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From the Opioid Addiction Crises to Infectious Disease Epidemics

October 12, 2019

Every year, in the U.S., opioid addiction takes thousands of lives. Specialists talk about an opioid addiction crisis, and there are no signs of it going away. Apparently, this crisis is not the only one we should be worried about. The number of viral and bacterial infections associated with opioid abuse has skyrocketed as well.…

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The Secret to Successful Addiction Treatment – Preventing Relapses

The Biggest Secret of Successful Addiction Treatment – Preventing Relapses

October 4, 2019

Have you ever wondered why so many addicts relapse? According to statistics, between 40 and 60% of recovering addicts have at least one relapse. The risk is real, and not even the most successful addiction treatment can diminish it. However, some recovery centers help their patients understand the risks and take measures to diminish them.…

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Brief Guide to Opioid Replacement Therapy During Addiction Treatment

Brief Guide to Replacement Therapy During Opioid Addiction Treatment

September 30, 2019

Opioid addiction is life-threatening not only for the person suffering from it but also to those around them. Addicts overdose, contract and spread infectious diseases, and even engage in criminal activities to obtain their next dose. Those who try to quit opioids experience severe withdrawal symptoms and usually relapse. That is why addiction treatment is…

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Brief Overview of the Medication Used in Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Brief Overview of the Medication Used to Treat Alcohol Addiction

September 20, 2019

Alcohol addiction treatment is difficult. That is why, many doctors and traditional treatment centers resort to medication. Its purpose is to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and reduce distractions, so as to allow the addict to focus on their recovery and not relapse. In the following lines, we will review the most commonly used drugs. Commonly Used…

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Maker Of OxyContin Is Filing For Bankruptcy

September 16, 2019

Purdue Pharma who makes Oxycontin is expected to be filing for bankruptcy. This news comes after some settlement talks that took place on the weekend. There had been some proposals that might have led to the result of the company profiting from sales of the drug in the future. The opposition felt that this would…

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Common Comorbidities in Patients Treated for Drug Addiction

Co-Ocurring Disorders and Common Comorbidities in Patients Treated for Drug Addiction

September 10, 2019

Patients addicted to drugs often suffer from other illnesses and disorders as well. These are called comorbidities. In some cases, the respective illnesses played an important part in the onset of the drug addiction. In other cases, the addiction created the premises for the comorbidity. When two health conditions coexist or affect the patient at…

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Why Opioid Rehab Programs Should Follow a Dual Approach

Why Opioid Addiction Treatments Should Follow a Dual Approach: Physical and Psychological

August 21, 2019

More and more Americans become addicted to pain-relieving drugs like morphine, codeine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone. As they seek and receive help, it becomes apparent which opioid rehab programs work and which do not. The results available so far suggest that the key to successfully treating opioid addiction is following a dual approach: physical and psychological.…

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Opioid Abuse Impact on Children and Families | Opioid Rehabilitation

Opioid Abuse Impact on Children and Families

August 14, 2019

Opioid addiction is on the rise, spreading like an epidemic. There are opioid rehabilitation options out there for the many Americans that find themselves addicted to prescription opioids, mostly pain medication. The CDC reports that, in 2017, over 70,000 deaths were caused by drug overdose. Out of these, nearly 70% were traced back to opioids.…

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How to Recognize the Signs of Addiction - Opioid Addiction Treatment

How to Recognize and Deal with Opioid Addiction

August 7, 2019

Opioids are commonly used to provide pain relief. They diminish the number of pain signals that the body sends to the brain and alter the brain’s response to those signals. They are often prescribed to manage pain in cases involving: Toothaches Dental procedures Severe injuries Surgery Chronic, painful conditions like cancer, fibromyalgia, etc. Severe coughing Taken…

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Alcoholism Effect on Family Life or Why Choose Alcohol Rehab

Alcoholism Effect on Family Life or Why Choose Alcohol Rehab

July 21, 2019

Although most alcoholics do not see it, alcoholism has the power to destroy families. Those who drink mess up the family budget, cause conflicts, ignore their children, and often impair the health and well-being of their loves ones. Alcohol abuse is present in 60-70% of domestic violence cases. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and…

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