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Residential Addictions Treatment Still in Question

Residential addictions treatment still in question
At the same time, the province is close to concluding a deal that will see more young people sent to the Portage addictions facility in Sussex, N.B. Matters said that might fit the overall plan for the Island. "Even if we were to have our own …

Residential Center Leaders Meet in San Francisco
“Many of the acute children we deal with, if we can't effectively work with them, end up in juvenile detention,” said Brandon Thibeault, residential site supervisor at Victor Treatment Center. “We really need to take a more proactive rather than …
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What the White House Task Force on College Sexual Assault Doesn't Say

What the White House Task Force on College Sexual Assault Doesn't Say
But why the conspicuous silence about the single biggest force compelling the perpetration of sexual assault and setting the occasion for victimization — alcohol and other drug abuse? Yes, the report acknowledges the relationship between intoxication …
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Alcohol, Drug Advisory Board seeks applicants
The board is comprised of 18 volunteers, appointed by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, who assess community needs regarding prevention, treatment and recovery from alcohol and drug abuse. The AOD Board reports findings and recommendations …
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Health Officials Call for Better Access to Addiction Treatment
“We have three highly different but effective medications to treat opioid addiction – more than any other drug of abuse except alcoholism. Yet only a small fraction of opioid-addicted patients receive these medications,” said Percy Menzies, president …
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Residential Treatment Facility Information… Please!?

Question by Arielle+Aubrey: Residential treatment facility information… please!?
Um. ok. so i’ve been self-injuring for a year now. In January, I was in the mental floor of a hospital for a week and that didn’t seem to help. I know that I need help. I see a counsler 1 a week. But the cutting has become more than a habit. It’s become a way of thinking. I can’t change my thought process. I’ve near attempted suicide twice this week… Help. Do I need residential? What is it like? How long will it last? Will it work? How do I tell my mom I need to go?

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Woodbridge NJ Alcohol Drug Rehab Announces New Long-Term Residential

Woodbridge NJ Alcohol Drug Rehab Announces New Long-Term Residential
Woodbridge NJ Alcohol Drug Rehab is pleased to announce a new long-term residential treatment program is now available for adults and adolescents who are battling drug addiction in Woodbridge and surrounding cities. Each day, another adult or …
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Florida Drug Rehab, Destination Hope, Expresses Concern Over Zohydro
“The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that around 6,600 people use prescription drugs each day for non-medical reasons,” said Ben Brafman, founder and CEO of Destination Hope, a highly regarded Florida drug rehab facility in Fort Lauderdale.
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Erie PA Alcohol Drug Rehab Launches Residential Treatment Expansion
Erie PA Alcohol Drug Rehab is launching an expansion of its residential treatment plans for adults and adolescents dealing with drug addiction problems in Erie and surrounding cities. A lot of drug addicts are facing an inevitable question. Do they …
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Would You Be Willing to Use Internet-Based Software for Mental Health Treatment if Referred by a Counselor?

Question by Mark R: Would you be willing to use internet-based software for mental health treatment if referred by a counselor?
Multimedia software can be developed to provide educational information, worksheets, psychological exercises, and other “homework” assignments. Would you be willing to use it if it was recommended by a counselor? Please rate your answer from 1 (definately not) to 10 (definately, yes). Please explain your answer.

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Answer by shayes3401
I’d say 10, as long as the use of this software was in addition to traditional counseling and not meant to be a replacement. But if it were thoroughly approved by my counselor, I think it would be a fantastic idea. Structured “homework” could lead to deeper insights into whatever problem you may be working on. Therapists often ask patients to keep a journal which some find difficult to do because it seems overwhelming. But if daily exercises/worksheets etc. helped focus the person on one or two specific areas of thought, patients might not seem so overwhelmed and accomplish more.

What Are the Long Term Affects of Alcohol Abuse?

Question by Roxanne G: What are the long term affects of alcohol abuse?

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Answer by parentofthebean
Kidney and liver problems which is enough.

Answer by Indiana Frenchman
from the web page …

Those who often drink too much run a high risk of suffering physical damage. The level of damage depends on the amount. The organs that are used for the absorption and digestion of alcohol, like the stomach, the liver and the pancreas, are vulnerable. The brain also suffers from continuous abuse.

The liver is an important organ for the breakdown of alcohol. Excessive alcohol use can cause fatty degeneration of the liver, causing so-called fatty liver. Liver research has shown that probably more than half of the alcohol addicts have fatty liver. This can cause nausea, vomiting, lack of appetite, loss of weight and fever. After stopping alcohol use, the liver can recover from fatty liver.