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  Substance abuse: Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Substance abuse is a pattern of continued harmful use of a mood altering (additional info and facts about mood altering) substance, that results in adverse social consequences, such as failure to meet work, family, or school obligations, interpersonal conflicts, or legal problems.
"Substance abuse" is sometimes used as a synonym for "drug abuse (Excessive use of drugs)," but this usage is not universaly agreed upon, the later term usualy including any use of illicit drugs (additional info and facts about illicit drugs) even if such use does not meet the medical definition of abuse.
As of 1999, substance abuse in the U.S. was estimated to be responsible for 590,000 deaths and 40 million injuries and illnesses annually.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/su/substance_abuse.htm   (469 words)

 National Cancer Institute - Substance Abuse Issues In Cancer
This patient summary on substance abuse issues in cancer is adapted from the summary written for health professionals by cancer experts.
Substance abuse rarely develops in people who have cancer who do not have a history of drug or alcohol abuse.
This brief summary describes substance abuse issues in patients with cancer who have a history of substance abuse, and addresses the use of opioid drugs to control cancer pain.
www.cancer.gov /cancer_information/doc_pdq.aspx?version=patient&viewid=d2d9457b-3cde-4bef-aa94-081930521550   (110 words)

 Substance Abuse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Parental substance abuse is increasingly recognized as a significant factor in cases of child maltreatment.
Substance abuse is a common problem in families reported for child abuse and neglect.
Physical and behavioral indications of substance abuse, characteristics of parents at risk of substance abuse, and special risks of children of chemically involved parents are reviewed.
nccanch.acf.hhs.gov /topics/issues/substance.cfm   (1341 words)

 Substance Abuse
Teenagers at risk for substance abuse include those with a family history of substance abuse, who have low self-esteem, who feel hopelessly alienated, as if they don't fit in, or who are depressed.
Substance is taken in larger amounts or over longer periods of time than the person intended.
In cases of dual diagnosis, the recommended method is to primarily treat the symptomatic substance abuse and co-treat the disorder.
www.nationalyouth.com /substanceabuse.html   (1284 words)

 26 Substance Abuse
Substance abuse, including tobacco use and nicotine dependence, is associated with a variety of other serious health and social problems.
Substance abuse contributes to cancers that, until recently, were thought to be unrelated.
For substance abuse prevention to be effective, people need access to culturally, linguistically, and age-appropriate services; job training and employment; parenting training; general education; more behavioral research; and programs for women, dually diagnosed patients, and persons with learning disabilities.
www.healthypeople.gov /document/HTML/Volume2/26Substance.htm   (3967 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Diet and substance abuse recovery
Substance abuse harms the body in two distinct ways: via the effect of the substance itself and via negative lifestyle changes, such as irregular eating habits and poor dietary intake.
Due to deficiencies in vitamins caused by irregular eating habits during the period of substance abuse, supplementation with vitamins and minerals during recovery may be helpful.
During recovery from substance abuse, dehydration is common and it is important to emphasize adequate intake of fluids during and in between meals.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/002149.htm   (917 words)

 Encyclopedia: Substance abuse rehabilitation
Substance-abuse rehabilitation is a process of medical and/or psychotherapeutic treatment, for dependency on psychoactive substances.
multiple substances from one or more of those groups, each a dependency of the same patient.
Designed for those who can no longer afford to let substance abuse bankrupt their lives, The Retreat is a place to heal under expert care in a confidential, life-enriching setting.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Substance_abuse-rehabilitation   (284 words)

 Substance Abuse
Substance abuse prevention classes for adults with transportation, meals, child-care and field trips provided.
Community-based substance prevention, individual and group treatment counseling and aftercare services for individuals 55+ years, and veterans with substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders.
CARF accredited substance use and co-occurring disorder treatment centers that focus on the provision of integrated substance use, mental health and medical care services for individuals that are referred and for self-referrals, including case management, aftercare and outpatient intervention services.
www.mhabroward.org /substanceabuse.html   (563 words)

 substance abuse
The abuse of drugs and alcohol is by far the leading cause of preventable illnesses and premature death in our society.
The importance of substance abuse treatment cannot be overstated, and fortunately many effective treatments are available.
Because substance abuse affects many aspects of a person’s life, multiple forms of treatment are often required.
www.crescentlife.com /disorders/substance_abuse.htm   (850 words)

 eMedicine - Substance Abuse : Article by Kevin P Daly, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
People abuse substances such as drugs, alcohol, and tobacco for varied and complicated reasons, but it is clear that our society pays a significant cost.
The toll for this abuse can be seen in our hospitals and Emergency Departments through direct damage to health by substance abuse and its link to physical trauma.
Use and abuse of substances such as cigarettes, alcohol, and illegal drugs may begin in childhood or the teen years.
www.emedicine.com /aaem/topic426.htm   (2545 words)

 Drugs and Teen Substance Abuse
National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University ~ CASA brings together all the professional disciplines to combat abuse of all substances in all sectors of society through education, research, and advocacy.
Substance Abuse Does Not Occur in a 'Vacuum' ~ Parents and friends are influential.
Substance Use Among Hispanic Youth ~ Hispanic youth born in the US were more likely to have used illicit drugs in the past month than their counterparts born elsewhere.
www.focusas.com /SubstanceAbuse.html   (2469 words)

 Substance Abuse Treatment for Children and Adolescents: Questions to Ask - AACAP Facts for Families # 41
The decision to get treatment for a child or adolescent is difficult, and parents are encouraged to seek consultation from a child and adolescent psychiatrist when making decisions about substance abuse treatment.
Severe substance abuse and chemical dependence in adolescence may be a chronic relapsing disorder.
If questions or doubts persist about either admission to a substance abuse treatment program or about a denial of treatment, a second opinion may be helpful.
www.aacap.org /publications/factsfam/subabuse.htm   (702 words)

 Substance Abuse
Substance abuse services have been a significant part of medical care for a number of years.
This report on substance abuse and children's health plans describes the range of substance abuse benefits available to children who are covered by private or combination SCHIP plans.
Founded in 1987, SAAS is a nonprofit organization whose membership consists of state substance abuse prevention and treatment associations.
www.ncsl.org /programs/health/substance.htm   (734 words)

 OSHA Safety and Health Topic Page: Workplace Substance Abuse
OSHA understands that many workers with substance abuse problems can be returned safely to the workplace provided they have access to appropriate treatment, continuing care and supportive services.
A particular focus is placed on small businesses, since they are less likely than their larger counterparts to have mechanisms in place to prevent workplace substance abuse—despite being more likely to suffer from its negative impact.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Division of Workplace Programs provides guidance for employers on drug-free workplace issues, and its GetFit.SAMHSA.gov website provides a range of information about workplace wellness issues, including drugs and alcohol.
www.osha.gov /SLTC/substanceabuse   (515 words)

 DCF - Substance Abuse Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Substance Abuse Program Office is dedicated to the development of a comprehensive system of prevention, emergency/detoxification, and treatment services for individuals and families at risk of or affected by substance abuse; to promote their safety, well-being, and self-sufficiency.
The Substance Abuse Program is one of several programs located centrally in Tallahassee.
In addition there are Substance Abuse and Prevention Coordinators throughout Florida, within the department’s district and regional Alcohol Abuse and Mental Health offices.
www.dcf.state.fl.us /mentalhealth/sa   (369 words)

 substance abuse treatment
Criticizing those who profess to help substance abusers is unlikely to be welcomed either by those who see substance abuse as a subversive activity or by those who believe their own lives or the lives of loved ones have been or are now being destroyed by drugs or alcohol.
Those familiar with A.A. will recognize that the “disease” model of substance abuse contradicts the A.A. model of the weak-willed sinner who needs a “Higher Power” (which can mean anything from the A.A. group itself to the God of the Bible) to conquer the mighty forces of satanic booze.
Substance abusers who want to get back some control in their lives might check out some of these other programs and not feel it’s either A.A. or a “chemical dependency” program or nothing.
skepdic.com /sat.html   (2710 words)

 DHS Division of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse (DASA)
The integrated substance abuse service delivery system within DHS is coordinated by DASA and the Office of Prevention within the Division of Community Health and Prevention.
DASA's mission is founded upon the belief that human suffering and social and economic loss caused by the illness of alcoholism, addiction to controlled substances and the abuse and misuse of alcohol and other drugs are matters of grave concern to the people of the state of Illinois.
These services are provided by numerous community-based substance abuse treatment organizations contracted by DASA according to the needs of various communities and populations.
www.dhs.state.il.us /oasa   (518 words)

 Teen Substance Abuse
Drug abuse and addiction interfere with their sense of who they are and how they learn and mature.
The good news is that drug abuse among teens has been dropping steadily during the past few years, according to the Monitoring the Future (MTF) study, an annual report of drug use and attitudes among teens.
The percentages of eighth and tenth grade students in the yearly study have declined and are at their lowest levels since 1993 and 1995, respectively.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/dc/caz/suba/tnsa/tnsa_gen_ovw.jsp   (2845 words)

 BehaveNet┬« Clinical Capsule™: Substance Abuse
This, along with Substance Dependence are considered substance use disorders.
While recognizing that "abuse" is part of present diagnostic terminology, ASAM recommends that an alternative term be found for this purpose because of the pejorative connotations of the word "abuse."*
The symptoms have never met the criteria for Substance Dependence for this class of substance.
www.behavenet.com /capsules/disorders/subabuse.htm   (348 words)

 Substance Abuse
All of the above Substance Abuse Programs are available by calling Toni Walker at (216) 398-9860.
Federal government studies have proven that a drug and alcohol abuse program is a cost-effective way to reduce accidents, health care and insurance costs, controls theft, damage or other loss of company property.
A drug and alcohol abuse program can reduce Ohio workers compensation premium costs and can be commingled with group discount programs as long as it does not exceed a 95% discount.
www.ceacisp.org /substance_abuse.htm   (877 words)

 Substance Abuse
Dual Diagnosis group therapies are available to those veterans suffering from a combination of substance abuse and psychiatric disorders, such as depression, manic-depression, or schizophrenia.
The Substance Use/PTSD Team is a specialized outpatient treatment clinic established to treat veterans and their families who have problems with chemical dependency and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Though early detection and education the team is able to implement treatment and intervention strategies at an earlier stage, prior to the disruption in employment, family relationships, and development of medical problems associated with prolonged substance dependence.
www.va.gov /pittsburgh/substance-abuse.htm   (540 words)

 Substance Abuse
HRMS recognizes the pervasive substance abuse problem which faces American society.
In particular, HRMS recognizes the threat that drug abuse (including the abuse of alcohol) poses in the business community for employers and employees alike.
For employees, the consequences of drug abuse can be tragic not only for users and their families, but also for co-workers and customers who are put in jeopardy by others' illicit use of drugs.
www.hrmsinc.com /Substance_Abuse/substance_abuse.html   (286 words)

 WHO | Management of substance abuse
In 2000, the Department of Substance Abuse was merged with the Department of Mental Health to form the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, reflecting the many common approaches of management of mental health and substance use disorders.
The Management of Substance Abuse Team (MSB) is one of four teams under the working umbrella of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse and the cluster of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health.
The Management of Substance Abuse Team is concerned with the management of problems related to the use of all psychoactive substances.
www.who.int /substance_abuse/en   (425 words)

 Open Directory - Health: Addictions: Substance Abuse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention - CSAP is the sole Federal organization with responsibility for improving accessibility and quality of substance abuse prevention services.
Drug Abuse Statistics - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration presents national and state prevalence and trends in illegal drug use, the non-medical use of prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University - Think tank that focuses on the study of all forms of substance abuse, and how it affects society.
dmoz.org /Health/Addictions/Substance_Abuse   (306 words)

 Substance Abuse
Substance abuse in small cities and rural America.
Because benzodiazepines are controlled substances with abuse potential, special attention must be directed toward the patient's addiction history before these agents are prescribed.
Knowledge of the extent and nature of the consequences of tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use as well as the physical, psychological, and social consequences is important for pediatricians.
www.athealth.com /Practitioner/newsletter/fpn_4_35.html   (441 words)

 OAS Home of Alcohol, Tobacco & Drug Abuse Statistics from Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services ...
Rates of past year substance abuse or dependence changed little between 2002, 2003, and 2004 in either metropolitan or non-metropolitan areas.
Rural substance abuse treatment admissions were more likely than urban substance abuse treatment admissions to be referred to treatment by the criminal justice system (47% vs. 35%).
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Office of Applied Studies collects and reports on national and State data to assist policymakers, treatment providers and patients make informed decisions regarding the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders.
www.drugabusestatistics.samhsa.gov   (2268 words)

 Featured Resources on Substance Abuse
It is particularly significant to note that depression often co-occurs with medical, psychiatric, and substance abuse disorders.
Drugs of Abuse is a catalogued index of commonly abused drugs with street names, effects, and potential health consequences.
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) has a variety of information sources, including the Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIPs).
www.athealth.com /Practitioner/particles/FR_SubstanceAbuse.html   (1406 words)

 Substance Abuse Services/Home
The Substance Abuse Services web site contains information relative to providers of services, students, and other individuals interested in the substance abuse treatment and recovery field.
Oversight of substance abuse services program compliance for the State of Wisconsin is based on both federal requirements and Wisconsin Law.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) unveils guide to introduce substance abuse treatment providers to family therapy.
www.dhfs.state.wi.us /substabuse   (368 words)

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