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Addiction can be Treated

Most illnesses, however serious, can be cured with some form of medication. Addiction is not one of them. A patient can only learn how to control and fight their urges, but they never completely cure the condition. That is not to mean that those fighting the condition should completely give up because there is no [...]

By | November 7th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Addiction can be Treated

Smoking Shisha Risks: How Harmful is it to Your Health?

Risks of Smoking Shisha Shisha, also called Hookah, is a water pipe of Arabic origin. The instrument itself can be tall or short and can be made of glass, copper, brass, aluminum, and even gold. There are several holes from which the hose is inserted where the user can take in the flavored smoke. Although [...]

By | October 31st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Smoking Shisha Risks: How Harmful is it to Your Health?

Criteria for Drug Rehab Centers

What are the Common Criteria Required for Admission? Entering a drug rehab or addiction treatment center can be one of the best decisions a person can make. Overcoming an addiction can be difficult on its own, but having the help of professionals, as well as working on the underlying causes of the problem will be [...]

By | October 27th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Criteria for Drug Rehab Centers

Drug Addiction Among Children and Teens

Drug addiction is not only a problem among adults. It is also a concern among children and teens. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that in a study conducted in 2015,10.1 percent of children, 12 years old and older, in the United States, admitted to having used illicit drugs during the past month. [...]

By | October 26th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Drug Addiction Among Children and Teens

Opiates and Alcohol: Why It’s Deadly

  It is common knowledge how substance abuse is dangerous to one’s health. Different kinds of drugs and alcohol can harm an individual’s body in different ways, but the risks are compounded when the substances are taken in combination. One of the most common, yet very deadly combinations is opiates and alcohol.  On their own, these [...]

By | October 24th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Opiates and Alcohol: Why It’s Deadly

How Alcohol and Drug Use Contribute to the Prevalence of Teen Suicides

Early this month, a group of young teenage boys aged 15 to 18 years old, walked 70 miles carrying a flag that signifies addiction awareness to raise the public’s consciousness on the serious problem of drug addiction, suicide and depression among young people. It took them four days to walk from Augusta to Bangor. The [...]

By | October 22nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on How Alcohol and Drug Use Contribute to the Prevalence of Teen Suicides

Why Both Drug Interaction and Drug Overdose are Deadly

The dangers, effects, and risks of drugs can be assessed based on various factors like use, dosage, the purpose of use, drug type. Those drugs which fall under Schedule I and II are the most dangerous if not used according to purpose and prescription. Then again, despite the labeling and the classifications, there are more specific [...]

By | October 20th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Why Both Drug Interaction and Drug Overdose are Deadly

Choosing Between Holistic Vs Drug-Based Rehab

Government data shows that drug problems, particularly the opioid addiction, takes away the lives of more than 115 people in the United States every day. It’s a serious public health issue that burdens the American economy with $78.5 billion a year. This is why government and private organizations are taking more actions to find the best [...]

By | October 18th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Choosing Between Holistic Vs Drug-Based Rehab

Motivation or Habit: What Really Drives Addiction?

Addiction is known as an enduring neural disorder that involves the limbic cortico-striatal neurological systems of the brain. Throughout an individual’s chronic exposure to these addictive substances, there is an advanced neurobiological adaptation that hastens the user’s control over the loss of his behavior. The use of cocaine, for instance, starts out as an individual’s willful [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Motivation or Habit: What Really Drives Addiction?

How Much Exercise Should You Do to Help Avoid Cocaine Relapse?

There have been many types of research on the positive effects of exercise in addiction recovery. But with few guidelines on what type of exercise and just how much time you should spend at the gym, recommendations have been a hit and miss affair. However, a new research from the University of Buffalo’s Research Institute [...]

By | October 14th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on How Much Exercise Should You Do to Help Avoid Cocaine Relapse?