Addiction and Treatment Article Category Reference

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    Addiction Interventions

    In this section, you will find articles relating to drug and alcoholism intervention. Help in understanding what 'Intervention' is and what help is available to the individual that's desperately in need of intervention, rehabilitation, and recovery. There are many options available depending on what a person's needs are. Sometimes an intervention is needed because the person with the addiction is slowly killing themselves right before your eyes and can't reach out for help on their own. This section will provide information to help you better understand these options so that you, a family member, a loved one or friend can start on a "Road to Recovery" and know that you're not alone, there's help out there.

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    Alcoholism

    Alcoholism, also known as alcohol dependence is a disabling addictive disorder for a great number of people. The articles in this section relate to Alcoholism and the powerful effects it has on the alcoholic physically and emotionally. The articles on 'binge drinking' we provide may give you a better understanding of how prevalent it is and how it can get started. We explore the treatments that are available and what they consist of. We also take a look at the 12 Step Self Help Programs and how essential they can be in an individual's recovery. Here we will explore all of the options available and hopefully take some of the fear and unknown away so that you can concentrate on a "New Tomorrow".

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    Club Drugs

    This section will help you better understand what a club drug is, the drugs that are classified as 'club drugs', how they are used, and the effects they have when used. This category of drugs is very popular among our adolescents and young adults. It's important that we stay as informed as possible on this subject because someone you know may be in serious need of help. You will also find information on treatment options available for club drug abuse and addiction.

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    Cocaine Addiction

    Cocaine is a powerful addictive narcotic. Here we give informative facts and information so that you can get a better understanding of what cocaine is and how it is abused. Cocaine has been around for a long time and many people have become addicted to this extremely destructive stimulant. Here we will learn the warning signs of cocaine use, the mortality rate related to the use of this drug, and treatment options available for overcoming cocaine abuse and addiction.

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    Drug and Alcohol Detoxification

    It's extremely important that we learn as much as possible about drug and alcohol detoxification. Here we learn the meaning of Detox and what methods and treatments are available when going through withdrawal symptoms from serious drugs such as Heroin, Opiates, and Alcohol. Learn what Rapid Detox is and how beneficial it can be when treating addictions to certain drugs such as Heroin and Vicodin. I can't emphasize enough the importance of Rehabilitation and Detox Treatment Centers when treating drug and alcohol addiction.

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    Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation

    There are many forms of treatment for drug and alcohol abuse and addiction. Here we talk about the differences between Outpatient and Residential Inpatient treatment programs. 12 Step programs are discussed such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous and how working the twelve steps can lead to recovery. Substance abuse is a very complex disease and it's highly important that an individual receives the right treatment by qualified experts in this field.

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    Food Addictions and Eating Disorders

    Throughout this section, we will look at the many reasons food has become an unhealthy way of life for many people. For most people, they eat to live but for others, they live to eat. We will explore Food Addiction and the symptoms associated with it. We will keep you up to date as studies and research is done on this topic. Eating disorders such as Bulimia and Anorexia Nervosa are extremely serious; we will learn the signs associated with these disorders because detecting this early can save someone’s life. Food is something we have to have in or to sustain a healthy and happy life. We as adults have to become more educated and get our eating habits under control in order to help our adolescents and young people. After all, food is necessary in our life.

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    Gambling Addiction and Treatment

    This addiction is increasing in numbers by the day. In this section we discuss what it means to have a gambling addiction, the person(s) who may be more at risk to develop this addiction and what types of treatment are available for those that are in need. Many have lost their families, homes and jobs due to this addiction. Gambling addiction, like alcoholism, is an illness and should be treated as such. Psychological, cognitive, or behavioral and relaxation therapy can be used when treating a gambling addiction. Gamblers can have a problem, however, without being totally out of control. Problem gambling is any gambling behavior that disrupts your life. The biggest step in treatment is realizing you have a problem with gambling.

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    Heroin

    Heroin is a powerful addictive drug. The informative articles in this section discuss what heroin is, ways in which heroin is abused, what effects this drug has on our brain and why an individual can become physically dependent on it. We discuss the withdrawal symptoms associated with heroin abuse and addiction and what treatments are available. In addition we cover Methadone, which reduces withdrawal symptoms in people addicted to heroin or other narcotic drugs without causing the "high" associated with the drug addiction.

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    LifeStyle and Addiction

    Here we explore lifestyle habits and the way this can affect addiction and recovery. Depression can be a symptom that leads a person to drug dependency and addiction. Through the use of alcohol, illegal, or prescription drug use, a person who is depressed may turn to one or more of these substances just to feel 'normal'. Food addiction can develop through depression also. The way of thinking or the 'Biochemical Personality' that is caused by drug addiction and the lifestyle an addict adopts to get drugs and live with a drug habit, is a key focus of these articles.

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    Opiate Addiction

    An Opiate is a narcotic that is composed of synthetic opium. Used for medical reasons (legally), they are used to treat pain or help with insomnia. These drugs are psychologically and physically addictive. Here we will discuss what 'opiates' are and what drugs fall under this classification such as codeine and morphine. We also take a look at the dangers and side effects of opiate use and addiction. After prolonged opiate use the nerve cells in the brain, which would otherwise produce endorphins, cease to function normally.

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    Prescription Drug Addiction

    There are many kinds of prescription drugs abused every day. Here you will find articles relating to some of those drugs and the effect they have on an individual when abused. You will also find information regarding the dangers in mixing drugs. Prescription drug abuse is becoming more widespread every day. Teenagers and young adults are experimenting with prescription drugs more now than ever. The dangers associated with abusing and combining these drugs can be deadly.

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    Substance Addictions

    In this section, you will find articles pertaining to controlled substances. Articles that explain how controlled substances are manufactured and the effects those substances have on our communities and environment. You will also find articles that explains how drug abuse physically effects ones body, brain and physiologically effects ones mind. Let's not forget the most important articles that explain the problems substance abuse can cause an individual when it comes to their job, friendships, family, home and their life all together.

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