Tag Archives: Drug Addiction

3 Reasons Why Methadone Fails Those Suffering from Addiction
See why treating drug addiction with drugs is counterproductive. Individuals fighting for their lives in the throes of heroin and other opiates need the most effective heroin addiction treatment available to them. For many years, methadone has been used as a way to treat the painful withdrawal symptoms individuals have when going through drug detox. And, it can make that part of the process a bit easier physically. But, that’s where the “good” stops. For many people, this drug fails them and often countless times. True heroin rehab does not have to be like this. There are solutions that can help you ...

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Addiction Intervention
There are few things more painful than watching a loved one’s life being destroyed by addiction. When efforts to help are either unsuccessful or, even worse, inadvertently enable the addiction, it’s natural to feel helpless and at a loss as to what to do next. Do you give up on trying to help and hope that at some point they “hit bottom” and decide to turn their life around? Do you keep doing what little you can to help them stay fed and housed while trying to turn a blind eye to the substance use? Do you try an intervention? You’ve probably ...

Diseases and Ailments Linked to Intravenous Drug Use
Education is a key factor in reducing the growing number of overdoses and drug-related deaths. Sharing information with the community is paramount because substance abuse takes many forms and people can consume drugs in several different ways. For example, illicit drugs like cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin can be smoked, snorted or ingested. In cases where increasingly large doses are required to achieve their desired high, those struggling with drug addiction with often turn to taking drugs intravenously, injecting chemicals directly into the bloodstream. Intravenous drug use poses multiple, potentially fatal health risks to drug users. Understanding these risks more fully makes ...

The Importance of Working out While in Recovery
Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Power of Exercise During Recovery It’s no secret that working out is beneficial for your body and mind – especially during recovery and as you determine a plan to keep from relapsing. Exercise has many scientific advantages for staying healthy, both physically and mentally. Not only will your body develop muscle mass, see an increased production of natural antibodies to combat infection, and create more endorphins for you to feel good about yourself simply, your mind will become more focused and you’ll even feel a sense of calm and well-being in your day to ...

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Risk Factors in Placer County, California
Drug and alcohol abuse present a compelling threat to public health. According to the Lewin Group, a leading health policy and consulting firm, the total economic cost of drug and alcohol abuse is about $417 billion annually. Of this, $193 billion can be attributed to illicit drug abuse. Economic costs of drug and alcohol abuse include health care, prevention costs, abuse treatment, reduced work productivity, social welfare, crime, and court-related costs. The American work ethic suffers directly from drug use, particularly with methamphetamine. The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention estimates 9.4 million Americans have used the drug at least once. Most ...

How Drugs and Alcohol Affect El Dorado County, California
California has been one of the hardest-hit states in the recent substance abuse and addiction epidemic that has grown exponentially in the nation since 2010. In the mid-1990s, the Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS) began working with the California Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs to monitor drug and alcohol abuse in the county. During recent decades, their findings have facilitated the improvement of drug and alcohol rehab programs, and results have improved monitoring and prevention of drug and alcohol abuse. In the face of the worst drug epidemic the world has seen in modern times, it is important ...