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    Alcohol,  Drug Addiction,  how to stop overdoses

    How to stop Overdoses

    How to Stop Overdoses  First responders in Pennsylvania — and elsewhere — have been reporting a recurring problem when reviving overdose victims. Often, they’re helping the same people, over and over. So how to stop overdoses? A group of state lawmakers is trying to come up with a plan to help for drug overdose treatment. Doyle Heffley, a GOP Representative from Carbon County, is sponsoring two proposals. One would help clinics coordinate to find beds for people who need inpatient care. Warm Hand-off Measure The other is being called the “warm hand-off” measure. It’s modeled after a Lehigh County program that has recovery counselors follow up with people who have…

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    Alcohol,  Drug Addiction,  intervention specialist

    What If They Say No During Alcohol or Drug Intervention

    Interventions are one of the most crucial components to recovery from addiction. The intervention is an opportunity for the loved ones and friends of a person struggling with drug or alcohol addiction to express how the habit has hurt them and show their strong desire to see him or her seek help. Ideally, the presence of a strong support system should encourage him or her to to enter rehab and make a positive change. But it doesn’t always happen that way. At first, it is common to hear a loved one say no drug intervention. Initial Expectations May Fall Shirt Unfortunately, some addictions are incredibly powerful and get stronger the longer they…

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