Addiction Topic Keyword: Drug Treatment (p. 1 of 2)

  • Drug Use and Abuse 'Full Impact'

    Drug Use and Abuse 'Full Impact'

    There are definite consequences that affect us all due to illegal drug use. Drug use and abuse most definitely has a major impact on a user's health. Most times leading to sickness and diseases. The impact of drug use in this country as well as all over the world affects every walk of life. So many times, the user dies prematurely from a drug overdose or other illnesses associated with drug...

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  • Depression as a Cause of Substance Abuse and Addiction:  The Vicious Cycle

    Depression as a Cause of Substance Abuse and Addiction: The Vicious Cycle

    Why does substance abuse become a cycle? Is it weakness on the part of the drug user? Is the failure of the drug treatment system? The answer to these questions cannot be answered in a single sentence. Most people, who do not have a substance abuse disorder, blame the inpidual. It is an easy thing to do since the assumption is the inpidual must have control over his or her behavior. This is true...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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