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  • Treatment and Intervention doesn't have to be done voluntarily to be effective!

    Treatment and Intervention doesn't have to be done voluntarily to be effective!


    Treatment and Intervention doesn’t have to be done voluntarily to be effective! Do you know of someone, a spouse, your child, a sibling, a loved one or a friend that is in desperate need of help for drug or alcohol abuse and dependency but, they just aren’t ready?
    In many ways, you are as lost and scared as the addict.  They’re hurting deep inside as well as...

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  • Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction on the Rise

    Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction on the Rise

    With legends like Michael Jackson are dying due to prescription drug use, the United States is again becoming acutely aware of the prescription drug problem that exists. Approximately fifty million Americans, which include the teenage population, have utilized prescription drugs for uses that are not medical related.
    In 2007 a survey was conducted that found prescription drug use had risen...

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  • Physicians: The First Line of Defense to Substance Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation

    Physicians: The First Line of Defense to Substance Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation

    Dr. Stewart is a physician whom has owned his own practice for about twenty years now. John has been a patient of Dr. Stewart’s for about ten years.  John has come to see Dr. Stewart for his yearly checkup. Dr. Stewart asks John the regular questions:
    How are you feeling? Anything out of ordinary you would like to tell me about? How’s the wife and kids?
    Dr....

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  • Prescription Drug Abuse Dangers: A Few Fatal Drug Combinations to Consider

    Prescription Drug Abuse Dangers: A Few Fatal Drug Combinations to Consider

    Recreational drugs are bad. Prescription Drugs are ok and mixing stuff, well that’s not a problem. It seems, based on statistics today, that this is the general consensus of the American public. Let’s review a few different scenarios and explain why mixing drugs, even those that your doctor has prescribed, could not only be dangerous, but fatal.
    Got Viagra? Ever see the movie...

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  • Another Reason to Stay Sober From Addiction:  Beer Pong and the Swine Flu (H1N1 Virus)

    Another Reason to Stay Sober From Addiction: Beer Pong and the Swine Flu (H1N1 Virus)

    So, what do most college sophomores and juniors do on Saturday nights? Study; goes shopping, dinner, or a movie? Sure, any of those options are possible on any college campus. A really popular option not to be forgotten is a good game of beer pong.
    The great thing about this game is you can easily set up the game in a dorm room, frat house or at your local bar. It is a game one can take...

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  • Alcoholism Addiction  - A Case Study of an Alcoholic

    Alcoholism Addiction - A Case Study of an Alcoholic

    When one realizes that no matter how much they may know about theoretical drug problems and alcohol problems, it is still possible to be staring in the face of a full on alcoholic and not know it until after the fact. Alcoholism and drug problems, much like other chronic illnesses, are not things one can identify just by looking at someone’s face. However, if one pays attention there...

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  • Another American Legend Gone: Implications of  Prescription Drug Addiction and Abuse in America

    Another American Legend Gone: Implications of Prescription Drug Addiction and Abuse in America

    Another legend dies due to drug use. Not illegal drug use mind you, just prescription medication. Though the autopsy reports for Michael Jackson do not yet show what the pop singer passed away from, the countless prescription medications Jackson was taking are suspect.
    Another example is 28 year old Heath Ledger who passed away about a year and a half ago due to an overdose of sleeping...

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  • Depression as a Cause of Substance Abuse and Addiction:  The Vicious Cycle

    Depression as a Cause of Substance Abuse and Addiction: The Vicious Cycle

    Why does substance abuse become a cycle? Is it weakness on the part of the drug user? Is the failure of the drug treatment system? The answer to these questions cannot be answered in a single sentence. Most people, who do not have a substance abuse disorder, blame the inpidual. It is an easy thing to do since the assumption is the inpidual must have control over his or her behavior. This is true...

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  • Naltrexone and its Multiple Uses

    Naltrexone and its Multiple Uses

    Naltrexone is not a drug that is new on the scene. This substance was first approved in 1994 by the FDA to help alcohol abusers safely detox from alcohol. Recently however, naltrexone is being used to treat other conditions. The uses range from its original purpose of alcohol use treatment, to stopping nicotine use decreasing the possibility of kleptomania, heroin use and morphine use and even...

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  • Rapid Detoxification Treatment for Use of Opioids

    Rapid Detoxification Treatment for Use of Opioids

    When you are struggling with an addiction, one of the ramifications is that delayed gratification is not something that you can deal with. One of the primary components of a substance abuse treatment is the necessary behavioral change needed to procure abstinence from substance abuse on a long-term or long lasting basis.
    Someone who is struggling with hard core drug use or excessive drug...

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