- May 17, 2013
If the question, “Am I an alcoholic” has crossed your mind at least once, then you must think that you may need help with your alcohol abuse. It may be helpful to know that there are a number of online websites that offer self assessments to help you. The websites require you to consider your alcohol consumption and can give you a general idea of whether or not there is cause for concern.
- May 16, 2013
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, nearly half the population in the U.S. that consumes alcohol admits to binge drinking. Sadly, binge drinking among college students is the most common pattern of alcohol abuse.
- May 15, 2013
There are many benefits to entering a residential drug rehabilitation treatment program including benefits that can help you at every stage of treatment including physically, mentally and emotionally. Besides allowing yourself the time of being able to step away from life to deal with and move past your drug abuse or addiction; you are also allowing yourself the chance at a fresh start.
- May 14, 2013
When a loved one is struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, it is important to know that there are significant gender differences in addiction recovery. Women and men develop different addictions to substances and their reasons for substance abuse are different as well. Gender differences in addiction recovery are pertinent to the causes that play a part in drug and alcohol abuse and the reasons that women and men give for seeking substance abuse treatment programs.
- May 14, 2013
There are more people in the U.S. that have died from GHB overdose or GHB addiction, than have died from Ecstasy. GHB was originally created in France during the 1920s, but was rejected by the medical community in the 1960s. In 1980s GHB made a comeback as an acceptable alternative to steroids used by athletes, but by the late 1990s the drug was banned once again in the U.S. However, in 2002, the Food and Drug Administration approved a type of GHB to be used in the treatment of certain sleep disorders such as narcolepsy. Today, it has earned the sorted reputation of being a predatory and date rape drug. Due to the fact that standard drug tests (such as urine tests and certain blood tests) do not have the ability to test for GHB, it is undetectable by drug testing.
- May 10, 2013
One of the many issues that have been discussed in the War on Prescription Drugs is the availability of them through the Internet. There are too many websites where there is no requirement for a doctor’s prescription or approval to be able to receive drugs that under any other circumstances would require a prescription; however on the Internet the only thing needed are a credit card and an address. Internet pharmacies are a growing problem in the U.S.
- May 09, 2013
For many individuals battling chronic and excessive alcohol and drug abuse, the only solution for them to overcome their addiction is with the help of a rehab treatment center. There is no doubting that substance abuse and addiction can take a devastating toll on the lives affected by it and can lead the addict to feeling hopeless, alone, guilt and shame.
- May 09, 2013
Research by the National Institute of Health indicates that more than 5 million individuals live in denial of their substance abuse. Denial is an intricate part of addiction and it is important to understand that without denial, alcohol and drug addiction would not be able to thrive.