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71 Methadone side effects

Methadone side effects

November 22nd, 2010

Methadone treatment for opiate addiction can be effective. But some doctors can be critical of the practice, usually an opinion based in ignorance of methadone and how it works. Dr. Jana Burson reviews the full spectrum of methadone side effects here, clearly outlining methadone side effects on the body so that you can be better informed.

5 Former heroin addict describes free drug rehab centers

Former heroin addict describes free drug rehab centers

November 19th, 2010

Former heroin addict, Richie Farrell, paints a picture of free drug rehab in his book “What’s Left of Us”. Intelligent, acute, and witty, the book is a keeper. As a true blue former heroin addict, Richie lets us in on the struggles, dangers, and pain of beating heroin addiction and emerging with what’s left.

10 Teen drug abuse statistics: Top 5 government sites

Teen drug abuse statistics: Top 5 government sites

November 18th, 2010

Where can you go for the latest teen drug abuse statistics? We list the top 5 government websites where you can download teen drug abuse statistics here. Plus, we let you know where to go for extended teenage statistics for at risk youth, such as statistics on drug related deaths.

5 SAMSHA / SAMHSA – A source of drug addiction recovery help?

SAMSHA / SAMHSA – A source of drug addiction recovery help?

October 8th, 2010

The U.S. government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) just updated their website. Yay. Although their core mission is to reduce the impact of drug and alcohol abuse and mental illness on our communities, their technological tools and marketing efforts are sadly behind the times. We explore here.

7 Help for drug addicts

Help for drug addicts

August 1st, 2010

This month’s topic is prescription drug addiction. Just a brief reminder of the steps that you can take if you suspect that you or a loved one is addicted to pain medicines, stimulants or depressants sold over-the-counter or by prescription.

7 Top 10 official addictions to illicit drugs in America

Top 10 official addictions to illicit drugs in America

January 15th, 2009

Every year SAMHSA , the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, reports on the official trends in addiction, tallying up the numbers of addicts and their addictions. Most reports are published a couple of years later…so we look at figures from 2006. What do you think? Do the official numbers match the America that you experience? Are the Top 10 addictions close to reality or way off base? And guess who’s NUMBER 1…

17 Are steroids addictive?  Anabolic steroid abuse and teen addiction risk

Are steroids addictive? Anabolic steroid abuse and teen addiction risk

December 22nd, 2008

Disapproval of steroid use in the media has been evident for years now. But latest data indicates that 1.5-2.5% of junior high and high school teenagers use steroids to improve athletic performance, muscle strength and physical appearance. And that’s only the teens that reported use. Can teens really get addicted to steroids? And who’s responsible for low self-esteem in a culture that always tells us that bigger is better?

15 Drug addiction treatment - Acupressure

Drug addiction treatment – Acupressure

November 19th, 2008

Acupressure and acupuncture are treatment alternatives that can help relieve symptoms of alcoholism and addiction. The system was created to bring energy to specific points in the body, and then to remove subtle blockages of energy. Try it out for yourself with this simple set of instructions and diagrams.

6 Biofeedback as a tool for substance abuse cessation

Biofeedback as a tool for substance abuse cessation

November 10th, 2008

Electroencephalographic (EEG) biofeedback has been employed in substance abuse treatment for over three decades. But can this alternative modality of neurofeedback therapy work for addicts and the treatment of addiction?

3 Huffing and inhalant use in the military

Huffing and inhalant use in the military

October 18th, 2008

Inhalant use on the rise in the military. But who’s doing anything about it? And just what are our troops inhaling anyways?

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