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Top 5 Most Addictive Drugs

Posted in Addiction, cravings, drug abuse, Dual Diagnosis, healthcare, News, recovery, Relapse Prevention, Treatment on March 26, 2015 | by bill

While predisposition plays a huge role in the likelihood of you developing a substance addiction, some drugs prove more addictive than others. Some substances train your brain to crave them – making them much harder to quit than others. Heroin. Injecting heroin actually trains your brain to crave it. That, coupled with brutal withdrawal symptoms Read more

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Medication to Help Smokers Quit Before They Are Ready?

Posted in Addiction, cravings, drug abuse, healthcare, Medication, News, Treatment on March 24, 2015 | by bill

Did you know that smoking is one of the largest causes of preventable death in the United States? Cigarettes are responsible for killing more than 480,000 Americans each year. While the rate of smoking has drastically decreased since the 1960s, in recent years, the number of smokers that are moving towards dropping the habit has Read more

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Cure for Heroin Addiction Also a Red Flag for the Police?

Posted in Addiction, cravings, drug abuse, healthcare, Medication, News, recovery, Treatment on March 18, 2015 | by bill

The United States is currently facing record-high levels of prescription abuse, with an even faster rising level of heroin addictions. This inadvertently means that the rate of methadone use directly correlates and is rising as well. As a result, patients receiving treatment for their heroin addiction, have recently found themselves more susceptible to questioning by Read more

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Drunk Driving & Drugged Driving: One Rises While the Other Declines

Posted in Addiction, drug abuse, healthcare, News on March 14, 2015 | by bill

Things seem to be looking up for the rates of drunk driving: in 2014 about 8% of people driving on weekend nights had booze in their system, and a little over 1% were above the legal limit. This is a tremendous decrease from 2007; a 30% drop and an 80% decrease since the first survey Read more

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A Sober St. Patrick’s Day?

Posted in Addiction, recovery, Relapse Prevention, Treatment on March 7, 2015 | by bill

As you and all of your friends get dressed up in as much green as you can find in your closets, along with various “Kiss Me I’m Irish” stickers (hey, no one has to know if you’re really Irish or not), you can’t help but worry about how you are going to manage to have Read more

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The Importance of Alumni Rehab

Posted in Addiction, recovery, Relapse Prevention, Treatment on March 3, 2015 | by bill

Many statistics paint a stark portrait of the possibility for those out of rehab not relapsing; with many patients having only a 15% chance of staying sober longer than one year. While this percentage by no means defines how each individual’s post-recovery life will go, there are definitely preventative measures that can be taken in Read more

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4 Boredom Hacks to Prevent Relapse

Posted in Addiction, drug abuse, News, recovery, Relapse Prevention, Treatment, treatment alternatives, Trends on February 27, 2015 | by bill

Life post-addiction can leave a void disguised as boredom, which feels inherently unnatural. The sense of restlessness can be too foreign to those who are used to filling time with a drug of choice, thus turning the feeling of calm into anxiety. Instead of enjoying the relaxing time, we tend to feel anxiety over “not Read more

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The Heroin Addiction Vaccine You Won’t Hear About

Posted in Addiction, drug abuse, healthcare, Medication, News, recovery on February 23, 2015 | by bill

Chemist Kim Janda has created a groundbreaking vaccine to fight against heroin addiction. However, no one is allowed to undergo clinical trials, simply because it has proven near impossible to find funding in order to support it. Janda has also worked on a vaccine for meth, cocaine, and a date rape drug. However the heroin Read more

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Smoking Costs the U.S. Over $301 Billion a Year

Posted in Addiction, cravings, healthcare, News, Treatment on February 16, 2015 | by bill

Aside from being the leading cause of lung cancer, smoking-related illnesses have claimed 20 million lives in the United States since 1964. 2.5 million of the 20 million, belonged to nonsmokers who developed diseases merely from secondhand-smoke exposure. The financial consultancy company WalletHub, recently released a state-by-state analysis where the “average smoker” is someone who Read more

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Your Nightcap May Be Ruining Your Sleep

Posted in Addiction, cravings, healthcare, Treatment, Trends on February 12, 2015 | by bill

Recently, researchers monitored the brain waves of 24 college students as they slept after drinking alcohol and after only drinking a placebo, for a study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. The nights that they drank alcohol, people showed slower wave sleep patterns and delta activity, a process linked to the restorative Read more

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