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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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The Latest Statistics on Alcohol Use in the United States

Alcohol use in the United States is an epidemic problem, and these are the latest statistics from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Alcohol Use • Slightly more than half of Americans aged 12 or older reported being … Continue reading

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What are the Symptoms of an Alcohol Problem?

Question: What Are the Symptoms of an Alcohol Problem? Answer: Certain behaviors are known to be possible early signs of an alcohol problem. These include any established pattern of drinking, such as heavy regular alcohol consumption and/or frequent intoxication, which … 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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