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  • Valium Abuse and Addiction

    Valium Abuse and Addiction

    Valium is a benzodiazepine with properties of being a sedative, hypnotic, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, amnestic and muscle relaxant drug. Valium is generally used to treat short term moderate to severe anxiety or insomnia. The drug has been shown to lead to the development of tolerance, physiological and psychological dependency when used for long periods.
    Uses of Valium Valium is useful for...

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  • Marijuana Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Marijuana Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Cannabis has been around for centuries and the plant has been used to make rope, thread, clothes and even smoked for its psychoactive properties and medicinal purposes. The drug has been widely used in America for more than 40 years.
    It is estimated that close to 5 million Americans regularly use marijuana. In the last 2 decades, surveys reveal that use of marijuana among the younger...

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  • Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment

    Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment

    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...

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  • Alcoholism Treatment Programs and Interventions

    Alcoholism Treatment Programs and Interventions

    Close to a million Americans are treated for alcoholism on a daily basis. For the past 3 decades, the majority of treatments have been empirical and the success of the treatments has never been verified by clinical trials. The numerous methods developed in the treatment of alcohol addiction include the use of medications, psychological, social, behavioral methods and self-help groups- all...

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  • Opiate Detox and Addiction

    Opiate Detox and Addiction

    Opiate addiction is recognized as a central nervous system disorder, caused by continuous opiate intake. Using opiate for extended periods of time can cause the nerve cells in the brain to stop functioning normally and stop producing natural endorphins. Since the body is receiving opiates and is no longer producing natural endorphins the nerve cells start to degenerate and become physical...

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  • Heroin Detox

    Heroin Detox

    Heroin addiction is one of the most difficult addictions to overcome. The heroin abuser ’s nervous system becomes accustomed to accommodating chronic exposure to the drug, which is an opioid. Therefore, during heroin detoxification excruciating withdrawal symptoms are ubiquitous.
    Withdrawal symptoms begin within 12 hours of not using and peak after two to four days. The symptoms...

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  • Drug and Alcohol Detoxification

    Drug and Alcohol Detoxification

    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...

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  • Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation

    Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation

    Drug and Alcohol addictions continue to affect people from all walks of life. Many people believe that all drug and alcohol abusers are criminals or are morally weak. But, that simply is not the case. Whether one is a doctor, stay-at-home mom, lawyer, teacher, preacher, mill worker, teenager or even a child, drug and alcohol addictions respect no one.
    Addiction is a physiological...

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