Drug and Alcohol Addiction (20)

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Relapse prevention identifies the warning signs and symptoms of the process that occurs before returning to drug and-or alcohol use. Relapse prevention is interrupting the forward progress of the drug or alcohol addiction relapse process. Here is what to look for:

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Alcoholic blackouts can range from being mildly annoying to life threateningly dangerous. Do you know the facts? Read on to learn more about alcohol induced blackouts.

The occurrence of an alcohol blackout is unpredictable both in severity and in timing.

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In discussing sobriety and abstinence, many people use the terms interchangeably. Do you know the critical differences between the two concepts? Read on to discover this crucial distinction.

Becoming abstinent and entering recovery or sobriety aer two distinct processes.

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In the United States there is a strong link between youth foster care placement and substance abuse. Substance abuse is a contributing factor in approximately 75 percent of all foster care placements, often playing a key role in child neglect or abuse. According to The Center of Applied Research Solutions, alcohol and drug addiction affects 40 to 80 percent of all families in the child welfare system. Additionally, 34 percent of youth in foster care abuse drugs or alcohol, 12 percent higher than youth not in foster care.

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