Drug Survey Offers Updated Information On Drug Addiction

(Seattle, WA) -- Mental health and medical professionals are going over a new survey on U.S. drug abuse that says abuse of prescription drugs with opiates is now the big problem. Associate Professor Judy Fenster at Adelphi University, which commissioned the survey, says professionals now feel you needn't wait until a friend or relative hits bottom with drug abuse before you can get them to seek help.
Dr. Fenster, an associate professor and faculty chair for curriculum and instruction at the School of Social Work at Adelphi in Garden City, New York, says therapists told the survey they now favor cognitive therapy. That's where they try to identify and help people who feel dependent on alcohol or drugs for survival in social situations.
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Dr. Fenster, the associate professor and faculty chair for curriculum and instruction at the School of Social Work at Adelphi in Garden City, New York, says therapists are beginning to favor one particular treatment method.
Dr. Fenster is associate professor and faculty chair for curriculum and instruction at the School of Social Work at Adelphi in Garden City, New York, and says one particular family of drugs is causing the biggest problem now.
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