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Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:33:50 -0500

 



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.



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.



Hispanic Teens Are More Likely to Use Illicit Drugs

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 07:50:39 -0600

Teens generally hide a lot of things from their parents and near and dear ones. But when it comes to drugs or alcohol, they try their best not to get caught and find various methods to hide drugs from the sight of their parents and teachers. Teenagers hooked on drugs are mostly found snorting or injecting drugs along with their friends or college mates in secluded places.



Locking Your Medicine Cabinet May Help Prevent Drug Abuse

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:57:05 -0600

Lately, prescription drug abuse has become one of the prevalent drug problems in America, fueled by a spike in the use of a class of medicines called opioid analgesics, which are used as pain relievers and central nervous system (CNS) depressants. Medicines, such as fentanyl, OxyContin, valium and Xanax, which are generally found in cabinets at homes, are a part of this category of drugs.



Five Steps for Opiate Withdrawal Treatment

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:08:21 -0600

Opiate withdrawal treatment is a difficult process that often leads to relapse. These five steps can help lead to a successful recovery.



Understanding Thinking Patterns of Drug Addiction Patients

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:06:51 -0600

Those addicted to drugs live in the world of delusion and denial. They have distinct thinking patterns which enable them to continue abusing drugs despite knowing the consequences. Their brains are altered by chemicals which in turn develop an urge to consume illegal substances in order to get the desired high.



Living in a Sober House - Addiction and Recovery

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:35:43 -0600

If you found this because you wish to learn more about Halfway Houses and Sober Living, then read on. My name is Matt Morris, and I have spent years living in and managing a sober living house in Texas. This series of articles will help inform addicts, alcoholics, and their loved ones of some of the pitfalls and benefits of living in structured, sober living.



Rehab Referrals - Pitfalls in Seeking Help for Addiction

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:30:02 -0600

I have been to 3 rehab centers, and have spent 6 years in and out of Heroin addiction and recovery. My article explains the way rehab referrals work, and some of the things anybody seeking an in-patient rehab program or detox needs to be informed of.



Distinguishing Drug Abuse From Drug Addiction

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:13:10 -0600

Though "drug abuse" and "drug addiction" are often used interchangeably, in reality the terms refer to two distinct behavior patterns. An individual can abuse or misuse drugs without being inevitably addicted to them. Abuse or misuse involves the use of drugs defying the culturally acceptable standards or medically prescribed doses to attain a certain effect. The substances abused may be legal, such as alcohol or prescription drugs, or illegal, like heroin and other street drugs which have no medicinal value.



Elderly Americans Are at High Risk of Prescription Drug Abuse

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:20:04 -0600

Exceeding prescribed doses and getting addicted to prescription painkillers to manage pain is a serious worldwide concern that has crippling long-term effects, not only on younger adults but also on the elderly who often remain unnoticed. According to a recent report by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), people aged 65 years or older in America account for more than one-third of the total spending on prescription medications.



Getting Hooked on Pills Can Be Life-Threatening

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 07:25:45 -0600

According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), nearly 2.1 million Americans, including 54 percent females and about 30 percent adolescents, used prescription drugs nonmedically, for the first time, in a year prior to the survey.



The Benefits of Suboxone Treatment for Opiate Addiction

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:24:26 -0500

Suboxone treatment is a type of medication-assisted therapy for opioid addiction. It can ease withdrawal symptoms for those addicted to heroin or opiates.



Top 10 Benefits Of Being Drug-Free

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:08:59 -0500

Drug abuse can ruin the life of anyone - all drugs have the potential for dangerous side effects, especially when dosed improperly. From deadly cancer to fatal heart attacks, drug overdose is the new plague of the century.



Addiction: A Choice or A Disease?

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:59:19 -0500

For years people debated on whether or not addiction is a moral defect or a disease. Many of us initially saw addicts as individuals lacking free will, but new scientific theories have helped to create a better understanding of addiction in recent times.



Multipronged Approach Most Effective for Heroin Addiction Treatment

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:15:48 -0500

Successful heroin addiction treatment requires both medical and behavioral therapies along with help for underlying issues. Treatment should be individually tailored.



Addiction of Opiates

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 07:26:27 -0500

Heroin, Codeine, papaverine and morphine all are related drugs, as they all have the same source. These drugs are deprived from the latex produced from the plant opium, which is scientifically called papaver somniferum from the family papaveracea, by incision. Generally, drugs that are deprived from this plant are called opioids.



God Knowledge and Addiction - How Alcoholics Fail by Digesting the Wrong Words

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:47:04 -0500

Having wholeheartedly believed that knowledge would alter my addictive nature and give me a nudge in a more positive direction only shows how wrong I could be. With a disease so life threatening it seemed logical to seek professional advise and avoid any notion that some kind of spirit could help. Where is the "Truth" with all this professional talk?



Quick Guide When Preparing A Loved One For Drug Rehab Treatment

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:38:36 -0500

Finally, your loved one decides to bring an end to his or her drug addiction problem by undergoing rehab treatment, what's the next game plan? I'm going to give you a quick guide when preparing a loved for drug rehab treatment and become successful.



Good Reasons To Stop Drinking Alcohol

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 11:08:37 -0500

There are three types of people when it comes to alcohol, 1) Those that avoid alcohol completely, 2) Those that consume alcohol moderately, and 3) Those that resort to heavy drinking. When a person comes under the third category it is important they seek help from a how to stop drinking alcohol expert and safeguard their health and improve their lifestyle. Alcohol consumption is not essential for our health.



A Ringside View of Substance Abuse Among Athletes

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:50:59 -0500

The problem of substance abuse is so ubiquitous that there is hardly any discipline where people are free from its tentacles. People from all walks of life have succumbed to addiction. Even in the world of sports, athletes are not infallible and independent from its ominous reach. Incidents of athletes being caught in doping tests are quite common.



4 Countries Reigning the Illegal Drug Market

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:11:21 -0500

Every addict knows that abusing drugs is like entering a whirlpool of perils that can be life-threatening. In spite of knowing the reality, people follow the motto of "ignorance is bliss" and continue indulging in drugs, ignoring its consequences. What follows is a continuous craving for the drug, absence of which drives an individual to insanity.



Is The Current Prescription Opioid Abuse Epidemic In The US Spreading To Thailand?

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 10:46:39 -0500

My story is about the current prescription drug abuse epidemic in the US and how, via the medical industry's ties to 'Big Pharma", it is trending in the Kingdom of Thailand. This article explores the roots of the problem and how it has effected me and my family, including research, and concludes with the initiation of a survey intended to encourage the education process of related medical professionals.



Deadly Flakka Drug - Insanity On A 'Superhuman' Scale

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 14:54:10 -0500

Naked, aggressive and psychotic humans have been reported running around the US causing havoc on the streets. Flakka, a new synthetic 'designer drug' may be the cause.



Effects of Non-Medical Use of Cannabis

Wed, 04 May 2016 11:58:09 -0500

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug globally. In 2013, an estimated 181.8 million people aged 15-64 years used cannabis for non-medical purposes globally (uncertainty estimates 128.5-232.1 million.



Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence

Tue, 03 May 2016 10:04:50 -0500

Suboxone is an effective alternative to methadone for those addicted to opiates. The opiate blocker allows people to function in society and live a normal life without having to use heroin or pain killers on a daily basis.



Top 10 Lethal and Illegal Drugs and Their Effects

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:23:12 -0500

Doing drugs has cost the United States more than anything else, as drug poisoning (overdose) is the number one cause of injury-related deaths in the country. Drugs that are illegal and the ones that are being legalized (like marijuana) in some parts of the country have plagued the nation for a long.



Motivational Interviewing: Can We Motivate People to Change?

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:43:26 -0500

Can we motivate people to change? This article is motivational interviewing basics. In other words, for those who may be looking for answers for themselves or loved ones, and for those involved in Recovery Coaching.



Some Common Ways Addicts Use to Procure Prescription Drugs Illegally

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:14:23 -0500

The entire United States has been battling the opioid overdose epidemic, which claimed more than 28,000 lives in 2014 alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Ironically, at least half of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid. So, it becomes necessary to check the availability of addictive prescription medicines for unauthorized use.



Substance-Induced Psychosis - Symptoms and Remedies

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:29:58 -0500

During the turn of the 19th century, uncontrolled prescription of addictive medicines and rampant use of drugs like cocaine, cannabis and hallucinogens for treating mental conditions was commonplace. Many renowned writers, painters, and even doctors took to these drugs to heighten their awareness and improve their sharpness.



Avoid the "Stay Clean Forever" Trap

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:28:12 -0500

When people decide to quit, they have the best of intentions. I know I did. However, they often overlook the fact that they are dealing with a brain issue (how the brain has become dependent on the substance, or way of being), as well as the human psychology that comes along with that.



Drug Abuse Driven by 666

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 05:51:54 -0500

People are dying from drug abuse and it is not always the drugs sold on streets that are to blame. Medicinal medicines can be just as deadly and they bring on side effects requiring further treatment. When enrolled in a medical course in my younger days it struck me how much the university course focused on surgery and drugs as a means of healing.



Study Blames Costly Education for Alcoholism in Medical Students

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:06:37 -0500

The problem of excessive drinking has affected people from every section of the society in the United States. Alcoholism was responsible for nearly 88,000 lives in 2006, while it cost the nation's economy a whopping $249 billion in 2010, or $2.05 a drink, from losses in productivity, health care, crime, and other expenses.



There Is a Solution to Addiction

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:49:13 -0500

If you're reading this article, then there's a good chance you have tried a few (or many) approaches to quit your addiction. There are certainly enough methods out there. Many people try, and are successful for some time, but then fall back in to their old self-destructive habits. However, this does not need to be case.If you are reading this, then it is clear that you have a desire to make a positive change in your life. There could be a few reasons for this change in perspective.



Taking Charge of the Situation

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 09:21:08 -0500

Sometimes it's best to keep away from places and even people, that make you remember your former indulgence in destructive habits and behaviour. Some who are in addiction recovery tend to avoid frequenting places and eliminate contact with friends with whom they formerly used cocaine, for example, as these are some of the easiest influences that can trigger the craving and lead to backsliding.



Why People Use Drugs

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 11:14:11 -0500

Because many drugs act on the brain's pleasure pathways, the user experiences intense euphoria followed by related emotional highs. Cocaine, for example, induces feelings of empowerment, confidence, high self-esteem and increased energy.



Can Psychedelic Drugs Trigger Mental Illness?

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:03:53 -0500

A psychedelic substance is a psychoactive drug that has the capacity to alter cognition and perception in an individual. It has been a matter of debate for a long time that a psychedelic substance can cause the onset of mental illness in an addict.



How Drug Use in Public Can Hurt the Cause

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 07:25:49 -0500

The rampant use of drugs in public places in the United States has gone seedier by the day. In complete disregard for social norms and safety, some addicts dare to use drugs in full public view.



Drug Abuse and the Loss of Spirit That Drives It

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 06:30:33 -0500

It comes in all forms as those who abuse drugs search for something missing from their lives. The emptiness they feel is most likely due to the loss of a connection with the Spirit within. We are born with the link in place, but religious leaders sever it before most even know it exists.



Why Cancer and Death Producing Drugs Are Legal

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 15:53:42 -0500

They kill but they are not banned. They cause immense pain yet they are legal. They fill the hospitals with victims and still the governments make money from them.



Alcohol and Drugs Cause Extremely Painful Death

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:15:05 -0500

The longer one lives, the more adept one becomes at reading the signs. My experience of dying and reincarnation is insight into the role of death and how everyone has returned as we are in the last days. The great population explosion is the result.



Heroin's Secret

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 12:55:10 -0500

The powerful pain-killer fentanyl has been making headlines lately in conjunction with the increasing number of heroin overdose deaths in our country. Unbeknownst to the users and addicts, drug dealers are cutting heroin with fentanyl analogues and selling it as heroin on the street.



Naltrexone - An Antagonist for Opioid Addiction

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 08:40:20 -0500

With 47,055 lethal drug overdoses in 2014, the United States is fighting to ease the problem of opioid addiction. The problem of prescription drug abuse and overdose is caused by factors such as the prescriptions by healthcare providers, lack of oversight to curb inappropriate prescribing, and the belief that prescription drugs are not dangerous.



Marijuana Use and Health Care

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 13:14:12 -0500

Many physicians encounter patients who drug test positive for marijuana and exhibit conditions warranting prescription medications. Marijuana use is illegal by Federal law and patients who test positive for marijuana should not be prescribed controlled substances.



Drug Abuse and Addiction: The Dark Side of Nursing

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 11:54:26 -0500

Do you know about nursing's dark side? It's a scary subject. Nurses are supposed to be caring and selfless. What happens when drug abuse changes everything? Nurses are great, but many of them suffer from addiction.



Scientists See Ray of Hope in Gene Transfer Therapy for Cocaine Addiction

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 08:40:58 -0500

Cocaine, a highly addictive stimulant drug, increases the level of neurotransmitter dopamine in the brain that regulates movement and emotional responses. Dopamine is usually released by neurons during pleasurable situations and then recycled back into the cell that released it.



Non-Adherence to ADHD Medications Leads to Illicit Drug Use: Study

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 08:40:32 -0500

The non-medical use of prescription drugs is a complex issue and is treated as an epidemic in the United States. It is responsible for the rising rate of emergency department visits and deaths from reactions and overdoses.



Opioid Prescription Adds to Growing Drug Abuse Menace

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 08:45:26 -0500

According to the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA), opioids are medications that relieve pain. These drugs reduce the intensity of pain signals reaching the brain and affect those brain areas controlling emotion, which diminishes the effects of a painful stimulus.



Smoking Cannabis Worsens Kids' School Grades: Study

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 08:17:08 -0500

Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing disease that changes the normal, healthy functioning of the brain apart from causing other harmful consequences. Marijuana or cannabis is the most commonly abused illegal drug in the United States, with most people using it for the first time in their teens.



Heroin Addiction is a Scourge for America

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 08:57:48 -0500

Between 2002 and 2013, the rate of heroin-related overdose deaths nearly quadrupled in the United States, and more than 8,200 people died in 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC cites heroin as an "illegal, highly addictive opioid drug." Its overdose can lead to slow and shallow breathing, coma, and death.



Impact of Various Drugs on the Brain

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 08:36:29 -0500

Dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders is a big pain. When there is a substance abuse problem and a concurrent mental illness, it is called dual diagnosis. The predicament of a person identified with dual diagnosis is more than those who have only an addiction problem or just a mental disorder.



Prescription Drug Abuse in Adolescents

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 10:07:43 -0600

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 52 million Americans use prescription drugs for non-medical reasons at least once in their life. Every day, approximately 44 Americans die from prescription painkiller overdoses.



DEA's Role in Healthcare

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 13:10:09 -0600

DEA's role in healthcare goes beyond issuing a registration number. DEA regulates prescribers with a goal of stopping diversion and supporting legitimate medical business practices.



Opioid Overprescribing by Doctors is Adding to the Problem: Study

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 08:07:05 -0600

Opioid addiction and overdose are prominent public health issues in the United States, causing an increase in overdose death rate. Opioids are a group of compounds that activate the brain's opioid receptors which influence perceptions of pain and euphoria.



Prescription Pain-Killers Leading to Heroin

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 09:16:08 -0600

Prescription drug abuse is an epidemic in the U.S. and is leading to heroin abuse because of over-prescribing. Addicts are turning to heroin when they cannot get their pills or because they are selling their pills for a cheaper alternative. Education and awareness is vital to stop the diversion and put an end to the growing addiction.



Fundamental Questions About Alcoholism in Society

Fri, 19 Feb 2016 15:33:12 -0600

Perhaps no medical topic arouses more confusion, dismay, and passion in both the public and the medical profession than alcoholism. Although alcohol is often associated with joy and celebration, ritual, and reverence, alcoholism is associated with sorrow and moral failing, disease, and death. No other disease entity can be conceived as having such extreme attributes.



Short Term Satisfaction, Long Term Misery

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 13:48:09 -0600

Taking a slightly more philosophical turn from the usual health/fitness agenda despite this being considered a health 'issue' to some extent. It'd be my pleasure appearing as a hypocrite to justify a life of excess for anyone in need of their own realisation. Most of us seem to rationalise the occasional 'blow-out' into our ever-so vacant calendar, in the attempt to cleanse the urges and behaviours that would limit our capacity to function during that which seem to grant us fulfilment in the day to day.



Four Simple Ways To Help Your Friend Through Drug Addiction

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:57:44 -0600

The way you have thought about helping a drug addict may be completely wrong. There are four simple and effective ways to change your own way of communicating with an addict and how to get them through.



Prescription Drug Abuse: Popping Pills May Turn Fatal

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 07:31:17 -0600

The United States, which has nearly 4.5 percent of the world's population, consumes 75 percent of the globally consumed prescription drugs, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). This rampant abuse of prescription drugs has left the country limping towards a devastating state, which could devour the population if there is no effective intervention immediately.



Pharmaceutical Drugs and Their Side Effects - Do You Know Them?

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 08:19:48 -0600

The side effects of statin drugs that most don't know about and the medical profession won't tell. While the psychological side effects and of the serious problems drugs can bring on is seldom talked about or any warning given by the medical profession. There is a strong link between statins violence and aggression. Even to the likelihood for some statin users to have a higher homicidal behavior including death from suicides or accidents. The use of drugs is everyone's own choice but it is important to understand the effects of pharmaceutical drug use, both immediate and long-term.



Childhood Trauma, a Veritable Trigger for Addiction

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 07:36:24 -0600

A study, titled "Substance use, childhood traumatic experience, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in an urban civilian population," claims, "SUDs are also highly co-morbid with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other mood-related psychopathology." It says that there are "strong links between childhood traumatization and SUDs, and their joint associations with PTSD outcome."



Retirement Woes: Substance Abuse Among Elderly on the Rise

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 07:36:49 -0600

There has been a significant rise in substance abuse cases among senior citizens in the U.S., according to a New York Times report. The report says that over the last decade the rate of alcohol and drug abuse among adults aged 65 or older has more than doubled, and it is expected to rise further in the years to come. According to 2010 U.S. Census, of the 35 million seniors, 17 percent are suffering from alcohol addiction and other substance abuse.



Some People More Vulnerable to Drug Addiction: Study

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 06:42:39 -0600

Why do some people become addicts, while some manage to steer away from addictions? Addiction is a complex ailment, affecting people of all ages, personalities and backgrounds. It's not easy to decipher why some people are more prone to addiction than others. Addiction disrupts normal functioning of the brain, and if left untreated it can produce long-lasting negative effects on the mind and body.



Prescription Drug Abuse: Watch Out for These Drugs

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 06:41:47 -0600

A pervasive ill plaguing our society is the prescription drug abuse and people of any age group can become its victim. Of all the drugs, antidepressants are more likely to be abused, especially by youngsters. Stimulants and tranquilizers are also commonly abused. It's better to have knowledge about certain medications that are likely to be abused.



Heroin, The Most Abused Drug

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 07:39:23 -0600

Heroin, an opioid prescribed as an analgesic, cough suppressant and as an anti-diarrheal, is also the most abused drug for its highly euphoric properties. Its abuse has reached the stage of epidemic in the United States where heroin use has more than doubled among young adults aged 18-25 in the past decade.



Prevention and Treatment of Prescription Drug Abuse

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 07:06:18 -0600

Many people believe prescription drug is safer and will not produce undesirable effects as it is prescribed by doctors, but it causes compulsive drug seeking and use that is harmful for the addict as well as people around him. Such medications are dangerous and put the users at various physical and mental health-related risks, along with overdose, especially when taken with alcohol.



Is Your Teen Using Drugs?

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 10:42:19 -0600

A survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) suggests that approximately 24.6 million Americans aged 12 or older used illicit drugs in the month before it was conducted in 2013. This represents 9.4 percent of the population aged 12 or older. Also, there were just over 2.8 million new users of illicit drugs in 2013, of which 54.1 percent were below 18 years of age.



What Is Drug Rehabilitation?

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 09:54:41 -0600

Rehabilitation or also called as rehab is used to help a particular person to recover from all of his addictions, injuries and physical as well as mental illnesses. The drug rehabilitation programs are the most common types of rehab. All people addicted to drugs essentially require additional assistance and care that is possible only through drug rehabilitation.



What Does Drug Rehabilitation Do?

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 07:15:39 -0600

Drug rehabilitation can be defined to be a term for all processes related to psychotherapeutic treatment or medical treatment. This is specially meant for all those people who are dependent on psychoactive substances like prescription drugs, alcohol, street drugs like heroin cocaine and amphetamines. The general intent here is to enable a patient to cease using the substance and this is done in order to avoid any legal, psychological, social, physical and financial consequences.



Opioid Addiction and Its Treatment

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 07:33:02 -0600

Opioids are used to relieve pain and are often prescribed during dental procedures, surgeries, and treatment for injuries as well as chronic illnesses such as cancer. Like heroin and morphine, prescription opioids can become addictive if misused or taken illegally. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), opioid medications include hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine, and related drugs.