Tips for Preventing Workplace Substance Abuse

Tips for Preventing Workplace Substance Abuse   Workplace substance abuse is a much more significant problem than many people realize. In fact, it’s not uncommon for people to abuse substances or alcohol during work hours. Sometimes, the actual using or drinking even occurs in the place of work. You might not think that anyone working [...]

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Top Reasons Why People Begin to Use Drugs

Top Reasons Why People Begin to Use Drugs   Have you ever wondered why people begin to use drugs? Have you ever looked at a person who is addicted to drugs, or is abusing them and messed up and wondered what makes them use these terrible things in the first place? Why, since the whole [...]

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Experts Agree – Deadly Drug Combinations the Leading Cause of Overdoses

Experts Agree – Deadly Drug Combinations the Leading Cause of Overdoses   Deadly drug combinations have been a serious issue for a long time. If you know anyone who battles an addiction, and you hear about them overdosing, chances are always high that they weren’t taking only one substance. Lots of people mix alcohol with [...]

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Understanding Substance Abuse–Medical Criteria and Terms

Understanding Substance Abuse--Medical Criteria and Terms Understanding substance abuse can be difficult in several ways. For example, there are many terms used to describe substance issues and disorders. Some are clinical terms and some are not. Also, some terms are still commonly used that are no longer official medical terms due to updated research and diagnostic [...]

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Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery

Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery Substance abuse treatment and recovery are common concerns these days. Substance problems cross all walks of life, and no demographic is immune. Age, sex, socioeconomic status, educational background, race... no group of people is exempt from substance problems. In fact, it is estimated that approximately 22.5 million people in the [...]

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Finding Recovery–Yours is Waiting for You

Finding Recovery--Yours is Waiting for You Finding recovery sometimes comes quickly and, unfortunately, for many of us, it is a slower journey. However, you can be certain that if you follow the recommendations of treatment and other recovery supports that you, with diligence and willingness, will find your recovery, too. No matter what the depressive [...]

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Are you addicted to Ativan? How to Tell

Are you addicted to Ativan? How to Tell   When you’re addicted to Ativan, you would think you should be able to tell, right? Well, what if you’ve been taking this powerful benzodiazepine for a while and you notice that it helps you to ease your anxiety, but that things seem a bit wonky right [...]

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The Dangers of Stimulants – Meth vs. Cocaine

The Dangers of Stimulants – Meth vs. Cocaine   The dangers of stimulants shouldn’t be underestimated. For those who don’t really understand what they might be doing to themselves, the appeal of taking a little cocaine or meth can far outweigh the risks. Oh, sure, you know the way your heart races. It’s not fun [...]

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Signs of Ritalin Abuse you Really Need to Know

Signs of Ritalin Abuse you Really Need to Know   Do you want to know the signs of Ritalin abuse? When it seems like something is off with our friends or family members, we usually have a pretty good idea of what that something is. When it comes to substance abuse, it might take a [...]

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5 Common Traits of Addicts

5 Common Traits of Addicts Those that work with addicts have noticed that some common traits are associated with those that come to treatment. Sure, we can all tell when someone has had too much to drink, slurring their words and stumbling all over, but are there really common traits we can look at that [...]

By | February 18th, 2017|Blog, Substance Abuse|Comments Off on 5 Common Traits of Addicts