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Addiction Treatment in the US: Why Aren’t More People Seeking Treatment?

The drug crisis in America is a wildfire raging out of control. Over  23 million Americans (aged 12 and over) are addicted to alcohol and other drugs according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency. More people are dying of drug overdoses than from any non-natural cause including guns, suicide and car accidents. […]

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PARENTS OF DRUG ADDICTS NEED TO KNOW

4 THINGS PARENTS OF DRUG ADDICTS NEED TO KNOW

The most tragic thing a parent can go through is discovering that their child is struggling with an addiction. Blame should not necessarily be put on the parents during this tumultuous discovery period. A child can be struggling with addiction and come from a home filled with support and love.  Parents may be ignorant when […]

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What Drug Treatment Facilities Are Available?

It’s well known that people who are suffering from alcohol or drug addictions should receive professional assistance immediately. But what treatment choices are available? Each treatment program has different forms of treatment; meaning that you should check out the different types and see which one suits your needs the most. Despite their difference, each treatment […]

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Maintenance Treatments for Methadone in Rehab

Methadone is a prescription narcotic that is most often utilized for pain relief. Much like other prescription drugs, methadone is strongly addictive, and lethal when abused. Per some 2004 data from the APCC (Association for Poison Control Centers), over 4,000 phone calls regarding methadone were placed to poison control centers. Additionally, methadone and other types […]

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Benzodiazepine Maintenance and Treatment Options

Benzodiazepine are highly habit-forming prescription medications, utilized for numerous treatments of conditions relating to stress. Examples include anxiety issues, sleep problems such as insomnia, disorders that cause seizures (like epilepsy) and alcohol withdrawal (which can in turn lead to anxiety and seizures). Often referred to as “benzos”, benzodiazepine based drugs tend to lead to dependence, […]

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Marijuana as medical treatment for drug addiction

Marijuana as Treatment for Drug Addiction: Does “Harm Reduction Treatment” Work?

Fighting drug addiction to substances such as heroin and cocaine has always been an incessant and unyielding battle. Even if a drug user is fully aware of their acute and chronic addiction problem and wants to voluntarily seek help, they are up against some very, very difficult odds. Treatment for serious addiction to substances like […]

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