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Can Early Intervention Circumvent the Need for Drug Rehab?

When discussing the prognosis when drug and alcohol abuse is an issue, most experts will tell you that the earlier your loved one seeks help, the more likely it is that she will make a full recovery. While this is true, there are some notions that many people assume based on this theory, most of […]

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Heroin Detox: What to Expect When It Starts During an Intervention

Opiate addiction is an insidious disease. It is defined by horrific withdrawal symptoms that can begin as soon as a chronic user’s levels of heroin (or prescription painkillers) drop in the body. These start out slow and slowly build to crescendo, then plateau and remain for days and even weeks, depending on the circumstances. It’s […]

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Study Says that Early Intervention Can Help Stop College Binge Drinking

A new study out of Penn State reports that early intervention can help college-aged drinkers avoid the pitfalls associated with binge drinking. A common practice among young adults newly independent of parental oversight, binge drinking in college can increase the risk of: Contracting an STD Unwanted pregnancy Academic problems, including expulsion due to criminal behavior, […]

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Increasing the Price of Alcohol: Is This a Viable Alcoholism Intervention?

An English politician is lobbying for support behind making alcohol more expensive in the UK. His reasoning? If it’s more expensive, people may drink less of it, especially younger people who don’t have as much money to invest in alcohol. If people drink less in a sitting, then perhaps the number of car accidents related […]

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