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Substance Misuse – Surrey

Substance Misuse Executive Summary Alcohol and drug misuse is a cause of major public concern and has wide-ranging health social and financial consequences to society Alcohol and drug misuse costs taxpayers millions of pounds every year in dealing with associated health problems lost productivity adult and children's social care costs and drug related crime and disorder Alcohol and

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Substance Misuse: Young people and adults (2018

Introduction Definitions and overall approach 'Substance misuse' is defined here as 'intoxication by – or regular excessive consumption of and/or dependence on – psychoactive substances leading to social psychological physical or legal problems It includes problematic use of both legal and illegal drugs' 1 For the first time in Nottinghamshire this topic combines both alcohol

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Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment: SAGE Journals

About this journal Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment is an international peer reviewed open access journal focusing on human substance abuse research and treatment including medical treatment and screening mental health services research and evaluation of substance abuse programs This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

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Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom It represents action in line with treaty commitments under the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs the Convention on Psychotropic Substances and the United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Offences under the Act include:

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GET THE FACTS: Drug Abuse Puts Your Whole Body at Risk

GET THE FACTS: Drug Abuse Puts Your Whole Body at Risk Print Help with printing? PRINT THIS PAGE Printer-friendly format no images Removes all graphics other content and advertising Use this if you just want the body text! Printer-friendly format with images Removes other content and advertising but images remain Use this if you want to print out pictures alongside the body text

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Fast Facts Core Curriculum Substance Abuse

FAST FACTS AND CONCEPTS #68 IS IT PAIN OR ADDICTION? David E Weissman MD Background A very commonly requested educational pain topic by clinicians surrounds differentiating the patient in pain from the patient with a substance abuse disorder

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SUBSTANCE MISUSE

Substance misuse is one of the greatest challenges facing society in the 21st century It is one of the leading causes of family violence suicide workplace accidents road accidents and crime including burglary armed robbery assault and murder Brassets work to support individuals and workplaces with a selection of professional programs and services including policy procedure development

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Drug Facts Alcohol Facts

Educate Yourself About Substance Abuse Getting the facts about drug abuse can help prevent addiction and make it easier to spot the signs of addiction Types of abused drugs include stimulants depressants prescription drugs synthetic/designer drugs and hallucinogens Stimulants increase heart rate blood pressure and brain activity Depressants slow brain activity pulse and breathing

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Opioid Addiction 2016 Facts Figures

Opioid Addiction 2016 Facts Figures Opioid Addiction • Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illicit drug heroin as well as the licit prescription pain relievers oxycodone hydrocodone codeine morphine fentanyl and others 1 • Opioids are chemically related and interact with opioid receptors on n erve cells in the brain and nervous system to produce pleasurable effects and

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Substance and Alcohol Misuse

Substance misuse or withdrawal from substance misuse may give rise to mental states or behaviour that put children at risk of injury psychological/emotional distress or neglect Children's physical emotional social intellectual and developmental needs can be adversely affected by their parent's misuse of substances

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Substance Misuse and Treatment

Substance Misuse and Treatment Facts are often not enough to help some university students with their drinking and drug use Wondering if you might have a problem or recognizing that you do have a problem with substance misuse are the first steps in getting help Some people have trouble deciding whether their use is a problem and others find it hard to stop even when they are aware that it

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Substance Use in Women

misuse of prescription medications Substance Use in Women • January 2020 • Page 2 • Women may be more likely to go to the emergency room or die from overdose or other effects of certain substances • Women who are victims of domestic violence are at increased risk of substance use • Divorce loss of child custody or the death of a partner or child can trigger women's substance use

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Parental drug and alcohol misuse

Parental drug and alcohol misuse services All had similar goals and dreams in terms of getting a job and house and having a family For some especially those with a substance misuse problem their focus was much more on the present and getting their lives together For others further or higher education was seen as a route to ensure

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10 Facts About Teenage Drug Abuse

Substance abuse in teens is an ongoing reality in the United States Close to 5 million American adolescents suffer from a substance abuse or alcohol use disorder Here are 10 facts you might not know about teenage drug abuse 1 Nearly half of college students use illicit drugs Teen drug use is common among college students In 2016 45

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Facts and Recommendations for Health Professionals and

Facts and Recommendations for Health Professionals and Health Care Systems • The medical consequences of substance misuse are not limited to substance use disorders Many other health problems such as cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary diseases liver and pancreatic diseases stroke and cancers of the larynx liver and colon are associated with alcohol or drug misuse • Substance misuse

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Prescription Drug Facts Effects Teen Use

Prescription drug misuse has become a large public health problem because misuse can lead to addiction and even overdose deaths What Makes Prescription Drugs Unsafe Every medication has some risk for harmful effects sometimes serious ones Doctors and dentists consider the potential benefits and risks to each patient before prescribing medications and take into account a lot of different

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Substance use at events

Substance use at events Characteristics of substance use at music events Illicit drug use The types of substance consumed and the way in which they are taken at music events and festivals also carry risks Drugs such as ecstasy and MDMA are commonly consumed by attendees of music events The risks associated with the consumption of these substances include: high body temperatures

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Mental Health Substance Misuse

Mental Health Substance Misuse Massachusetts provides services and information to help individuals and families in need of mental health assistance or substance misuse counseling Department of Mental Health Adult Services (Ages 19+) Information about services for Adults (19+) offered by the Department of Mental Health (DMH) and instructions on how to apply for them Learn

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