Addiction, Rehabilitation and Recovery Article Topics (p. 18 of 42)

  • Description of Outpatient and Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

    Description of Outpatient and Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

    Both outpatient and inpatient substance abuse programs are very effective for individuals needing alcohol or drug treatment, but it's often hard for a person to determine which option would be the most beneficial in helping them personally reach long-term sobriety. Everyone that suffers from alcohol or drug addiction is different.
    The type of treatment needed to reach and maintain lasting...

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  • Health Complications Associated with Illicit Drug Abuse

    Health Complications Associated with Illicit Drug Abuse

    Street drugs like cocaine, meth and heroin are heavily abused today and unfortunately they take a major toll on the body. Not only do users risk developing addiction to these drugs with repeated use, they can seriously affect a person's mental and physical health when they're abused.
    Cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin are very powerful drugs and they're highly addictive, so it's not hard...

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  • GHB and Rohypnol are Dangerous Drugs Used to Assist in Sexual Assault

    GHB and Rohypnol are Dangerous Drugs Used to Assist in Sexual Assault

    Drugs like GHB and Rohypnol are among some of the popular drugs many teens and young adults use recreationally because they produce intoxicating hypnotic effects, these drugs are not only illegal to use, they're also extremely dangerous. GHB and Rohypnol are among various club drugs young people use when attending concerts, parties, bars and nightclubs to enhance their social enjoyment. Read Full Article

  • How to Determine if Someone's an Alcoholic?

    How to Determine if Someone's an Alcoholic?

    Alcohol can be very destructive it affects every organ in the body and can lead to alcoholism which is a long-term chronic disease. Also referred to as alcohol addiction or alcohol dependence, alcoholism is a pattern of heavy drinking that can lead to serious life-threatening illnesses, relationship problems, career problems, legal problems, and preventable injuries and deaths caused by vehicle...

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  • Smoking 'Fake Pot' Can Destroy Your Life

    Smoking 'Fake Pot' Can Destroy Your Life

    Meth isn't the only dangerous synthetic (man-made) drug abused today that can lead to hallucinations and psychotic delusional behavior, fake weed also known as synthetic marijuana can too. Synthetic marijuana can cause serious side effects and is extremely dangerous to a person's emotional and physical health.
    Even though the effects of synthetic marijuana use are very serious, an alarming...

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  • Teenage Substance Abuse

    Teenage Substance Abuse

    Whether parents have talked with their children about alcohol and drug use or not, many teenagers will try tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs or other substances. Some teenagers will try one or more of them once or even a few times then stop but others like the way the substance makes them feel and are unable to control the urge to use them again.
    Not only is the use of alcohol and abuse of...

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  • Curiosity and Addiction

    Curiosity and Addiction

    Even though sometimes our curiosity can get us into trouble when we act on it, curiosity in itself isn't necessarily a bad thing. Through curiosity we can find answers to difficult problems and it can even lead to the discovery of cures for illness and disease. But it's true there are situations where being curious about something can be a negative thing, especially when it's about something that...

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  • Ambien Misuse, Abuse and Addiction Information

    Ambien Misuse, Abuse and Addiction Information

    Ambien (generic form Zolpidem), is a sedative hypnotic drug that's used to treat insomnia. Ambien belongs to a category of drugs known as central nervous system depressants. CNS depressants slow down the nervous system and when a person has trouble sleeping due to insomnia, Ambien slows brain activity down allowing an individual to fall asleep. Ambien not only helps a person with insomnia fall...

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  • Muscle Relaxant Use and Abuse

    Muscle Relaxant Use and Abuse

    Muscle relaxants are commonly prescribed to patients along with plenty of rest and physical therapy. There are several different types of muscle relaxants but the type that completely blocks transmission of nervous signals to the muscles are called 'neuromuscular-blockers'. Muscle relaxers are very effective medications because they work by blocking the pain which allows the muscle to heal. Read Full Article

  • An Effective Approach for Treating Drug Addiction

    An Effective Approach for Treating Drug Addiction

    Drug addiction is a very complex disease and is very difficult to treat, and once detoxification is completed (if needed), additional treatment is necessary because detox is just the first step phase of recovery. An effective treatment approach should include an individualized recovery plan that utilizes various effective treatment components to help a person reach and maintain abstinence for the...

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