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Diagnosing a Need for Opiate Addiction Treatment

Prior to 1980, there were no standardized definition or criteria for diagnosing hundreds of psychiatric conditions, including substance abuse and dependence disorders. With the publication of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 3rd Edition (DSM), this changed. Now, clinicians use the criteria outlined in this text to diagnose substance use disorders, like opiate …

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Poetry Initiative Drives Awareness for Opioid Addiction, Treatments at New Jersey Drug Rehab Centers

A public television network in New Jersey is asking viewers to submit their personal poetry pieces on addiction and drug abuse — specifically opioid addiction. The initiative is meant to drive awareness surrounding the impact and dangers of opioid addiction, and to encourage those who struggle with addiction to get help at New Jersey drug …

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Ocean County High Schools Connect Opioid Addicts With Narcan, Treatments at New Jersey Rehab Centers

Nurses and staff at high schools throughout Ocean County recently gained access to an opioid overdose antidote effective at preventing students and others from suffering overdose deaths on school grounds. The drug, called Narcan, is currently being used by law enforcement and other first responders in Ocean County who arrive at opioid overdose scenes. School …

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Dentists, Physicians, and Drug Rehab Centers in New Jersey Take Aim At Preventing Opioid Abuse

The New Jersey Dental Association released new guidelines on November 3 surrounding the prescribing and dosing of prescription opioids. At present, dentists are among the leading prescribers of opioids for pain management following procedures such as tooth extraction and root canals. In the midst of a national opioid crisis, healthcare providers such as dentists, physicians, …

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