August 9, 2019
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Threat Level Part 8: Toll on Families

Here are some of the reasons drug abuse and substance use disorder have troubled health professionals, policy makers, and educators for decades.
August 7, 2019
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Threat Level Part 7: The Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis is one of the biggest challenges facing our communities and the nation. This is a uniquely difficult problem to solve but solutions are being explored.
August 4, 2019
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Threat Level Part 6: Risk Factors

To address the wider challenges presented by drug abuse, drug addiction and substance use disorder, it is vital for stakeholders in communities to work together so that risk factors can be mitigated. These mitigation efforts are generally referred to as “protective factors” by health professionals, prevention specialists, educators and public policy experts.
August 1, 2019
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Threat Level: Drug Abuse Part 5 – Drug Tolerance Versus Dependence

In this post we focus on three concepts in regards to drug abuse: addiction, tolerance and physical dependence.
July 21, 2019
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Threat Level: Drug Abuse Part 4 – Recognizing Behavior

The outward changes in a person’s behavior and emotional state signify very complex interactions involving physical and cognitive changes or deficiencies, as well as responses to social and environmental circumstances. Always keep in mind how inter-related these categories are and why every individual should be evaluated within context. Again, it is important for anyone who exhibits signs of drug abuse to meet with a health professional who can recommend a holistic treatment tailored to them.
July 17, 2019
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Drug Abuse Threat Level Part 3 – Recognizing Drug Abuse Signs

Some of the signs of drug abuse that serve as red flags, especially when seen in combination with each other. They often fall under four broad and inter-related categories: cognitive, physical, behavioral, and emotional.
June 26, 2019
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Drug Abuse Threat Level Part 2 – Choices

How is drug abuse defined on an individual level and what is the theoretical framework upon which professionals use to diagnose drug abuse? In this post I briefly discuss this and touch upon the treatment strategies.
March 6, 2019
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Drug Abuse Threat Level Part 1 – Overview

Drug Abuse is a constant presence in the background of national American life. How deep does this presence run within our culture?