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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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  • Genetic and Physiological Components of Substance Abuse and Addiction

    Genetic and Physiological Components of Substance Abuse and Addiction

    Most people know that there is a correlation between substance abuse/use and decreased brain functioning. Substance use affects the way in which the brain processes chemicals and produces responses. The question is, do endocrine imbalances cause a higher prevalence of substance abuse?
    If an individual has a hormonal imbalance, can this cause or indicate a possible substance abuse pattern?...

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  • Long Term Addiction Treatment and Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Methods

    Long Term Addiction Treatment and Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Methods

    Substance abuse addiction is a complex disease which is characterized by many different components which need to be taken into account when trying to achieve recovery. Relapse to drug use can occur even after long periods of abstinence. This is why drug use is considered chronic, though it is a treatable disease.
    Relapse to use of drugs actually happens at rates similar to that of other...

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  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment and Addiction Recovery in the Criminal System

    Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment and Addiction Recovery in the Criminal System

    It’s not a shock to anyone that there is a direct correlation between being in the correction system and drug use. Once an inpidual is in the jail system, he or she may be pressured into participating in substance abuse treatment by the legal system. This pressure, though undesirable to the user, may be just what he or she needs to start the change towards sobriety.
    How Bad is The...

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  • The Many Components Involved in Substance Abuse Treatment, Retention and Rehabilitation

    The Many Components Involved in Substance Abuse Treatment, Retention and Rehabilitation

    The first step in assisting an individual with a drug problem is getting them into a substance abuse treatment program. Once they are there, the question becomes, how do you keep them there? What is necessary to prevent individuals from leaving treatment? Furthermore, are there specific factors that increase attrition rates from programs? The answer to these questions are complex and will not be...

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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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  • 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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