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Substance Abuse Treatment – Active Military Reserve

Substance Abuse Treatment for the Military

Men and women in our nation’s military have much different stressors and lifestyles than ordinary citizens. Wartime deployment and combat put individuals in our armed forces at greater risk of developing unhealthy coping habits, such as alcohol and drugs.

In addition, the military has a zero-tolerance policy on drugs. While this means that only 2.3 percent use illicit drugs, it also means that most who are struggling with drug abuse don’t get the treatment they need. They’re too afraid they’ll lose their jobs. These policies also don’t cover legal substances that military personnel might use to deal with stress, such as alcohol or prescription pain relievers. In one study, more than half of the military members interviewed admitted to partaking in binge-drinking episodes, especially when faced with stressful situation like combat and war.

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EMDR Therapy

What is EMDR Therapy for Addiction Treatment?

Top studies, including a 2014 study by Béatrice Perez-Dandieu, a clinical psychiatrist and EMDR expert, show EMDR Therapy as a successful treatment option for addiction. Research has also shown it is extremely effective for addiction with co-occurring disorders, specifically PTSD. But what is EMDR Therapy and how does it work?

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drug use during pregnancy

Drug Use During Pregnancy Statistics

Drug Use During Pregnancy

Approximately half of all pregnancies in the United States occur without planning. Even if a woman is trying to become pregnant, she likely won’t know about the pregnancy until she is four to six weeks along. Approximately 40 percent of women use substances, such as alcohol, opiates and/or marijuana, and are unable to quit using them even after finding out they are pregnant. What are the implications of drug use during pregnancy? 

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addictive drugs

What Are the Top 10 Most Addictive Drugs

Addiction can be defined as the continued repetition of a behavior despite adverse consequences, or a neurological impairment leading to such behaviors. Classic hallmarks of drug addiction include impaired control over substances or behavior, preoccupation with substance or behavior, continued use despite consequences, and denial.

When you think of full blown drug addiction, what comes to mind?

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stages of addiction

How to Recognize the Stages of Addiction in Yourself and Others

Addiction doesn’t come out of nowhere. There are predictable signs of addiction, onset and progression that can be identified and dealt with. Of course, every person is different, so the progression for one person could take two years while the next person could spend a decade moving through the stages and teetering on the brink.

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