What Are the Most Addictive Drugs?

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Drug addiction, whatever its form, is a serious condition that requires professional treatment. However, many people are curious to know which drugs are the most addictive. Although no two individuals or their addictions are alike, there are certainly some addictive drugs that have a stronger hold on their users than others. Crack Cocaine Arguably the

Can You Recognize Signs of Addiction?

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Drug or alcohol addiction is a terrible way to live. Getting that next fix or drink is always on the mind of the addicted individual. No matter how hard this person tries to keep his or her personal nightmare a secret from others, telltale signs begin to emerge. Watching for the following signs of addiction

Step One: Your Addiction Recovery Begins With Medically-Monitored Detox

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These days, many people find themselves struggling with drug addiction and attaining subsequent addiction recovery. If this is your dilemma, know that healing and recovery begin with medically monitored detox. Let’s learn more about the importance of detoxification and how it contributes to your addiction recovery process. How Medically Monitored Detox Aids Addiction Recovery When

The Prevalence of Business Professional Addiction

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For many years, there has been an assumption that drug addiction was the purview of degenerates. When asked to picture a drug user, people might conjure up an image of someone in an alleyway or dirty room, passed out on the floor. Someone who is poor and desperate enough to steal for their addiction. Someone

Orange County mayor addresses heroin epidemic

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The heroin epidemic is slamming hard into Florida. The overdose deaths of 84 Orange County residents in 2015 motivated Mayor Teresa Jacobs to testify on Capitol Hill. She talked about the wide reach of the opiate problem and how it’s affecting her constituents, citing the shocking fact that there are only 30 detox treatment beds

Opioid Epidemic Reaches The Quaint Suburban Communities

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With the opioid epidemic getting so much press these days, it’s getting harder for people to shrug it off and say “It could never happen here”. Wilton Connecticut is a small suburban area that is coming to terms with this fact. Local leaders are noting an increase in opiate addiction and death from complications due

Trying to Stop Zohydro

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A new opioid painkiller is set to hit the market, despite objections from doctors, addiction treatment centers and even the advisory panel that tried to stop it. The drug, Zohydro ER, is a pure form of hydrocodone, an opioid that had previously only been available in combination with other drugs like acetaminophen, as it is

From Chronic Pain to Heroin to Mindfulness

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Heroin has been in the news a lot lately—bad heroin, heroin overdoses, heroin epidemic. But how did it go from being the ‘I’d never go there’ drug to the drug du jour? For people working in addiction treatment, there’s a pretty straight line. The road starts with prescription painkillers. Prescribing opiates like oxycodone for pain

Vermont, We’ve Got a Problem

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Just how bad are prescription drug abuse and heroin addiction? How about a governor devoting his entire state of the state speech to the subject? Last week, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin devoted his entire state of the state address to discussing heroin, opiates, overdoses and what it means for people in his state. Granted, Vermont

Lady Gaga & Marijuana Addiction

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Marijuana in the news this fall seems to focus on the sea change in public opinion on legalization. Colorado and Washington are ironing out the details of legal marijuana in their respective states. A new Gallup poll reveals that for the first time, a majority of Americans (58 percent) think marijuana should be legal. But