our mental health professionals of Sovereign Health are dedicated to helping people reclaim their health and restore their integrity through treatment programs with solutions that make a difference. If you’ve been ordered to receive addiction or…

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