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  • Is Your Substance Abuse Treatment Program Right For You?

    Is Your Substance Abuse Treatment Program Right For You?

    According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) there are several things that need to be taken into consideration when seeking a recovery program for substance abuse and addiction. Everyone's needs are different during their recovery from substance abuse and you want to make sure the program you choose provides the best possible treatment that's able to meet your specific needs.
    A...

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  • Signs That You're Addicted to Suboxone

    Signs That You're Addicted to Suboxone

    Suboxone is a medication with a potential for addiction. This is especially true when the Suboxone is injected, because its Narcan component is quite capable of causing opiate withdrawal symptoms. Suboxone addiction is defined as a compulsive use of the medication that leads to dependence either on a physical or psychological level.
    Suboxone is designed to be used by people who are addicted...

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  • What To Expect From Addiction Counseling

    What To Expect From Addiction Counseling

    Congratulations, you've decided to seek help for your drug or alcohol addiction. This is the first step toward a positive life of sobriety. It's important to know that coming clean isn't an easy road. However, by choosing a professional treatment center and having an open mind, you can achieve a sober life sooner than later.
    Choosing a Professional Addiction Treatment Program Finding a...

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  • Prescription Drug Abuse, Addiction, Treatment and Detox

    Prescription Drug Abuse, Addiction, Treatment and Detox

    Prescription drugs are dispensed by licensed and trained physicians according to FDA or Food and Drug Administration guidelines. They are designed in order to be safe, and as long as they are taken according to their directions they are generally regarded to be so.
    Unfortunately, there are many types of prescription drugs that can become harmful over a period of time. What this means is...

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  • Ketamine Abuse Can Cause Schizophrenia and Hallucinations

    Ketamine Abuse Can Cause Schizophrenia and Hallucinations

    Ketamine is a medical drug used both for human medicine and veterinary medicine as well. Unfortunately it is also a medication that carries a certain potential for abuse. Ketamine is most commonly used as an anesthetic medication in veterinary medicine, primarily for when an animal is going to undergo surgery.
    This medical drug is also often used in human beings for anesthetic purposes,...

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  • Heroin Abuse and Suppositories

    Heroin Abuse and Suppositories

    Heroin is a type of opiate drug. Opiate drugs are a group of narcotic drugs that are designed to relieve pain, but unfortunately they are strong and so they have quite a high potential when it comes to abuse. Most opiate drugs are derived from Asian poppy seed pods. Morphine, opium, heroin and codeine are four of these.
    Heroin actually accounts for as much as 90 percent of all opiate abuse...

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  • Methadone Information and Detox

    Methadone Information and Detox

    What is Methadone? Methadone is a type of synthetic or man-made narcotic drug. When used legally, its primary purpose is to treat the addiction to narcotic drugs as well as to relieve pain in severe levels, most commonly in people that have a terminal illness such as cancer.
    Methadone is a drug that has been available legally since 1947, but it is important to know that methadone can be...

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  • Recovery Success Stories That Inspire Others

    Recovery Success Stories That Inspire Others

    I know people continually hear us say that addiction doesn't have to be a life sentence, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and that recovery from substance abuse and addiction is attainable. It's a long process for some people especially if they're chronically addicted to alcohol or other substances but recovery is achievable and you can heal and maintain a healthy substance free...

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  • Phase 3 of Effective Treatment for Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, and Chronic Addiction

    Phase 3 of Effective Treatment for Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, and Chronic Addiction

    Anyone that's abused drugs or alcohol for any length of time understands how hard it is to maintain sobriety when they try to stop especially when facing life's ups and downs and normal stresses. When a person is addicted to drugs or alcohol their life becomes unmanageable, their health is compromised and their way of thinking becomes impaired.
    Substance abuse affects a person's memory,...

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  • Phase 2 of Effective Treatment for Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, and Chronic Addiction

    Phase 2 of Effective Treatment for Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, and Chronic Addiction

    Last week we talked about treatment for substance abuse and the importance of a recovery program that consists of 3 separate phases of treatment. Detoxification is just the first phase but a very important step for most people recovering from substance abuse. There is so much more to addiction than just the physical and emotional cravings for the substance.
    If all a person needed to recover...

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