Substance Absue Treatment-It can Save Drug Abusers from a Life of Crime

May 2, 2008

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We hear so much about drug addicts becoming criminals and criminals being drug addicts that two terms seem to be mostly synonymous. What is it with substance abuse that makes people to resort to a life of crime?

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Recognizing Dual Diagnosis in Treatment

March 27, 2008

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People who have a dual diagnosis of drug or alcohol addiction along with a mental illness often have trouble finding the correct help. Many times, these individuals go to an addiction treatment program and don’t realize the mental illness aspect of their problems.

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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

Drug Addiction is a Difficult Opponent

March 22, 2008

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Drug addiction is a difficult opponent. That is the right word, opponent. It has been working against you from the beginning. Before it ever showed enough of itself for you to fight against it, it probably did you plenty of harm. Chances are your decision to fight your drug addiction is a recent one. As you discover how difficult that fight will be, do not feel you have to do it alone. We are here to provide you the best substance abuse recovery facility. 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

Myths of Addiction Recovery

March 20, 2008

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For something that so few have experience with, addiction recovery sure has it’s share of myths. Everyone knows that drug use is bad. Too often the public associates the problems of most addicts with drug abuse. More often it is the addictive nature of their personalities that causes the problems. Dangerous things can happen the first time. Usually though, it is the addiction over time that actually causes damage to the drug abuser. Read more

Stages of Recovery

March 18, 2008

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Recovery from drug and alcohol addiction doesn’t necessarily refer to a set point in time. It is a process that happens in phases and varies somewhat from person to person. Recovery is the changes that occur as an individual begins to overcome addiction by making better decisions in all areas of life. The four stages of this process are transition, early recovery, middle recovery, and maintenance. Read more

Hospital-Based Treatment Programs

March 17, 2008

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When most people think of addiction treatment, they think of a free-standing rehab facility, outpatient treatment, or perhaps a support group like Alcoholics Anonymous. Hospital-based treatment programs are another option that can be the best choice for some people with multiple conditions. Just as the name suggests, these programs are offered in a unit of a general hospital. 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