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Date archive: February 2012

Designer Drug Abuse Among Navy Sailors

Designer Drug Abuse Among Navy Sailors

Think the designer drug craze plagues young people only? Think again. The Navy has gotten tough on sailors who have also quickly caught up with the trend. Keeping Up With the Trends Designer drugs — like bath salts, K2, and Spice — are synthetic substances created in chemical labs. Unlike organic drugs like marijuana and…

Q&A: Drug Use in the Workplace

Q&A: Drug Use in the Workplace

Treatment Solutions interviews Gerald Shulman on identifying drug use in the workplace — and what you can do about it. We will focus on illicit drug use, but we want to emphasize that alcohol is a drug, as well as prescription medications. Many of the same ideas apply, and drug abuse of any type should…

Major League Baseball Drug Testing

Major League Baseball Drug Testing

One of last year’s Major League Baseball MVPs has been involved in the most public drug test appeals ever, with the results coming in just last week. The Brewers’ left fielder Ryan Braun tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone in his body after the team’s playoff game in early October ’11. Now that his…

Using Religion to Help Attain Sobriety

Using Religion to Help Attain Sobriety

The holy season of Lent has begun, and for Christians around the world, this is a time to put a little religion back into our lives. It is a time to ask the hard questions about why we are here, where we are going, and what is truly important in life. The Power of Spirituality…

Listen Up, Florida Lawmakers

Listen Up, Florida Lawmakers

Thanks to more budget cut proposals, upwards of 37,000 Floridians may not receive treatment for their substance abuse this year. The Daytona News Journal recently reported on the state Senate subcommittee’s recommendations that were sent off to Florida’s Senate Budget Committee on February 15th — and these recs produced some pretty scary numbers. Frightening, actually….

One in Ten Children Raised in Alcoholic Home

One in Ten Children Raised in Alcoholic Home

What are we doing to our children? As more and more Americans develop alcohol dependence problems and choose not to get help, more of our country’s children are suffering. Alcoholic Parents Parents are the ones who are supposed to protect children, the ones who talk to them about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse,…

Infusing Alcohol Into the Body to Get Drunk

binge drinking

People will go to great lengths to do stupid things. Teens especially are known for casting all common sense aside to follow the mind-numbing crowd. But how do we make our teens different? How do we help our children see the complete foolishness of their peers’ actions, so they do not continue this childish behavior?…

Prescriptions Continue to Take Toll on Newborn Babies

Prescriptions Continue to Take Toll on Newborn Babies

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome is a medical term used to describe newborn babies who experience symptoms of their mothers’ drug abuse. According to the Tennessean, its respective state is just one of the many states seeing a rise in prescription-related NAS among new and expecting mothers. “A TDH SDAC study found two specific types of prescription…

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Substance Abuse

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Substance Abuse

Many people in America suffer from mental illness and a drug or alcohol addiction that co-occur. These types of disorders often mask one another and can be hard to diagnose and treat. OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that affects 3.3 million Americans. (1) The disorder causes the sufferer to feel an…

Afraid of Drugs

Afraid of Drugs

We often have biases about drug abuse. Maybe we think all drug addicts live on the streets of big cities, or that every rich and famous person does drugs or abuses alcohol, or that all young people will try drugs at least once in their life. Some people are hopelessly optimistic that we can change…

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