Holiday binge drinking – Five sign you are abusing alcohol

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Many individuals binge drink during the holidays as the party season is in full swing. Dr. Cidambi suggests that they should become aware if they are abusing alcohol or using it as an emotional crutch.

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Cracking Down on Opiates

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Cracking Down on Opiates

Pain Pill Prescriptions Leads To A More Deadly Drug Trend: Pressed Pills

Opiates addiction

Over 30 million people worldwide use opiates – for legitimate pain or for recreational purposes.

Unfortunately, many uses them to feed their addiction, and suffering from detoxification withdrawal symptoms when attempting to quit it.

Irrespective of whether opiates, such as prescription pain killers or heroin ...

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Is Addiction in my Genes?

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Are you living with a parent or family member who suffers from addiction?

Are you concerned that you may be predisposed to addictions? Addiction has a strong genetic component and your concerns are well founded.

Two factors strongly contribute to the initiation of use of addictive substances; environment and genetics.

The risk of addiction tends to be ...

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Sublocade: Directionally Positive, But Not A Panacea

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Home » Blogs » Page 3Buprenorphine has been used for nearly two decades to treat addiction to opiates, such as prescription pain pills, heroin, and fentanyl.

In fact, Buprenorphine has been very successful as it not only provides relief from withdrawal symptoms, it also mitigates cravings.

Physicians prescribe buprenorphine, which comes in Listerine-like strips, to patients and they are instructed to ingest them in certain doses at given intervals.

Buprenorphine is the generic name for ...

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Identifying Alcohol or Drug Abuse in the Work Place

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Addiction Expert Dr. Indra Cidambi Spells Out Warning Signs Your Co-Worker May Be Abusing Drugs

New York – January 20, 2016 – Substance abuse (alcohol, prescription drugs, and illicit drugs) in the workplace is a serious issue with negative consequences for employers. Over 77% of illicit drug users are employed in the workplace, according to a National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, and statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor ...

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Recognizing Addiction

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Addiction is defined as an inability to stop using a certain substance despite negative consequences.

It can take many forms like illicit drugs, alcohol, prescription medication, gambling or sex.

Addiction is easy to spot when a person becomes highly dysfunctional.

However, many individuals with addiction issues are “functioning,” in that they are able to nearly meet their work, home, and social responsibilities.

Not only is addiction difficult to spot in these individuals, but ...

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The Dangers of DIY Detox Programs

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Home » Blogs » Page 3According to studies from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), only one out of every ten alcohol and drug users receive treatment at a professional rehab center or facility. The reasons that many users do not go to receive treatment include not feeling ready to stop the abuse, cannot afford the treatment, feeling that the treatment was too inconvenient, and more.

As an alternative to outpatient detoxification, ...

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