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Trauma: Be Proactive, Save a Life

SOURCEShttp://www.cehd.umn.edu/fsos/projects/alcohol/whydrink.asphttps://www.helpguide.org/articles/ptsd-trauma/coping-with-emotional-and-psychological-trauma.htm Trauma can be physical or emotional. Events that are emotionally traumatic can actually have an impact on brain functioning, and result in symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. ...
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Women and LSD Addiction

LSD dependence begins with a desire to escape reality to feel better. In 2003, a study found that the average woman LSD users age ranges from 14 to ...
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Heroin vs. Prescription Opioids: Which is Worse?

SOURCEShttps://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/commonly-abused-drugs-chartshttps://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/heroinhttps://www.michaelshouse.com/heroin-addiction/facts-about-heroin/https://www.michaelshouse.com/drug-addiction/the-statistics/https://dualdiagnosis.org/prescription-drug-treatment/ Prescription opioids are just as deadly as heroin when they are misused. Both heroin and prescription opioids are highly addictive materials. Both drugs alter the brain and ...
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Victims of Alcohol Related Violence

SOURCEShttp://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/compendium/focusonviolentcrimeandsexualoffences/2015-02-12 Among heterosexual, binary couples, alcohol related intimate partner violence is a serious issue. Thirty-eight percent of physically violent intimate partner incidents happened when the offender was under ...
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Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

SOURCEShttps://DualDiagnosis.org/prescription-drug-treatment/ The general perception is that heroin is a street drug and therefore much worse than opioids. In reality, the withdrawal symptoms for both opiods and heroin are ...
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Signs & Symptoms of Substance Abuse

SOURCEShttps://dualdiagnosis.org/drug-addiction/college-drug-abuse/ If you’re concerned about a friend’s drinking, according to Lauren Booker of the charity, Alcohol Concern, pay attention to the signs known as “The Four Ls.” The ...
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Causes of Trauma

SOURCEShttps://www.mystudentbody.com/uploadedfiles/DidYouKnowPosters.pdf Trauma is not just the physical result of accidents or injuries. Emotional trauma is one of the most unrecognized, undiagnosed and unreported forms of trauma. Emotional trauma ...
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The Relationship Between Alcohol Abuse and Violence

SOURCEShttp://DualDiagnosis.org/alcohol-addiction/guide-living-alcoholic/https://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/aa38.htmhttp://recovergateway.org/substance-abuse-help/loved-ones/how-to-cope/http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/compendium/focusonviolentcrimeandsexualoffences/2015-02-12 Alcohol abuse and violence go hand-in-hand. Over 80 percent of homicide offenders were intoxicated at the time the crime was committed. There were over 1,327,000 violent incidents ...
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Treatment for Members of the LGBT Community

One of the most common reasons that people use drugs and alcohol is to cope with stress. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) people are likely to experience ...
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Mental Illnesses in Adults

SOURCEShttps://www.samhsa.gov/disorders/co-occurring One reason why people who relapse after they receive treatment for their substance abuse, is because of the untreated mental illnesses that was associated with their addiction ...
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