Drug & Alcohol Intervention Blog

Painkiller Addiction and Pregnant Women: Why an Intervention Is Needed Early

Painkiller Addiction and Pregnant Women: Why an Intervention Is Needed Early

A report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the number of newborns with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) has tripled nationwide since 1995. Neonatal abstinence syndrome is a condition in which a newborn undergoes withdrawal from an addictive drug the mother used during pregnancy. The most common drugs associated with […]

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Tips for Parents on Spotting Drug Use and Paraphernalia

Tips for Parents on Spotting Drug Use and Paraphernalia

Identifying a young family member struggling with drug use, misuse, and addiction is a key part of seeking early treatment. Family intervention and support can be important in the first steps toward recovery, especially in vulnerable teenagers and young adults. Discovering that your child has a drug problem can feel overwhelming, but with the right […]

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Intervention Is Needed for Heroin Addicts in These Dangerous Times

Intervention Is Needed for Heroin Addicts in These Dangerous Times

Over the past two decades, drug abuse has grown increasingly prevalent across the United States. While many drugs play a role in the rising numbers of drug-related crimes and overdose deaths, opioids are responsible for the majority of these incidents. Although the dangers of heroin have been widely well-known for years, more people are turning […]

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Ongoing Family Counseling Is Important for the Families of Addicts to Recover

Ongoing Family Counseling Is Important for the Families of Addicts to Recover

Addiction is incredibly powerful, and it takes a psychological toll as well as a physical one. It’s vital for people struggling with substance abuse to address the root of their addiction, which is often found in behavioral health problems or environmental influences. With the right treatment and reliable support, overcoming addiction is possible. A crucial […]

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Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), Substance Abuse, and Addiction

Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), Substance Abuse, and Addiction

Substance abuse and addiction are complicated medical conditions that require understanding and compassion to aid recovery. It’s important to realize that while people have inherent risk factors for addiction, they also may experience triggers that exacerbate these risk factors to create addictive behavior. These triggers, also known as comorbidities, help us understand what may be […]

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Common Models of Drug and Alcohol
Addiction Intervention

Common Models of Drug and Alcohol Addiction Intervention

  Drug and alcohol interventions come in several forms that mental health professionals tailor to the individual. The type of intervention that your medical professional selects will depend on your unique experience with addiction. Learn the most common models of drug and alcohol intervention and which one might be the right fit for your loved […]

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Causes and Effects of Impulsive Behavior Disorders

Causes and Effects of Impulsive Behavior Disorders

Losing Control: The Causes and Effects of Impulsive Behavior Disorders Impulses are a natural part of life, though humans have developed the ability to control them. Impulse control is how we demonstrate psychological maturity and excel in society. The simple concept of “think before you act” isn’t quite so easy for everyone, however. Impulsive Behavior […]

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New Treatments For Opiate Addiction To Consider For 2017

New Treatments For Opiate Addiction To Consider For 2017

For the people who wish to free themselves from their opioid dependence, there are many new choices to help them achieve their goal. There are new drugs that have been approved for use that will help relieve withdrawal symptoms. And lately, the FDA has also approved an implant that will provide buprenorphine into the bloodstream […]

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What Is Alcoholic Steatohepatitis?

What Is Alcoholic Steatohepatitis?

Alcoholic Steatohepatitis is a chronic, progressive liver disease characterized by thickening and scarring (fibrosis) of the liver as well as possible death (necrosis) of the liver tissue, brought on by excessive, prolonged alcohol use. Alcohol consumption of more than 60-80 ml per day for men or 40-50 ml per day for women is considered toxic. […]

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Alcohol Intervention Advice For Families

Alcohol Intervention Advice For Families

It is painful to watch a loved one’s life be destroyed by alcoholism. Interventions are sometimes necessary to make the alcoholic confront their problem before they hit rock bottom. If you feel that an intervention is the best way to get your loved one to understand that their addiction is a problem, then here are […]

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