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Drew W. Edwards, Ed.D., MS

Articles by Drew W. Edwards, Ed.D., MS:

  • Holiday Drinking: Keep It Safe
    17 May 2016

    Every holiday season, people have to deal with the increased pressures and stress that the holidays place upon most of us. Whether we’re traveling to be with family or doing […]

  • Rebuilding Relationships in Early Recovery
    17 May 2016

    It is no secret that drug or alcohol addiction can damage the body and impair the mind. The good news is that with proper medical treatment, counseling and stopping use, […]

  • If Someone You Know Has a Problem with Alcohol
    17 May 2016

    There are few things in life that are more difficult to cope with than a loved one who is dealing with a serious alcohol issue or alcoholism. You love the […]

  • Treatment for Marijuana Abuse
    17 May 2016

    The question is what can be done to help people become and remain abstinent. For those who cannot remain abstinent, an initial goal is measurable improvement. The first step for […]

  • Levels of Treatment for Substance Abuse
    17 May 2016

    There are four main levels of treatment for substance abuse: Level I — outpatient treatment Level II — intensive outpatient treatment Level III — medically monitored intensive inpatient treatment Level […]

  • Treatment for Cocaine Abuse
    17 May 2016

    An enormous increase has occurred in the number of people seeking treatment for cocaine addiction during the 1980s and 1990s. Treatment providers report that cocaine is the most commonly cited […]

  • If Someone You Know Has a Problem with Cocaine
    17 May 2016

    There are few things in life that are more difficult to cope with than a loved one who is dealing with a serious substance abuse issue. You love the person […]

  • Frequently Asked Questions about Marijuana Use
    17 May 2016

    Can I die from a marijuana overdose? No. A lethal overdose of marijuana is virtually impossible; however, deaths from accidents and multiple drug use are not uncommon. I smoked pot […]

  • Facts about Marijuana Use
    17 May 2016

    After a decade of decline, marijuana use has steadily increased among American youth. The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study, which assesses drug and alcohol use among American youth, […]

  • Frequently Asked Questions About Ecstasy
    17 May 2016

    What Is Ecstasy? Ecstasy (also known as XTC, X, Adam and MDMA) is a dangerous, illegal drug that has effects similar to those of amphetamines and hallucinogens. How Is the […]

  • Facts About Cocaine
    17 May 2016

    If you snort, smoke or inject cocaine or care about someone who does, you more than likely have some unanswered questions about the nature and effects of this powerful drug. […]

  • The Dos and Don’ts of Intervention
    17 May 2016

    In his best selling book, I’ll Quit Tomorrow, the late Dr. Vernon Johnson wrote that the hallmark of alcoholism and drug dependence is denial. Accordingly, most substance abusers believe that […]