Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

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January 31, 2017
by Staff Writer
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The Two Most Commonly Abused Stimulants

Information is courtesy of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Cocaine Stimulants make people more alert, increase their attention, and raise their blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing. Stimulants come in a variety of forms, including amphetamines, cocaine, … Continue reading

January 30, 2017
by Staff Writer
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What Are Contingency Management Interventions/Motivational Incentives?

Information is courtesy of the National Institute on Drug Abuse  “Research has demonstrated the effectiveness of treatment approaches using contingency management (CM) principles, which involve giving patients tangible rewards to reinforce positive behaviors such as abstinence. Studies conducted in both … Continue reading

January 27, 2017
by Staff Writer
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Getting Addicted to NyQuil: Is That Really Possible?

Nyquil, a common inexpensive over-the-counter medicine, is both addictive if used regularly, and can be life-threatening when abused. One of the main reasons why is because it contains a chemical called DXM, or Dextromethorphan (also in hundreds of other similar … Continue reading

January 26, 2017
by Staff Writer
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Relationships Can Benefit Your Recovery, Or Go Against It

Being in a relationship during recovery from an addiction can be both a good thing, or a bad thing. It all depends on the nature of the relationship, and how that corresponds with one’s recovery. Sometimes the partner is the … Continue reading

January 24, 2017
by Staff Writer
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Americans Want ‘Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act’ Improved

Congress is being urged by worried Americans to vote to fund the provisions of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), which in turn will provide state grants to expand addiction treatment and make it easier for people to find … Continue reading

January 20, 2017
by Staff Writer
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US Workers Test Positive for Illicit Drug Use, Highest In A Decade

A recent study shows that the number of US workers testing positive for illicit drug use is at its highest in a decade, shown through data from workplace-related drug tests nationwide. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports … Continue reading