Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Recovery

July 29, 2016
by Staff Writer
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Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice

It’s important for drug abuse treatment to be integrated in the criminal justice system for drug-related offenses. Studies have shown that comprehensive drug abuse treatment works to help rehabilitate drug offenders and substance abusing offenders, and thus, reducing crime, reducing … Continue reading

July 27, 2016
by Staff Writer
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Alcoholic Parents Can Affect A Child’s Upbringing

Having an alcoholic parent can be tough. If they are not a “high-functioning” alcoholic, then it can be even worse: responsibilities are rarely attended to, the risk of domestic violence and abuse increases, health problems arise, and being a drunk parent can … Continue reading

July 26, 2016
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NIH: How Researchers Test Medications For Addiction Treatment

How do scientists properly test the effectiveness of addiction treatment medications? Although human tests are rarely ever conducted, for ethical reasons, “rat-tests” in controlled laboratories are commonly conducted to test new treatment medications. According to NIDA, the National Institute on Drug … Continue reading

July 25, 2016
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Does Using Stimulants At An Early Age Lead to Drug Problems Later in Life?

Medication management plays an important role for people who use prescription medications for most of their life. One of the problems with using drugs for a long period of time, especially with grade-school children with ADHD who use stimulants like … Continue reading

July 21, 2016
by Staff Writer
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Dangers of Using Barbiturates (a Depressant)

Barbiturates are commonly prescribed depressants with various uses, such as a sedative, a hypnotic, an anesthetic, and an anticonvulsant. They are also used as a street drug, are known to be addictive and abuse-prone, and even nicknamed “Barbs” and “red … Continue reading

July 20, 2016
by Staff Writer
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How the US Is Fighting Back Against The Opioid Abuse Epidemic

Recognizing opioid abuse, or painkiller addiction, is the first and most crucial step in preventing prolonged addiction and possible death by overdose. But once it’s recognized, how does one address or confront the problem? It’s not easy telling a problem … Continue reading