drugs use often lead to visits to the Emergency Room

Posted on August 7, 2013 in alcohol and drug addiction, Society

Hospital Emergency Visits Involving Drugs

Observing trends in drug use on a national basis helps policymakers to make decisions about how best to serve the needs of the population. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides regular reports about trends in drug use.

To gather information about drug abuse, misuse and potential drug abuse, SAMHSA relies on the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), which records data about every patient that is treated in a hospital emergency department related to drug or alcohol use. SAMHSA issues regular reports that detail trends tracked from DAWN.

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Posted on July 3, 2012 in Alcohol and Drug Treatment

How to Choose the Right Drug and Alcohol Treatment

If you or a loved one is in need of drug and alcohol treatment, the wide range of facilities and levels of service can be overwhelming–multiple providers, varying philosophies, different treatment modalities, pricing differences, insurance and more. Where do you look for help? And how do you choose the best option?

A quick Internet search will lead you to a myriad of treatment providers. The good news is that virtually all these providers have web sites equipped with helpful self-assessment tools and contact information to speak with knowledgeable professionals.

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Posted on May 25, 2012 in Addiction Recovery, Event

An Evening with Jason Powers, MD

When the Servant Becomes the Master

Understanding addiction in a new and relevant way.

Gain new insights into addiction and why it has such a powerful hold on some individuals more than others:

  • Are drugs and alcohol good or bad?
  • Why do we use them?
  • Is treatment effective?
  • Is addiction a choice or a disease?
  • What is addiction, then?

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Posted on May 10, 2012 in Event

Addiction Treatment Leadership Conference

2012 NAATP Annual Addiction Treatment Leadership Conference

May 19 -22, 2012

Sheraton Wild Horse Pass

Chandler, Arizona

Right Step attends the 2012 NAATP Conference

Presented by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers

Where the Leaders in addiction treatment come together to discuss the important issues, showcase innovative resources and programs and network with other decision makers of addiction treatment.
The Right Step / Spirit Lodge / San Cristobal : booth #53-54

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