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Archive for June, 2011

Advanced Clinical Skills Training: Managing Opiod Dependence

Jun 30th, 2011 | By

In South Florida, prescription drug abuse is nothing short of an epidemic.  At Challenges Addiction Treatment Center, as a component of our commitment to ongoing education to addiction and healthcare professionals, we routinely host monthly advanced clinical training skills workshops and invite area practitioners and professionals to attend. For July, the Challenges’ Advanced Clinical Skills Training Workshop features a presentation by Aldo Morales, MD, presenting on the topic of Managing
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Ref, The Wearable Therapist

Jun 29th, 2011 | By

A designer in Norway has invented a robotic arm cuff that could have some value when it comes to an individual’s ability to use technology to manage stress. If nothing else, it’s interesting and worthy of a look. Invented by Jens Dyvik, the cuff looks a bit like a snuggly animal (maybe a downside for some), and sends signals to the wearer based on feedback it receives from its sensors.
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Cocaine Addiction: What Are The Side Effects?

Jun 28th, 2011 | By

Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug that can have a variety of adverse effects on the body and mind. Regardless of how it’s administered or how often cocaine is used, users can very easily overdose. Cocaine is most often in powdered form, cut with various fillers like baking soda and local anesthetics to increase its weight. Cocaine can also be cut with other drugs, like methamphetamine. Powdered cocaine can
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Anthony Weiner, Photograph in Congressional Locker Room

Weiner Enters Rehab, Resists Calls to Resign

Jun 13th, 2011 | By

Anthony Weiner, the sexting Congressman from New York, continues to resist the Democrats call for his resignation and announced that he’s seeking a leave of absence as he heads off to rehab. Weiner’s conduct — sending risqué photos of himself via Twitter to a 17-year old high school student whom he met on a field trip to D.C.  — is an indication that Weiner needs help. In spite of the
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Matthew Perry: Another Celebrity Struggles With Prescription Drug Abuse

Jun 13th, 2011 | By

Matthew Perry, Friends’ star and current star of ABC’s “Mr. Sunshine” is yet another celebrity struggling with prescription drug abuse. The star has had a history of substance abuse and has been to rehab twice before for treatment for prescription pill addiction. Perry’s statement of several weeks ago announcing his return to rehab was tongue in cheek, “I’m making plans to go away for a month to focus on my
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