Addiction, Rehabilitation and Recovery Article Topics (p. 22 of 42)

  • Is Your Drink Spiked?

    Is Your Drink Spiked?

    Learn from others and never let your beverage out of your sight. A close relative of mine has been a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for many years now and has had the opportunity numerous times to sponsor and help many people during their recovery. He seemed down when I talked to him not long ago and I asked him what was wrong.
    He said one of the members he has been sponsoring for more than...

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  • Prescription Drug Addiction Knowledge and Treatment

    Prescription Drug Addiction Knowledge and Treatment

    If you're addicted to prescription drugs and not sure what treatment options are available today to help you overcome your addiction, you're not alone. One of the most severe drug problems throughout the United States is the abuse of prescription drugs which continues to increase at an alarming rate even though drastic measures have been taken to reduce their misuse.
    Controlled prescription...

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  • Information Associated With Alcohol Consumption

    Information Associated With Alcohol Consumption

    Problem drinking and alcoholism are also commonly linked with other forms of addiction. Many people that do seek help for gambling or drug addiction also have a drinking problem or, are alcohol dependent. According to data from Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), almost 40% of the admissions for substance abuse treatment report Alcohol and Drug combinations.
    The effects of alcohol are...

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  • Signs of Antidepressant Abuse

    Signs of Antidepressant Abuse

    Depression is a serious illness that many people suffer from and the symptoms have an enormous effect on a person's daily life and well-being. Antidepressant medications are commonly prescribed for treating depression because they balance out chemicals (serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine) in the brain which improves a person's mood.
    When a person is suffering from depression they can't...

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  • Oramorph Addiction and Recovery

    Oramorph Addiction and Recovery

    Oramorph (Oral Morphine for Treating Pain) Morphine is available under many different brand names and Oramorph is one of them. Oramorph belongs to a class of drugs called opiate (opioid) pain relievers and is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Oramorph provides short term pain relief and is classified as a Schedule II controlled substance because the potential for abuse is high.
    The...

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  • Warning Signs of Possible Relapse

    Warning Signs of Possible Relapse

    Early Stages of Substance Abuse Recovery Are you exhibiting warning signs of a possible relapse in the early stages of your recovery? The early stages of recovery from alcohol or drug addiction is very difficult for everyone even if a person is ready to stop drinking or using drugs and has sought help for their addiction.
    It's extremely hard for any recovering addict to make positive...

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  • Medical Complications Associated With Codeine Abuse

    Medical Complications Associated With Codeine Abuse

    Codeine is a medication that falls into two different categories, an opiate analgesic for treating mild to moderate pain and antitussives to reduce coughing. Codeine is also available combined with acetaminophen, aspirin and is combined in some cough and cold medications. Codeine changes the way the body senses pain and when used to reduce coughs, codeine reduces activity in the brain that's...

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  • Coping With Relapse

    Coping With Relapse

    Don't Give Up! Relapse Doesn't Mean Treatment Has Failed or That You're A Failure If the use of drugs or alcohol is currently affecting your life because you're dependent on them, you may feel you either don't have a problem, you can handle it on your own, or that treatment is a waste of time because you sought help in the past and it didn't work.
    This is a common reaction most people have...

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  • Pain Associated with Demerol Addiction

    Pain Associated with Demerol Addiction

    We continue to focus on prescription narcotic pain medications in our articles because they're so heavily abused today and there are so many people dependent on them. It's sad because most people didn't realize the degree their life would change when they first started experimenting with pain medications because addiction isn't something you can truly imagine unless you've been there. Read Full Article

  • Opana - Drugstore Heroin

    Opana - Drugstore Heroin

    Another potent and dangerous prescription pain medication that's being abused today is a painkiller called Opana. Opana is the brand name for Oxymorphone and is a very powerful opioid pain killer that's much stronger than OxyContin, which at one time was a very popular drug abused by an enormous amount of people throughout the United States.
    When prescription drugs are reformulated to keep...

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