Denial is a coping mechanism that goes hand and hand with active substance use and drug addiction unfortunately. Whether a person's dependent on medications or actively abusing any drug, denying the existence of a serious problem is the most common behavior drug abusers display.
Denial is also often something that loved ones and friends go through themselves in the beginning when they think...
CNS depressants are also referred to sometimes as tranquilizers and sedatives. These are substances that slow down brain activity which causes a relaxing feeling. Depressants are used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders but should never be misused or combined with other depressant drugs.
Medications that are prescribed to treat anxiety and sleep problems include barbiturates and...
Browsing the internet this week I ran across a few articles that I found interesting and thought I would share them with you. I know that finding treatment for substance use and addiction can be hard for people that are having financial problems right now. Hopefully some of the information below will help those in need of treatment but have few financial options find some form of inexpensive...Read Full Article
Acetaminophen, Hydrocodone and Oxycodone Abuse
Acetaminophen (ACM) was first introduced in 1955 as Tylenol and is definitely still one of the most used medications in the United States. Acetaminophen is a non-narcotic substance (C8H9NO2) that's used to treat headaches, used to treat pain, and used to reduce fevers. Yearly sales of Acetaminophen products are well into the billions of dollars.
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...
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?
The first step in assisting an individual with a drug problem is getting them into a substance abuse treatment program. Once they are there, the question becomes, how do you keep them there? What is necessary to prevent individuals from leaving treatment? Furthermore, are there specific factors that increase attrition rates from programs? The answer to these questions are complex and will not be...Read Full Article
Acupuncture is an Eastern medicine technique that has been utilized for centuries. It has been used for various physiological issues in Asian culture but only more recently has entered the United States.
Since it’s induction into popular culture, use of Acupuncture has been broadening to treatment for many different health problems. Some of which include:
Back and Neck Pain ...
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