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Archive for September, 2011

Club Drugs Cause Altered Perception, Serious Damage

Sep 22nd, 2011 | By

Ecstasy, or methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), is one of the most popular drugs among teens and young adults; most Ecstasy addicts are under the age of 30. It began as a “club drug” taken at raves and underground dance parties, but now, Ecstasy is quickly moving into the mainstream, and more and more people are becoming addicted. Often known as the modern-day LSD, Ecstasy is a psychoactive drug that provides a combination
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The difference between social drinking and alcoholism

The Thin Line Between Social Drinkers And Alcoholics

Sep 19th, 2011 | By

Social Drinkers A person that drinks on occasion is a social drinker. When they drink, there are not bad consequences or problems that occur. If they have a drink, they don’t have any surprises. Friends don’t complain about their behavior. They don’t end up with mood swings, and they don’t start nasty fights. Usually a social drinker really doesn’t think too much about having a drink. Alcohol isn’t constantly on
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Challenges To Host Advanced Clinical Skills Training On Hypnosis For Pain Management

Sep 14th, 2011 | By

Challenges Addiction Treatment Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. will host Ron Mercer, PhD, LMHC, NCC, BCFE, an expert on hypnotherapy for pain management, for an Advanced Clinical Skills Training Workshop, to be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16. Dr. Mercer, co-director and co-owner of the Center For Creative Living, will discuss “Hypnosis For Pain Management,” and says participants will leave the workshop with the ability to
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Today Is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day

Sep 9th, 2011 | By

Today marks the 12th annual International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day, first recognized on 9:09 a.m. on September 9, 1999. “The date and time were chosen to mark the ninth minute of the ninth hour of the ninth day of the ninth month, which serves as a reminder that FAS, like all Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, is completely preventable if a woman does not consume alcohol during the 9 months
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pain pill rehab treatment patient

Prescription drug Addiction – Is the famlily or friend the supplier?

Sep 6th, 2011 | By

Pain clinics, also known as pill mills, and unethical doctors are often responsible for the increasing pain pill addiction epidemic, especially in Florida, the center for drug addiction treatment and rehab. New research from Yale indicates that a majority of pain pill addicts get their drugs from family and friends who may obtain them from pill mills. In a story about the research published by Time Healthland, reporter Maia Szalavitz
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