Cracking Down on Opiates
Pain Pill Prescriptions Leads To A More Deadly Drug Trend: Pressed Pills
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 ...Continue Reading →
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 proportional to the degree of genetic relationship to an addicted individual.
What it means is that ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
Home » Blogs » According 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, ...Continue Reading →
Home » Blogs » Many people are dying because they suffer from the addiction to alcohol. In the US alone, each year, there are hundreds of people dying because of this addiction. It is a very sad but yet the bitter truth. Most of them believe that they cannot overcome the addiction that they have and think that their life is over. They firmly believe that no matter how much effort they put, ...Continue Reading →
Drug abuse is as a result of addiction to a drug, and with addiction, except the patients seek professional treatment, it will be difficult to stop taking the drug.
However, it has been noticed that a lot of drug abuse patients do not even realize that they have ...Continue Reading →
But in actuality, we have discovered that there are many types of alcoholics that require varying types and levels of treatment.
These harmful effects that alcohol has in a person is determined by the person’s age, the person’s emotional levels, and the severity of the alcoholism.
If you or your loved one is ...Continue Reading →