Heroin Addiction and Heroin Treatment

April 20, 2008

When you are in the midst of a heroin addiction, it can be very tough to recognize that you need help. While it is very easy to become addicted, the warning signs that your health is failing may be harder to address.

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Substance Abuse Treatment Programs for Gay People

April 19, 2008

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There are many different drug rehabs that offer specialized programs that focus on different populations. Treatment programs have been designed exclusively for men, women, teens, eating disorder sufferers, but are there treatment programs uniquely set up for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans-gender population?

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Over the Counter Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment

April 18, 2008

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Many people don’t think of over the counter drugs being addictive, but the fact is that many people abuse an over the counter cough and cold medicine called dextromethorphan. Generally this drug otherwise known as DXM, is abused by teenagers and young adults looking for an expensive and easy to access high.

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How Drug Abuse can Affect Your Career

April 15, 2008

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Drug abuse is something that is viewed differently, by different people, depending on the case. For many, when they hear of drugs such as crystal meth and cocaine, they carry some negative connotations.

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Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

April 14, 2008

For all practical purposes, substance abuse treatment programs employ a three-stage agenda — detoxification, followed by treatment, and finally relapse prevention. There are three forms of treatment programs that are the subject of this content, namely programs that us medicinal treatment, behavioral treatments, and treatment programs within the criminal justice system.

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Research Studies Link Substance Abuse and Stress

April 13, 2008

Stress affects us all at one point or another. But for the recovering drug addict, they are especially vulnerable to the affects of stress.

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Inside a Drug Treatment Center

April 12, 2008

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A person can expect to make a drug treatment center his home for at least thirty days, whether he or she wants to be inside one or not.    They give the person time to think about what he needs to do, but the experience can be challenging.

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The Dangers of Heroin Addiction

April 11, 2008

Heroin is an opiate made from certain varieties of the poppy plant. Commonly sold on the streets as a powder, this highly addictive drug is typically “cut” with other substances. The drug addict faces many dangers when using heroin.

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Rehab Programs are for Quitters

April 10, 2008

People usually think that quitting things means taking the easy way out. It’s viewed as a sign of weakness in our society. Of course, this is not the case with quitting drug and alcohol abuse.

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Living what You Learn in Drug Rehab Programs

April 9, 2008

A lot of what you learn in an addiction treatment program may seem obvious or useless to you at first glance. For example, you have to take responsibility for your actions. Rebuilding personal relationships requires honesty.

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