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-Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Licensure Unit. ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE AND ADDICTION A HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL’S RESOURCE GUIDE, http://dhhs.ne.gov/crl/chemguide.pdf, pages 1-22.
-Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice. Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) Series 21. HHS Publication No. (SMA)08-4171. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2006, Revised 2011, pages 1-55.
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In the winter holidays of November, December, and January, people experience their highest rates of anxiety all year. In fact, 84% of Americans report feeling moderately to overwhelmingly stressed during the holidays. The holidays also have the highest rates of drug and alcohol related fatalities. Almost 91,000 Americans have died substance-related deaths in the month ...
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Thanksgiving is a holiday that can either help you feel more connection and deeper love, or increased anxiety and deeper depression. Stress has been proven to be a major contributor to substance use disorder and relapse—but that doesn’t mean you have to give into it. Instead of letting Thanksgiving drag you down into repeating old ...
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Denial is a psychological defense wherein a person refuses to accept a reality that changes their view of themselves, and it is the number one obstacle to addiction recovery. Addiction denial isn’t just the refusal to recognize that there is any problem at all, it is any lie, omission, justification, exaggeration, or other kind of ...
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Every day, more than 140 people in the U.S. die from an opioid overdose. This means that every three weeks, America suffers a death toll equal to that caused by September 11th. The U.S. remains in the midst of a serious opioid epidemic that continues to worsen every year, and that caused over 59,000 deaths ...
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The 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 38% of Americans—that’s almost 92 million people—used prescription opioids in the previous year. Eleven and a half million of these individuals misused these painkilling drugs, and 1.9 million of them had a painkiller addiction. Misuse is defined as taking a medication that has not ...
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