Addiction Treatment Options for Executives.

Addiction Treatment Options for Executives

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, drug addiction and drug abuse have many dimensions and because they disrupt so many aspects of a person's life, treatment is not simple. The most effective treatment programs must incorporate various components into their program, each directed to...

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Addiction Information to Help Executives.

Addiction Information to Help Executives

Executives of organizations have numerous decisions to make on a daily basis, and sometimes their job can be overwhelming and extremely stressful. This stress causes some executives to turn to drugs or alcohol to self-medicate, but if it continues the individual abusing the drugs or alcohol may...

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Maintaining Your Sobriety - Part Two.

Maintaining Your Sobriety - Part Two

While every recovering alcoholic will have their own specific triggers, common things that can cause a return to alcohol consumption include exposure to small amounts of alcohol (think visiting a BYOB restaurant with friends), stress (like job difficulties or relationship problems, and...

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Maintaining Your Sobriety - Part One.

Maintaining Your Sobriety - Part One

If you have never suffered from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you probably think that getting sober would be the hardest thing you could ever do. But if you have struggled with such an addiction, you know that the initial recovery is only the beginning of a very long process. Simply put,...

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Alcohol Abuse Intervention Process - Part Two.

Alcohol Abuse Intervention Process - Part Two

The structure of the alcohol abuse intervention is straightforward and easy to understand. In order to be effective, the alcohol abuse intervention must be educational and informative for the friends and family members involved. The intervention gives those affected loved ones an opportunity to...

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Alcohol Abuse Intervention Process - Part One.

Alcohol Abuse Intervention Process - Part One

Alcohol is unique among other drugs in that it is both socially acceptable and easily accessible. The legal nature of the drug and the fact that many people view its use as no big deal can make dealing with a problem drinker in your family that much more difficult.
As with other types of...

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Understanding Panic Disorders - Part 3.

Understanding Panic Disorders - Part 3

When in the midst of a panic attack, the individual may experience a racing heartbeat - the heart may beat so fast that it is mistaken for a heart attack or other serious physical illness. Those with panic disorder may also experience shortness of breath and difficulty breathing, along with an...

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Understanding Panic Disorders - Part 2.

Understanding Panic Disorders - Part 2

Some panic disorder sufferers respond readily to the new class of pharmaceutical medications - designed to restore balance to the brain and treat the parts of the mind that can cause the fear impulse to spiral out of control. Other panic disorder sufferers respond more readily to psychological...

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Understanding Panic Disorders - Part 1.

Understanding Panic Disorders - Part 1

Throughout the history of our species, fear has played a central role in keeping us safe and helping us survive. Our cave-dwelling ancestors relied on fear to tell them when lions and tigers were lurking nearby, or when members of a warring tribe were on their way.
Without a strong fear...

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Different Types of Opioid Drugs.

Different Types of Opioid Drugs

The most common type of opioid drug is Morphine. This drug is generally used in treating severe pain associated with cancer. Morphine is usually very fast-acting, especially when given in liquid form or through injection or intravenous route, in some cases bringing on almost instantaneous relief....

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