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Heroin: Why It’s So Addictive and How You Can Help a Heroin Addict

If you or someone you know has been using heroin, you may be interested in how you can help him or her overcome the addiction.
  • August 06, 2018

Drug Detox and Withdrawals: 7 Things You Must Know

Many people do not realize it; however, before you can enter into a drug rehabilitation program, you need to go through a drug detoxification process. Why you may ask?
  • June 20, 2018

What Is Medical Detox?

When a person is taking drugs or alcohol into their body, there are both physical and mental adaptations that the body makes.
  • June 18, 2018

Can Blocking A Protein Help Fight Alcohol Addiction?

According to the Journal of Neuroscience, approximately one half of Americans over 12 years old are current alcohol drinkers, and approximately one quarter are current binge drinkers.
  • June 11, 2018

Dopamine and the Susceptibility of Men to Alcoholism

However the study also yielded the ominous finding that the more heavy drinking episodes occur, the lower the release in dopamine became.
  • June 04, 2018

Cocaine Detoxification and Related Side Effects

Medical Detoxification is a process in which individuals are systematically and safely withdrawn from addicting drugs, usually under the care of a physician.
  • May 31, 2018

Molly (Ecstasy) and Dangerous Perceptions

Signs of molly use can include muscle tension, high blood pressure, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, and arrhythmia, among others.
  • May 28, 2018

Addressing Misuse of Prescription Medication

Some addicts/ alcoholics must take prescribed medication for serious medical problems. However, it is generally accepted that the misuse of prescription medication and other drugs can threaten the achievement and maintenance of sobriety.
  • May 01, 2018

Thorough Assessment is Crucial in Addiction Treatment

An accurate assessment is critical in order to establish an understanding of the client’s condition, past treatment experiences, physical health, mental state and other relevant factors.
  • February 21, 2018

The Psychological Withdrawal of Quitting Meth

The physical withdrawal symptoms a person experiences while quitting meth are not as severe as for people quitting other types of drugs, because meth is not physically addictive.
  • February 05, 2018