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Published: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:51:50 -0500


Ways Schools Can Fight A Drug Menace

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 19:31:39 -0500

A combination of factors, including the ease with which drugs can be procured, alienation and peer pressure, is driving American teens toward their abuse. As a result, adolescents in high school and college do drugs on the sly. In dorm and frat parties, it has become customary to pool all drugs - stolen from elder's medicine cabinets, or procured from vendors or pill mills - before going on the adventure ride of a collective high. However, this fun and adventure comes at a cost. As most teens doing drugs are aware of the implications of the misdemeanor once caught, they do not report to the authorities in case a peer overdoses, resulting in tragic loss of young lives.

Role of Family in Addiction Recovery

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 10:54:05 -0500

Family members of an addict think their role ends with sending their loved one to the treatment center. But it actually can never be so. There are certain points that family members need to work upon, so that their family can function well and their loved one stays on the recovery track.

Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome - PAWS

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 14:22:28 -0500

Most people are aware of the immediate symptoms of alcohol withdrawal and drug detox. But what most people don't know, is what comes next. Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome.

Physical and Psychological Effects of Heroin Abuse

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:30:45 -0500

Every day, at least 115 people die from an opioid overdose in the United States of America and around 4-6 percent people dependent on opioids switch to heroin, abused as a cheaper substitute to the prescription drugs. It is an illegal opioid prepared from poppy plant and listed as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

The Role Of The Brain In Addiction

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 07:49:40 -0600

In 1956, WHO declared addiction as a disease. This article is an attempt to explain in simple words, how addiction is a brain disease. Which portion of the brain is responsible for addiction and in what way. It also speaks about the reward system of the brain and how does it activate addiction as a behavior in human beings.

Fear: A Friend Or A Foe For An Addict?

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 07:49:25 -0600

There are certain fears that we all have. But an addict always is in a dilemma, whether to get rid of a fear or to hold it tightly in life? The readers would be able to get an insight of how an addict connects fear with his life.This article would also give information about ways to deal with fear in effective ways.

Live Your Life With Love Instead Of Killing Yourself With Drugs

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 07:49:17 -0600

As human beings, we are always curious to try new things, and when those new things become an integral part of our life, we do not even get time to cognize that. Drugs is one such thing which starts just as a "Cool Stuff To Try" and sadly, people end up being addicts. This article shares a different perspective about drugs and how life is and always would be good even without drugs.

New Texas Law Makes It Tougher for Parents to Reclaim Their Children If They Relapse

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:04:59 -0600

The lines from the poem 'Because He Loves Cocaine' portrays the emotions running through a child living with a parent addicted to the deadly drug. As rightly mentioned, drugs don't just affect the people dependent, but destroy their families too. The impact of parental drug abuse is particularly huge on the children.

7 Chronic Illnesses Linked to Substance Abuse

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 10:50:10 -0600

Substance abuse and addiction are clearly associated with a number of negative health effects that can lead to a lifetime of illness or even death. While drug and alcohol rehab can help to reverse some of these negative effects and improve an individual's overall health and well-being over time, substance abuse causes immense damage to the body's vital organs.

Top Benefits of Seeking Help of a Rehabilitation Centre

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 08:20:58 -0600

Seeking help from the rehabilitation center is one of the best ways to keep you stress-free. If you are looking for the right path to bring a chance in your life, you can take help from the counselors. Professionals assist you in finding out your aims and objectives of your life.

Facts About Alcoholism

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:59:13 -0600

Alcohol is one of the highly abused drugs around the world. According to the National Institutes of Health in 2012, more than 7.2 percent of adults have an alcohol abuse disorder. It corresponds to around 27 million individuals worldwide.

Relapse Prevention Techniques for the Holidays

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:17:03 -0600

How do you maintain your recovery throughout the holiday period? There may be temptations and cravings, but using relapse prevention techniques will have you on track throughout the holidays.

Tips for Parents to Help Their Child Get Clean From Substance Abuse

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:59:49 -0600

For parents, it is heartbreaking to see their child struggling with substance abuse. There could be multiple reasons behind a child's entry into the world of addiction and it becomes the duty of the parents to safeguard the physical and psychological health of a child by taking ownership of the situation and resolving to prevent future abuse.

The Health Effects of Cannabis - Informed Opinions

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 08:21:40 -0600

Many States in America and Australia have taken the path to legalize cannabis. Other countries are either following suit or considering options. So what is the position now? Is it good or not? The National Academy of Sciences published a 487 page report this year on the current state of evidence for the subject matter. The report is seen as state of the art on medical as well as recreational use. This article draws heavily on this resource.

Opioid Addiction: New Approach Gives Hope to Patients Awaiting Treatment

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:00:02 -0600

Amid the growing opioid crisis in the United States, the capacity of available treatment programs is falling short of demand. As a result, people needing treatment for dependency on heroin or prescription painkillers have to wait for months, sometimes even years, to get appointments with certified doctors or to find slots in rehabilitation programs.

Sedative Addiction and Its Effects

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:49:07 -0600

Sedative addiction was popular in the 1960s and 1970s, but they may be making a comeback. Find out the dangerous side effects of abusing these types of drugs.

How One Letter Fed the Opiate Epidemic

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:48:28 -0600

In 1980, a doctor wrote a short letter which changed the way Opiates were prescribed- and abused- forever. Dr. Jick addresses how a small study conducted, and a short letter written, cause a snowball of Opiate prescription abuse.

Things That Can Be Done to Kick-Start the Marijuana Detoxification Process

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 06:58:36 -0600

Detoxing is not an easy process and it actually takes time to achieve. While the body can handle detoxification at its own rate and in time, there are things that can be done to help the body eliminate the chemicals left behind after marijuana use to clear the body complexly.

Substance Abuse Addiction - Using Therapy

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:13:09 -0600

Many times when a person hears the words "substance abuse" they only think in the terms using drugs, both legal prescriptions and illegal, excessively but it can also include alcohol. It is often seen as an illness or medical condition that will require treatment. Using therapy is one type of treatment that could be effective. Therapy can be either individual or done in a group. During therapy they learn how to identify any destructive behavior that causes then to have this problem.

Oxycontin Addiction Help

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 07:28:02 -0600

This is a very powerful man-made opioid drug that has strong habit forming tendencies. Although you can get this illegally it is often prescribed by a physician as a pain medication to help relieve pain from arthritis, injuries, cancer, and other medical conditions. This is a brand name for oxycodone, which is a time-released formula that will give the patient up to twelve hours of relief from chronic pain.

Cocaine Treatment - What Is Involved

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 07:27:15 -0600

As with any addiction treatment the first and most important step the desire to seek help to beat the addiction and stay off the drug. It can only work if they truly want the treatment and help. When a person seeks cocaine treatment it can be very difficult and the relapse rates can be very high. When you are seeking treatment for your cocaine addiction you need to remember the following:

Meth Rehab Centers - Treatments Offered

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 07:01:44 -0600

Meth is the shortened version for methamphetamines and it is a very highly addictive stimulant that affects a person's central nervous system. In addition to being called meth it also has other names like chalk, crystal, and ice. It is an odorless white crystalline powder that is bitter tasting and can easily be dissolved in water. When a person is addicted to meth there are many different treatments that the rehab center offers.

Impact of Parental Opioid Abuse on Children

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 15:05:35 -0500

Those golden years of childhood of endless talking, hanging out with friends, playing games, eating sumptuous meals cooked at home and a carefree existence are hard to forget. But not many children in the United States today, can enjoy the bounties of life. Their happiness and lives are marred by the addiction-related problems of their parents. And in case, both the parents are addicted, the situation can be worse.

Dangers of Stimulant Abuse

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 15:12:27 -0500

Stimulants or psychoactive substances, including illicit drugs such as cocaine or crack (variant of cocaine) and methamphetamine, as well as legal medications to manage ADHD disorders such as Adderall and Ritalin, produce a state of increased alertness. Some common party drugs such as ecstasy, benzylpiperazine (BZP) and methylone also come in the category of stimulants.

Addiction Recovery Is Not Easy, But It Is Possible

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 08:14:46 -0500

Addiction deaths have just surpassed deaths by auto accidents in the U.S. New methods to release those chemical hooks are desperately needed. Every addict-recovered or not-has a voice in this fight.

Heroin Addiction Treatment Methods

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:07:09 -0500

This illegal drug is derived from morphine, which is derived from poppy plants and is highly addictive. Those addicted to heroin use it because it causes a euphoric state but it can also cause harmful effects on your body like lung complications, liver failure, and collapsed veins. When one addicted to heroin attempts to go off it and become drug free it can cause severe withdrawal symptoms like an intense craving for heroin, vomiting, depression and anxiety, and more.

Prescription Drug Treatment

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 21:46:03 -0500

In the last several decades, prescription drug addiction has become more prevalent for a number of reasons. One is the high availability of these medications along with the wrong belief that any medications that a physician prescribes could not become an addition problem. The three types of prescription medications that can become addictive include stimulants, painkillers, and sedatives.

12 Steps Recovery - What Higher Power?

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:17:14 -0500

The 12 step approach is now used by self-help groups of drug users, compulsive gamblers, sex addicts, depressives and others who feel they cannot deal with their problem behaviour without a powerful spiritual form of help. This programme focuses on the notion of self-control derived from 'a higher power' We might wonder what ideas are around regarding this idea.

Why Women Are More Susceptible to Cocaine Addiction Than Men

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:52:40 -0500

Substance abuse in the United States is a serious problem that impacts both men and women. Advancement in the understanding of how addiction develops in men and women is vital to stem the tide of substance abuse. Until recently, most research and studies entailed only male participants that lead to inconclusive results. The failure to encompass women in studies affected the development of a holistic understating of addiction, particularly with regard to the growing prevalence of cocaine abuse. Now, a study led by Dr. Erin Calipari - Dopaminergic dynamics underlying sex-specific cocaine reward - explains the unique characteristics of cocaine addiction in women. It points out several factors that treatment providers should consider while administering intervention plans among men and women with addiction.

Risks of Opioid Abuse by Pregnant Women

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:46:46 -0500

The opioid epidemic is responsible for more deaths in the United States than road accidents and guns. Opioid painkillers, commonly prescribed to treat chronic pain, are heavily used in a nonmedical manner due to their hallucinogenic effects. Opioid abuse is common in both men and women, but their biological differences can alter the repercussions. Pregnant women with opioid use disorder are especially at an increased risk of experiencing extreme and adverse consequences that also extend to their unborn child. Infants exposed to opioids during the early stages of pregnancy in particular are at a risk of developing birth defects, learning difficulties, cognitive impairment, neonatal abstinence syndrome, etc. To safeguard the health of mothers and their children, experts call out for better methods to screen and identify opioid dependence in pregnant women. Moreover, these measures need to be implemented immediately to address any unwanted health complications due to opioid abuse.

When to Say When to Drinking

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 19:26:26 -0500

When to Say When - April is Alcohol Awareness Month If you are like 7 in 10 adults in our country, you might enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail to celebrate, socialize or as a way of relaxing. It's virtually impossible to watch a sporting event on television without viewing multiple advertisements about how much fun revolves around the consumption of a variety of different alcoholic beverages.

How Smoking (Drug Abuse) and Drinking (Alcohol) Affects Your Academic Performance

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:20:07 -0500

Severe Hallucination is another problem faced by drug users. Most times they lose touch with realities during lectures or examination. Physically they are in class but mentally they are somewhere else. Academics requires both physical and mental alertness. Therefore, a "high" students can attend lecture but will derive nothing because he was busy building castles in the air. Hallucination can lead to academic failure.

Opiate Rapid Detox

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:43:19 -0500

Fear of withdrawal is a common reason opiate users hesitate to start treatment. The continued use or abuse of fentanyl, codeine, OxyContin, or other opiates for a long period of time produces a memory of the sensations or feelings associated with those substances within parts of the brain.

How Does Drug Abuse and Alcoholism Affect Lives?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:52:07 -0500

When we talk about drugs and alcoholism there is a hard truth that most people will never know, never accept, or never want to hear about. Drugs and alcohol can victimize anyone and everyone, no matter what age, profession, or of any intelligence. Today, drug abuse has become a bad habit for many teenagers, an easy target, and is continuing to grow to extreme proportions. Teenage drug abuse in some areas is out of control.

Depression and Anxiety Contribute to Opioid Misuse, Suggests Study

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:34:38 -0500

Advancement in the field of neuroscience has identified how a change in a person's mindset can alter his or her perception of pain. Besides the common risk factors, other elements, such as tissue damage, psychology, and environment, play a significant role in determining the way a person perceives his or her pain. The tailoring of new, innovative and improved medications to address acute or chronic pain that are commonly marketed as prescription opioids has assisted people overcoming all kind of pain.

Heroin Addiction: Can You Die From Withdrawal?

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:21:41 -0500

This article is detailed information about Heroin addiction, side-effects towards to your body and how we can achieve a recovery from heroin addiction. Because Heroin withdrawal occurs only when the user decided to reduce or quit abruptly from use of this drug.

Can 'Safe Houses' Keep a Check on Drug Overdoses?

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 12:05:56 -0500

Incidents of drug abuse and overdose continue to make headlines in the United States. Hardly a day goes by when someone is not being rushed to the emergency services of a hospital for an accidental or an intentional overdose. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the death rate from all drugs including opioids was 46,471 in 2013 whereas, the number of deaths caused due to firearms including suicides and homicides was 33,636. The number of drug-related deaths surpassed all kinds of gun deaths by nearly 13,000.

Pill Mills and Opioid Epidemic

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:54:19 -0500

Pill mills in the U.S. have increasingly come under the scanner of late. The business of prescribing hundreds of pills without any medical need is usually run by unscrupulous doctors whose sole objective is profit. They are least bothered about the health of their patients. While drug dealers are rightfully prosecuted for causing the widespread mayhem, certain doctors too have contributed to the mess and the opioid overdose deaths. Dr. Hsiu-Ying "Lisa" Tseng became the first doctor in the United States to be convicted of murder for over-prescription that resulted in deaths of three patients.

Stages of Change During Recovery From Drug Abuse

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:39:54 -0500

Change should come from within, so said a famous saint. And the words of wisdom hold true in case of drug abuse for sure. For most people who have been unwillingly dragged to a rehab or a therapy center, the moment of epiphany comes only when they realize that they are the agents of change.

Unique Challenges of Women Abusing Prescription Drugs

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 10:49:16 -0500

Ever since opioids became popular as a drug of abuse in America, women have been at the receiving end. While the rates of drug overdose incidents more than quadrupled since 1999, it is also apparent that women have been affected more by the opioid epidemic than men. Coast to coast, the number of women who have inadvertently used prescription drugs and have become dependent on them has significantly increased.

How Physicians Inadvertently Promote Misuse of Benzos

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 10:48:13 -0500

Benzodiazepines, a class of prescription drugs known as central nervous system (CNS) depressants, have wrecked a havoc on those using these antianxiety medications. These drugs, along with opioid painkillers and stimulants, are being widely abused by Americans for purposes that are both medicinal and recreational in nature. Some of the disturbing implications of the abuse of benzodiazepines are life-threatening withdrawal symptoms.

When It Is Not Ordinary Fatigue: Seeking Help for Benzo Withdrawal

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 10:47:51 -0500

Fatigue arising from long hours of travelling, getting stuck in traffic jam, or shopping the entire day is an experience most of the people are familiar with. Sometimes it can be due to lack of nutrients in the body which are not able to generate energy and makes one feel groggy all the time.

Don't Ignore These Telltale Signs of Drug Abuse in Teens

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:47:41 -0500

Drug abuse has for a long been a problem among teenagers with peer pressure as the key factor driving it. Despite being well documented, parents and caregivers tend to ignore the apparent symptoms of drug abuse in the growing children. The early instances of drug abuse evoke far greater health consequences in this age group than in any other group.

3 Proven Guidelines To Treating Alcoholism and Preventing Relapse

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:58:04 -0500

Alcoholism is one of the toughest disorders to admit to suffering from. There are plenty of options. The key is understanding the best ones for you.

Having the Talk With Your Kids About Drugs and Alcohol

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:11:01 -0500

Living in a celebrity-centric community, it's almost impossible to ensure that your teenager stays clear of drugs and alcohol. As your children get older, these "mood enhancers" naturally become more accessible within their social circles.

Substance Abuse is Rampant Among Juveniles

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 13:12:06 -0500

Substance abuse is not uncommon among teens since they are the most susceptible to developing an addiction. Similarly, juveniles who are imprisoned are found to be either suffering from a mental illness or addicted to some or the other illicit substance. They not only run the risk of being imprisoned for substance-related crimes but also stand the chance of developing substance abuse problems.

Drug Abuse and the Gender Gap

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:22:51 -0500

Statistics show men abuse prescription drugs at a higher rate than women, however, the gap between the genders is narrowing. Females age 12 to 17 are less likely to take abuse prescription drug and abuse and distribution is much higher in males of the same age range, according to Gender Medicine.

Routine Drug Screening Can Reduce Incidence of Addiction, Finds Study

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:29:19 -0500

The United States has been witnessing a tremendous rise in the incidence of addiction to various substances in the recent years. The arrival of new designer drugs in the burgeoning drug market over the time has only added to the woes of law enforcement agencies, with the ever growing list of new users mostly comprising teenagers, young adults, women and elderly.

Easy Ways You Can Turn Marijuana Recovery Into Success

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:32:05 -0500

Marijuana or also known as Cannabis, Weed or Pot is a depressant drug. It is also the most frequently abused illegal drugs in the world. There is no safe level of using marijuana.Marijuana recovery is also known as detoxification. To start with Marijuana recovery, you may have developed a physical dependence on a drug,To stop marijuana addiction, you must follow these rules.

Oxycodone Addiction - A Review

Mon, 22 May 2017 21:37:19 -0500

What is Oxycodone? It is a semisynthetic drug made from thebaine, an opioid which is a constituent of persian poppy and a minor one of opium poppy. Opioid are basically the substances which act on opioid receptors and give you morphine like effects. It is widely used for relief over a range of pain.

Dangers of Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis

Thu, 18 May 2017 06:59:52 -0500

Drugged driving - a term commonly used when the substance used before "driving under the influence" or just DUI (of both alcohol and an addictive drug) is a drug rather than alcohol - is a major concern world over. DUI and drugged driving kill thousands of people globally every year. In the United States, although prevalence of alcohol use is associated with high morbidity due to motor vehicle crashes, many road accidents also involve drivers who test positive for cannabis and other intoxicants.

Alcohol Rehab Centers - What Are They?

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:09:42 -0500

This is a rehab center that is focused on helping alcoholics overcome and learn to control the desire to drink. The main target of alcohol rehab centers is to assist their patients in going through the hard period of withdrawal from alcohol along with providing them with coping tool to help them resist drinking in the future. The services of this type of center will usually go beyond support groups and self-help programs.

Drug Rehab Centers - Treatments Offered

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:09:25 -0500

Many treatments are offered in drug rehab centers. Most of the treatments start with detoxification and progress from there. Some may be prescribed medication to help them as they work through other different forms of treatment. This can include counseling and behavioral therapy. What treatment is offered in drug rehab centers will depend on the training of the personnel, the facilities the center has, and the center itself.

What You Need To Know About Urine Drug Testing Procedures

Mon, 15 May 2017 10:15:24 -0500

Just like its name suggests, urine drug testing procedures checks the urine for any traces of substance abuse. The procedure is quick and painless, as it simply requires you to provide your urine as a sample for it. Using this sample, your urine can be tested for alcohol, cocaine, amphetamines, marijuana, opioids (narcotics), PCP, and benzodiazepines.

Cost of Alcohol Abuse is Far Greater Than Drug Abuse in California, Says Study

Mon, 15 May 2017 07:56:53 -0500

The misuse and abuse of alcohol and drugs can have various repercussions, not only on the individuals doing that and their families, but also on the society as a whole. One of its major consequences is financial burden. Besides causing health complications and raising concerns for public safety, alcohol and drugs cost the United States billions of dollars every year.

Instant Drug Test - What Are They?

Sun, 14 May 2017 13:06:56 -0500

This form of drug testing does not have to be sent to the lab for professional analysis. The results appear quickly after being done. This type of drug test can be advantageous in a workplace. This instant drug test can be used if an employee is hurt on the job. It will show if the employee was under the influence of an illegal drug causing the employee to be careless and cause the accident. It is often used in a drug treatment program to see if anyone in the program is lying about them using illegal drugs.

Study Identifies Factors Leading to Discontinuation of Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Thu, 11 May 2017 08:05:29 -0500

Earlier considered as a scourge specific to military veterans, opioid addiction has today spread to each section of the society. Surprisingly, the crisis has largely engulfed teenagers, women or older adults. Addiction to opioids, including heroin, morphine and prescription pain pills, has led to severe physical and mental health problems among Americans, apart from creating a burgeoning and dangerous black market of illegal drugs on the streets.

When Is a Professional Drug Test Appropriate? When to Get Help?

Tue, 02 May 2017 08:57:08 -0500

Professional drug testing is most appropriate for vetting future or new employees to prevent possible legal issues and poor employee work performance. Find out more about drug testing in this article!

Use of Smart Drugs to Boost Cognitive Skills is Rampant Among American Students

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:22:33 -0500

In today's competitive world, most parents nurse a strong desire to see their children win in every sphere of life. They put their heart and soul to help their children develop the necessary life tools they find important. Sadly, not many children are able to keep pace with the ever increasing competition and eventually lose focus on the important target of building self-confidence to combat the ups and downs of life.

Need for Specialized Treatment Program for Addiction Problems in LGBT Individuals

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:40:44 -0500

Addiction is a serious global problem having serious implications on health as well as economic and social aspects of all societies. However, despite knowing the perils of drug abuse and its addiction, millions of people worldwide are hooked on illegal substances and refuse to seek help to come out of its grip.

New Approach to Fight Painkiller Addiction

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:40:09 -0500

Prescription drug abuse has become a serious public health issue in the United States, adding to the nation's woes involving illicit drugs and alcohol. According to a 2016 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Addiction (CDC), more than 183,000 succumbed to accidental overdoses related to prescription opioids.

Oral Drug Test

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:43:08 -0500

Laboratory tests and on-site tests are two basic types of oral drug tests. Having an oral drug test can detect both past and present uses in various substances. These can include cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, and amphetamines. When you have an oral drug test done, they are classified as a five-panel or ten-panel drug test.

Ways to Stop Alcohol Abuse: Alcohol Screening

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 12:19:39 -0500

Too much alcohol affects your body, lifestyle and mental health. Promote alcohol screenings to prevent complications before they have become irreversible.

Ibogaine May Help Treat Opioid Addiction

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:00:55 -0500

The United States has been fighting an unprecedented growth in heroin use and overdose deaths, which has emerged as a public health crisis. With more than 50,000 Americans succumbing to heroin overdose in 2015 alone, the epidemic seems far from control. While federal authorities have been making constant efforts to curb the rising trend of heroin abuse, scientists are also working their way out to develop new treatment strategies that can relieve from heroin addiction as painlessly as possible.

Benefits Of De-Addiction Programs: A Boon To Human Society

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:48:44 -0500

The term addiction or addict can be used in both positive and negative tone. A bookworm can also be an addict to knowledge. But usually, we consider an addict in a negative term if the person is found to be alcoholic or remain under the influence of a drug or taking any other substance to set free from the human sanity. From teenagers to frustrating middle-aged men and women are spotted under the influence of dangerous substance besides doing alcohol or nicotine.

Alcohol Rehab - What to Expect

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 07:55:59 -0500

When a person undergoes alcohol rehab, they will be treated for the psychological and physical addiction to alcohol. This treatment can take place on a residential or outpatient basis.

What Does Abuse Rehab Usually Do?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:33:41 -0500

Abuse rehab terms the addiction towards any bad habit as it is spreading in a worldwide very repeatedly. Addiction may be anything like alcohol, smoking, drugs, pornography, snacks or it might be sweets too. This first comes with the intake of drugs in the belief of getting relief as it makes a person hollow from inside.

The Moth Is Eating Them Up Like a Garment (Isaiah 50:8)

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:51:45 -0500

Only in the modern context of world events does this make any sense. The moth is a creature attracted to light yet it lives in darkness. Those hooked on drugs, alcohol, gambling, and such are also living in darkness and they are attracted to the light and dreams of their addictions.

Why Governments Support Addiction and Trap People Into Debt

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:25:44 -0500

It makes little sense in a country like Australia that the governments, both state and federal, not only support production of alcohol and the growth of gambling premises but they also have a medical program to pay for the consequences. Drunks, drug addicted people, and those who are targeted by users are filling the emergency rooms while others are often locked out due to the overflow. One can scratch their head in wonderment at the insanity of it all.

How Professionals Hide Addiction

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:09:04 -0500

Often people prefer who abuse illicit substances, do so clandestinely, with the hope that no one would ever come to know about their secret indulgences. Although, most of the times, they are successful in hiding their devastating habit from their loved ones but living under the fear of being caught with drugs or alcohol can be highly painful.

Long-Term Drug Abuse Can Weaken The Heart

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:12:15 -0600

In recent times, there has been a dramatic increase in the use of illicit drugs in the U.S., owing to an array of factors such as stress, anxiety, depression, family history or peer pressure, among others. As per a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2014, approximately 10.2 percent of Americans, aged 12 years and above had used some form of illicit drug in the month prior to the survey.

The Gateway Out Of Addiction

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 19:03:43 -0600

For decades, marijuana has been called a 'gateway' drug meaning it leads to harder drugs. However, gates swing both ways. Weed may also be the way for hard drug users to re-enter society on a milder, less invasive drug.

Teen Drug Rehab - How Parents Can Help

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 07:24:06 -0600

No parent wants to have a teen that is addicted to drugs or alcohol or have to place them in a teen drug rehab center. Putting your teen in this type of center is probably going to be one of the most difficult things you as a parent will ever do. Yes, you are glad they are getting the help that they need now but what will the future hold. When they leave drug rehab there are strategies that you can use to help yourself, your teen, and your family work through the challenges of the drug rehab process.

Advancements in Opiate Withdrawal Treatment

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:51:55 -0600

Throughout history, trends in opioid drug abuse have changed. To counter the harmful effects and to relieve individuals of their burden, opiate withdrawal treatment has changed as well. Physicians and government agencies are standing with people on the front lines of addiction and leading them along the road to recovery.

The Importance of Comparing MRO Services

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:54:21 -0600

MRO services are a big help. However, they can vary dramatically between the various MRO officers that offer them. This means it's up to you to compare them in order to get the most assistance throughout the year.

4 Features to Look for in DFW Area Drug Testing

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:54:04 -0600

DFW area drug testing is only as difficult as you make it out to be. When you know about the top features to look for, it will be easier for you to locate a good company. You can then begin implementing a high quality drug testing program within your facility so that you know more about your employees as well as any candidates you want to bring onto your team.

5 Reasons to Schedule DFW On Site Drug Testing

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:53:57 -0600

There are plenty of reasons why you should be scheduling DFW on-site drug testing. It doesn't have to be any more complicated than you make it out to be. You will be able to save time, money, and be more professional when you have the tests conducted on-site. Additionally, you stay compliant and get faster results.

How a DOT Consortium Can Simplify the Process

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:52:48 -0600

It's important to know how a DOT consortium can simplify the drug testing process. They have more capabilities than you, and more expertise. This ensures that you are able to get help managing the program throughout the year.

How a Medical Review Officer Can Help You

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:06:34 -0600

A medical review Officer has the ability to help you in a variety of ways. Their services will allow you to hand off as little or as much of the drug testing program as you desire. This will make it easier for you to focus on other aspects of running your business.

The Importance of Randomized DOT Drug Testing

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:05:56 -0600

DOT drug testing is of the upmost importance. You need to make sure that you don't have drivers who are under the use of alcohol or drugs. This will allow you to keep the roads safer and avoid accidents, lawsuits, and various other issues. Randomizing the drug testing is critical as well, and for a variety of reasons.

Senior Citizens Are Susceptible to Prescription Drug Abuse

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:14:46 -0600

Prescription drug abuse has so far been associated with teenagers or the youth. When it comes to the elderly, it is usually believed that they are not susceptible to drug abuse. However, this is a misconception. In reality, drug and alcohol abuse by older adults is common, with people over the age of 60 being heavily addicted to illegal substances.

Take-Back Prescription Drug Programs Fail to Yield Desired Result, Says Study

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:13:16 -0600

One of the major contributors to the opioid epidemic in the United States is the illegitimate use of another person's prescription drugs. Especially drugs like hydrocodone, oxycodone, Valium and Adderall. Of the total drugs sold by chemists across the country, only 30 percent make the legitimate lot while the rest make their way to the closets of illegal users.

How To Quit Smoking Weed Quickly

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:30:03 -0600

Are you looking for information on ways and means to quit smoking? This is for sure a good place to star. Have you ever tried to give up smoking weed and it didn't work out? Or could you be feeling that the weed is taking your life and replacing your buddies, family, hobbies, and your best ways of passing the time? This is a trigger that your body needs a rest from all this. You should not worry much as there are ways to bring back your old joyful days to you again.

Are Sober Living Houses for Drug Addicts Better Than Rehabs?

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:01:47 -0600

Sober living or halfway houses have gained popularity as a means to ensure a smooth and secure transition to sobriety for former drug addicts. However, these must not replace rehab treatment, as the two are different and complimentary.

Suboxone Treatment: The Frontline of Recovery

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:37:43 -0600

Doctors and patients alike are recognizing suboxone treatment as a valuable and life-saving option in combatting addiction and the recent surge of opioid addiction. The rise in government support and the drug's increase in availability and access to the people who need it the most has made it a top option.

Medication Synchronization Helps Adhere to Medication Regimens

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:39:00 -0600

In the current scenario, most people have multiple chronic conditions that require continuous medical care. Problems such as mental disorders, addiction, heart problems and other chronic conditions, demand long-term support to prevent chances of hospitalization or premature death.

Different Types of Drug Rehab

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 08:06:22 -0600

Drug rehab is a broad topic as there are many forms of drug rehab. Which type would suit a person with an addition would depend on the level of dependence, the type of drug addicted to, and their social situation. Some of the drug rehab centers offer medicine that will help to relieve the withdrawal symptoms, methods to address the underlying reason of additions, and intensive counseling.

5 Tips to Avoid Accidental Prescription Drug Overdose

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 08:26:55 -0600

Over-the-counter (OTC) medications and prescription drugs usually help heal an ailment or relieve pain. However, to make sure that the prescribed medicine works effectively and not ruins the health of the patient, it is important to take it in accord with a doctor's prescription.

Impact of Prescription Drug Abuse on Pregnant Women

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:39:49 -0600

Prescription drug abuse is an ever-growing problem in the United States, which has the potential to cause physical and emotional harm not only to the individual concerned but also to his or her loved ones. However, when it comes to a pregnant woman, the effect of prescription drugs can affect the unborn baby as well. Lately, there has been an upsurge in the number of pregnant women in America getting addicted to opioid medications, and thus, more and more babies have been experiencing serious withdrawal symptoms over the last few decades.

Poly-Addictions Are On the Rise

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:03:34 -0600

Chemical-use disorder, or drug addiction, is crippling the health and legal systems. A new approach is needed to cap the collateral damage without blaming the addict. We are in the eye of the storm of this epidemic. With recent fires, floods and panic, dormant addiction could wake up really hungry.

How DOT Drug Testing Is Made Simple

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:58:24 -0600

When you have truck or bus drivers out on the road, DOT drug testing is vital. There are ways to simplify the drug testing process so you don't have to spend a fortune - or a significant amount of time managing everything. This will allow you to remain DOT compliant while ensuring your employees are safe out on the roads.

Why You Want to Work With a Medical Review Officer

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:57:53 -0600

There are plenty of kits that you can buy in order to drug test your employees. How reliable are these? Are the employees who are conducting the test being as impartial as they should be?

5 Tips for Conducting DFW Drug Testing

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:57:41 -0600

When you conduct drug testing in the DFW area, there are several ways for you to go about finding the right company. You want to make it easier for your staff and stay organized throughout the entire process. By following a few tips, the testing can be conducted, you can rely on the results, and a significant amount of work is done for you.

What to Look for in DFW On Site Drug Testing

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:56:28 -0600

When you need DFW on site drug testing, whether it's to remain compliant with DOT regulations or something else, it's important to find the right third-party administrator. This means you want to do some research, ask questions, and then determine who will provide you the best results and the greatest level of convenience. Cost of Drug Testing The cost of DFW on site drug testing should be taken into consideration.

What You Need to Know About a DOT Consortium

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:56:11 -0600

A DOT consortium has the ability to help you significantly when it comes to drug testing and handling all of the administrative components that go with it. Depending upon your industry, this may be a requirement - and finding a third-party administrator you can rely on is of the upmost importance. They Work to Keep You Compliant A DOT consortium is your chance to remain compliant without doing all of the work.

How to Schedule FCRA Background Checks

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:55:46 -0600

FCRA background checks make a big difference when you are hiring as well as when you want to remain in compliance. Learning how to schedule these checks will make it easier for you to stay compliant. There are certain steps that should be followed, and you want to make sure that you are working with the best Consumer reporting agency (CRA).

6 Reasons Why DFW Background Checks Are Critical to the Hiring Process

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:54:38 -0600

Who you hire within your business is going to impact your operations. DFW area background checks are an important part of the hiring process. As you explore the various reasons, you will see why you need to place such an emphasis on this aspect.

What A Failed Drug Test Could Mean For You

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:06:59 -0600

Drug tests are performed at different capacities. In most cases, they are given as pre-employment consideration in the employment field, meaning that they could be the thin line between getting a job and losing an opportunity for one. The test can also be conducted randomly even when you are employed to secure your position in a company. Random tests are actually mandatory requirements in some regions.

Drug Test Kits - What Are They?

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:48:33 -0600

These are the tools that are used to check for illicit drugs. The drug test kits are used by employers, hospitals, law enforcement, and even homes. It is estimated around the world there are millions of people who are using these illicit drugs but most will are not honest about doing it because it is illegal and they do not want to get in trouble with the law. There are several different drug test kits with the biggest difference between all of them is what illicit drugs they are designed to detect.

Heroin Addiction Treatment Offers a New Beginning

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:26:08 -0600

Successful heroin addiction treatment is the difference between living and existing. New research studies demonstrate that long-term results are possible for addicts.