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Alcoholism – A Deadly Addiction

Alcoholism is an addiction. When a person's life is interrupted by alcohol consumption and the resulting compulsive behavior and mental disorders that accompany it require alcoholism treatment to break the dependency and start the road to recovery. Alcoholism treatment begins when the alcoholic is able to overcome denial and have [...]

2018-06-28T00:04:26+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Alcohol Addiction|

The 3 Stages of Alcohol Withdrawal

Although the number of people who consume alcohol is steadily declining, alcohol abuse remains a serious problem throughout the world. Alcoholism is a disease that affects the sufferers in many different ways. Likewise, when sufferers abstain from alcohol to attempt recovery, the effects on their body is also varied. However, [...]

2018-06-26T16:33:09+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Alcohol Addiction|

Young Adults Less Likely to Use Opioids For Pain Than Their Parents

Mom and Dad may reach for a prescription opioid when dealing with pain, but Junior is more likely to try a more natural and healthy approach, says a new study by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) that asked 1,011 adults from ages 18 to 92 about how they deal [...]

2018-07-02T17:26:45+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Drug Addiction, Teen/Young Adult|

Psychiatry and Prescription Drugs: The Need for Reform

The modern ability to treat many ailments is amazing. Medications for psychiatric disorders, such as ADHD, anxiety, and depression, have granted people more manageable, comfortable lives.  In short, these drugs specifically work to regulate chemical imbalances in the brain. When used appropriately, otherwise debilitating disorders can be controlled.  Despite this, [...]

2018-06-20T12:48:54+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Prescription Drugs|

Five Reasons to Include Buprenorphine in Opiate Addiction Treatment

Buprenorphine is a medication used to treat opiate addiction, and is it available in two forms: Subutex, which contains only buprenorphine, and Suboxone, which contains buprenorphine and naloxone. Using one of these medications in conjunction with traditional drug and alcohol counseling can increase a patient's chances of maintaining lasting sobriety.  [...]

2018-06-12T15:45:56+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Drug Addiction|

How to Quit Drinking Alcohol When Your Friends Drink

People develop a habit of drinking alcohol in various ways. For some, wine and spirits are part of their upbringing. Special occasions or formal dinners are marked with a toast or a perfectly paired wine while an after-dinner drink may be a standing offering. Others find their first exposure to [...]

2018-06-07T17:13:14+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Alcohol Addiction|

Your Drug Addicted Teen: 5 Considerations That Could Fast-Track Their Recovery

Addiction has become an epidemic among teenagers. As the increasing pressures of physical, social, and educational development bear down upon them, they find solace in drugs and alcohol. Some teens are able to navigate these pressures especially well and indulge infrequently, if at all, in mind-altering substances. Of the remainder, [...]

2018-07-02T17:25:01+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Drug Addiction, Teen/Young Adult|

7 Signs That You Might Have A Drug Problem

Sometimes it's hard to know where to draw the line between substance use and substance abuse. If you find that your drug use has increased lately, you might start questioning yourself. Read on to learn if you have any of the common signs of addiction.  All Your Friends Use If [...]

2018-06-05T19:26:09+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Drug Addiction|