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Four Signs of Alcoholism

by Jo on February 10, 2014

Alcoholism is synonymous with dependence on alcohol to feel good. It is usually characterized by excessive consumption of drinks and those involved are helpless to do anything about it, even when this may be affecting their loved ones. What Really is Alcoholism?   As previously noted, alcoholism connotes dependence on alcohol, which is why it […]

Tips on How to Eliminate Substance Abuse

by Jo on December 28, 2013

Tips on How to Eliminate Substance Abuse   Substance abuse is a phenomenon that is not restricted to a particular age group; it permeates different groups in our modern society. Just as we have adults dealing with substance abuse issues, so do we have teenagers having same also. It is not a really nice thing […]

Tips for Effective Alcohol Rehabilitation

by Jo on December 15, 2013

Tips for Effective Alcohol Rehabilitation   Alcohol addiction is mostly an offshoot of socializing or wanting to belong. Most people, especially men, find it rather hard, perhaps embarrassing, to abstain from alcohol when they see their friends taking it. This is often the genesis of dependency on alcohol that comes into play along the line. […]

Heroin Addiction Treatment

by Jo on February 26, 2013

Heroin Addiction Treatment   Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs available in the United States today, with little medical usefulness. Also called diamorphine, it was originally synthesized by C.R. Alder in 1874 from a naturally occurring substance called morphine; which is obtained from the opium poppy. Heroin, as an opiate analgesic, is used […]

Going Nowhere Fast

by joan_young on December 30, 2012

“Going nowhere fast” is a description of the millions that are on stimulants, particularly methamphetamine. The Meth Task Force has done an excellent job of shining a bright light on the horrors of methamphetamine abuse. Those ugly pictures of some pitiful users are sure to stop a lot of people from ever trying the stuff. […]

FDA Suicide Warnings For Antidepressants

by joan_young on December 30, 2012

On Sept 14, 2004, an FDA panel voted 18 to 5 to require manufacturers of all antidepressants to add black box warnings to their product labeling. A month later, the FDA adopted the panel’s recommendations. The warning reads in part;  Antidepressants increased the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior. A “black box” warning is the […]

Addiction and Addiction Treatment

by joan_young on December 30, 2012

Addiction and Addiction Treatment   When talking about addiction, it is a possibility that the particular thing to which an individual is addicted to may not be immediately known. However, it is common that what may come to an individual’s mind at the mention of addiction is that with regards to drugs or substances like […]

Useful Tips for Successful Heroin Rehab

by Jo on December 30, 2012

Useful Tips for Successful Heroin Rehab   A lot of unhealthy habits that are ravaging the human population these days, perhaps, may be attributed to the fast-paced nature of our modern society. The demands of today’s world sometimes take their toll on people such that they find themselves engaged in one noxious habit or the […]

Why Addiction Treatment Centers are Indispensable for Abusers   It is a known fact addiction problem is one of the major ones that many people, especially in individualistic societies, have found themselves entrapped in. The real issues with these addictions are ruinous consequences they can have on abusers. The nature of these side effects has […]

Effective Drug Treatment – Usefulness and Options   The frequency of addiction problems in our society today is quite troubling and has necessitated having effective drug treatment to help abusers break away from unnecessary and dangerous drug addiction. The rate at which addiction issues keep surfacing in today’s world is a serious source of concern; […]