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    ACLS: Effects of Illegal Drugs on the Heart
    Illegal drug abuse and addiction are very serious problems that can affect people of all ages, ranging from adults to infants born of mothers who regularly used drugs. As defined by this article, illegal drugs are drugs that are sold, often for recreational purposes, even though they are not legally approved. These drugs are typically dangerous, with many of them causing health problems, especially problems with the heart. The type of heart complications or problems a person may potentially suffer from depend on the drug itself as well as other factors which this comprehensive article describes and outlines. - 18-Mar-2016 - Hits: 161 - Rate This | Details Top Rated
    Providing education, prevention and intervention services rooted in 21st Century brain and addiction-related science for range of addiction-related concerns, including: substance abuse, mental illness, addiction, secondhand drinking, dual diagnosis, underage drinking, help for families, treatment, recovery, brain health and more. - 8-Feb-2014 - Hits: 258 - Rate This | Details
    Don't Make it Worse! Use of Alcohol or Drugs After Trauma
    "My friend has survived a traumatic event and I want to help them. Wouldn't the best thing be to just take them out and get them drunk?" This is a common question posed by many friends, neighbors or family members. Alcohol is ubiquitous in our culture. It plays a part of many family, social and religious celebrations and traditions. Confusion about its safety occurs because it is a legal substance for people 21 years of age and older. The use of alcohol or minor tranquilizers after a traumatic event used to be a fairly standard treatment protocol. However, the research over the last decade clearly shows the deleterious effects of alcohol to a traumatized person. Authors:Angie Panos, Ph.D., CEAP and Patrick Panos, Ph.D., ABPP - 9-Jan-2004 - Hits: 547 - Rate This | Details
    Reducing Drugs Misuse and Dependence
    Between 2011 and 2012, an estimated 8.9% of adults used an illegal drug. For young people aged between 16 and 24, the figure was 19.3%. Although this is the lowest level of drug use since we started collecting figures in 1996, drug misuse continues to have a negative effect on the health, well-being and quality of life of too many people.

    It also drains public resources. For example, crimes related to drugs cost the UK 13.3 billion pounds every year. - 5-Sep-2006 - Hits: 260 - Rate This | Details
    Trauma Addiction - Safety and Stabilization for the Addicted Survivor of Trauma Top Rated
    There is a fairly common phenomenon where trauma can lead to addiction and addiction leads back to trauma. A survivor of trauma is at a significantly greater risk of developing some type of addiction and the reverse is also true. Having this awareness, it is imperative that we look at more effective ways of treating this unique condition. The challenge of providing effective treatment and interventions for persons with both posttraumatic stress and addiction has caused many a seasoned clinician to shudder. "Dually diagnosed," seems to rank with Borderline Personality Disorder as one of the more pejorative and emotionally laden labels that saddle clients. Addicted survivors of trauma are often the recipients of the anger, frustration, and trepidation of health care workers due to the difficulty in both conceptualizing and administering effective treatment to this population. - 14-Oct-2004 - Hits: 906 - Rate This | Details