Chemical Health Overview

There are 10 categories of substance-related disorders in the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, fifth edition. The category is called Substance Related and Addictive Disorders. Alcohol related disorders Caffeine related…

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Identification and Diagnosis

The Continuum of Chemical Health Chemical health isn't always black or white, using or not using. It falls on a continuum that describes frequency or patterns of use.  For more…

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Specific Chemicals

Alcohol Although alcohol is a socially acceptable drug, warning signs of over use include using larger amounts than intended, unsuccessful efforts to cut down on use, cravings to use, continued…

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Classroom Challenges

Crisis Intervention If a student comes to class high or drunk, you should send him or her home via safe transportation. This may be a hospital, detox center, or home.…

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Treatment Options

The first step to seeking treatment is to schedule a chemical health assessment.  All Minnesota counties and tribes are mandated to provide Rule 25 assessments, and assessments are conducted in…

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Resources

Treatment Resources The first step to seeking treatment is to schedule a chemical health assessment. All Minnesota counties and tribes are mandated to provide Rule 25 assessments, and assessments are…

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