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  • The Workings of Alcoholism and Alcohol Treatment

    The Workings of Alcoholism and Alcohol Treatment

    “I haven’t had a drink in two months…I used to tell myself, one drink was ok, now I know that won’t work. I guess I am, um, an alcoholic.” It’s an amazing thing when an inpidual is able to acknowledge and own up to a negative behavior. With alcohol and drug abuse it is usually a difficult thing to do perhaps with alcohol even more so than other recreational...

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  • The Symptoms of Addiction Withdrawal - Different Drugs, Different Dangers

    The Symptoms of Addiction Withdrawal - Different Drugs, Different Dangers

    If an inpidual is using drugs and he or she decides to stop using, they can... right? Not really. Why, you ask. It's quite simple. It can be summed up in one word: withdrawal. Drug use is more than just a bad habit. Drug use is addictive not only because psychologically an inpidual feels compelled to use, but also because his or her body develops a physical dependence.
    When this dependence...

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  • Obama and Drug Addiction and Use: His Own and His Perspective as Presidential Hopeful

    Obama and Drug Addiction and Use: His Own and His Perspective as Presidential Hopeful

    Barack Obama countered one of his predecessors, Bill Clinton, by doing one thing. Something political hopefuls are often warned against. He told the truth. Without really being questioned, or poked and prodded, Obama said to a group of reporters in 2006:
    "When I was a kid, I inhaled." Obama went on to say that inhaling ‘was the point’. Most people would second and third that...

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  • Is There a Difference Between Outpatient and Residential Inpatient Addiction Treatment Programs?

    Is There a Difference Between Outpatient and Residential Inpatient Addiction Treatment Programs?

    Individuals, who engage in substance abuse use, are often facing more than one issue. Research literature has shown, time and time again, that there is a stereotypical personality that accompanies the addict, rightly named, the ‘addictive personality’.
    Some characteristics that accompany said individual are as follows: Impulsivity Difficulty in delaying gratification,...

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  • Better Health and Addiction Recovery and Healthy Eating Habits

    Better Health and Addiction Recovery and Healthy Eating Habits

    The United States is one the wealthiest nations in the entire world. This in theory should mean that the inhabitants of this great country are among the healthiest in the world as well. Unfortunately however, the correlation between these two variables does not imply causation.
    Americans as a whole are unhealthy. Childhood obesity is on the rise. Procedures like bariatric surgery, which at...

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  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery and its Effects on the Body

    Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery and its Effects on the Body

    Its very simple, substance abuse effects body functioning. Drug use can lead to long term physiological effects that can not only be acutely harmful, but can also result in chronic problems. The use of drugs is not the only issue. It is all the harmful behaviors that come along with substance abuse that tend to make matters worse.
    Substance abuse harms the body in two distinct ways: via the...

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  • Alcoholism and Vitamin Deficiency - Treatment and Recovery

    Alcoholism and Vitamin Deficiency - Treatment and Recovery

    Korsakoff’s syndrome, which is also known as amnesic-confabulatory syndrome or Korsakoff’s psychosis, is caused by a deficiency of thiamine or vitamin B1 in the brain. The disorder is named after the Russian neuropsychiatrist, Sergei Korsakoff, who discovered and popularized the theory.
    How does Korsakoff’s syndrome manifest itself? There are six major symptoms of...

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  • Acupuncture as a Method of Addiction Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation

    Acupuncture as a Method of Addiction Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation

    Acupuncture is an Eastern medicine technique that has been utilized for centuries. It has been used for various physiological issues in Asian culture but only more recently has entered the United States. Since it’s induction into popular culture, use of Acupuncture has been broadening to treatment for many different health problems. Some of which include:

    Back and Neck Pain ...

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  • Alcoholism and Neural Tube Defects: What Every Alcoholic Should Know

    Alcoholism and Neural Tube Defects: What Every Alcoholic Should Know

    It is widely acknowledged that alcoholism can lead to health problems. The question that can be posed here however, is does anyone know and understand to what extent heavy drinking can affect the body? How about for specific at risk populations? For instance, what happens when pregnant women drinking alcohol? Is eating well, sleeping eight hours a night and maintaining low stress levels enough...

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  • Long Term Alcohol Addiction Treatment and Recovery: The Correlation between Healthy Eating Habits and Staying Clean

    Long Term Alcohol Addiction Treatment and Recovery: The Correlation between Healthy Eating Habits and Staying Clean

    Ever correlate eating habits with alcohol consumption? No? Well, most people probably don’t. If you didn’t correlate these two seemingly different variables, then consider a study that was conducted by the National Institute of Health in 2006. Researchers found that there was a positive correlation between poor eating habits and an increase in alcohol consumption.
    Likewise,...

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