As part of their treatment, people dealing with addiction recovery receive health care from their doctors at home or through rehabilitation clinics. Yet many, like David Sack, M.D., for Psych Central, feel as though these doctors are not experienced in dealing with those who struggle with addiction. Each doctor has expertise, and …

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Drug and alcohol abuse are no minor issues in the United States. In fact, every single day there are thousands of teens taking their first steps towards addiction. Prescription drug abuse is among the most pressing issues regarding addiction since these drugs are easier for young people to obtain. Most …

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The Problem

Drug use among teens has been a major concern for several decades. Teen substance abuse is considered a public health problem in the U.S. However, for adults who worry about a teen in their family or circle of friends, the issue of drug use by teens is a very …

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One county in Ohio has banded together to fight drug addiction and raise awareness for Ohio addiction treatment centers. Ashtabula residents worked hard this summer to organize a series of events for substance abuse awareness, the Star Beacon reported.

The residents’ ideas were initially a small grassroots effort to help …

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Alcohol Use Disorder in the United States

Adults: more than 17 million Americans have an alcohol use disorder. Translating to 5.2 million women and 11.2 million men.

1.4 million people looked for addiction treatment in a medical facility: 1 million men and 416,000 women in need.

Drinking Prevalence

In 2012, 88% of people 18 …

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Many believe that those sent to jail for problems with substance abuse will sober up while serving time. That is not the case. Many who may have committed a crime related to drug use and sales or were under the influence of drugs while doing a crime may …

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