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New research from Georgetown University supports the existing theory about a relationship between drinking alcohol and increased risk of breast cancer. For women predisposed to a specific type of breast cancer (estrogen or progesterone receptor positive) this may mean that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol is hazardous. In the study over 184,000 post menopausal women […]

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According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 22.8 million Americans need help for drug or alcohol abuse. Of those people only a small percent completed rehab successfully. Students took the same survey and of those students, 2.3 million ages 12-17 reported they needed help for drugs or alcohol. Only 8.2% actually got […]

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Drug Dependency Rehab options

Written on: July 29th, 2008 By:

Drug addiction rehab plainly means quitting drugs and learning how to live a drug-free life. However, this can be a very complex process. Different drugs have different effects on the body and mind, and certain individuals are more disposed to addiction to some drugs than others. Likewise there is no one-size-fits-all drug rehab treatment that […]

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Dual Diagnosis

Written on: July 28th, 2008 By:

Dual diagnosis is a term that can be confused by many people seeking recovery from drug and alcohol addictions. Dual diagnosis is a term characterized by substance abuse as well as a co-occurring mental health disorder such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, manic, or dissociative disorders, as well as many other mental health issues. The most […]

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Everyone probably knows someone who knows someone or heard of someone who is an alcoholic and down on his or her luck, but alcoholism effects many more people that we may know. It’s not the bums on the corner and those who have literally lost everything who have problems with alcohol, but also those who […]

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Opiate Addicition Treatment

Written on: July 24th, 2008 By:

Drug abuse and drug addiction have been plaguing our society for decades and the most disturbing trend was the rapid and deadly spread methamphetamine from the mid-west throughout the country. But more recently, even the heavily methamphetamine saturated states throughout the west and mid-west have been struggling with an addiction monster no one saw coming. […]

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A recent article covered a rather disturbing story out of the middle east. The story reported that as many as 1 in 7 Iranians are addicted to opium or heroin, all coming from the poppy fields of Afghanistan. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 93% of the world’s illicit opium market […]

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Alocholism “The Real Killer”

Written on: July 21st, 2008 By:

Many people can use alcohol with out abusing alcohol. Alcohol Abuse is when and individual drinks more then the recommended amount of alcohol in one sitting or over a period of time. For example one glass of wine consumed at dinner is considered alcohol consumption not alcohol abuse. However if a female consumes more that […]

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Addiction Recovery Importance

Written on: July 18th, 2008 By:

Drug rehabs are very important tools in drug addiction recovery for many reasons. They offer the crucial support and encouragement that may be very difficult to find otherwise. They also can establish lifelong friendships, useful in replacing the drug-centered relationships of the past. Addiction recovery can also be a difficult time of healing for friends […]

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Dual Drug diagnosis

Written on: July 17th, 2008 By:

Dual diagnosis is a difficult thing to fight through. In fact, it makes the basic task of battling a drug addiction considerably more difficult. It basically involves a diagnosis of another disorder or even multiple disorders, in addiction to the diagnosis of a drug addiction. Also called co-occurring disorders because they happen simultaneously with the […]

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