Addiction, Rehabilitation and Recovery Article Topics (p. 28 of 42)

  • Compulsive Hoarding

    Compulsive Hoarding

    More people than you may realize suffer from a disorder referred to as 'compulsive hoarding'. There is no way of knowing for sure how many people are actually compulsive hoarders but it's estimated that around 1.2 million people may suffer from this disorder. People who suffer from compulsive hoarding acquire an extreme amount of possessions or belonging usually in their living and work space....

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  • Drug or Alcohol Chronic Relapse

    Drug or Alcohol Chronic Relapse

    Many people who go through substance abuse treatment to overcome their use and dependence to drugs or alcohol often relapse at some point in their life, usually due to stress, anxiety or depression. This doesn't mean that they're sentenced to addiction again but it definitely means they still have work to do on them self to prevent it from happening again.
    This can mean they need to see...

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  • Substance Abuse Treatment and Information Available at Your Fingertips

    Substance Abuse Treatment and Information Available at Your Fingertips

    Browsing the internet this week I ran across a few articles that I found interesting and thought I would share them with you. I know that finding treatment for substance use and addiction can be hard for people that are having financial problems right now. Hopefully some of the information below will help those in need of treatment but have few financial options find some form of inexpensive...

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  • Talk to Your Kids about Prescription Drug Abuse

    Talk to Your Kids about Prescription Drug Abuse

    Prescription Drug Abuse is more common than you may think. Most people because of news coverage realize that prescription drugs anymore are some of the more common drugs of abuse today. Abusing prescription painkillers and other medications can be taking place in your own home and parents may not even be aware of it.
    Many people young and older are less fearful about misusing prescription...

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  • Mental Health Disorders and Other Issues That Can Fuel Substance Abuse

    Mental Health Disorders and Other Issues That Can Fuel Substance Abuse

    The use of street drugs, alcohol, prescription drugs and other substances is a personal choice a person makes that can lead to addiction. There are many people today who experiment with substances for the reaction they experience, the euphoria and high is what they're looking to achieve.
    There is no excuse for substance abuse but many times there is underlying issues that can fuel the use...

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  • Binge Drinking and The Effects on Our Youth

    Binge Drinking and The Effects on Our Youth

    According to a new study that's been done, teenagers that binge drink may have trouble perceiving their environments or surroundings because their working memory may become damaged. A teenagers brain is still developing and heavy use of alcohol can cause problems in the growth of a teens brain cells especially in their frontal brain regions.
    When brain cell growth becomes interrupted it can...

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  • The Dangers of Ambien Abuse and Addiction

    The Dangers of Ambien Abuse and Addiction

    Ambien or also called Zolpidem is a sedative that falls into the category of central nervous system depressant (CNS). These depressants are normally prescribed for people who can't sleep because of anxiety or insomnia but are also prescribed for individuals suffering from seizures. Ambien quiets the brain down which decreases anxiousness and relaxes the person. Ambien is prescribed for short term...

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  • The Healing Power of Mindfulness Meditation when Recovering from Addiction

    The Healing Power of Mindfulness Meditation when Recovering from Addiction

    We have all heard at one time or another how useful meditation can be in terms of reducing stress and anxiety but most people don't realize how helpful meditation can be managing recovery from the use of drugs and alcohol dependency. Relapse is one of the biggest concerns for individuals recovering from substance abuse disorders and meditation can make a big difference for a person maintaining...

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  • Fentanyl Laced Heroin or Cocaine is a Deadly Combo

    Fentanyl Laced Heroin or Cocaine is a Deadly Combo

    In the past, heroin that was laced with fentanyl killed a vast amount of people in many areas including Chicago and Philadelphia. In 2006 there was an action alert put out by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) about the combination of fentanyl and cocaine and heroin. There were many overdoses and drug related deaths at that time in the east coast and Midwest...

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  • Important Steps to Take If You're Pregnant and Have a Problem With Drugs or Alcohol

    Important Steps to Take If You're Pregnant and Have a Problem With Drugs or Alcohol

    Unfortunately today there are so many teens and young adults using and abusing drugs and alcohol before and during pregnancy and they're not only putting themselves at risk, they're putting their unborn child at risk. We can't get enough information out there to educate people letting them know just how serious this is. Not only are these babies suffering while in the womb, they're suffering...

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