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Examining the Relationship between Childhood Trauma and Substance Abuse

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Addiction is a disease that originates from a variety of factors that include environment, genetics, behavior, and experiences. Some of the environmental factors and experiences ... Read more
March 27th 2018
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When Nurses Abuse Drugs: A Look at the Issues

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As of mid-2017, there were over 4 million RNs and LPNs working in the US. Among nurses, an estimated 10 to 15 percent are impaired ... Read more
March 26th 2018
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What Role Should Employers Play in the Fight Against Substance Abuse?

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Seventy percent of employers in the United States say they have experienced direct impact of prescription drug abuse in their workplaces, according to a study ... Read more
March 23rd 2018
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Mobile App Shows Promise in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

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Mobile apps have reached into every area of the smartphone user’s life. Apps for social media are used millions of times per day, and people ... Read more
March 19th 2018
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Drug Abuse and Human Trafficking: Exploring the Connection

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Exploiting women and youth is a crime that is often associated with drug abuse. Particularly in light of this country’s opioid epidemic, there is evidence ... Read more
March 9th 2018
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American Bar Association Advocates for Help for Lawyers with Substance Use Disorders

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Though statistics are not abundant about lawyers and substance abuse, the American Bar Association and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation released a report in 2016 ... Read more
February 26th 2018
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Maternal Substance Abuse Disorders Put Babies at Risk

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The December 2017 issue of The Journal of Pediatrics published a study of maternal substance abuse and infant outcomes in the state of Massachusetts from ... Read more
February 17th 2018
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4 in 10 Foster Kids Have Parents with Substance Abuse Issues

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Substance abuse in the home impacts more than just the people using drugs or alcohol. When children are involved, the effects can be far-reaching and ... Read more
December 31st 2017
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Finding Support for Substance Abuse and Mental Illness in the LGBT Community

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While the fight for equality has come a long way in the past several decades, that does not mean that members of the LGBTQ community ... Read more
December 30th 2017
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NIDA Releases New Screening Tools for Adolescent Substance Use

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Adolescence is an exciting and critical time a person’s life. Typically, this period refers to the ages of 13 to 18, when a child enters ... Read more
December 20th 2017
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