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Causes of Opiate Addiction overdose

Written on: April 22nd, 2009

Opiate overdose is possible from any derivative of the drug including prescribed medications such as codeine and hydro-codone. Any patient who presents with symptoms of opiate overdose, should be treated with the opioid antagonist drug naloxone. Opiate addiction affects central nervous system and causes respiratory depression. Supportive ventilation is usually sufficient to prevent death, but […]


People with Dual Diagnosis are often in denial

Written on: April 21st, 2009

The dual diagnosis program will use both medical and psychiatric approaches to treat the addiction and the mental illness. First the person is led into a detox program. Once the detox program is completed, the patient is led into a psychiatric care program. Here the patient’s mental condition is checked by a mental health expert. […]


Statistics on Cocaine Addiction

Written on: April 20th, 2009

After marijuana and amphetamines, cocaine is considered to be the most widely available drug on high school and college campuses in the United States. Over 600,000 Americans are currently cocaine addicted. Given the smaller number of individuals who smoke the “rock” form of the drug, this makes it one of the most addictive forms of […]


Long Term Drug Rehab Treatment Program

Written on: March 5th, 2009

There are several things to keep in mind when selecting a treatment program, or center. Foremost is the fact that everybody has an individual need and treatment programs must be tailored to meet that need. One size fits all does not apply. Recovery needs to take place in the right setting, with the right services […]


California’s Religious Drug Rehab

Written on: March 4th, 2009

Religion is as old as the world and millions of people live their lives based on religious beliefs, so when addiction strikes, it makes sense for the pious of our society to seek recovery in their religious beliefs.  These days, addiction comes in so many forms and from so many different sources that it cannot […]


Serious Question How to Choose?

Written on: March 3rd, 2009

At present drug addiction is one of the most serious problems affecting society. As a result, many different types of drug and alcoholic rehab centers have been established in various parts of the world. When a drug addict is at such a severe stage, he or she is left with no other option but to […]


Traditional Rehabilitation Methods Fail!

Written on: February 19th, 2009

These methods may prove useful when traditional rehabilitation methods fail. 1. Why Do People Get Addictions? The reasons for addiction are complicated and vary with each and every individual. These same reasons may be difficult for us to understand, and even a lot more difficult to resolve. Drug and alcohol rehab in recent years has […]


Statistics on Marijuana Use

Written on: February 18th, 2009

According to statistics on marijuana use it is estimated that about 40% of the U.S. population has at least tried marijuana at some point in their lives, which would equate to over 97 million people. Because marijuana has been around for some time, so many people have tried it, and it does not have the […]


Alcohol Detox Symptoms

Written on: February 17th, 2009

Alcohol detox is a process by which the addictive substances in the body of an alcoholic are purged for a certain period of time. This period is extremely difficult for some patients since they are made to do a “cold turkey” and go without the alcoholic drink that they have been used to for a […]


Disaster of Heroin

Written on: February 16th, 2009

This post on the effects of heroin is meant to educate and help those who may have a loved one who is experimenting or addicted to heroin. Quite often people who haven’t used drugs or who have not had any exposure or education find it difficult to understand how someone would consider even trying such […]