New Medication for OxyContin and Heroin Addiction

March 23, 2008

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The prescription painkiller OxyContin and the street drug heroin both belong to a class of drugs called opioids. OxyContin is a medication that is used to treat pain for a variety of legitimate medical conditions, but it can have severe consequences when it’s abused. These substances create a strong physical and psychological addiction in the user that is extremely difficult to recover from. Read more

Availability of Dual Diagnosis Treatment

March 21, 2008

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People who have a dual diagnosis must deal with both an addiction problem and a mental illness. They have special needs when it comes to seeking to treatment because both of these conditions must be addressed. Not all rehab facilities are equipped to provide the best care for dual diagnosis patients. Individuals who have a mental illness should look for these specific programs when choosing a treatment facility, as it can make a big difference in the chances for a successful addiction recovery. Read more

I Didn’t Sign Up for This

March 13, 2008

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In the beginning cocaine abuse seems so trivial, just a small amount and the party goes a little longer, the lights are a little brighter, and in general everything gives off a little nicer glow. But cocaine, like every other drug, isn’t honest with you. It’s needs and demands on you grow and grow and grow. Until eventually you realize that this isn’t what you want, isn’t what you signed up for. Read more