For anyone who has never experimented with alcohol and drugs or abused them, it would be hard for them to understand the fears an alcoholic or drug addict would have regarding detoxification and substance abuse treatment. For them, the fear of abusing drugs or addiction would keep them from ever needing treatment in the first place.
The benefits associated with drug treatment therapy are...
Is Methadone Killing More Than Just Pain?
For anyone that isn't familiar with methadone, this article will help you get a better understanding of how useful this drug can be as a prescribed methadone treatment and just how dangerous and lethal it can be when methadone is abused.
Methadone is a man-made synthetic narcotic that's prescribed to treat severe pain and also medically prescribed...
There are definite consequences that affect us all due to illegal drug use. Drug use and abuse most definitely has a major impact on a user's health. Most times leading to sickness and diseases. The impact of drug use in this country as well as all over the world affects every walk of life. So many times, the user dies prematurely from a drug overdose or other illnesses associated with drug...Read Full Article
Sports Betting, Scratch Cards and the Lottery, What do they have in common? When I thought about Gambling Addiction, I pretty much related this to Casino’s, Slot Machines, Poker Tables, Black Jack Tables, and Roulette etc. I never realized the different avenues this addiction can take. I’ve heard about Sports Betting, Scratch Cards and the Lottery, I just never thought about it when...Read Full Article
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Treatment and Intervention doesn’t have to be done voluntarily to be effective! Do you know of someone, a spouse, your child, a sibling, a loved one or a friend that is in desperate need of help for drug or alcohol abuse and dependency but, they just aren’t ready?
In many ways, you are as lost and scared as the addict. They’re hurting deep inside as well as...
Dr. Stewart is a physician whom has owned his own practice for about twenty years now. John has been a patient of Dr. Stewart’s for about ten years. John has come to see Dr. Stewart for his yearly checkup. Dr. Stewart asks John the regular questions:
How are you feeling? Anything out of ordinary you would like to tell me about? How’s the wife and kids?
Why does substance abuse become a cycle? Is it weakness on the part of the drug user? Is the failure of the drug treatment system? The answer to these questions cannot be answered in a single sentence. Most people, who do not have a substance abuse disorder, blame the inpidual. It is an easy thing to do since the assumption is the inpidual must have control over his or her behavior. This is true...Read Full Article
It starts out with a backache that just won’t go away. A year later, what was an occasional pill popping experience, ends up being an everyday excursion. When the individual’s primary physician stops filling prescriptions for what is now phantom back pain, the individual may begin ‘physician shopping’ hoping someone will write that next prescription.
Drugs may be...
Substance abuse addiction is a complex disease which is characterized by many different components which need to be taken into account when trying to achieve recovery. Relapse to drug use can occur even after long periods of abstinence. This is why drug use is considered chronic, though it is a treatable disease.
Relapse to use of drugs actually happens at rates similar to that of other...
Substance abuse disorders and mental health illness often occur together. This is known as co morbidity or dual diagnosis. Information on the occurrence of dual diagnosis is not well reported. Having said that, according to information published by the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) the following statistics apply to the United States population: About half of the inpiduals with...Read Full Article
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