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4 Dealing with grief to prevent drug abuse and misuse

Dealing with grief to prevent drug abuse and misuse

March 9th, 2011

No matter your age, the death of a loved one can trigger intense emotions of loss and grief. Grief and loss can even trigger drug abuse and misuse. Learn why dealing with grief is important and evaluate 5 coping skills for grief here.

3 The history of OxyContin reformulation

The history of OxyContin reformulation

February 28th, 2011

Dr. Jana Burson reviews the market surrounding OxyContin, including manufacturer Purdue Pharma’s false marketing scandal, and the eventual new formula that makes the drug harder to snort or inject. But does the new OxyContin formula / OxyContin reformulation successfully deter addicts? Yes. More here on OxyContin reformulation.

2 How to show respect for self in addiction recovery

How to show respect for self in addiction recovery

February 25th, 2011

Everyone wants good self-respect. But how can addicts get their respect back after years of drinking or using drugs? Life Coach Keith Bray teaches us the 8 simple steps to achieving healthy respect of self here.

11 The ethics of drug testing medical professionals

The ethics of drug testing medical professionals

February 23rd, 2011

Some medical fields require random drug testing, while others only test if they suspect a problem. However, drug tests should be used to recognize a drug or alcohol problem among healthcare workers. Then, medical institutions should help professionals get the help they need. More on ethics of drug tests in the medical field here.

12 My child is an addict, what should I do?

My child is an addict, what should I do?

February 22nd, 2011

Now that you know that your child is an addict, what do you do? Basic 1-2-3 guide for getting help for a child addict and what you should do here.

3 Opiate substitution therapy in developing countries

Opiate substitution therapy in developing countries

February 18th, 2011

Laws that govern addiction therapies are not always in line with best current medical practices or research evidence. Such is the case with opiate substitution drugs in Kenya, East Africa. Dr. Peter Ndege talks here about why opiate substitution drugs such as buprenorphine or methadone are restricted in his country and names nine (9) barriers to getting people the medicine they need.

2 Nursing Code of Ethics: Should nurses report co-worker drug use?

Nursing Code of Ethics: Should nurses report co-worker drug use?

February 15th, 2011

Reporting a fellow nurse you think has a substance abuse problem should be done in a caring, compassionate way. Ultimately, the nurse needs to be reported to protect her/his life and patients’ lives who are in their care. Tips on reporting nurses with drug use problems here.

58 Free adult Christian drug rehab treatment centers

Free adult Christian drug rehab treatment centers

February 13th, 2011

Qualities of drug treatment centers relevant for Christians should include 12 step teachings. But which secular mental health treatments can complement Christian teachings in free adult christian drug rehab treatment centers? We explore here.

1 Palliative medicine and illegal drugs

Palliative medicine and illegal drugs

February 10th, 2011

Artist Nash Hyon explores the question, “What is a Poison? What is a Remedy?” in her series on plants (some illegal) that can be used in medicine. Explore the questions she raises about the use of plants and plant derived drugs in palliative medicine here.

40 Top 10 medical uses for marijuana

Top 10 medical uses for marijuana

February 8th, 2011

Although marijuana has been stigmatized for the cognitive impairment of people who use it, can it actually help some people manage medical problems? We review the top legitimate uses for medical marijuana here.

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