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  • Matthew Harris

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Effective Opiate Detox

Written on: June 14th, 2010

Opiates are commonly abused painkillers, such as vicodin, oxycontin and percocet, that lead to millions of addictions in the US every year. ¬†In its most recent study, the¬†National Survey of Drug Use & Health (NSDUH) showed that the number of opiate abusers aged 12 or older had climbed to more than 2.2 million, rivaling that […]

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Detox and the Family

Written on: June 4th, 2010

Family of people struggling with the disease of addiction often find themselves feeling confused and helpless, wishing the substance use would stop as soon as possible. However, this may not be in anyone’s best interests. Abrupt abstinence has certain risks, including withdrawal symptoms with serious medical repercussions. Many people need to be admitted to a […]

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Prescription Drug Rehab

Written on: June 2nd, 2010

In the US, abuse of prescription drugs is not only rising more rapidly than that of street drugs, it has overtaken it.¬† According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), an estimated 48 million Americans,¬† 20% of the total population, are abusing prescriptions today.¬† That’s more than those abusing all street drugs combined. The […]

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