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  • Eliminating Fear from Alcohol and Drug Treatment

    Eliminating Fear from Alcohol and Drug Treatment

    For anyone who has never experimented with alcohol and drugs or abused them, it would be hard for them to understand the fears an alcoholic or drug addict would have regarding detoxification and substance abuse treatment. For them, the fear of abusing drugs or addiction would keep them from ever needing treatment in the first place.
    The benefits associated with drug treatment therapy are...

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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 Addiction and Abuse in the United States

    Prescription Drug Addiction and Abuse in the United States

    It starts out with a backache that just won’t go away. A year later, what was an occasional pill popping experience, ends up being an everyday excursion. When the individual’s primary physician stops filling prescriptions for what is now phantom back pain, the individual may begin ‘physician shopping’ hoping someone will write that next prescription.
    Drugs may be...

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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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  • Dual Diagnosis and Treatment: Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders

    Dual Diagnosis and Treatment: Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders

    Substance abuse disorders and mental health illness often occur together. This is known as co morbidity or dual diagnosis. Information on the occurrence of dual diagnosis is not well reported. Having said that, according to information published by the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) the following statistics apply to the United States population: About half of the inpiduals with...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A Comparison of Addiction to Cocaine and Methamphetamine

    A Comparison of Addiction to Cocaine and Methamphetamine

    Cocaine and Methamphetamine are two drugs that are often linked together because they produce similar effects and because they belong to the same class of drugs called psychostimulants.

    In addition, they both have the potential for causing dependence and abuse which further strengthens the bond associate between them. Though there are many similarities, a fair number of differences do...

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  • Lorcet Abuse: Another Derivative of Hydrocodone

    Lorcet Abuse: Another Derivative of Hydrocodone

    What is Lorcet? Lorcet is a combination of acetaminophen (Tylenol) and hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is an analgesic opiate which is used to treat mild pain and reduces coughing. The chemical formation of Hydrocodone is very similar to morphine. Hydrocodone is a derivative of the opium plant and is considered to be potentially addictive. Lorcet is considered a Schedule II drug which means that its...

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