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How to Cope with a Child in Rehab

How to Cope with a Child in Rehab

If you have a child beginning recovery for a substance abuse issue, you are likely feeling contradictory emotions right now. On one hand, having your child enter into a rehabilitation center is a huge relief. You can sleep at night knowing they are safe and making steps towards recovery. On the other hand, you may […]
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Is Grandma an Addict? Trend with Senior Citizens and Addiction

Is Grandma an Addict? Trend with Senior Citizens and Addiction

Alcohol Abuse and the Elderly   Could Grandma be addicted to drugs or alcohol? Impossible! That’s for young people who might not know any better, right? Wrong. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, 2.5 million older Americans are addicted to alcohol. In fact, 50 percent of those recently admitted to nursing […]
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Study Suggests Fewer Refills, Higher Dosages Stop Addiction

Study Suggests Fewer Refills, Higher Dosages Stop Addiction

A recent study published in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) suggests that the key to curbing rates of addiction causes by prescribed painkiller medications may be to provide a higher dosage of the painkiller along with fewer refills. The philosophy that underlies the recommendation that individuals be given a higher dosage and fewer refills suggests […]
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Understanding Drug Addiction and Recovery

Understanding Drug Addiction and Recovery

Addiction has become so widespread in the United States that most states struggle with some type of drug-related issue. It is a chronic brain disorder. The importance of a drug rehab center in this area cannot be stressed enough. Individuals suffer from addiction to controlled substances like heroin, cocaine, as well as prescription pills. In […]
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Florida Finds Trump-Branded Heroin

Florida Finds Trump-Branded Heroin

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office conducted a six-month investigation into Florida drug distribution has culminated in the revelation that a certain brand of heroin has been dubbed “Donald Trump” by local dealers. In January, police confiscated five thousand five hundred packages of heroin, a substantial number of which included an image of Trump’s face and […]
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Why do Truckers Have Higher Rates of Addiction?

Why do Truckers Have Higher Rates of Addiction?

Truck drivers are stereotypically known for using drugs more frequently than the average civilian, but recently in a BMJ study revealed this to be true. Why is that? From long hours and stretches with no one to talk to, there are plenty of reasons truck drivers may turn to drugs to cope, stay awake, and […]
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Donald Trump Meets with Opioid Addiction Experience

Donald Trump Meets with Opioid Addiction Experience

In an effort to combat opioid abuse, Donald Trump met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and members of the vast community of people addicted to opioids. The Attorney General is known for his hard stance on drug use and punishment, not usually advocating for drug rehab centers to alleviate the […]
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New Jersey Doubles Pay for Medication Management

New Jersey Doubles Pay for Medication Management

In a decision aimed at mitigating the opioid addiction rates in New Jersey, the state has implemented a new plan to double the reimbursement received by doctors who offer treatments that have proved especially effective in opioid addiction recovery. The move is the latest step in a program that aims to fully reform the way […]
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Mysterious Amnesia Might be Caused by Opioids

Mysterious Amnesia Might be Caused by Opioids

A report released by the Center for Disease Control suggests that a rash of unusual amnesia cases that occurred in Massachusetts during the past few years might have caused by opioid substance abuse. Diving further into the evidence revealed that most of the patients who developed the mysterious amnesia had a history of misusing opioids. […]
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Understanding Drug Addiction and Recovery

Understanding Drug Addiction and Recovery

Addiction has become so widespread in the United States that most states struggle with some type of drug-related issue. It is a chronic brain disorder. The importance of a drug rehab center in this area cannot be stressed enough. Individuals suffer from addiction to controlled substances like heroin, cocaine, as well as prescription pills. In […]
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