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Are Baby Boomers More Susceptible to Drug Abuse and rehab treatment?

Jul 14th, 2012 | By

A study from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) showed some surprising statistics about baby boomers and drug abuse. The Baby Boomer age group, which ranges in age from 66 down to 48 (as of 2012), showed an increase in drug use and drug abuse in the years between 2002 and 2007. The study covered admissions data provided by the SAMHSA, which is part of the U.S.
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ADHD Symptoms May Be Mistaken For Immaturity In Young Students

Dec 18th, 2011 | By

There is hardly another neurobiological disorder that’s as over-diagnosed and under-diagnosed as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. These inconsistencies lead to over-prescribing and under-prescribing of ADHD medications. In the United States, an estimated 3.3 million children have ADHD; many of these children are believed to be misdiagnosed. One in every 100 preschoolers takes medication for the disorder. That works out to more than 70,000 children between the ages of 3 and
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Effectively Treating A Dual Diagnosis Of Addiction And Anxiety

Oct 12th, 2011 | By

The number of problems related to substance abuse just got larger. A recent study found that drug and alcohol addictions have associated risks of triggering anxiety disorders. The research found that about 20 percent of addicts also suffer from anxieties. Anxiety symptoms can include: • Loss of concentration and memory • Sleeplessness or insomnia • Negative thoughts • Nervousness or panic stricken conditions It is also not uncommon for someone
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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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New Research: Bipolar Disorder is Vastly Under Treated

Mar 25th, 2011 | By

Bipolar disorder is “vastly under-treated”, according to a new study.  US government researchers report that Bipolar disorder is chronically under-treated in many low-income countries. Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that strikes early and can cause lifelong disability. According to the new report it is estimated that 2.4 percent of the world’s population may have some form of the disease, which is characterized by bizarre shifts in mood, energy and
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