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What is a Substance Abuse Evaluation?

A Substance Abuse Evaluation is an assessment of an individual who has used, abused or become dependent upon a mood altering substance such as alcohol, marijuana, cocaine or opiates.  The need for a substance abuse evaluation occurs when the individual … Continue reading

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Substance Abuse Evaluation: Who Needs One?

A substance abuse evaluation is an assessment of an individual to discern whether the drugs or alcohol use is a problem in the person’s life.  There are basically three general categories of using drugs, which are social use, abuse and … Continue reading

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The Voice of Addiction

Our battle against the disease of alcoholism is an uphill battle.  With the many good programs, support groups and prevention services, the statistics are still staggering: About 14 million people in the US are addicted to alcohol and millions of … Continue reading

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20 Questions about Alcohol Addiction

The short quiz is commonly referred to as “The 20 Questions” and the original, developed by researchers in the addiction field, has been adjusted many times over the years to include all mood-altering substances and prescription medications. As a quick … Continue reading

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What is an Intervention?

Intervention means to interfere in the affairs of another person in order to bring about a positive change.  The common use today in the mental health field is to interfere in life of a person who is in a self-destructive … Continue reading

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