Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Recovery

June 30, 2014
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A Fine Line Between ‘Medicine’ and ‘Drug’

There is a fine line between medicine and drug, just as there is a fine line between abuse and addiction. That line is how the substance is used. Although most people would say that drug and medicine mean the same … Continue reading

June 27, 2014
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Genetics of Addiction

A mystery surrounding addiction is the question as to what causes people to be addicts? Think of this question away from more obvious and common factors such as depression, or stress that causes people to abuse a substance. Could addiction … Continue reading

June 26, 2014
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What is Liquid Meth?

Methamphetamine, also known as just meth, crystal, chalk, or ice is a very powerful stimulant with extreme potential for addiction. The drug works by influencing the brain to produce higher amounts of dopamine, a chemical associated with reward, pleasure, motivation, … Continue reading

June 25, 2014
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Treating An Addict: From A Doctor’s Perspective

It may come as surprise to some people that many doctors dislike treating addicts. While there are many issues that come into play as to why this is, the first and foremost is the general view of addicts and how … Continue reading

June 24, 2014
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Doctors Vulnerable To Prescription Drug Abuse – Why?

Prescription drugs, mainly sedatives and painkillers have become something of a gold mine in the U.S. For many, the strength and effectiveness of these pills hail success, money and relief. Addiction to opiate painkillers, and other medications has become so … Continue reading

June 23, 2014
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Addicted Babies and Mothers Face Two Controversial Laws

A major problem that doctors run into with addicted patients is the children that are born addicted to the substance which their mother abused during pregnancy. A fact that should be widely known is that whatever a pregnant mother ingests, … Continue reading

June 20, 2014
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Overcoming The Fears Of Recovery – We All Go Through It

Addiction recovery can be a scary idea for addicted individuals. The concept can hold a lot of uncertainty, change and struggle, even when imagined by non-addicted individuals. The fears of addiction recovery are often a substantial part of the reason … Continue reading

June 19, 2014
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Official Changes In DSM V For Substance Abuse Disorders

Throughout the years, as more studies and research continue to shed light on the science of addiction and drug abuse, the official medical guidebook called the The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) may be updated or revised … Continue reading