Drug Rehabilitation and Substance Abuse Counseling

Drug Rehabilitation is the process of quitting a harmful or addictive substance, such as cocaine, alcohol, or methamphetamine. There are many methods used in rehab. Some of these methods include counseling, biofeedback, pharmaceuticals, and incentives.

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Drug Rehabilitation and Substance Abuse Counseling

Do steroids show up in a rehab drug test?

No - unless they are specifically looked for.

It's not usually looked for, however when you're on a rehab drug test, you need to be careful of everything you ingest or take.

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Can you get off drugs without rehab?

no

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Drug Rehabilitation and Substance Abuse Counseling

What kind of alcohol and drug counseling job can one obtain with an Associate in Arts?

My boyfriend didn't have an associates at all and got a job as a Case Manager (working with addicts). He makes okay money (27K) and it's a great way to get your foot in the door. A lot of driving is involved- goes from hospital to rehab to shelter to sober house and back to office most days. But he loves it. He is in the process of getting an associates in drug counseling. Life experience is a big plus in these kinds of jobs, more than education.

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How long do most people stay in drug rehab centers?

Depending on a particular patients addictive diagnoses and the amount of time a Doctor recommends for treatment. Many drug addicts have relapses where they have to seek treatment for years at a time.

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Why do you need a drug rehab in your community?

Sometimes people want to quit using drugs, but find they can't do it all by themselves. This is especially true of heroin addicts, who have a physical addiction that is often made bearable if they are provided with methadone. Methadone is addictive, too, but it "holds" users far longer than heroin, and does not need to be injected; methadone also allows addicts to lead productive lives, since it doesn't cause them to "go on the nod" like heroin does.

Also, drug courts have begun the process of sending people to rehab instead of jail when they're arrested for possession of drugs. And while forced treatment isn't such a great idea, it's far better than jail.

Narcanon, however, is basically a front for Scientology. They use a Scientology-based galvanic response tool called an "e-meter", and recommend Scientology books and courses which are quite expensive and of questionable worth.

Narcanon puts its clients through a "detoxification" which involves proceedures such as drinking straight vegetable oil, ingesting huge amounts of niacin, and spending whole days at a time in hot saunas, which they claim causes one to sweat out the toxins. These practices are of little to no use in actual detox--and moreover, have been proven to be quite dangerous.

Narcanon should not be confused with Narcotics Anonymous (NA) which is a twelve-step, religion-centered group therapy for drug addicts based on the system first used with alcoholics by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). While NA has some aspects that some people describe as cultish, it does not involve practices which are physically dangerous, and while NA is definitely not for everyone, it has helped far more people than Narcanon has.

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How many drug rehabs in the US?

This true that many rehab center is located in US. But Choosing the right alcohol rehab clinic can be difficult and confusing.Obviously you'll need to consider the price . What kind of accommodation does the rehab clinic offer? Different clinics will offer different treatments. Ask at the clinic what treatments they offer and how each person's treatment programme is decided.

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Are there any free drug rehab programs in atlanta ga?

contact your local chapter of NA or AA and ask them.....

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Why is alcohol legal and marijuana illegal if they have very similar effects on the body?

Alcohol and marijuana do NOT have "very similar effects on the body" although they are often used for roughly the same purposes, i.e. escape from reality and/or to boost the mood. They do it by quite different physiological means however.

Alcohol is a CNS depressant and reduces inhibitions - to the point of totally destroying normal judgment, resulting in all sorts of risky - even fatal - behavior. The abuse of alcohol can damage the brain and the liver and extremely high consumption over a very short period of time can cause death by alcohol poisoning. Sufficient alcohol consumption has been known to result in total loss of memory of actions during the later part of the intoxicated period (being "blackout drunk"). Alcohol has been linked to different types of cancer such as esophagus, pharynx, mouth, liver and colon. Illegal alcohol often contains such contaminants as heavy metals (from the solder used in the still), methanol (make you go blind), an ethylene glycol (aka antifreeze - makes it sweeter but poisons you).

THC (active ingredient in marijuana) affects almost every organ in your body, and your nervous system and immune system. While alcohol can slow your heartbeat, THC may increase it - which can cause heart attacks in people who already have heart problems. It can increase bleeding, lower blood pressure, and affect blood sugar - which is one of the reasons it can stimulate appetite (giving people the "munchies"). Besides the expected high that makes one feel happy, relaxed, or detached from reality, consuming THC may also result in

  • A distorted sense of time
  • Random thinking - could be funny but could be debilitating if you need to concentrate on something important
  • Paranoia (which seriously kills the happy, relaxed feeling)
  • Anxiety (instead of feeling chill)
  • Depression (way more common than you would think)
  • Short-term forgetfulness
There is currently no conclusive evidence that pot causes cancer, but smoking it, like inhaling ANY kind of smoke (campfires, cigarettes, incense) does tend to irritate the membranes of the lungs and cause a cough. More serious lung damage from marijuana is typically a result of all the other stuff that is mixed with it. Since it is not subject to quality control or safety testing it may be contaminated with pesticides, fungicides, herbicides or any other chemical sprayed on the plant or contaminating the soil it is grown in. When sold on the street it is usually "cut" with other plant material to add bulk and increase the profit. Depending on what the plant is, it could be anywhere from harmless to something that could make you sick. You would expect less of this from store-bought pot in states that have declared it legal.

Both alcohol and THC slow reaction times so driving under the influence of either one is dangerous.

Both alcohol and THC have been known to cause withdrawal symptoms in people who have been consuming them in significant quantities for a prolonged time - but the symptoms are quite different.

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms may include:

  • shaking (the shakes)
  • headache
  • sweating
  • anxiety
  • nausea or vomiting
  • confusion
  • hallucinations (pink elephants, spiders, etc. sometimes with awareness of reality, sometimes completely detached from reality)
  • in extreme cases - seizures,high blood pressure and fever which can persist anywhere from 4 to 12 days - and even death

THC withdrawal symptoms may include:

  • cravings
  • irritability
  • sleeplessness
  • less appetite

Having disposed of the fallacy that their effects on on the body are very similar, it is time to address the question of why they are regulated differently.

Both alcohol and THC (from pot) have negative and dangerous effects, but the USA threw in the towel on banning alcohol (and repealed the 18th Amendment) while later installing laws against pot.

Some of the reasons for making it illegal include:

  • By the late 1800's hashish parlors and opium dens tended to be associated - so they were considered part of the same culture and their negative effects lumped together as abused narcotics.
  • When the Pure Food and Drug Act was passed, pot was included as a "dangerous drug" and thus regulated with all other drugs. Alcohol has never been classified as a drug.
  • In the early 1900's Cannabis was labeled as a "habit forming drug" - whether that is true or not is still debated with reasonable arguments on both sides. Note - it was classified as a drug and regulated as such rather than banned. Also "habit forming" is not the same as "physically addictive".
  • Interestingly, in the early 1900's California classified it as a poison and regulated it as such (this may have been the result of a legislative mistake in terminology)
  • During prohibition, cannabis was more popular with immigrants (such as Mexican field hands) than alcohol because it was more culturally familiar - and cheaper - and thus became associated with racism. Alcohol was illegal - cannabis was not - so due to a combination of "how come they get to get high and we don't" from alcohol drinkers and racial prejudice, there was political motivation to outlaw cannabis for recreational use.
  • It was NOT because it competed with traditional wood pulp paper. It has been suggested that Randolph Hearst demonized it (and promoted making it illegal) because hemp paper for newsprint was cheaper than traditional newsprint paper - but this actually would have been a reason for Hearst to be in favor of hemp since it would have saved him money. Most likely it was just an easy way to sell papers by latching onto a story and sensationalizing it. Nevertheless, his yellow journalism had an impact on attitudes about cannabis.
  • It is NOT because help is a competitor with man-made fibers such as nylon. It has also been suggested that DuPont wanted hemp squelched because hemp fiber was much cheaper than the nylon fibers the company was producing. This is actually unlikely because nylon was developed as a much cheaper alternative to silk and DuPont was struggling to meet the demand for nylon for that purpose (such as for women's stockings) to the point that the use of hemp fiber had no impact on nylon sales.
Taken together, it would appear that alcohol and cannabis are regulated differently because they were classified differently early on and because they were perceived by the public to be of different nature. There were also significant differences in the cultures where alcohol was the intoxicant of choice and cultures where cannabis was the intoxicant of choice. These differences in classification, perception, and culture resulted in the current differences in how they are regulated.

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Also, alcoholic beverages, mostly wine, are used in many religions (Christianity, Judaism etc.) and banning them will cause some serious religious opposition. Marijuana is only used in a few Native American ceremonies (sometimes that "peace pipe" had a little bit of something to make all concerned feel extra peaceful). Also marijuana or ganja (I'm Jamaican) was use in religions such as Rastafarians and such so I'm not sure why banning ganja is approved when alcohol is man-made and ganja is a natural herb.

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Did Gisele MacKenzie found a alcoholic rehab center in Philadelphia?

Why are you picking on Gisele ??

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Is there a certain web page or anything you can look up to help you prove to someone that pot is NOT bad for you?

Alright, from expierence i can tell u that smoking (weed,pot,marijuana,bud,ganja,) or whatever u call it that it does affect some people. Other people it has no real effects might gain a little weight, but nothing major. other people though get lazy and don't care as much but physically it causes no major damage. Mentally it can make you lazy and lose ambition. just depends on how it makes you feel.

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What is outpatient drug rehab treatment?

Outpatient services are medical procedures or tests that can be done in a medical center without an overnight stay. Many procedures and tests can be done in a few hours. Outpatient services include: Wellness and prevention, such as counseling and weight-loss programs. Diagnosis, such as lab tests and MRI scans.

Our addiction resources are built to offer the best drug rehabs in New Jersey and out-of-state that are solution-focused and evidence-based. The NJ Addiction Resources we recommend prescribe safe comfort medications that reduce and eliminate cravings and physical discomfort. A person cannot safely and effectively detox from drugs and alcohol alone. The likelihood of failure and relapse is very high without medical supervision. All the detox centers we advocate for are overseen by a state licensed medical staff that includes doctors, psychiatrists, and counselors.

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Should you leave your spouse if he has been using drugs and you have children and have tried to get him to seek help?

Your children come first and one of their parents has to be responsible. If you have parents, relatives or friends you can stay with please do. It is obvious your spouse has chosen the drugs over you and the children. By staying you will be nothing more than an enabler of his addiction. Leave, then see what he does. If he is serious do not go back until you are sure he is on a good program for drug abuse and even at that just be there for support and leave the children out of it. I think you already knew the answer to this one.

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Can a breathalyzer at a drug rehab detect drugs in a person?

no

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Is drug rehab successful?

Drug rehab is only successful if the person asking for the rehab actually wants it. If they are not into really changing their life. The drug rehab will not work and it would be a waste of money.

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Yes absolutely. One of my friends went through a rehabilitation program and has successfully recovered.

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What happens in a drug rehabilitation center?

Most rehabilitation clinics have varying policies. They also treat rehabilitation differently, depending on the drug as well as the severity of the patient's addiction.

For example, some clinics will not take adolescentpatients unless they want to quit; other clinics have services to - for lack of a better term - forcefully abduct a person and expose them to treatment regardless of their consent or willingness.

Common shared policies of rehabilitation clinics that are usually in-patient are as follows:

  • Highly supervised activities.
  • A set schedule for the day, involving therapy meetings, meal times, individualized psychiatric and therapeutic meetings with a professional psychiatrist or physician.
  • Administering psychiatric treatment to the patient as per guidance of a psychiatrist.
  • Complete disconnection from illicit substances.
  • Visiting times allowing patients council with family, and sometimes friends.
  • Recommendation for extended out-patient therapy upon discharge are considered.

A common misconception is that patients are put in straight jackets and are forced to endure a frightening, hellish environment. This is not so in most clinical environments. Patients are usually surprised to enter an environment that is accepting and adaptable. Solitary confinement is typically used as a last resort for patients who are disruptive, violent, and intent on violating the imposed rules and regulations.

(Young addicts in need of help can turn to the Youth Drug Rehab center. Information via the Related link.)

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Are drug rehabs business profitable?

The drug rehab center need not be expensive and what matters most is the kind of medical and psychological help provided to victims. A little research ensures the identification of a rehab center that best suits individual needs, without leaving a hole in the pocket.

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Perfumes and Colognes
Drug Rehabilitation and Substance Abuse Counseling

What happens if you spray lynx into your mouth?

Lynx spray has caused deaths by cardiac arrhythmia and heart failure. The company created ads in 2008 warning of its use as an inhalant and that it is very flammable.

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Should couples go to drug rehab together?

no

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Workers Compensation
Drug Rehabilitation and Substance Abuse Counseling

Does workmans comp cover hernias?

Was it an on the job injury?

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What is the most expensive drug rehab in the US?

The most expensive rehab facility is the Beau Monde Facility costing $96,000 per month and has the potential to cost more depending on your needs. Other expensive rehabs are the Cirque Lodge, Passages Malibu, The Betty Ford Center, Harmony Place for Women and Stone Eagle Retreat.

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Drug Rehabilitation and Substance Abuse Counseling

Does workman's compensation cover injuries while commuting to work?

Workman's comp will only cover you if you are on the clock. If your work demands that you have to be on call and wear and beeper and you were being called in to work, then you might have a chance for a case. If you were running an errand for the company on the clock, then you are covered. Coming to and going home, you are on your own. Sorry! ...but your employer does owe you safe ingress and egress, so if you're injured due to a fault in the premises of your work while entering or leaving, that's usually covered.

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Drug Rehabilitation and Substance Abuse Counseling

If you're out on workman's comp and about to have surgery due to the injury that occured at work and lose your job does workman's comp still have to pay?

Yes. In fact, you could sue the company if they refuse. The company should compensate you in every way since the accident happened at work and you should never have lost your job, they should have hired a temp during your absense. Very unfortunate situation. You should check with an attorney about your legal rights so you don't get messed over.

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How long can it take for a divorce to happen if your spouse is in jail or drug rehab facility?

My x was in jail I went and filed for a divorce in February he was served the papers and he kept the papers for a few weeks he sent them back to the lawyer and we were divorced in June. Did take that long, would have been done sooner if he would have sent them back sooner.

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Can a mother who is a convicted drug user and is due to get out of a drug rehabilitation program get custody of her children back from Child Protective Services?

No. She is going to need to establish a history and pattern of positive changes first. That means a stable home for the children and the ability to care for them physically and financially. Granting custody back to someone fresh out of rehab would not be appropriate nor is it in the best interest of the children. She needs to prove she is really rehabilitated.

No. She is going to need to establish a history and pattern of positive changes first. That means a stable home for the children and the ability to care for them physically and financially. Granting custody back to someone fresh out of rehab would not be appropriate nor is it in the best interest of the children. She needs to prove she is really rehabilitated.

No. She is going to need to establish a history and pattern of positive changes first. That means a stable home for the children and the ability to care for them physically and financially. Granting custody back to someone fresh out of rehab would not be appropriate nor is it in the best interest of the children. She needs to prove she is really rehabilitated.

No. She is going to need to establish a history and pattern of positive changes first. That means a stable home for the children and the ability to care for them physically and financially. Granting custody back to someone fresh out of rehab would not be appropriate nor is it in the best interest of the children. She needs to prove she is really rehabilitated.

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Free or lowincome drug rehab in Indiana?

Where in Indiana are you? I am in nw Indiana and there are mental health facilities which have drug rehabs in them, as well as support groups... if you can, try seeing a therapist. they can help you get a case manager who can help you get medicaid and will then pay for services.

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