Addiction counseling can take many approaches. Some people may have positive experiences with motivational interviewing and others may get results from cognitive behavioral therapy.
But, there are some major theories that come into play and the following discussion should provide some insight.
Adlerian Psychology This may also be called "individual psychology." The practice is holistic....
Back in the "good old days," it seemed that parents worried more about their teenagers taking illegal or "street" drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or similar drugs than they did about their teenagers taking prescription or "legal" drugs. The danger of teenagers taking illegal drugs still exists; unfortunately, the incidences of teenagers taking and abusing prescription drugs are rising....Read Full Article
It should first be noted here that depressant drugs are different than drugs that are considered anti-depressants.
The latter are used to treat depression and anxiety disorders, and are totally different.
Depressant drugs are those which can be classified in the barbiturate family. Barbiturates generally have a sedating or anesthetic effect.
Further, many barbiturates also act as short-term...
When a person has undergone treatment for painkiller abuse but begins to take the drugs again in the same manner which led to the problem in the first place, this is known as "relapse."
There is always the possibility of relapse, but if a person is aware of the signs and symptoms, he may be able to seek help before a relapse episode even occurs.
What Can Cause Relapse? Several factors can...
Seconal, more commonly known by its generic name Secobarbital sodium, belongs to a class of drugs called barbiturate hypnotics. It should only be prescribed for short term use.
The use of this prescription drug is commonly prescribed for treatment of insomnia as well as an anti-anxiety medication for patients who are about to have surgery.
Seconal works because it affects certain parts of...
Abilify is an antidepressant medication that is typically prescribed by physicians to boost the effectiveness of an antidepressant drug that the patient is already taking. In some circumstances, a patient may be taking an anti-depressive medication that is not achieving quite the level of results that the patient seeks, and so a physician may prescribe Abilify on top of the use of that medication...Read Full Article
Dependence - Is described by the NIDA Teen as "continued use despite understanding the harm it can cause." Over time, a person will begin to not feel normal unless they are on ecstasy.
This is what causes dependence which, in the case of ecstasy, goes hand-in-hand with addiction.
Tolerance - When you take ecstasy, if you begin to notice that the same amount of the drug does not cause the...
Drug detox is often the first step in addiction treatment. According to the NIDA, "Patients should be encouraged to continue drug treatment following detoxification" as, without attending addiction treatment afterward, a patient could be in danger of relapse and other issues.
This is only one of the potentially dangerous drug detox side effects.
Relapse and Overdose An individual does...
Actiq is a unique type of medication because it is not a traditional tablet or liquid medication.
Instead, Actiq is known as a painkilling lollipop because it is available in lozenge form, and is primarily prescribed for the treatment of chronic pain in people suffering from cancer if they are already taking a normal opioid medication.
One of the primary benefits of Actiq in comparison to...
Adderall is a stimulant medication with dextroamphetamine sacharate, dextroamphetamine sulfate, amphetamine aspartate monohydrate, USP and amphetamine sulfate USP as its primary ingredients.
It has a number of inactive ingredients as well, and comes in a gelatin capsule form.
Adderall is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, and this combination together is used for the...