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Do you have an opioid addiction?

Do you have an opioid addiction?

August 28th, 2017 | Rachael

Opioid addiction affects millions of Americans every year. Recent surveys have highlighted the unprecedented spike in nonmedical use of opioids and marijuana abuse in the United States. As per a report published by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), among the 20.5 million people aged 12 or older who struggled with a substance use […]

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Good parenting helpful in curbing substance abuse among teens

Good parenting helpful in curbing substance abuse among teens

July 25th, 2017 | Rachael

Teen years are marked by a lot of biological, physical, mental and emotional changes. Adolescents undergo academic stress, peer pressure, mood fluctuations, tussles with parents, fear of acceptance, and changing desires and needs. They are also highly vulnerable to the risk of substance abuse and addiction. Since the brain is still developing, it impacts their […]

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Excessive consumption of alcohol linked with increased risk for breast cancer

Excessive consumption of alcohol linked with increased risk for breast cancer

June 19th, 2017 | Rachael

With a rapid rise in the breast cancer incidence rate recently, it has become the most common cause of cancer deaths among women. Although factors such as increasing age, a family history of breast cancer, obesity, radiation exposure, etc., are largely associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, a heavy intake of alcohol often […]

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Importance of good nutrition during detox

Importance of good nutrition during detox

April 26th, 2017 | Rachael

More often than not, individuals who enroll themselves into a specialized treatment facility for detoxification from addictive substances are likely to be malnourished. This stems from their dietary deficiency experienced during both addiction and detoxification phases. Individuals with the problem of addiction are more likely to neglect their health by not taking care of their […]

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Effective ways to treat alcohol abuse

Effective ways to treat alcohol abuse

February 23rd, 2017 | Rachael

Alcohol is an addictive substance that has found its way across time and cultures to most of the celebrations and festivals. Due to the social validation of moderate drinking, it is not surprising to see an increasing number of people indulging in drinking, especially after work or during their leisure time. Unfortunately, people who drink […]

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Wilderness therapy expedites recovery from substance abuse

Wilderness therapy expedites recovery from substance abuse

February 3rd, 2017 | Rachael

The tonic of wilderness is essential to fight away any confusion, diseases or stress, as it holds answers and solutions for most of the problems. As a result, many medical practitioners are nowadays more inclined upon making experiential therapies an integral part of recovery treatment. Of the many alternative therapies, wilderness therapy, which as the […]

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5 myths that aggravate drug abuse problem

5 myths that aggravate drug abuse problem

September 29th, 2016 | Rachael

Drug addiction myths are ubiquitous. Some misconceptions are so widespread that they often create problems in recovery and treatment. The society stigmatizes the issue and the addicts are left to suffer the consequences. Busting myths around drug addiction is crucial, not only because drugs are harmful but also due to the fact that the problem […]

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Athletic teens: Heading from prescription pain relievers to heroin

Athletic teens: Heading from prescription pain relievers to heroin

September 23rd, 2016 | Rachael

The United States is experiencing an increase in deaths due to an overdose of prescription opioids such as pain relievers which have reached epidemic proportions. Synthetic and semisynthetic opioids, including the most commonly prescribed opioid pain relievers, continue to be the reason for maximum opioid-related deaths. In an effort to curb this crisis, the White […]

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Surprising similarities between drug and technology addictions

Surprising similarities between drug and technology addictions

February 3rd, 2016 | Rachael

We have all witnessed people who seem to be constantly fixated on their cell phone, computer or other technological device. A study conducted by The Telegraph has determined that college students the world round have admitted to being heavily dependent on technology, such as laptops, mobile phones and TV, as well as social networking platforms. […]

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Principles of effective drug addiction treatment

Principles of effective drug addiction treatment

December 31st, 2015 | Rachael

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) published a 44-page document titled “Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: a Research-Based Guide.” In the preface, Nora D. Volkow, M.D., NIDA director, writes, “Drug addiction is a complex illness. It is characterized by uncontrollable drug craving, along with compulsive drug seeking and use that persist even in the […]

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