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Adult Dyslexia Test – Are You In The 95% That Need It And Don’t Know?

Dyslexia affects as many as 1 out of 10 people. 90-95% of adult dyslexics don’t know that their problems with learning are caused by dyslexia. Not knowing, they suffer from social stigma, low self esteem, depression. There is a simple way they could quickly improve their lives, change things for the better…

Dyslexia is A learning disorder characterized by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words. It is usually associated with some type of neurologic disorder. All dyslexics are different, each with different symptoms and degrees of severity. There is no “typical” dyslexic.

The symptoms are not apparent. The effects are often mistaken for something else.

The key to getting an accurate diagnosis, and knowing, is an adult dyslexia test.

Today most people that have dyslexic symptoms are recognized and diagnosed early, as small children or as students in school. But our general understanding of dyslexia is fairly recent. Only a few years ago dyslexic students were most often just called “slow learners” and shunted aside.

Today there are many adult dyslexics who not do not yet know the real cause of their learning problems. Moreover most do their very best to hide it. So they continue suffering from the disabilities of dyslexia, which makes their lives miserable. Often being labeled as dumb or stupid is depressing and robs them of self-esteem.

A simple adult dyslexia screening test would swiftly put them on track to a better life. Once the problems are identified, there are many therapies training courses that enable dyslexics to effectively deal with their individual problems. They can quickly learn to function much more effectively.

Dyslexics tend to have special talents in visualizing and manipulating images. They often excel in the arts, in architecture and in life in general. There is no reason why they cannot be successful and lead happy, full lives.

There are many successful dyslexics, such as Sir Richard Branson, George Washington and Albert Einstein. Once they are diagnosed, so the problems are understood, dyslexics can overcome their weaknesses and focus on developing their considerable strengths.

The first step for anyone who is dyslexic, or thinks they might be, is to arrange to take an adult dyslexia test. The test will quickly verify if any form of dyslexia is present. It will also assess its characteristics and severity.

There are adult dyslexic tests available that can be taken in the privacy of your own home or almost anywhere. These only require half an hour of time less money than you would spend for many video games.

There is a genetic link. Anyone in your family with dyslexia? Do you ever have difficulties in reading? In manipulating numbers in your head? Do you struggle to write so you can be understood? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, you might be dyslexic to some degree.

If you might be dyslexic to some degree, you should find out for certain. A simple adult dyslexia test would provide the answers, so you would know for sure. And it could radically change your life forever, for the better…

To learn more about Dyselxia and screening services, checkout Randak Dyslexia Services.  Randak Dyslexia Services has been helping people in Billings, MT read since 2011, with local and remote dyslexia tutoring, screening, and assessment based on the Barton Reading and Spelling System.

The Way In Which Some People Abuse The Benefit Of Sick Pay

This article describes how some people abuse the benefit of sick pay in the workplace. I am going to explain a couple of examples of this, which I have come across over the last couple of years.

There are many people who are in employment where if they are off work sick, they do not get paid. It must very much annoy these people to hear about the fortunate workers who are still paid when they are ill, abusing the system.

I have a friend who recently told me about a lady he works with. At times she will come to work with a really bad cold or cough, when really she should be at home in bed. By going to work she could be infecting other people with her germs of course. She would be asked why she had come to work when she obviously should be in bed. Her response would be that she did not want to waste her sick days when she was ill. She might as well come to work and be ill there, it would be no fun at home, she would continue.

This woman treated her sick entitlement as extra holiday days. The bosses who were unaware of her attitude presumed that when she did actually phone in sick, that she must be extremely ill, when in fact she would be perfectly fit and healthy.

Another example of abusing the sick entitlement system is a story I heard recently. The company involved had around fifteen percent of its full time staff in one of its buildings, on long term sick leave. The company then announced the closure of that particular building which would include all of the staff being made redundant. The office though would remain open for the next six months, however the only people who worked ninety percent of that six month period would be able to have full redundancy payouts. The amount of people who suddenly stopped having depression and bad backs was astonishing, they called it a miracle.


Recognizing The Signs Of Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse, or alcoholism, is a serious illness that often requires immediate treatment. Not everyone knows what to look for in terms of alcohol abuse, but the truth is that there are very definitive signs that can quickly confirm the need for treatment.

Many alcoholics drink because they are angry or sad, but often end up feeling guilty either while they are drinking or after the effects wear off. Emotional drinking is a very likely sign of alcohol abuse and should not be overlooked. If the feeling of needing to reduce the level of alcohol consumption begins to occur or when friends and family start to express their concern, it is often time to seek counseling for alcohol abuse.

A large number of alcoholics find themselves lying about their behavior, which is usually an indication of shame. This may be a clue that he/she knows their actions are excessive and they wish to hide it from those closest to them, which means that they realize their actions are unhealthy and there may be a good chance for recovery.

If alcohol becomes a way of dealing with stress, the drinker has an undeniable addiction. Stress is a part of everyday life and, if alcohol is how a person chooses to deal with that stress, drinking too will become an everyday activity. For this reason, anyone that drinks alcohol as a way of coping with stress should consider an alcohol abuse treatment program.

There is no universal definition for alcoholism because it masks itself in a variety of ways. For some, it involves a physical dependency on alcohol while others lose their control over how much they drink. For many, the use of alcohol continues with the knowledge that it harmful to their health. There are many reasons that alcoholism may occur, including links to hereditary genes, stress, the addictive nature of alcohol and even the family environment.

The good news is that alcoholism is treatable and, once the signs of alcohol abuse are noticed, a remedy can often begin immediately. Whether it be via an inpatient or outpatient care facility or simply the willingness to stop drinking with the support of family and friends, alcohol abuse can be a thing of the past. Regaining the control over a life that was once consumed by alcohol is not a process that can happen overnight, but it is one that will be worth the effort. The most important step in working toward a life that is free of alcohol is actually wanting that life.

This article is to be used for informational purposes only. The information contained herein is not intended to be used in place of, or in conjunction with, professional medical advice or recommendations regarding alcohol abuse. Before deciding on the most effective method of treatment, the patient must consult a licensed medical doctor for advice and/or to determine the best course of action for his/her individual situation.


Mental Abuse – The 7 Most Important Things To Know

1. Sticks and stones wonít break my bonesî ñ and words wonít leave any measurable physical damage, but they will cause progressive, long-term harm. Never underestimate the power of words: words are used to brainwash.

Being told you are ìstupidî, ìuglyî, ìlazyî or ìworthlessî is never acceptable. The first times you hear it, it will hurt, naturally. In time you ìmay get used toî hearing it from a partner. Thatís when you start to internalise and believe it. When that happens you are doing the other personís work of putting you down for them. This is why your feelings of self-worth suffer increasingly over time.
The good news is that just as words have been used to bring you down, you can learn to harness the power of words to build you up and restore your confidence and belief in yourself.

2. You are always told that itís your fault. Somehow, whatever happens, however it starts, the ultimate blame is always yours. Notice that we are talking ultimate blame here. The blaming partner will always tell you that their behaviour was caused by what you said or did. In fact, their argument runs along the lines that you canít possibly blame them for anything, because if you hadnít said what you said, or done what you did it would never have happened.

3. Youíre more inclined to believe your partner than you are to believe yourself. Have you ever reeled with a sense of hurt and injustice, or seethed with anger at the way youíve been treated? Have you found yourself asking: ìIs it reasonable to feel like this?î ìAm I misinterpreting things?î ìHave I got it wrong?î

If this is you, what it means is that you have become so brainwashed youíve stopped trusting in your own judgement. Your mind keeps throwing up the observations and questions because, deep down, you know that what is happening is utterly wrong. But right now you canít feel the strength of your own convictions.

4. You need your partner to acknowledge your feelings. Have you ever felt desperate to make your partner hear what you are saying and apologise for the hurtful things theyíve said? Have you ever felt that only they can heal the pain theyíve caused?

Does your need for them to validate your feelings keep you hooked into the relationship?

When a partner constantly denies or refuses to listen to your feelings, that is, unquestionably, mental abuse.

5. Your partner blows hot and cold. He can be very loving but is often highly critical of you. He may tell you how much he loves you, yet he is short on care or consideration towards you. In fact, some of the time, maybe even a lot of the time, he treats you as if you were someone he truly dislikes.

You do everything you can to make him happy, but itís never good enough. Youíre more like the pet dog in the relationship than you are the equal partner. Your constant efforts to get his attention and please him meet with limited success. Sometimes heíll be charmed, often heís dismissive.

If you find yourself puzzling about how your partner can treat you that way, it is because you are trying to live in a love-based relationship, when in reality you are living in a control-based relationship. The mental abuser struggles with his own feelings of worthlessness and uses his relationship to create a feeling of personal power, at his partnerís expense.

6. You feel as if you are constantly walking on eggshells. There is a real degree of fear in the relationship. You have come to dread his outbursts, the hurtful things that he will find to say to you. (Maybe the same anxiety and need to please spill over into your other relationships also.)

Fear is not part of a loving relationship, but it is a vital part of a mentally abusive relationship. It enables the abuser to maintain control over you.

7. You can heal. Mentally abusive relationships cause enormous emotional damage to the loving partner who tries, against all odds, to hold the relationship together and, ultimately, canít do it, because her partner is working against her.
Whether you are currently in a mentally abusive relationship, have left one recently, or years later are still struggling with the anxieties and low self-worth and lack of confidence caused by mental abuse, it is never too late to heal.
But you do need to work with a person or a programme specifically geared to mental abuse recovery.

Women who have suffered mental abuse expect radical change of themselves, and they expect it right away. This is why they often struggle and, not uncommonly, take up with another abusive partner.

Mental abuse recovery is a gradual process. Low self-worth and limiting beliefs about what kind of future the abuse sufferer can ever hope for are the blocks that can stop women from moving on. But they are blocks that you can clear very effectively. Just as language was once used to harm you, you can now learn how language can heal you. You can overcome past mental abuse and keep yourself safe from it in the future. You can also learn to feel strong, believe in yourself and create the life and the relationships you truly want.

ìThe Woman You Want To Beî is a unique workbook designed to accompany you on a year long journey into emotional health and happiness.
(C) 2005 Annie Kaszina

Elder abuse is described by the following acts among family and members of the household, any nursing home staff or any individual.

– When somebody attempts or causes physical injury to an elder
– When the family member or staff of a nursing home try to or is trying to place an elder in terror or alarm of physical harm by torment, threat or harassment
– When one is convincing or persuading an elder by strength or intimidation to participate in a certain act from which the elder has the right to withhold
– When one meaningfully confines the movements of an elder without his consent
– Threatening the elder to a crime of violence

1. Detecting Abuse:

– Burn markings from cigarette
– Black eye, lacerations, bruises or cuts that can not be explained
– Rope marks, a sign that the elder had been tied or slashed upon
– Hair loss, a sign that the elderís hair was pulled
– Bodily sores and wounds
– Fingernails that are broken
– The elderís skin is very poor condition
– Fractures of the bone
– Bite marks
– Eye glasses are broken
– Laboratory results are positive of drug overdose
– The elder displays a sudden change of behavior
– The care giver refuses to allow visitors to see the elder

2. Signs Of Neglect:

– Sores are untreated
– Displays significant signs of malnutrition
– May show signs of insanity
– Lack of personal hygiene care

3. Signs Of Emotional Abuse:

– May display a nervous behavior
– Constantly be disturbed or upset
– Displays a negative attitude
– Always in anxiety
– Demonstrate signs of insecurity, such as constant sucking or biting of the fingers

4. Financial Abuse:

– Unknown withdrawal from the elderís account
– Unusual ATM withdrawals and switching of accounts
– The elder tend to withdraw money often
– The elder does not receive his pension or Social Security check from the mail
– The elder, without any valid reason, revises his will and changes his beneficiary
– The elder unexplainably signs contracts that results to unwanted financial commitment
– Signature was forged
– The elder has plenty of unpaid bill, despite his assets that can very well cover the bill
– Strange credit card charges

5. Signs Of Sexual Abuse

– Mysterious and unexplained genital infection
– Anal or vaginal bleeding that can not be explained
– Ripped underwear
– The elder may tell someone that she has been sexually abused
– Genitals are bruised
– The elder may report that her care giver is showing her pornographic materials
– The report of the elder that she is forced to touch someoneís genitals, observe sexual acts, tell dirty stories and pose nude for a picture

6. How Can You Prevent Abuse To Yourself As An Elder?

– Keep and continue contacts with friends and neighbors
– Work out on a buddy system with other elders in the home
– Be active socially, do not be in isolation
– Protest and speak up if you are not happy or contented with the way your caregiver or other family member treats you. Tell somebody
– Request your friends and other relatives to visit you often
– Open your mail personally
– Never sign anything unless it was reviewed by someone that you trust
– Always review your will once in a while
– Coordinate so that your pension or Social Security check be deposited directly to your bank account than being sent by mail

7. How Can You Prevent Abuse To Others?

– Pay attention. Be wary and look out for signals that might point towards abuse
– Call your loved one as frequently as possible
– Visit your loved one often and make certain that she is well taken cared of
– Always be open to your loved one, taking the time to always talk to her and assure her that you are there to help and can be trusted
– Get permission to periodically look into your loved oneís bank accounts as well as credit card statements for unauthorized withdrawals or transactions

8. How To Get Help If You Or Someone You Know Is Suffering Abuse:

911 or your local police emergency number or your local hospital emergency room

1225 Eye Street, NVW Suite 725
National Center on Elder Abuse
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 898-2586
Fax: (202) 898-2583

Area Agency on Aging
Almost all States have information as well as a referral line that can be useful and helpful in locating and finding services for elder abuse and neglect victims.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
The hotline provides support counseling for victims of domestic violence and provides links to 2,500 local support services for abused women. The hotline operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
TDD 1-800-787-3224

How Often Does Child Sexual Abuse Get Reported?

Not nearly as often as it should. Most child abuse victims never report the crime or get help in coming to grips with this life-changing trauma. They move into adulthood with a broken heart and low self esteem. Much misbehavior and acting out can be traced to an incident which occurred which left the child feeling confused, betrayed and angry.

In an attempt to cope with the confusing reality of what has happened to them, many children develop survival skills or behaviors that will help them to cover up what they are really feeling.

Families, friends and society sometimes see and judge the problem behavior when it is actually a symptom of the internal pain which has never been addressed.

The number of reports is rising each year due to mandatory reporting laws, better public education and greater public awareness of the problem. Over the last 30 years many key developments in law enforcement have made it easier to deal with victims and their families with greater understanding, making it easier for them to come forward and ask for help.

In the Commonwealth Fund Survey of the Health of Adolescent Girls, they found that of sexually abused children in grades five through twelve, 48% of the boys and 29% of the girls had told no one about the abuseónot even a friend or sibling. If indeed, sexual abuse happens to one in four children, yet only 1.8 cases are reported per 1,000 children you have to wonder why.

The most common reasons given by victims for not reporting these crimes to authorities:

1. They feel no one will believe them, as the perpetrator has told them repeatedly.

2. They are so consumed with self-blame and shame that it happened to them.

3. A parent or another adult believes them, but doesnít want to involve outside parties. They feel it is a private matter and they will just keep the child away from the individual who was hurting them, so as not to disturb the family unit or community.

4. The child or the family is afraid of reprisal from the assailant.

There is always hope and assistance for recovery:

Even if your child or you made a decision to not report it at the time abuse happened, please check out the resources in back of my book: Caution Without Fear-Safeguarding Your Children From Sex Abuse and Finding Help if It Has Occurred. I have included almost 100 resources for help.

There are so many different methods and techniques to help you heal and gain greater understanding of what has happened to you or your child. No one deserves to suffer from painful memories.

Healing is possible no matter how long ago the abuse took place. There is help, guidance and tools available to assist both victims and perpetrators overcome painful pasts and look forward to a future full of hope and promise.

Every state has a child-protection agency that is responsible for investigating sexual-abuse complaints. Any incident, or suspected incident, should be reported to this agency and to the police. Go with the child and then refrain from talking about the incident in front of people who really donít need to know. When you report it to the police, ask for an officer trained in dealing with children and ask for a private place to discuss the situation. Children are usually a little bit more open with someone who does not remind them of the perpetrator. Stay with your child and support him/her as they answer questions.

What should a parent do:

Tell them again and again, that they are not at fault. Reiterate that it is the job of adults to protect children, not hurt them. Reassure them that you believe them and will support their efforts and those of the police in seeing this never happens to another child. Most offenders molest more than one child; especially in cases of incest.

Breaking the silence and reporting the perpetrator to the authorities or a trusted adult will protect other children. Be sure to tell your child it takes courage to speak out when things are wrong, and you are proud of them for stepping forward.


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At 406-549-9813 or JudyWright@ArtichokePress.com

Healing From Childhood Abuse

In the 37 years that I have been counseling individuals, I have worked with many people who have suffered from severe physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse in childhood. Many who have sought my help were suffering from fear and anxiety, depression, various addictions, relationship problems and sexual problems. Many of these people had no memory of their childhood and had no idea why there were so unhappy. Many had spent years in therapy yet had never remembered their abuse.

The reason they could not remember the traumatic events of their childhood is because the child or children within, who suffered the abuse, did not feel safe in revealing the abuse. These unconscious inner parts were protecting the person from reliving the horrible pain of the past. These inner children knew that the adult self did not have the strength to learn about and manage the information and the feelings.

In order to remember and heal traumatic events from the past that are affecting you today, you need to have a strong and loving Adult self who is capable of managing emotional pain. Without this loving inner Adult, you may get so flooded and overwhelmed with the feelings of traumatic memories that you cannot function.

The gentle, transformational Inner Bonding process that we teach is a process for developing this strong, loving Adult self. The loving Adult is the aspect of us that is connected with a powerful and loving Source of spiritual guidance ñ whatever this is for you. Learning and practicing the Inner Bonding process develops your ability to connect with your personal Source of spiritual guidance. It is your connection with your guidance that gives you the strength to manage the intensely painful feelings of childhood abuse.

Once the inner children who hold the memories feel safe that there is a loving Adult self who is capable of managing the feelings, you will start to remember your past. As these memories come up, you will begin to understand the conclusions you drew about yourself that are currently causing your pain. Almost all children who have been abused draw erroneous conclusions about themselves as a result of the abuse ñ false beliefs such as, ìIím not important.î ìI have no worth.î ìI am just an object for othersí use.î ìI am not lovable.î ìI should never have been born.î ìI would be better off dead.î ìI donít deserve love.î ìI am a bad person.î It is these beliefs that are causing your present pain.

Healing from childhood abuse is not just about remembering the past. It is about remembering the very good reasons you had for drawing the conclusions that are currently causing you such pain. It is about gently and lovingly acknowledging what happened that led to your present beliefs that are now limiting you. It is about learning how to access the truth from your spiritual source so that you can move out of lies that you are telling yourself that are causing your current pain.

Most of us learn to treat ourselves based on how we were treated and how our parents or caregivers treated themselves. When your parents abused you, they were also not taking loving care of themselves and were not role modeling loving self-care. As long as you treat yourself the way your parents or other caregivers treated you and themselves, you will suffer. Healing from childhood abuse is about developing your loving Adult self so that you can learn to treat your inner child or inner children the way you always wanted to be treated.

You CAN fully heal from childhood abuse, but only through learning to access and bring into your being the love, truth, wisdom and strength of your spiritual guidance. Through learning and practicing the Inner Bonding process, you will discover the incredibly beautiful and perfect essence within you ñ the part of you that was never damaged by the abuse. This is your true Self that will emerge as you heal the false beliefs of your wounded self. This is what will happen as you develop your loving Adult self through learning and practicing the Inner Bonding process.


Enough Is Enough: Divorce and Emotional Abuse

Men and women deal with a lot of abuse in the family. But unlike any form of domestic violence, emotional abuse is the

strongest yet the most subtle of all. It is too subtle that sometimes even the abused partner does not notice it. This kind

of abuse leaves no identifying physical evidence, yet leaves a lasting mark to the abused person’s self esteem.

Emotional Abuse
Emotional abuse may be described as subjecting a partner consistently to insult, embarrassment, scorn, shame or hurt.

Emotional abuse may manifest itself in many different forms: from something as simple as mocking a partner for their beliefs

or faith, or telling them nobody wants or likes them; to something as demeaning as telling a partner that heís worthless; to

the extent of threatening to hurt a partner or their family. People subjected to emotional abuse are constantly accused and

criticized, and often faulted for every little thing they do.

Domineering partners use emotional abuse to control, degrade, humiliate, or punish a partner to submission. This is

comparable to how prison guards manipulate prisoners of war being cooperative. They use isolation to cut off any form of

external support from friends and family, making victims dependent to the abusers. Abusers also use threats and intimidation

to force a partner to submission. Abusive partners use negative criticism to demean a partner about his appearance, actions,

and abilities.

Victims of emotional abuse often manifest the following symptoms:

.Social isolation
.Suicidal tendency
.Feeling of guilt and shame

Because partners are constantly exposed to ideas of being worthless, they start believing the lies over time and tend to

develop low self-esteem and eventually develop the symptoms mentioned above.

Abusive relationships usually cycle around 4 phases:

Phase 1, tension building. This is when the tension begins,communication starts falling apart,and the victim feels an

intense need to please or placate an abuser.

Phase 2, incident. This is when the actual verbal and emotional abuse happens. The abuser starts getting angry, blaming and

arguing with the victim. The abuser threatens and intimidates the victim.

Phase 3, reconciliation. This is when the abuser apologizes for what heís said and done. He passes the blame onto the

victim, denying any abuse heís done, or says that what he did wasnít that bad as the victim thinks it is.

Phase 4, calm. This is when the incident is forgotten. The relationship is at peace, and no abuse is being done to the


Resolving emotional abuse
In a relationship, both partners should learn to say when enough is enough. An abusive environment is never good for

both parties, especially for the children. Children who grew up in an abusive domestic environment tend to carry this

behaviour when he has his own family. As parents, it is necessary to work on resolving emotional abuse issues as early as

possible before it destroys the entire family. Of course it is natural for an emotionally abusive partner to decline to

undergo counseling, denying the fact the he is subjecting his partner to such abuse. However, for the good of everybody in

the family, certain steps must be taken to stop the abuse.

.Counseling. Both partners need to talk to a trusted therapist or counsellor to discuss the origin or the reason behind the

abusive behaviour.Counseling also helps regain trust, confidence, and self-esteem.

.Trial separation. Some time away from each other to understand the importance of each partner in the relationship is

sometimes helpful to make the abuser aware of his mistakes.

.Divorce. If an abusive partner refuses to acknowledge the fact that he is manipulating and taking advantage of his

partner,it is time to let go of the relationship and start life anew.

Love is supposed to help us grow, not trap us like a prisoner. If you feel like youíre being boxed in by an abusive partner,

speak up. It is never ok to let yourself be subjected to so much abuse. It is not advisable to immediately jump into a

divorce, try to work it out first. With the right help, you might still be able to rebuild a happy married life.

Cracked By Crack: The Side Effects of Cocaine Withdrawal and Abuse

Pure cocaine, along with the so-called ìpoor man’s cocaineî known as ìcrack,î is among the most widely abused substances in the world today. The pure cocaine in powder form is usually mistaken as fine sugar or baking soda. The street variant called crack is diluted and mixed with baking soda, allowing the street pushers to reap more profits. People who become addicted to both cocaine and ìcrackî are considered to be among the worst addicts that can be found in a rehab clinic mainly because of the intense physical and mental health damage that prolonged use can lead to. There is an extensive list of negative effects associated with long-term use of ìcrack.î Withdrawal from crack addiction is also very difficult in physiological and psychological terms.

Nasal passages, which are the primary pathways by which cocaine gets into an addict’s body, can also suffer severe damage due to prolonged abuse. However, the damage tends to manifest only after the drug has been removed and withdrawal has occurred. Among the possible side effects of the damage are runny noses, nasal congestion, and nose bleeding. These side effects are relatively minor and can easily be treated by using the appropriate medications and having good environment, especially at home. During cocaine withdrawal, nasal problems are likely going to be the least of a recovering addict’s worries.

Panic attacks similar to those developed by people with panic disorders are not uncommon to both addicts and recovering users. This is more pronounced once a person undergoes withdrawal because there is no longer the psychologically ìstabilizingî effect of the drug. Also, people undergoing withdrawal have become so used to having ìcrackî on hand that they are almost mentally incapacitated by being deprived of it. Insomnia is also a recognized side effect of being forcibly withdrawn from cocaine abuse. However, insomnia encountered during withdrawal has a shorter range of effect compared with regular cases of insomnia. Mild headaches and occasional periods of excessive fear and anxiety are also possible symptoms of prolonged abuse, though they are not considered common.

Muscle spasms are usually associated with the more violent cases of withdrawal. This is particularly common in those cases where the user has developed a dependency on the cocaine being in the system, such that the mind no longer believes the body can function without it. Muscle spasms are usually a minor indication of a worsening problem in cases such as this, since people who develop them tend to suffer more physically violent symptoms of drug withdrawal. These problems generally occur in the earlier stages of withdrawal, as the shock to the body being cut off from ìcrackî is still fresh. As the withdrawal sets in and the cleansing process is underway, the body slowly adjusts to a normal state and the likelihood of muscle spasms and convulsions decreases considerably.

Chronic pain in the chest and coughing have also been noted as possible symptoms. Some withdrawal patients report that the coughing can sometimes be accompanied by severe chest pains. Phlegm coughed up by these patients tend to be colored black and are generally not mixed with blood unless the patient has another respiratory condition. Coughing and phlegm of this sort also manifests in people that abuse marijuana or nicotine. This is generally alleviated by any number of over-the-counter cough medications or increased intake of water and other fluids.

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The level and length of treatment is dependent on the impact drug or alcohol abuse has had on the individual’s health and wellbeing. Provides online real-time, interactive audio- and video-based alcohol and drug abuse treatment. state alcohol and drug abuse treatment and prevention provider associations. This increase far outpaced the 12% increase in all people seeking treatment for drug or alcohol abuse during the same time period. Predicting response to alcohol and drug abuse treatments. Alcohol and drug abuse treatment (rehab), is a combination of education and behavioral therapy.

Residential alcohol and drug abuse treatment (aka inpatient) is where the individual resides full time in a facility. The length of stay in residential alcohol and drug abuse treatment will depend on a variety of factors. Alcohol and drug abuse treatment, also known as rehab, is the educational, therapeutic process of initiating recovery from drug and or alcohol abuse. Our goal is to provide the highest quality, cost effective drug and alcohol abuse treatment available. 254 Provides outpatient treatment and aftercare for individuals in the Ingham County jail who have a diagnosis of drug and or alcohol abuse. Usually for profit, BHOs administer the mental health, alcohol, and drug abuse treatment and prevention benefits in private or public health plans. with the authority and duty to establish and promulgate rules for licensure of alcohol and/or other drug abuse treatment programs in Arkansas.

The following web sites provide specific information on the most common drugs of abuse including their risks, health effects, treatment approaches, and prevention. First, there are separate bibliographies on the economics of drug abuse treatment and prevention services. Economic research on HIV/AIDS as it relates to treatment and prevention of drug use, abuse, and dependency continues as a high priority. Researchers are encouraged to develop rigorous designs for studies in the economics of drug abuse treatment and prevention services. PURPOSE This PA encourages research on the economics of drug abuse treatment and prevention services. This PA calls for studies to fill the gap in knowledge about the economics of drug abuse services for treatment and prevention. The provision of private and public health insurance for drug abuse treatment and prevention affects many participants in treatment and prevention service delivery systems.

Research to measure the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and cost-benefits of drug abuse prevention and treatment services. Most importantly, this insight has provided the nation with a strong scientific basis for drug abuse prevention and treatment efforts. The act dealt with prevention and treatment of drug abuse as well as control of drug traffic. An institutional analysis of HIV prevention efforts by the nation’s outpatient drug abuse treatment units.

Use this message board to talk about drug abuse, drug addiction, treatment, relapse, recovery, your experiences and your frustrations. Includes a list of commonly abused drugs, warning signs of addiction, and treatment advice. MYTH #13: People who continue to abuse drugs after treatment are hopeless.FACT: Drug addiction is a chronic disorder; occasional relapse does not mean failure. Treatment for drug abuse and addiction is delivered in many different settings, using a variety of behavioral and pharmacological approaches.

Aims: (1) Establish a national research network to test different integrated system-level drug abuse treatment models for the criminal justice-involved population. Research suggests more than 1.1 million teens needed treatment for a drug abuse problem in 2001, but only one in 10 received help. Other research suggests that family therapy is the treatment of choice with many adolescents who have drug abuse problems. Research indicates that more than 4 million women need treatment for drug abuse. She has been actively engaged in research on the criminal justice system and drug abuse treatment since 1975. Research indicates that for most patients, the threshold of significant improvement is reached at about 3 months in drug abuse treatment. http://www.abuse-substance-treatment.com