Published: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:53:24 -0500
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 07:26:27 -0500Heroin, 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.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:47:04 -0500Having 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?
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:38:36 -0500Finally, 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.
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 11:08:37 -0500There 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.
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:50:59 -0500The 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.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:11:21 -0500Every 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.
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 10:46:39 -0500My 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.
Fri, 03 Jun 2016 14:54:10 -0500Naked, 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.
Wed, 04 May 2016 11:58:09 -0500According 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.
Tue, 03 May 2016 10:04:50 -0500Suboxone 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.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:23:12 -0500Doing 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.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:43:26 -0500Can 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.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:14:23 -0500The 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.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:29:58 -0500During 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.
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:28:12 -0500When 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.
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 05:51:54 -0500People 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.
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:06:37 -0500The 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.
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:49:13 -0500If 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.
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 09:21:08 -0500Sometimes 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.
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 11:14:11 -0500Because 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.
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:03:53 -0500A 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.
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 07:25:49 -0500The 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.
Mon, 04 Apr 2016 06:30:33 -0500It 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.
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 15:53:42 -0500They 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.
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:15:05 -0500The 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.
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 12:55:10 -0500The 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.
Mon, 28 Mar 2016 08:40:20 -0500With 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.
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 13:14:12 -0500Many 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.
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 11:54:26 -0500Do 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.
Tue, 22 Mar 2016 08:40:58 -0500Cocaine, 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.
Tue, 22 Mar 2016 08:40:32 -0500The 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.
Fri, 18 Mar 2016 08:45:26 -0500According 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.
Fri, 18 Mar 2016 08:17:08 -0500Addiction 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.
Mon, 14 Mar 2016 08:57:48 -0500Between 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.
Mon, 14 Mar 2016 08:36:29 -0500Dual 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.
Fri, 11 Mar 2016 10:07:43 -0600According 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.
Thu, 10 Mar 2016 13:10:09 -0600DEA'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.
Wed, 09 Mar 2016 08:07:05 -0600Opioid 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.
Fri, 26 Feb 2016 09:16:08 -0600Prescription 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.
Fri, 19 Feb 2016 15:33:12 -0600Perhaps 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.
Thu, 18 Feb 2016 13:48:09 -0600Taking 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.
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:57:44 -0600The 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.
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 07:31:17 -0600The 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.
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 08:19:48 -0600The 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.
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 07:36:24 -0600A 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."
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 07:36:49 -0600There 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.
Tue, 12 Jan 2016 06:42:39 -0600Why 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.
Tue, 12 Jan 2016 06:41:47 -0600A 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.
Wed, 06 Jan 2016 07:39:23 -0600Heroin, 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.
Tue, 05 Jan 2016 07:06:18 -0600Many 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.
Mon, 04 Jan 2016 10:42:19 -0600A 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.
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 09:54:41 -0600Rehabilitation 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.
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 07:15:39 -0600Drug 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.
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 07:33:02 -0600Opioids 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.
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 07:03:29 -0600Drug abuse is one of the most morbid public health problems plaguing the United States. Most of the times, drug abuse tends to alter a person's thinking and judgment, giving rise to other health complications such as addiction, drugged driving and infectious diseases. Many a times, these drugs can harm unborn babies and complicate pregnancy-related issues.
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 07:02:30 -0600Abuse of prescription drugs in the United States has increased at an alarmingly high rate, as demonstrated by many recent studies. A person battling with any kind of pain in the body may end up taking higher doses of the medicine in the long run, only to realize later that he cannot survive without the drug any longer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that physicians wrote 259 million prescriptions for painkillers in 2012, which if divided uniformly would be enough for every American adult to have a bottle of pills.
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 08:47:42 -0600"Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self-esteem," late American musician Kurt Cobain once said. But more than that, drugs have an adverse impact on the general health of a person, worsening it with every passing day. As the way a person responds to a drug is affected by many factors, there could be different reactions to drug abuse by different individuals. So, it's vital to understand the usual risks and effects, both short and long-term.
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 07:58:40 -0600There has been a substantial growth in the percentage of older adults abusing alcohol, prescribed drugs and illegal substances. In line with this trend, middle-aged executives show addiction problems more than the younger generation.
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 07:46:44 -0600Drug abuse is one of the main reasons behind the teen crimes and there are numerous instances and studies to show that. In an article, titled "The Relationship Between Substance Abuse and Teen Crime," researcher Shiloh Carter writes: "Consistent and substantial evidence exists that supports the relationship between substance abuse and criminal behaviors in youth." Carter, who received the Robert Allen Memorial Student Excellence Award and the Ann Dinsmore Forman Memorial Child Advocacy Award in 2012, also says: "Youthful offenders demonstrate elevated rates of substance abuse in comparison to non-offending youth."
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 07:45:46 -0600Medicines prescribed for cough and cold are a major source of potential recreational drug abuse. This category of prescription drugs contains expectorants and antihistamines, which are dangerous if consumed in high quantity. Cough and cold medicines are available in the form of tablets or syrup, which can be mixed with soda to enhance flavor. Moreover, when these drugs are combined with alcohol and marijuana they have a potential addiction capability.
Wed, 23 Dec 2015 13:00:46 -0600Hypnotherapy isn't anything like the hypnosis you see at the fair or on TV. It can help reinforce an addicts will to stay clean or sober and find long term recovery.
Thu, 17 Dec 2015 15:50:39 -0600It is often seen that people who are depressed reach out to certain drugs to attain mood elation and a reprieve from the depressive symptoms. According to a research, titled "Drug Abuse as Self-Medication for Depression: An Empirical Study," most patients used drugs in response to depressive symptoms and experienced mood elevation irrespective of their drug of choice.
Wed, 16 Dec 2015 07:57:04 -0600What is prescription drug abuse? What drug causes the most deaths each year? How many people are addicted to prescription drugs?
Mon, 14 Dec 2015 15:05:15 -0600One of the remedies for prescription drug abuse is to gather relevant information. For example, if you know the most commonly abused prescription drugs available in the market you will be able to prevent others from misusing it, especially when a doctor prescribes those to somebody close to you.
Fri, 04 Dec 2015 09:12:55 -0600Individuals who take to abusing drugs in their early age are at a greater risk of getting addicted compared to those who begin it as an adult owing to the immaturity of the teenage brain. If you visit any detox center in the country, be it in a remote borough or detox retreats, you will be surprised to find a good number of the inmates are young adults or teens.
Thu, 03 Dec 2015 13:35:25 -0600A lot of us are allured into trying toxic substances, even if just for once in our lifetime. So intriguing do these look. We find ourselves thinking, 'what's the charm? Why do so many people find themselves being pulled towards these substances?' It's very natural for a person's intrigued to be aroused.
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:51:32 -0600Look, I'm not going to tell you why dope is bad for you or how smoking the green doesn't make you sound like Kierkegaard, because frankly, if you are reading this, you already know that. What you will learn, however, is how to quit smoking weed and how doing so can make your life a happier one. Sit back and relax as you learn three easy steps to putting down the ganja for good.
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 07:44:32 -0600There is an unease in the minds of parents who have school going kids or who have just entered college. Because, along with all the good things about your children having grown up, it also brings serious concerns about their safety in a comparatively open environment.
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 07:42:28 -0600It has been observed that drugs and violence are closely interconnected. Where there is abuse of drugs, violence automatically creeps in in various forms. According to a study, 35% of methamphetamine users in the age group of 18-25 years in Los Angeles were involved in violence while under the influence of the drug.
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 07:14:54 -0600It could be a devastating situation when you suddenly find out that a loved one in the family is a drug addict or a victim of any other substance abuse. In such a case, you might want to do a research at your level by going through whatever literature on the subject you come across to make it easier to decide on the path of rehabilitation.
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 07:59:17 -0600Noted American novelist and poet Herman Melville once said: "Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian." It is certainly a sound advice steeped in profound wisdom and valid even more than a century later.
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 07:24:39 -0600The fight against addiction is usually painful for an addict as well as people around him or her, and a rehabilitation center plays a vital role in de-addiction, be it for drugs or alcohol. Drug addiction treatment facilities can broadly be classified into two categories, depending on the kind of patients they treat - inpatients and outpatients. Choosing the right treatment facility for you or a loved one would require a fair knowledge about their treatment procedures as well as respective advantages and disadvantages.
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 09:36:31 -0600Cannabis means many things to many people and the world is just waking up to its medicinal benefits. Cannabis affects the body and mind in myriad ways, an exotic plant that it is.
Mon, 09 Nov 2015 07:57:01 -0600Recovering from drug and alcohol abuse is a trying process that may require more than just one attempt. Once an addict is taken the steps to recovery and has completed rehab, there is still the chance of relapse. For those struggling with addiction, there many things that go through their mind and life. From being physically and mentally attached to a substance they can't live without to a deteriorating social and work life. Getting help is the first step to turning their life around, but it doesn't stop there.
Thu, 05 Nov 2015 15:38:31 -0600Sober life can be filled with fun in the sun, so take advantage of all life has to offer this summer. Here are ten ideas to help you put some spice into sober life. 1.
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:48:36 -0500This article lists the fundamental rules of a sober living home. Learn how to get sober with the help of sober living homes and why you should follow their rules seriously.
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 07:00:00 -0500Drug addiction and excessive intake of alcohol are very dangerous for your health. It is very difficult to control for those who regularly take drugs. An overdose of drugs and alcohol can cause several physical as well as mental problems. If you are suffering from drug addition, it is very important to visit the doctor or rehab and get a treatment.
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:13:12 -0500If you're a regular cannabis user, what affect is your drug habit having on your mental health? While you might like to think there's no impact, you could be taking a greater risk than you might think.
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 15:44:44 -0500The object of this article is to improve your mental health. It is designed to help you discover your power within.
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 13:29:13 -0500So your teen has just finished a program at a drug rehab center, now what? While you want to remain supportive and optimistic, the truth is, it's estimated that 90 percent of drug rehabilitation patients have had at least one relapse before finally becoming sober - permanently. That's why it's important for parents to monitor their children to help keep them from having a "slip".
Wed, 09 Sep 2015 10:45:18 -0500I cannot possibly be an addict because I got my medicine prescribed by my doctor. How many times have you used this excuse to fool yourself and the people that love you into believing that you are not a victim of prescription addiction? You are an addict just as surely as the most recent news story tells of a heroin overdose.
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:36:57 -0500Out of all the drugs which adolescents use, marijuana is considered to be the one which is the most widely used. 42% of seniors in high school are found to have admitted experimenting using the drug. Continued use of this drug is shown to result in a number of consequences which are quite serious such as depression, cardiovascular diseases and impaired cognitive activities along with some types of cancer. Thus, it is important that adolescents do not make use of marijuana and because of it; a number of medical as well as behavioural scientists have been working on.
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:10:50 -0500Substance abuse is a diverse problem which affects nearly all cultures of the world; this global problem is well defined as a maladaptive pattern of recurrent use of chemical substances that extends over a period of time, leading to notable impairment and continues despite occupational, psychological, medical, and spiritual consequences whereas continued use leads to addiction or dependency. Substance abuse related problems are caused by multiple factors and can only be treated and corrected through a multidimensional approach. Substance abuse is treatable, and for that to happen, intervention is required.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:09:20 -0500Between the medical community and the alcoholic lies a gap in understanding that may be where the answer to recovery is. With one in ten now at risk, addiction is taking a front seat in the medical arena as emergency rooms deal with the fall-out of alcohol abuse including overdoses, auto accidents, chemical withdrawal and organ disorders involving the liver and pancreas. Bridging that gap will impact the initial ten percent plus diminish the ripple effect of alcoholism to the rest of the population.
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:02:45 -0500WHAT TO DO ABOUT HEROIN ADDICTION - Enlightenment in the form of prison reform is finally taking root. After fifty years of scapegoating, the politicians and their failed war on drugs, are realizing that the choice between viewing drug addiction as primarily a criminal offense or a psychological illness is a no brainer. It is now painfully obvious that long term incarceration is prohibitively expensive in addition to too often reinforcing the negative...
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 06:51:38 -0500Each year, millions of people from across the globe enter drug rehab centers. The sad truth is that the majority of them had undergone drug rehabilitation before and then relapsed after a short time. Statistics indicate that one in ten had been to rehab at least five times before.
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:19:22 -0500Anyone entering a drug rehab program may be overwhelmed or confused about their options. Typically, when someone is about to enter a rehabilitation program they imagine living in the rehab facility campus, attending group therapy sessions, and being stuck there for weeks at a time. Luckily, rehab programs come in all shapes and sizes. Here are three differences between outpatient and inpatient rehab facilities.
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:29:45 -0500Putting your child in a drug or alcohol rehabilitation programs can be one of the most difficult things a parent could be faced with. While it is a relief that your child is finally getting help, you may still have worries about his or her future. However, there are a few things you can do to make sure your teen has the best chance of recovery. Here are five things you should know about rehab for teens, to help your child be successful in the program.
Fri, 17 Jul 2015 10:39:25 -0500The revelation that the child may be involved with alcohol & other drugs can be a terrifying prospect for any parent. In such instances, parents usually insulate themselves with the conviction that "this could never happen to my child", but many experts agree such a belief is dangerous. Some adolescents are at a greater risk than others.
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:30:30 -0500When you or someone in your family is trying to step away from a drug addiction, the idea of rehab can be very overwhelming. Often, many addicts make the mistake of thinking they can overcome their struggles on their own. However, studies have shown that the only way to truly rid oneself of addiction is through a qualified rehabilitation program. Luckily, there are many different types of programs that can help you ensure your success. Here are a few things you need to know about inpatient rehab centers.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:48:39 -0500Drug testing your teenager at home can put your mind at ease or help your child get the help they need. While the discussions involved may be difficult, it is essential to ensure that negative habits stop before they can take root.
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:09 -0500As States pass more stringent laws for methadone take home doses and more and more insurance companies are covering opiate treatment, many people in treatment are looking to suboxone to help treat their opiate addiction. It's 5:47 am on a rainy damp Saturday morning in Indianapolis, IN. Jolene waits in a line outside of the Indianapolis Treatment Center with about 50 other patients.
Fri, 12 Jun 2015 15:25:17 -0500Drug addiction is a disease that has been known to destroy interpersonal relationships, family units, and the health of the individual suffering from addiction. When an addiction takes place, the individual is unaware that they have an addiction, and despite all their loved one's best attempts to help the individual overcome their addiction, they remain powerless. When an individual relies on an illicit substance in order to function normally, they may be suffering from an addiction. If they are obsessed with obtaining more of their drug of choice, they may be suffering from an addiction. They may be hanging out with a new crowd of people, or distancing themselves from their family. They may be buying the drugs from drug dealers on the street. They may even be manufacturing the drugs themselves. Whatever the case may be, there is a problem with illicit drugs that needs to be addressed.
Mon, 08 Jun 2015 13:02:37 -0500The controversy about legalizing drugs does not address the central issue: Why are so many millions taking drugs in the first place? The problem is not a health problem but a spiritual problem that has its origin in our materialistic and secular society.
Fri, 05 Jun 2015 15:12:14 -0500"I've decided to hire a professional interventionist." Wow. Scary, right? If you think about it, other than the fact that the niche is unique, hiring a professional interventionist is like hiring an attorney for legal issues or a doctor for medical needs. A professional interventionist can mean the difference between a successful intervention, or having a much bigger mess on your hands. Before you decide on whether to hire an interventionist, don't experiment on your own beforehand. Let him or her guide you from the very start. Believe me, I've cleaned up a LOT of messes created by well-intended families who had no idea what to do once the addict said "No!" Wanting an experienced, professional, genuine interventionist is one thing. Finding a die-hard, front-lines pro who lives eats and breathes strategy however, can be a challenge. This article will give you some perspective, some guidelines and advice based on my twenty-five years as an addict, and fourteen years as an interventionist. I have done hundreds of interventions and my success rate is twice the national average. I'm bragging but I would hope - followed by little wisdom as well.
Fri, 05 Jun 2015 14:12:00 -0500Family members often share a similar obstacle with the addict; in terms of actually STARTING the intervention one can become paralyzed in worry, mired in reasons to wait, and as is often the case, the protests or delays of other family member, just as the addict has his list of delays or protests to start treatment. This article will give you some things to consider, and a "to do" list which should simplify things. I hope you find some tools or perspective you can draw from. Bottom line: the intervention that is guaranteed to fail is the one that never happens.The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and littered with the bodies of those who - well intended - sat down to wait.
Fri, 29 May 2015 07:07:09 -0500Alcoholism is a chronic condition and it can happen to everyone who drinks alcoholic beverages. Fortunately, there are alcohol rehab facilities that can help stop the addiction.
Fri, 29 May 2015 07:06:20 -0500There are several advantages to inpatient drug rehab. The biggest advantage of inpatient treatment is that the patient can benefit from 24-hour supervision of medical professionals.
Fri, 29 May 2015 06:59:18 -0500Marijuana happens to be one of the most popular drugs being used by teenagers. In fact, it is the most widely used drug in the United States, tying with prescription drug abuse.
Thu, 28 May 2015 13:08:05 -0500These are very basic ideas to help guide you in your approach to doing an intervention, or in hiring an interventionist. Every intervention is vastly different,because every situation is very different. Keep things as simple as possible. My number is at the bottom of this page and you can also email me and ask em anything you like. Don't be afraid to ask for advice.