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Overall Estimates of Addiction Drug Rehab Need

In 2000, an estimated 4.7 million people aged 12 or older (2.1 percent of the total population) needed addiction treatment for an illicit drug abuse problem. This includes 2.8 million classified by the survey with illicit drug dependence, 1.5 million classified with illicit drug abuse, and another 0.3 million who received specialty addiction treatment but […]

Drug Rehab & Addiction Counseling

Drug rehab counselors must exhibit good professional judgment, be able to establish rapport with most patients, be good listeners, be accepting of the patients (i.e., not have a negative attitude toward working with addicts), and use confrontation in a helpful rather than an inappropriate or overly punitive manner. Competent addiction counselors also must be personally […]