What is the ratio of usage to detox time with Benzodiazepines?
1 year of use requires 30 days (1 month) of detox time.
One side effects of Benzodiazepines is that
Between 4-9 report a moderate to severe level of sedation when they first start Benzodiazepines
When a patient that has taken Benzodiazepines as prescribed has difficulties with the adjustment process of ending use of them.
Discontinuation Syndrome or Withdrawal
Symptoms of long term usage following withdrawal are
Even at a ___________ dose ephedrine users are 200-300 % more likely to experience autonomic nervous system problems, upper gastronomy tract problems, and heart palpitations
Name the six stages of change.
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Individual is still actively using chemicals and has not thoudght of stopping the use of recreational chemicals. Individual might not see use of chemicals as a problem.
Individual is still actively using chemicals but has ambivalence about whether she or he wants to continue.
Individual has made behavior change and continues to work to learn behaviors that will support recovery from chemical use.
Teach client effects of drugs of abuse and risks associated with their use. Help client build self-esteem. Help client identify barriers to recovery.
Teach client about effects of drugs of abuse and risks associated with their use. Enhance motivation for change.
Enhance motivation for change. Help individual make behavioral plans to support impending change.
Identify relapse triggers. Help individual recognize symptoms of impending relapse.