Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Recovery

June 30, 2017
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Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What To Ask

The goal of drug and alcohol rehab is to help addicted individuals stop drug use and maintain sobriety while also learning the skills needed to cope with family, workplace and societal interaction. It’s crucial that the individual find a rehab … Continue reading

June 29, 2017
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Helping a Loved One Get Active During Recovery

Getting active while in addiction recovery has numerous health benefits that helps improve concentration, regulate mood, build self-esteem, provide a distraction from relapse and cravings, and energize the mind and body to achieve a state of healthy equilibrium. But sometimes … Continue reading

June 28, 2017
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How Is Substance Use Disorder Categorized According to the DSM?

NIDA continues to use the term “addiction” to describe compulsive drug seeking despite negative consequences. However, “addiction” is not considered a specific diagnosis in the fifth edition of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)—a diagnostic manual used … Continue reading

June 27, 2017
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What Are Inhalants And Their Common Forms?

Inhalants are solvents, aerosols, and gases found in household products such as spray paints, markers, glues, and cleaning fluids; also nitrites (e.g., amyl nitrite), which are prescription medications for chest pain. Street Names: Poppers, snappers, whippets, laughing gas Common Forms: … Continue reading

June 26, 2017
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International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, 26 June

By resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987, the General Assembly decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an … Continue reading

June 21, 2017
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The Value of a Multipronged and Integrated Approach to Addiction Treatment

Decades of research have led to today’s improved understanding of addiction as a chronic, relapsing brain disease caused by the complex interaction of genetic, social, environmental, and developmental factors. NIDA therefore recognizes the need for a whole systems approach to … Continue reading