Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

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February 9, 2016
by Staff Writer
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Habits Can Be The Hardest Things to Break

Why are some unwanted behaviors difficult to stop, despite an individual’s strong desire to stop a destructive habit? Neuroscientists are trying to understand this mystery. Behaviors such as those associated to anorexia nervosa, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and alcoholism and drug addiction are … Continue reading

January 28, 2016
by Staff Writer
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The Extended Release (ER) Drug

Extended release (ER) drugs are different from regular medication in that the active ingredients in regular medications are released into the body within about 15 to 30 minutes after it’s taken. But with extended release drugs, the active ingredients are … Continue reading

January 26, 2016
by Staff Writer
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The Cold Hard Truth About Prescription Drug Abuse

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence report that 60 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug, where millions of Americans are affected by prescription drug abuse either directly or indirectly. The use of prescription pills has … Continue reading

January 21, 2016
by Staff Writer
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Over 90% Of People Who Overdose On Opioid Pills Continue To Use

Overdosing on a drug can quickly turn into a tragic event, but it happens every day in all parts of the world. Today, the main culprit of most overdose deaths in America is prescription opioids. They are potent, highly addictive, … Continue reading

January 12, 2016
by Staff Writer
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Why People Misuse Meds & Alarming Trends in Drug Use

Information is courtesy of the NCADD – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, INC. People of all ages abuse prescription drugs for a number of reasons, including: To feel good or get high To relax or relieve tension … Continue reading

December 21, 2015
by Staff Writer
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Do I Have The Right Social Support for Recovery?

When an individual is recovering from addiction, and he or she is using “social support” as a means to maintain strength, encouragement and focus, it’s important to make sure the people who are helping you are there when you need … Continue reading

December 17, 2015
by Staff Writer
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Only Half of Physicians Use Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

Doctor shopping is one common way that prescription drug abusers and addicts get access to their medication of choice, which presents a problem given that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 120 people die every day in … Continue reading

October 27, 2015
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Specialized Addiction Treatment Programs for First-Responders

Emergency first responders, which includes EMT’s (emergency medical technician), firemen, police officers and even combat veterans are expected to handle high stress, anxiety and disturbing images of people being injured, dying, emotionally fuelled, and in two words: “daily chaos.” They … Continue reading

October 26, 2015
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Specific Populations and Prescription Drug Misuse & Abuse

Although prescription drug abuse and misuse affects people of all ages, backgrounds and economic status, there are some specific populations that tend to be more vulnerable or susceptible to abuse. The rate of nonmedical use of prescription psychotherapeutic drugs was … Continue reading

October 14, 2015
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NIDA’s Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse (Pt. 1)

Drug addiction is a brain disease. Although initial drug use might be voluntary, drugs of abuse have been shown to alter gene expression and brain circuitry, which in turn affect human behavior. Once addiction develops, these brain changes interfere with … Continue reading