Adrienne Webster, MPH, LAC

Addiction Specialist, Counselor, Writer

United States

I am a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) in Montana. I received my B.A. in Media Arts from Montana State University and later completed my graduate studies in Addiction Counseling there as well. I work with clients individually and in groups as a counselor, behavioral health advisor, and recovery coach.
I am deeply committed to reducing the stigma that surrounds addiction and mental health conditions, and I recognize the complex emotional and environmental factors that contribute to substance use disorders and behavioral addictions.

To enhance my ability to address these issues on a larger scale, I recently completed my Master of Public Health degree from Eastern Washington University.
I am particularly interested in an integrated approach to treatment and recovery that encompasses health education, compassion, mindfulness practices, and community support. My goal is to combine these elements to provide more impactful solutions and support to individuals who are trying to make significant changes in their lives.

American Addiction Centers
Substance Abuse Laws, Acts& Legislation in the United States

Substance Abuse Insurance Laws Insurance regulations treat mental health and substance abuse services as essential health benefits. Affordable Care Act (ACA): The ACA, also referred to as Obamacare, made affordable health insurance available to people through tax credits that lower the cost of premiums for people within 100%-400% of the federal poverty level.1 The ACA [...]

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Drug and Alcohol Rehab for Pharmacists Near Me

Unfortunately, substance misuse among pharmacists doesn't just affect their health and well-being, it can lead to dangerous consequences for others, too. On-the-job mistakes could jeopardize a patient's health or life.2 The good news is that most states have programs assisting pharmacy professionals who have substance use disorders, and most pharmacists who complete a treatment program [...]

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Drug and Alcohol Rehab for Nurses Near You

This page will inform you of the prevalence of substance use disorders among nurses, some of the causes and risk factors, and the consequences nurses may face because of their addiction. This page will also provide information about the warning signs to look for and where to find treatment if you or someone you know [...]

Oxford Treatment Center
Meth-Induced Psychosis & Hallucinations | Oxford Treatment Center

Psychosis is a frequent complication associated with methamphetamine use. 1 The following information is designed to educate readers about the prevalence of meth-induced psychosis, which can affect up to an estimated 40% of people who use the drug. 1 It will also help illuminate the warning signs and various symptoms of meth-induced psychosis, as well as how to treat this often-terrifying phenomenon.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Addiction & Substance Abuse

Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a form of psychotherapy that is effective in treating a range of mental health issues including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and substance use disorders. 1 CBT emphasizes changing negative thought patterns to change behaviors, as well as developing and implementing healthy coping skills into one's life.

Binge Drinking: Symptoms, Signs, and Dangers

Learn more about the signs of binge drinking, short and long-term side effects, and how to get help if you're suffering from alcohol abuse. Binge drinking is a common, often dangerous, and even fatal, problem in the United States. It's a pattern of heavy alcohol use that raises a person's blood alcohol content (BAC) to .08% or above.

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Suboxone Treatment and Clinics in California (How to get Suboxone in California)

Suboxone has been shown to have a similar efficacy rate as methadone for the treatment of opioid use disorders. Because it is less habit-forming, it is a sought-after medication for the treatment of opioid addiction.2 What is Suboxone? Suboxone is a prescription medication often used to help people stop using opioids like heroin.

Rehab for First Responders |

First responders are usually the first ones on the scene when there is an emergency or disaster and they are often the first to assist others in emotionally and physically hazardous situations. 1 However, many first responders may find themselves struggling with substance misuse or co-occurring mental health disorders related to the stressors they experience in their work.

Court-Ordered Rehab Programs |

Addiction is a disease that can drastically alter one's brain chemistry, and may increase the risks of one engaging in potentially destructive behavior. 1 Some of those decisions can result in a person's involvement with the criminal justice system, perhaps because of illegal, drug-seeking behaviors or impulsive decisions such as drinking and driving.
Quitting Heroin Safely: Withdrawal, Detox, & Treatment |

Heroin is an illegal opioid drug that's processed from the naturally occurring opioid morphine, which is made from the seed pods of specific poppy varieties. 1 Heroin is a very strong opioid and is known to produce an initial feeling of euphoria (feeling of being intensely happy or excited) and relieve pain.
What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)? |

Intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) is an ideal level of addiction treatment care for those who do not necessarily require detoxification or 24-hour supervision but require more intensive treatment than typical outpatient therapy. 1,2 It is an appropriate treatment option for individuals who may still require frequent contact with treatment professionals in order to manage their risk or relapse and monitor their behavior.
Xanax Addiction: Signs, Effects, & Treatment |

Xanax is a commonly prescribed medication used to treat specific anxiety disorders such as panic disorder. Alprazolam in the generic name for Xanax, and this specific prescription medication belongs to the class of drugs called benzodiazepines, or "benzos."

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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS): Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Despite the potential danger of this condition, women who are pregnant and suffering from OUD can take actionable measures to treat their opioid addiction as well as safely manage NAS, should it arise, to prevent or minimize harm to their newborn infant. Though this condition demands urgent medical attention, women who are pregnant can reduce [...]

Drug Rehab Options
Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Centers Near Me

Approximately 50% of people with a substance use disorder (SUD) will also experience a mental health disorder at some point in their lifetime.1 When a person is struggling with a mental health and substance use disorder at the same time, the conditions are classified as co-occurring disorders.1 Mental health disorder, whether co-occurring with SUDs or [...]

Alprazolam Detox Guide: Withdrawal Symptoms and Timeline

Alprazolam, more commonly known by its brand name Xanax, is a prescription benzodiazepine (or "benzo") used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. 1 It is the most widely prescribed benzo. 12 Alprazolam and other benzodiazepines can lead to physical dependence and withdrawal, even when used as directed.

Alcohol Relapse & Prevention - Alcoholism Relapse

Many people who struggle with alcohol or drug addiction may relapse at some point during recovery. It's important to be aware of potential risks, and triggers that could prompt a relapse. Read more about having a relapse prevention plan in place and what to do if an alcohol relapse occurs.

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Rehabs That Accept Medicaid Near Me: Medicaid Drug & Alcohol Rehab

Medicaid can be an extremely useful method for paying for drug and alcohol treatment, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT), inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, and more. To learn more about how Medicaid may help you or a loved one pay for inpatient or outpatient drug and alcohol treatment, continue reading.

Montana Parent Magazine
May 2021 | Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the theme of this issue. Also, featuring summer camp listings and much more...