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About Abstinence Based Treatment for Drug Addiction

Addiction is more than a dependency upon alcohol, drugs, or painkillers. It is a disease that causes people to become self-destructive and hurtful toward others. If addiction goes untreated, the ..
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Signs of Drug Abuse

For a parent, child, employer or friend, the knowledge that a loved one may be abusing drugs is most assuredly difficult to accept. One can ponder the whys and hows of a close friend or family member .
(January 29, 2007)
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The Family Approach to Drug Addiction Treatment

When you visit a trusted center of rehabilitation for drug and alcohol treatment, you may hear how the involvement of an addict's family is important to the recovery process. Indeed, the love and ..
(May 01, 2007)
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The Withdrawal Effects of Alcoholism

For somebody suffering from alcoholism, the decision to enter a rehabilitation program can be a difficult yet ultimately rewarding one. It takes courage and self-awareness to acknowledge there is a ..
(May 03, 2007)
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Inhalant Abuse and Its Dangers

Think all drugs are illegally obtained? It may surprise you to know that similar highs achieved through substances like cocaine and marijuana may be found in common household objects. Unfortunately, ..
(April 15, 2007)
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Preventing Addictive Behaviors in Your Teenager

Times can be tough for teenagers. Between trying to be popular, or at least not being unpopular, and having to deal with school and adolescence and all the baggage that comes with it, it is no wonder .
(April 10, 2007)
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Relapse in Drug Addiction

Has the face of addiction changed? Addiction is becoming more readily identified. There is so much more evidence positively impacting recovery outcomes for our patients/clients. I recall when the ..
(March 01, 2007)
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Thought Awareness, Rational Thinking and Positive Thinking

These three related tools are useful in combating negative thinking. Negative thinking causes stress because it damages your confidence that you are equal to the task you face. Negative thoughts ..
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What Makes Drugs Addictive?

It is estimated each year thousands of people suffer from an addiction to a controlled substance. Whether the person is dependent upon alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, or prescription drugs obtained ..
(February 13, 2007)
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What is Intervention?

You have noticed the signs. Your loved one is often irritable and fidgeting, has lost a good amount of weight and appears tired, and is moody. Maybe, too, you have noticed things disappearing around ..
(February 07, 2007)
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How People Come to Use Drugs

It is estimated that each years thousands or more Americans develop an addiction to some type of drug. Whether it is a recreational stimulant like cocaine, a powerful prescription painkiller, or ..
(February 07, 2007)
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Choosing a Drug Rehab Clinic for Yourself or Your Loved One

It is not always an easy decision to make, but when you are aware of a loved one being addicted to alcohol or drugs, contacting a rehabilitation center is necessary. For the good of your friend or ..
(February 05, 2007)
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Classifying Drugs of Abuse

When you plan to confront an employee or loved one about drug and/or alcohol abuse, it is important to know the all the facts, not just about the addiction, but about the drugs involved. Health ..
(January 30, 2007)
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Accelerated Detox and Rehabilitation

Just as various drugs of abuse and alcohol differ in their effects, so too does the withdrawal from these drugs differ. This doesn't mean, however, that treatment needs to be a frightening or painful .
(January 29, 2007)
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About LSD

People have referred to it as “acid, " and talk of “tripping out" while taking it. It was a major influence on culture and popular music in the sixties and seventies. Though its usage is ..
(January 25, 2007)
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About Meth

It is also known as crystal meth, peanut butter crack, and poor man's dope. Methamphetamine is a highly addictive drug sold in powder form or as crystal-like rocks. The name “peanut butter" may .
(January 17, 2007)
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Painkillers and Addiction

In 2003, the National Institute on Drug Abuse reported that over six million Americans had used prescription medications for recreational purposes. Painkillers like OxyContin and Percoset are popular .
(January 17, 2007)
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About Cocaine

The lore of cocaine is long and storied. In the late nineteenth century it was used for medicinal purposes - as a stimulant of the central nervous system, people took products laced with cocaine to ..
(January 17, 2007)
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What to Bring to a Rehab Clinic

For an addict to realize he/she needs help recovering from dependence on drugs or alcohol is a turning point in that person's life. As mere humans, we are subject to societal and professional ..
(January 17, 2007)
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What is Successful Addiction Treatment?

What is successful treatment of addiction? To answer this question correctly, it needs to be understood first that addiction is a chronic, lifelong condition that requires changes to one's lifestyle ..
(January 17, 2007)
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