If an inpidual is using drugs and he or she decides to stop using, they can... right? Not really. Why, you ask. It's quite simple. It can be summed up in one word: withdrawal. Drug use is more than just a bad habit. Drug use is addictive not only because psychologically an inpidual feels compelled to use, but also because his or her body develops a physical dependence.
When this dependence...
Addiction to drugs and alcohol encompasses more than a behavioral intervention. The reason for this is drug addiction is a complex disease, however, it is treatable. Like chronic illnesses such as hypertension and asthma, relapse can occur with drug addiction even after extended periods of continued abstinence. For this reason, repeated treatments may be necessary. Treatments should be tailored...Read Full Article
Close to a million individuals in US are addicted to opioids and yet less than 20% receive any treatment for their addiction. The best management for these chronic addicts is medical treatment which decreases their addiction and improves their social status in society.
For the past 4 decades, methadone has been the treatment of choice for the treatment of drug addicts . However, all...
There have been substantial advances when it comes to understanding the biochemical and genetic basis for substance abuse and addiction over the past ten years. In spite of this knowledge very little information is disseminated in regards to alternative forms of detox treatment.
One form of alternative treatment is rapid detox and is a viable alternative for certain patients. Rapid...
The body’s reaction to the removal of a substance it has become dependent on is called withdrawal. Withdrawal causes craving for more of the substance being removed. The period of time when the body is trying to overcome its addiction is called detoxification (detox). Detox is the first step in overcoming a substance addiction such as drugs or alcohol. Detox is a pertinent step for the...Read Full Article
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