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Dr. Emma Rishton Dr. Rishton
Clinical Psychology
9 years in practice
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What are some fun activities for drug and alcohol abuse group therapy?

What are some fun activities for drug and alcohol abuse group therapy?

Consider the group: It depends a lot on who is in the group and how much supervision you have and need. Also, remember to provide options. Don't ask someone to do something totally out of character in the beginning. Some ideas: yoga, meditation instruction, serving food to the homeless, organized tours of museums, hiking, working with animals. Good luck!

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What is the most successful treatment program for alcohol abuse and drug abuse?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What is the most successful treatment program for alcohol abuse and drug abuse?

Addiction: Aa & na groups, also deterrents such as antabuse, (disulfiram) campral, zyban, etc., depending on the type of substances used.

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David Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
6 years in practice
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
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Which treatment works the best and fastest for alcohol abuse?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for alcohol abuse?

Best is not fast: There is no "best and fast" treatment for alcohol abuse. The treatment is to quit, often in a medical detox facility, and then join a support group such as aa or celebrate recovery. It takes time and support and lots of hard work but recovery is possible. If this is for you, seek out an aa or cr group today!

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Dr. Adam Front Dr. Front
Clinical Psychology
23 years in practice
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
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Will undergoing treatment for alcohol abuse also get rid of the person's smoking habit?

Addiction=addiction: Addiction treatment centers used to not address smoking. Many people still resist being asked to stop smoking when they stop drinking or using other drugs. However it lights up the same reward pathways in the brain. Many treatment programs now strongly encourage quitting smoking @ the same time. It is a good idea. Those that continue to smoke have higher rates of relapse to the other substance.

Dr. Matthew Cooper Dr. Cooper
Surgery - Thoracic
34 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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What is the risk of a heart attack for a late 20's person after drug and alcohol abuse?

What is the risk of a heart attack for a late 20's person after drug and alcohol abuse?

Drug use: It depends on the amount of prior use and whether use is continuing. Certain drugs, such as cocaine, are particularly dangerous in this regard.

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Dr. Adam Front Dr. Front
Clinical Psychology
23 years in practice
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
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Is there specific classes that are needed to become a drug and alcohol abuse counselor?

State requirements: Each state has different requirements. In north carolina, where it appears you are, check the following: www. Ncsappb. Org/credentialing/certified-substance-abuse-counselor. Good luck!

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Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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How do rock stars deal with drug and alcohol abuse?

How do rock stars deal with drug and alcohol abuse?

Some, not well: Many rock stars have become examples of the worst outcomes in drug and alcohol abuse: death. Alternatively, their sagas show revolutions into and out of rehab systems, and then back again. Chemical dependency is a heartbreaking disease for anyone. For recovery, one needs sober, rock-solid supports -- and chronic exposure to others abusing alcohol/drugs in "the business" makes it much harder.

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc Dr. Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
State Medical University N Testemitanu of Republic of Moldova
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How does both drug and alcohol abuse affect workplace health and safety?

How does both drug and alcohol abuse affect workplace health and safety?

Multiple: Workers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs represent major safety concern at their workplace in that they are usually prone to injuries due to impaired attention and accuracy in performing their job. Also, they create unsafe and disruptive environment for their co-workers due to inadequate behavior and failure to comply with the job code.

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Dr. Timothy Re Dr. Re
Clinical Psychology
27 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Which types of questions would a drug and alcohol abuse counselor ask a client?

Depends: Generally an evaluation consists of questions about a persons relationship to drug use. This usually involves a good history, patterns, consequences etc. We try to understand what has the person had experienced in all spheres of life and who they are in this and why.

Dr. Jeffrey Roth Dr. Roth
Addiction Medicine
39 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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Dr. Michelle King Dr. King
Psychiatry
22 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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What are the treatments for Alcohol abuse?

What are the treatments for Alcohol abuse?

Alcohol use disorder: Treatment may include several different FDA approved medications, individual therapy, and there are groups such as SMART recovery and others. Some patients require inpatient treatment depending upon the severity of the disease.

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Dr. Steven Chen Dr. Chen
Clinical Psychology
26 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Which family members are most important to the prevention of drugs or alcohol abuse?

Depends: Any family member can help. Generally the better relationship you have, the more impact / higher "protective factor" you can have on helping to prevent alcohol or drug use in another family member. There is also no substitute for modeling. Avoid the "do as I say, not as I do" phenomenon. If someone you love is addicted, don't give up, keep trying to get help, but don't facilitate codependency.

Dr. Miroslava Fox Dr. Fox
Clinical Psychology
11 years in practice
A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
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Can I tell me how I can stop drug/alcohol abuse?

Can I tell me how I can stop drug/alcohol abuse?

Treatment/Support: Find someone who specializes in addictions, to help you design a plan to deal with urges, stress, find out triggers, and the big "why? " question. Additionally, stopping addiction might bring you a sense of loss -- with all the emotions a sense of loss carries and it needs to be worked through. It's a lot of work, but doable. Good luck!

Dr. Mark Diamond Dr. Diamond
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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How much of a role do drug & alcohol abuse by parents play in addiction in their children?

How much of a role do drug & alcohol abuse by parents play in addiction in their children?

A Lot: There is controversy over whether these traits are genetic in origin, altho I believe they may be. But the modeling behavior of parenting is clearly a factor.

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Dr. Laura McMullen Dr. McMullen
Pediatrics
17 years in practice
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Can hepatits b be caused by chronic alcohol abuse, and is there a cure for it? I am a recovering alcoholic, sober for 12 years. No history of heavy drug use, no needles whatsoever. Quite a past in the sex department, although only 3 partners in sobriety (12

Can hepatits b be caused by chronic alcohol abuse, and is there a cure for it? I am a recovering alcoholic, sober for 12 years. No history of heavy drug use, no needles whatsoever. Quite a past in the sex department, although only 3 partners in sobriety (12

I: I added a link below from the center of disease control that may answer all of your questions in depth. To summarize: you can only catch hepatitis b from: - birth - mom to baby transmission - sharing needles with an infected person - having sex with an infected person - being in direct contact with the blood or open sores of an infected person - sharing a tooth brush or razor with an infected person (because of bleeding with those 2 activities) you cannot catch hepatitis b through breastfeeding, drinking, saliva, sharing utensils, hugging, kissing, touching, coughing or sneezing. 6-10% of adults with hepatitis b go on to have chronic hepatitis b (that means in 90-94% of people, it just goes away). 15-25% of people with chronic hepatitis b will go on to have liver disease.

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Dr. Nimish Gosrani Dr. Gosrani
Anti-Aging Medicine
29 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Havedepression, stress, anger problems, epilepsy, body pains and aches, lung pain and drug addiction, and alcohol abuse aswel as cigarettes abuse?

Havedepression, stress, anger problems, epilepsy, body pains and aches, lung pain and drug addiction, and alcohol abuse aswel as cigarettes abuse?

Sounds Difficult: Can you please clarify what the question is. Questions should be clear and specific. Can re-ask. Thanks.

Dr. Gregg Albers Dr. Albers
Addiction Medicine
37 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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What does 3 years of alcohol abuse do to your body, damage & lasting risks? Average 3 promille...

Alcohol Damage: The damage is related to the amount you are using, the strength of the alcohol, and your sensitivity to your level of use. Alcohol damages the liver, then the brain, can damage the lining of the stomach. The nutritional/vitamin deficiencies can lead to further liver damage, muscle wasting, and neurological damage, including numbness, problems with strength and balance.

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Dr. Owen Scott Dr. Scott
Clinical Psychology
35 years in practice
West Virginia University School of Medicine
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Do women face greater health risks from alcohol abuse than men?

Do women face greater health risks from alcohol abuse than men?

No: According to the CDC, US men have higher rates of alcohol abuse and dependence (17% lifetime) than women (8%). Men also have much higher rates of injury and hospitalization related to alcohol. Male drivers are twice as likely to be intoxicated in fatal car accidents than female drivers. Men who commit suicide are more likely than women to have consumed alcohol.

Dr. Jane Kang Dr. Kang
Psychiatry
17 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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Any insights on when does "moderate" use of alcohol become alcohol abuse?

Any insights on when does "moderate" use of alcohol become alcohol abuse?

Yes: Alcohol becomes abuse when it starts affecting your life negatively:if you having problems at work or showing up late or missing work; if it is making you fight with others or causing problems in your relationship; if you have legal problems from drinking; if you find yourself "sneaking" alcohol or hiding how much you use from other people.

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