Addiction, Rehabilitation and Recovery Article Topics (p. 25 of 42)

  • What To Expect From Addiction Counseling

    What To Expect From Addiction Counseling

    Congratulations, you've decided to seek help for your drug or alcohol addiction. This is the first step toward a positive life of sobriety. It's important to know that coming clean isn't an easy road. However, by choosing a professional treatment center and having an open mind, you can achieve a sober life sooner than later.
    Choosing a Professional Addiction Treatment Program Finding a...

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  • Prescription Drug Abuse, Addiction, Treatment and Detox

    Prescription Drug Abuse, Addiction, Treatment and Detox

    Prescription drugs are dispensed by licensed and trained physicians according to FDA or Food and Drug Administration guidelines. They are designed in order to be safe, and as long as they are taken according to their directions they are generally regarded to be so.
    Unfortunately, there are many types of prescription drugs that can become harmful over a period of time. What this means is...

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  • Ketamine Abuse Can Cause Schizophrenia and Hallucinations

    Ketamine Abuse Can Cause Schizophrenia and Hallucinations

    Ketamine is a medical drug used both for human medicine and veterinary medicine as well. Unfortunately it is also a medication that carries a certain potential for abuse. Ketamine is most commonly used as an anesthetic medication in veterinary medicine, primarily for when an animal is going to undergo surgery.
    This medical drug is also often used in human beings for anesthetic purposes,...

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  • Heroin Abuse and Suppositories

    Heroin Abuse and Suppositories

    Heroin is a type of opiate drug. Opiate drugs are a group of narcotic drugs that are designed to relieve pain, but unfortunately they are strong and so they have quite a high potential when it comes to abuse. Most opiate drugs are derived from Asian poppy seed pods. Morphine, opium, heroin and codeine are four of these.
    Heroin actually accounts for as much as 90 percent of all opiate abuse...

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  • Anxiety Disorder and Substance Addiction

    Anxiety Disorder and Substance Addiction

    One of the biggest causes of drug addiction, alcoholism and substance abuse problems in general is self-medicating. People turn to coping mechanisms in order to deal with what ails them, whether it is stress or depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD.)
    Alcohol and drugs make pretty excellent coping mechanisms when people first begin taking them, because the bad feelings...

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  • Propofol Abuse, Addiction and Information

    Propofol Abuse, Addiction and Information

    The drug that is said to be responsible for Michael Jackson's overdose and death is a powerful anesthetic drug known as Propofol. Unfortunately, the drug has an effect that causes it to be popular and addictive, and so it is becoming increasingly prevalent as an addictive and abused substance in the United States.
    There is a largely untold story when it comes to Propofol. There is a...

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  • Methadone Information and Detox

    Methadone Information and Detox

    What is Methadone? Methadone is a type of synthetic or man-made narcotic drug. When used legally, its primary purpose is to treat the addiction to narcotic drugs as well as to relieve pain in severe levels, most commonly in people that have a terminal illness such as cancer.
    Methadone is a drug that has been available legally since 1947, but it is important to know that methadone can be...

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  • Tips for Coping with a Loved One's Alcohol Problem or Drug Addiction

    Tips for Coping with a Loved One's Alcohol Problem or Drug Addiction

    It's not easy having someone in your life that you love and care about destroying themselves because of their use of drugs or alcohol. It doesn't matter whether they're an alcoholic, addicted to street drugs or dependent on prescription medications.
    It tears you apart inside to see them slowly destroy themselves right in front of you and you feel helpless and emotionally drained. Their...

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  • Addiction Intervention Planning

    Addiction Intervention Planning

    When someone is dealing with an addiction, one of the hardest parts of them getting help is often simply to admit that they are having a problem. Unfortunately it is much too easy for a person to just completely deny that they are struggling with some kind of a drug addiction.
    When this problem occurs, what it often takes is someone else staging an intervention, and that intervention being...

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  • Teens Drinking at Home Under Parental Supervision - What's Your Opinion?

    Teens Drinking at Home Under Parental Supervision - What's Your Opinion?

    Here's a controversial subject that brings on heated opinions among a lot of people today, do you think that parents should let their teenagers drink at home with them or at least under their watchful eye? Most parents today worry about their children binge drinking with their friends during their teenage years or when they're young adults which they should be.
    Drinking with friends is a...

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