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  • Chronic Relapse and Relapse Prevention - Is There More Than One Component?

    Chronic Relapse and Relapse Prevention - Is There More Than One Component?

    Someone goes in for substance abuse treatment, convinced that this time will be the time they kick their habit, whatever that might be. Six months later they’ve gone through treatment and are out on their own. They’ve changed jobs, friends, made amends…and then that day, the one they hoped would never come…the alcohol, marijuana, cocaine (insert your drug of choice...

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  • 12 (Twelve) Step Programs: Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, etc..What Are They?

    12 (Twelve) Step Programs: Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, etc..What Are They?

    Nobody wants to be judged; especially when they’ve done something they aren’t proud of. That is the beauty of the twelve step program. These programs are based on the idea that their only purpose is to work on personal recovery. The most famous of the twelve-step programs include Alcoholics Anonymous, which is basically a recovery guide from alcoholism. Since the onset of A.A., there...

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  • Opiate Addiction

    Opiate Addiction

    You've never touched drugs in your life and you go to the Doctor one morning only to be told that that your urine sample shows you've been smoking heroin or possibly injecting a little too much morphine. How'd that happen? As you talk to the Doctor about your food intake over the last two days: banana, bagel, strawberry...wait, wait what type of bagel did you have? A poppy seed bagel. That...

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  • Ativan for Addiction and Substance Abuse - Is it a Safe Alcohol Addiction Withdrawal and Detox Option?

    Ativan for Addiction and Substance Abuse - Is it a Safe Alcohol Addiction Withdrawal and Detox Option?

    What is Ativan? Ativan, otherwise known as Lorazepam or Temesta, is a drug in the benzodiazepine class of drugs which includes most tranquilizers. Ativan has many uses which include: sedative/hypnotic effects, muscle relaxant, anxiolytic (to reduce anxiety), amnesic and anticonvulsant (or to prevent seizures). It has also been used in conjunction with other drugs as an anti-emetic, which means...

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  • Ambien Addiction - The Addiction That Began While Sleeping

    Ambien Addiction - The Addiction That Began While Sleeping

    It usually starts out as someone just wanting to get a good night’s sleep. Innocently enough, they start out trying warm milk or tea before heading to bed. Nothing works. So, they’re left with a choice: continue not getting rest, which can affect daily activities, or taking a pill that guarantees a night of quiet comfort and bliss. Yes, they go for the pill. The drug in question here...

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  • Prescription Drug Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Prescription Drug Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Prescription drug addiction is a major problem affecting millions of individuals in North America growing the demand for drug rehab, but there is not much awareness about the magnitude of the problem. Due to the nation having a major problem with other illicit drugs (like cocaine, marijuana, cocaine), prescription drug abuse has not been a major priority for both the health and legal...

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  • Ecstasy Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Ecstasy Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    MDMA was first synthesized in Europe as a possible appetite suppressant but never caught on because of its side effects. MDMA (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is a psychoactive synthetic drug possessing stimulant and hallucinogenic properties. The drug is analogous to amphetamine and LSD in terms of its hallucinogenic properties. Ecstasy is a slang or street name for MDMA. The drug has a tendency...

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  • Methadone Addiction, Detox, Treatment and Withdrawal

    Methadone Addiction, Detox, Treatment and Withdrawal

    Methadone is a synthetic opioid with potent analgesic effects. Although commonly associated with the treatment of opioid addiction, analgesia may also be prescribed for various pain syndromes. It may also be an appropriate replacement for morphine, when side effects limit dosage increases. Methadone toxicity is not always apparent in the first few days after initiating therapy and so careful...

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  • Valium Abuse and Addiction

    Valium Abuse and Addiction

    Valium is a benzodiazepine with properties of being a sedative, hypnotic, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, amnestic and muscle relaxant drug. Valium is generally used to treat short term moderate to severe anxiety or insomnia. The drug has been shown to lead to the development of tolerance, physiological and psychological dependency when used for long periods.
    Uses of Valium Valium is useful for...

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  • Crack Cocaine Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Crack Cocaine Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Crack cocaine is a universal problem in most countries. Crack cocaine was very popular in US in the 80s. It was a common drug of abuse in most inner cities. Its use declined in the early 90s mainly due to the anti-drug campaigns and increasing policing. However, the last decade has seen a resurgence of the crack cocaine epidemic. The drug has again become widely available and the use has...

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