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April 2011 Newsletter
Published by Elements Behavioral Health


Abuse of Opioid Prescriptions Climbs to Alarming Rates for Teens & Young Adults

Prescription Drugs and Prom

An Interview with Jason Levine

Robert Weiss Answers Every Cheater's Big Question: "How Do I Get Out of the Doghouse?"

Chronic Stress is Detrimental to Health

Take-Back Prescription Drug Day

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Abuse of Opioid Prescriptions Climbs to Alarming Rates for Teens & Young Adults

Promises | April 17, 2011

The depth and scope of U.S. opioid usage is higher than even many experts previously believed, according to results from two studies. The class of analgesic drugs is now the most often prescribed in the U.S.

Even more alarming is research showing that hundreds of thousands of prescriptions for opioids are being written for teens and 20-somethings, age groups experts fear are more prone to abuse, addiction and fatal overdose


Prescription Drugs and Prom

Lock the Cabinet | April 18, 2011

Think back to your high school prom-you and your friends may have swigged some alcohol before heading into the gym, and you probably attended an after-prom party that was stocked with booze, cigarettes, and possibly marijuana. Your child’s prom experience may be similar, but with one big difference: the after-party will likely also be equipped with piles of colored tablets and plastic-covered tubes that can have deadly consequences, especially when mixed with alcohol.


An Interview with Jason Levine: Executive Director of Promises West LA

Elements Behavioral Health | March 28, 2011

From working with HIV/AIDS patients in New York to helping the homeless on Skid Row in Los Angeles, Jason Levine, Executive Director of Promises West LA, has been in the trenches with some of the most challenging clients from all walks of life. Jason was inspired to start working in the addiction field while he was getting his masters' degree in psychology and working at Regent Hospital in New York. There, he met an older man who was being treated for alcohol dependency.

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5 Sexual Recovery Institute's Robert Weiss Answers Every Cheater's Big Question: "How Do I Get Out of the Doghouse?"

CNBC | April 12, 2011

Leading sexual addiction treatment expert will host a workshop in Brentwood, Tennessee in conjunction with partner treatment center The Ranch.


Chronic Stress is Detrimental to Health

Elements Behavioral Health | April 17, 2011

Stress is not just a state of mind. It can manifest itself in many physical ways as well. After all, it is stress that propels the body into the 'fight or flight' response. Stress can trigger migraine headaches and cause ulcers, increase heart rate, and elevate blood pressure. If the body is left in a heightened state of stress, the immune system can become weak leaving the person susceptible to infection and serious illness.


DEA Sponsors Nationwide Take-Back Prescription Drug Day April 30, 2011

Lock the Cabinet | March 17, 2011

With the overwhelming success of the first-ever DEA Take-Back Prescription Drug Day program in 2010 - in which more than 242,000 pounds of prescription drugs were turned in for safe disposal at more than 4,000 sites in all 50 states - the program returns this year on April 30, 2011.


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