Addiction Recovery is a Science

March 20, 2008

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Addiction recovery is a science. It is based in years of experience helping those in need of drug or alcohol rehabilitation. No one ever hopes for another person to struggle with addiction. You can thankful, however, for those that suffered before you. They have laid the foundation that makes drug treatment program successful for so many like you today. We know that you are unique. That no addict before you, or any that will come after you, are exactly like you. But their experiences, both in use and in recovery, can help you find drug rehabilitation. Read more

Ecstasy Facts

March 19, 2008

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Ecstasy is a drug that is associated with strong emotional feelings of well-being and warmth. It is one of the drugs that people refer to as club drugs, because they are often used at all-night raves, in clubs, bars, at concerts, and at dance parties. Ecstasy is a dangerous drug on its own, but even more so when it is taken along with alcohol or other drugs. Ecstasy is usually taken in a pill form, but it’s sometimes crushed so that the user can inject or snort it. The effects of the drug usually last up to six hours, though unpleasant side effects can occur for much longer. Read more

Is Addiction Genetic?

March 14, 2008

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Alcoholism and drug addiction appear to run in families, but is it really a genetic disease? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “addiction has a moderate to high heritable component.” This helps to explain why some people can abuse certain substances and quit relatively easily, while others go through addiction treatment programs multiple times and still relapse. Some people become addicted the first time they try a drug, but other people can be casual users. Read more