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Date archive: September 2008

Phototherapy in Addiction Treatment

Finding the right facility to treat drug or alcohol addiction is the first step toward a successful recovery. A good treatment facility will typically first deal with the patient’s withdrawal symptoms, followed by intense counseling and therapy. There are different methods that treatment facilities have begun to use in order to enhance their therapy sessions….

California Proposes Tougher Drunk Driving Legislation

Last week Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and their supporters took a stand against the American Beverage Institute (ABI) in an argument over a new bill in California that MADD believes will greatly reduce the incidence of drunk driving. The ignition interlock bill AB2784 would require breathalyzers to be installed in cars after a first…

Family Day interact with your children to prevent substance abuse

Monday September 22 is Family Day, a day set aside to remind parents to interact with their children in order to prevent drug and alcohol abuse in young people. While it may seem that as parents we shouldn’t need a reminder to engage our children, but according to statistics, we do. Many parents today rarely…

National Council of Women’s Organizations Task Force Launches New Campaign: Note to Older Women: Ask About Cervical Cancer Screening, Ask About HPV Testing

A friend of Treatment Solutions, Carolyn Jacobson has asked us to help her spread the word bout cervical cancer prevention. This is her latest in the good work that her and her organization are doing to improve the health and lives of women This year, 11,070 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and 3,870…

Effects of substance abuse on children in the family

Drug and alcohol abuse is a large problem for adults in our world today. But it is probably an even bigger problem for the children of today who are being raised by alcoholics or drug users. These children have to endure a family life that is often unpredictable and chaotic, which can lead to many…

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

“I don’t have a problem.” “This time I’ll get clean for good, I promise.” “I just can’t do it.” How many of us have heard statements like this in response to the thought of seeking treatment for substance abuse? How many of us have uttered them ourselves? You are not alone. According to the Substance…

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Awareness Week

This week, people around the world are joining forces to create awareness for a disorder that affects newborns and children throughout the world – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). The week of September 9th has been named FASD Awareness Week, and on September 9th (the 9th day of the 9th month) bells tolled around the…

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Substance Abuse

If your child has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, you might be one of the many parents in the world today that are concerned with the medications that have been prescribed for your child. While there have been studies on the long term effects of medications prescribed for ADD…

Alcohol Abuse and its Effects on the Economy

Most of us know that alcohol abuse causes conflict and problems in families throughout the country. And you may know that individuals and families spend millions of dollars each year on the effects of the disease of alcoholism. But do we know just how big of an impact on our economy alcoholism has? When measuring…

The Effects of Exercise On Substance Abuse

There has been a push lately for research that shows whether or not exercise can help prevent substance abuse and/or aid in the recovery of addictions. Some say that there is new evidence showing that exercise can help prevent substance abuse. A study recently found that teens that exercised daily were 40% less likely to…

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