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  • Phase 2 of Effective Treatment for Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, and Chronic Addiction

    Phase 2 of Effective Treatment for Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, and Chronic Addiction

    Last week we talked about treatment for substance abuse and the importance of a recovery program that consists of 3 separate phases of treatment. Detoxification is just the first phase but a very important step for most people recovering from substance abuse. There is so much more to addiction than just the physical and emotional cravings for the substance.
    If all a person needed to recover...

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  • Phase 1 of Effective Treatment for Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, and Chronic Addiction

    Phase 1 of Effective Treatment for Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, and Chronic Addiction

    Addiction Takes Place in Various Forms There are many different forms of treatment and recovery programs available today for anyone suffering from addiction. It doesn't matter what form of addiction a person is living with in their life, the mental and physical effects that a person goes through are debilitating.
    Unless a person can begin to understand their addiction and develop the skills...

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  • Managing Recovery from Addiction Takes Effort

    Managing Recovery from Addiction Takes Effort

    It doesn't matter whether you're managing recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, gambling addiction, food addiction or tobacco addiction, you have to have a plan and strategy in order to be successful and stay in control.
    The emotional rollercoaster a person goes through when life becomes overwhelming or throws a difficult situation your way can be trying on a good day, but when a person...

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  • Mixing Prescription Drugs Can Be Fatal

    Mixing Prescription Drugs Can Be Fatal

    Because the use of prescription drugs is so wide spread today and teens are abusing them as well as adults, people need to understand just how serious it is when combining drugs unintentionally or to enhance their high. The common prescribed drugs that are abused today are opioid pain medications, CNS depressants for the treatment of anxiety and sleep disorders and stimulants used to treat...

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  • Heroin Addiction and Treatment - Updated 2011

    Heroin Addiction and Treatment - Updated 2011

    The heroin supply that's found throughout the United States comes from foreign sources which include Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, and Latin America. Heroin is trafficked throughout the U.S. and ends up in the hands of teens, young and older adults sadly destroying their lives as well as those who love and care about them.
    Unfortunately the use of heroin is increasing in many areas...

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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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  • 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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