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Prescription Drugs

How Addiction to Prescription Drugs Has Grown Beyond Opioids
Now over 20 years old, the opioid crisis taking place throughout the world currently is no longer breaking news. However, many people do not realize the prescription drug epidemic extends much further than opioids. Nowadays, benzodiazepine and prescription stimulant addiction rates are increasing rapidly, making the need for prescription drug abuse treatment even greater. When done correctly, prescription drug addiction recovery helps those facing prescription addiction become and remain sober, while also helping to navigate through the conditions the medications were prescribed for initially. Opioids What Are Opioids? The term ‘opioid’ describes a specific drug class which includes the illicit drug heroin – addiction to ...
Holistic Addiction Treatment Centers

Six Ways Holistic Addiction Treatment Centers Are Not Your Typical Rehab Program
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), frequent use of drugs causes significant changes in the brain to the point where it is difficult for a person to function without using drugs. The use transitions into drug addiction at this point, a chronic disease that causes people to continue to seek and use drugs despite many negative consequences in their lives. Although the initial drug use is voluntary, continuing to take them becomes compulsive and involuntary over time. The NIDA agrees that while giving up drugs is not easy, addiction treatment centers that address several core issues can ...
substance abuse problems

5 Tips to Help You Get Your Parent on the Road to Recovery
No one can deny the adverse effects caused by substance abuse problems. Some of the most innocent victims in the case of most substance abuse issues are the children of those facing addiction. In fact, studies conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admission found that as many as 1 in every 8 children in the United States has a parent facing a substance use disorder. Underaged children with parents facing addiction are the truest victims, as they are unable to do things like stage an alcohol intervention or hire a drug intervention specialist. Less often considered, but arguably also ...
Prescription Heroin

Canada Approves Prescription Heroin: A Problematic “Solution” to an Ongoing Crisis
Heroin is one of the most addictive substances treated at a drug rehab treatment center. According to recent data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse or NIDA, in 2017, up to 15,482 people died from a heroin overdose. Had those people sought heroin rehab at a holistic care center, some of those deaths surely could have been avoided. The opioid crisis is a leading national concern, and heroin is considered an opioid. Separate data from NIDA mentions that opioid overdosing and abuse kills more than 130 United States residents daily. That’s more than 47,000 deaths in a given year. What makes less sense ...
Alcohol Addiction

The Hidden Costs of Alcohol Addiction
By the time a person addicted to alcohol considers seeking treatment at alcohol rehab centers, the damage this legal drug has caused in his or her own life is fairly obvious. The alcoholic may have lost a job, be in poor health, or have strained relationships with loved ones. What the addicted person and those closest to him or her might not consider is how much alcoholism costs the larger society. When comparing the cost of inpatient alcohol treatment with the many hidden costs of alcohol addiction, it is clear that the former is a cost-effective solution that benefits the ...
drug intervention programs

What’s the Breaking Point? 3 Questions to Ask Before Staging an Intervention
People considering drug intervention programs for a friend or loved one with a substance abuse disorder may not know where to begin. They just know that the breaking point is near and doing nothing will bring more heartache. More tension. More sleepless nights. Intervention does work. However, it is important to understand that relapse is considered a natural part of recovery. In fact, according to national data collected by the NIH, between 40 percent and 60 percent of the people who seek addiction treatment relapse. Knowing this, it is important that people staging an intervention invest the time and energy to give ...