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Drug Addiction

What Is Drug Abuse and How Can You Overcome It?

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Drug addiction is an epidemic in the United States, and thousands of people are dying each year as a result. The leading causes of overdose deaths in America come from opiates, like heroin or prescription painkillers. However, many other drugs like cocaine and methamphetamines are killing people as well. It can be difficult to understand

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

How Drug Rehab Facilities Work

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Prospective patients ready to take the next step and seek addiction treatment often want to know how drug rehab works. In order to be most effective, inpatient therapy is the ideal choice. By taking a closer look at drug rehab facilities, individuals struggling with addiction uncover how rehab prevents relapse from occurring. The Need for

How Should I Prepare Myself for Alcohol Addiction Therapy?

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According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, there are 16.3 million adults in the United States struggling with alcohol abuse, and more than 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes annually. Chances are many of those people never even sought alcohol addiction therapy. These staggering statistics are often enough to convince people that

Recognizing Alcohol and Drug Abuse in a Loved One

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When a loved one struggles with substance abuse, it can be difficult to know what to do. Getting help is crucial, but it’s also important to be sure of the signs. By recognizing the signs and symptoms of alcohol and drug abuse in a loved one, you can offer the right resources to allow them

3 Questions to Ask When Seeking a Drug Rehabilitation Center

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In order to successfully break free from an addiction, attending a drug rehabilitation center is key. With so many different options, it can be difficult to narrow down the choices and select the right center to help on the road to recovery. These are the three questions all prospective patients and loved ones should ask

The Two L’s: Love and Lohan

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The Two L’s: Love and Lohan Recently the tabloids reported that Courtney Love was going to help with Lindsay Lohan’s drug addiction by being her sober coach. Anyone who has been a fan of Courtney Love’s band Hole, knows that Love’s struggle with addiction is a never ending battle.  We’ve all witnessed media programs where

Addiction Research -Training Doctors on Addiction

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Doctors throughout the country do not have sufficient training in recognizing addiction and ultimately prescribe painkillers like Oxycontin, Vicodin and Percocet to individuals who do not medically need them.

Prescription Overdose Death Outweighs All Other Drugs

As prescription drug overdose deaths are rising at an alarming rate the Obama administration is taking action to get control on whose hands prescription drugs fall into.

Health Risks of Steroid Abuse

Steroid abuse is capable of causing both short term and long term side effects. Taking steroids will affect the body’s natural production of hormones which can result in severe mood swings and emotional outbursts.