Oxycontin addiction is a physical dependence that may be deemed unavoidable when an individual is exposed to high doses of the drug for a long period of time. The body adapts and develops a tolerance for the drug oxycodone, of which oxycontin is made of. Oxycotton addiction can be so powerful that it produces cravings. Like other addictive prescription drugs, Oxycontin is able to short-circuit an individual’s survival system. It artificially stimulates the pleasure areas in the brain without … [Read more...] about Is Help possible for Oxycontin Addicts?
Residential treatment programs for drug and alcohol addiction are considered the best line of attack against a life of addiction and other compulsive behaviors. In addiction treatment, there are a lot of residential rehabilitation programs and facilities that are geared toward all kinds of addictions to help addicts get their lives back on track. While there are many forms of treatment for addiction, including therapy and outpatient treatment, a residential treatment program has proven to be … [Read more...] about Advantage of a Residential Treatment Program to Help Addicts
Substance abuse intervention is the single most effective way for families and friends to help a loved one suffering from drug or alcohol addiction who is in denial. Confronting an addiction is not easy and some addicts are in denial or refuse anyone’s help, which is why some people need substance abuse intervention. There are a number of misconceptions as to what a substance abuse intervention really is. Some people think that it’s an ambush or an uncaring attack. Actually, a carefully planned … [Read more...] about When Does an Addict Need an Intervention to Help Them?
To get real cocaine addiction help, other than prescription or pharmacy medications for symptomatic relief, it needs to be understood that the primary cause of cocaine addiction is psychological – an attempt to create a “high” that the user feels he needs. Authorities in the substance abuse field have long established that physical dependency plays only a minor role in the development of cocaine addiction and dependency. In other words, long before the body is addictively demanding cocaine, … [Read more...] about Cocaine Addiction Help
There are an infinite number of reasons to seek help from a reputable drug rehab. An addict’s entire life can be demolished through the effects of a drug addiction. It affects every aspect of their lives and it takes the help of caring professionals at a drug rehab to help put the pieces back together. These are the top five reasons to go to drug rehab: Mental Health: Drugs not only temporarily alter a person’s personality and mental state, but can also do long lasting damage. The longer a … [Read more...] about Five Good Reasons for an Addict to Get Help at a Drug Rehab
Addiction centers is a term generally used for residential drug & alcohol rehab facilities. They are places where an addict with drug and alcohol problems would be admitted for a period of full time residency, where treatment, therapy and rehabilitation are done throughout the recovery process. There are many different kinds of addiction centers. Some offer gender specific programs, others specialize with the combination of addiction with other disorders like depression. There are even some … [Read more...] about How Addiction Centers Help Drug and Alcohol Addicts
When you have a family member who abuses alcohol and/or drugs, whether getting the addict help or not, it’s an issue that affects everyone in the family. You not only need to address getting the addict help but you also need to get help with your own recovery so they can recover themselves. Getting the addict help is the first step to their recovery. However, family members of addicts actually suffer often from codependency and need just as much, sometimes even more, help than the addicted … [Read more...] about Help for Families of Addicts
It hurts a lot of people when someone becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol. It is often the loved ones who first seek out help to answer their questions about rehabilitation. When someone is as close as a brother or a sister, the need for help can be overwhelming. Residential treatment is a new concept for many people. When choosing a residential treatment program for your brother, you’ll want to keep in mind that the longer the program, the better chance for success. Short term and outpatient … [Read more...] about A Residential Treatment Center to help my addicted Brother
How do I help my friend who is dying from alcohol addiction? For years—his family, our friends, his wife—we all tried to tell him that he was spiraling downward. He used up all of his sick days and vacation time but then he still kept calling his job to tell them that he wasn’t coming in. Then he lost his job. His wife became the sole breadwinner as he withdrew more and more into drinking. Finally, we could not watch it anymore. We got together, planned an intervention and got him to realize … [Read more...] about A Final Promise to help an addicted Friend
Most people associate drug addiction with a seedy location with people who are all high on one thing or another. The fact is, however, drug addiction can happen anywhere, at any time, to anyone. It can even start, innocently enough, by taking a medication that has been prescribed by a doctor. Most people do not set out to become drug addicts, particularly those who are just following a doctor’s orders. The fact is, however, that is often what happens. Narcotics and Opiates which are often … [Read more...] about Treatment for Prescription Drug Abuse
part oneI began getting calls and visits from strange men looking for Keith because he owed them money for drugs. Afraid that my young daughter and I would be injured by his rough friends in order to “teach him a lesson,” I eventually refinanced my home – which was almost paid off - in order to settle his drug bills. He used to bring his paychecks home and just give them to me to pay bills, but he eventually got fired, of course, and he never gave me money after that, he only took, took, … [Read more...] about LIFE WITH A DRUG ADDICT: GETTING OUT ALIVE part two
Alcohol awareness month came about as a push to educate the general population on the severity and the dangers of alcohol and alcoholism. Every year, more families are affected by alcoholism. In April, there are many campaigns running which give people more of a chance to do something about their alcohol problem. It also educated the loved ones of the alcoholic on how they can help. April is alcohol awareness month. It is a perfect time (before summer months) for people to become aware of just … [Read more...] about April is Alcohol Awareness Month
I fell hard when I met Keith. The more I got to know him, the more I realized he was everything I had ever wanted in a man. He was up front about his past: he was a heroin addict at the age of 13, living on the streets and running drugs for the motorcycle gangs in his hometown. His whole life had been about drugs and motorcycles. Some of the stories he told about the extra-curricular activities he participated in would make my stomach churn. At eighteen, he was arrested and the judge gave him … [Read more...] about LIFE WITH A DRUG ADDICT: GETTING OUT ALIVE – part one
Drugs do not just affect those who are addicted. The pain and suffering of addiction is far reaching and includes friends and loved ones. Living with, or having a cocaine addict in the family can cause rifts between every member of the family. Many people are torn between trying to “help” the addict by enabling them to continue to do drugs, and wanting to take action to see that the addict gets help. There is an old expression called “tough love” and being committed to getting help for an … [Read more...] about What to do with a Cocaine Addict in your Family
Dear Young Adults, My name is Jason and I am a 22 year old heroin addict sitting in rehab. I started using drugs right out of elementary school at 13 years old thinking it would give me an easier time fitting in and growing up. Once I started fitting in I still continued to use drugs anyways. I became more dependant and could never get high enough. Soon my life evolved around taking meth to have energy and doing heroin to fall asleep. I could not function normally without chemicals. As soon … [Read more...] about A Message to Young Adults
Oxycontin was manufactured to be a time-released form of Oxycodone. It is not cut with any aspirin or aspirin free pain reliever but is pure Oxycodone with a protective, time-release layer. The problem is, people have figured out how to by-pass the time-release property of the drug so they can get the full effect of pure Oxycodone. Oxycontin was designed to give up to 12 hours of relief for those who suffer chronic or severe pain. The protective “shell” on the tablet provided timed release of … [Read more...] about What is Oxycontin?
This is not a simple question and therefore, is not a simple answer. Support in the way of unconditional love and help to get off of the drugs is highly encouraged for loved ones of a drug addict. However, financial support and becoming co-dependant is not a good way to help yourself, or your loved one. It can be very difficult NOT to financially support the drug addict, even though you disagree with what he or she is doing. Loving someone usually means that you take care of them. For a drug … [Read more...] about Should a Family Support a Drug Addict?
Do you ever wonder who you can turn to for advice on a subject that is physically, emotionally and morally important as well as life changing such as drugs or alcohol? There is someone. It is a rehab expert and one is available for you at www.rehabexpert.com. This is a new site that helps people who are dealing with an addiction or who have a loved one addicted to drugs or alcohol. Deciding to get help is the first step. Where do you go from there? A rehab expert can help you with the … [Read more...] about Rehab Expert is in Your Corner
Drug addiction or abuse is a consequence of the repeated and excessive use of certain medications and other substances in which certain dangerous chemicals are present. Such substances give certain effects such as the feeling of pleasure, which creates the desire to use these drugs again and again. Drug addiction is dangerous and everyone who is addicted must consider this when undergoing the appropriate procedures to heal. In this article, we will discuss how to take a step towards drug … [Read more...] about How to Initiate Steps Toward Drug Addiction Recovery?
I'm reaching out to you and asking you for a few minutes of your time. As a youth at the age of 13 I started using drugs; as time went on my drug use became more serious everyday. I am now a woman sitting in a rehabilitation center at the age of 30 trying to pull the pieces of my shattered life back together. Drugs have completely destroyed my life, my children's lives and my relationships with close friends and my family's lives. I ask that you think about this and make the right choice … [Read more...] about To the youth of today
Addiction is always bad and has always proven to be harmful No matter what addiction one has, if it is an addiction, one has to suffer. A very old saying says anything in excess is bad and that is how addiction becomes inevitable bad. Basically addiction is something in which an individual gets very much used to a particular thing or commodity. In addiction, the commodity one gets addicted to become a daily need of the person and it becomes hard for the person to survive or be normal without … [Read more...] about A Recovering Drug Addict Needs Nothing but Motivation
Drug addiction is a problem that can destroy or devastate the family and social lives of any person. This is something that needs to be cured and a person with an addiction should enter a drug and alcohol rehab center to eliminate this huge problem from their life. Most people find it difficult to locate these rehab centers mainly because there are very few of them. The main rehab centers are located in far-flung areas away from the cities so the patients can be easily treated and kept away … [Read more...] about What is the Difference between Government-funded and Private Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers?
One of the last things that a person wants to find is that they have a loved one with an alcohol or drug addiction. Unfortunately at some point in this journey we call life, most of us will be affected by either drug or alcohol addiction at least once. It doesn’t necessarily mean that we will become addicts (although the only people exempt from these problems are the ones who don’t indulge in the first place), but it could mean that someone we love is affected. As you know, alcoholism and drug … [Read more...] about Drug Rehab Facilities Working through Different States
In 2008, I was arrested for prostitution. At the police station was a scared young girl sitting beside me, I guessed that she had just been arrested for the first time because her eyes were filled with tears. Looking at her reminded me of when I was arrested for the first time; it was Christmas Eve and I wasn’t even 21 years old at that point and I had been caught shoplifting. Basically, I was from a poor family and my mom and dad had been killed in an accident. When I was in the tank, I met a … [Read more...] about Heroin & Prostitution
In her hospital bed she narrated the painful story . . . then she died. But the story was a lesson to many. For the wise learn from other people’s mistakes and not from their own mistakes. This is the painful story of Cate... It all started when I was in high school. Exams were hard; we even called them ICU (Intensive cramming unit). A friend told me of how Marijuana would calm my mind and that I could read day and night. I tried for the first time and it worked pretty well. The next time I … [Read more...] about The Last Words of a Dying Woman
Heroin is a very powerful and dangerous drug. It can lead to problems and a journey unlike any your family has ever experienced. If there is a heroin addict in your home, you need to take action now. With heroin, there is no such thing as an occasional hit to get by, although that is exactly the excuse the addict will use. * What do you do when you find out your child or mate or other beloved family member or friend is a heroin addict and is in your home? Here are several suggestions, all of … [Read more...] about What to do if you have a Heroin Addict in your Home
Drug Addiction is a dangerous stage at which, it’s very difficult for an addict to come out of these drugs. It leads to many serious problems not only for the addicts, but also their family members. The sooner it is diagnosed, better are the chances to get rid off this problem. Nowadays there are various drug addiction tests available, making it convenient for anyone to easily find out whether they are suffering from drug addiction. * Basically, there are five kinds of drug addiction tests that … [Read more...] about Types of Drug Addiction Tests
Crystal meth is gaining worldwide popularity as an addictive amphetamine. Many youngsters are falling prey to this drug that slowly poisons. This illegal drug is also known as methamphetamine and it is a member of the amphetamine medicine family. When the drug is in its crystalline form, it is known as crystal meth. This addictive drug is also available in a coarse powdered form. It is formulated with a highly combustible combination of chemicals, which may include household cleaning products. … [Read more...] about The Effects of Using Crystal Meth
There are certain substances like Methadone, that are used in the recovery treatments of drug addiction but they can give controversial results. Is good to know that this kind of treatment really helps! That means, over some period of time patients get addicted to those substances leaving the actual drugs to which they were addicted. However, not all such substances will give negative results. Treatments involving Subutox Detox is an example for that and in this article I will explain about such … [Read more...] about What is the Subutex Detox?
If you or one of your loved ones is using Methadone to get rid off the Heroin addiction then there are some important aspects you should know as there are chances that you might get addicted to this substance. Methadone is a prescribed medication which is an Opioid, generally used to treat the heroin and other dangerous illegal street drugs. Main intention of this medicine is to provide relief from severe pains and was initially manufactured and used by the German Pharmacies during the Second … [Read more...] about Dangers associated with Methadone Addiction
If you or one of your loved ones is an Opiate user then you must know that you could become addict towards this drug very easily. This article gives valuable information about the Opiate Addiction and the signs and dangers associated with this addiction. Opiate and other related Opioids are legally prescribed medicines by the general Physicians to those patients who suffer from severe pains. Though these narcotics are legal drugs, they are similar to the illegal street drugs because they have … [Read more...] about Opiate Addiction, What is It?
Drug addiction is a state that occurs as a result of excessive and frequent usage of certain substances like alcohol or other illegal and medicated drugs. No one intends to become a drug or alcohol addict but several factors influence them to take such substances followed by the emotional feelings they get after taking them, making people use those drugs frequently and excessively. Those factors differ from individual to individual, but by identifying and taking the appropriate recovery … [Read more...] about Alcohol and Drug Addiction Explained
No rehab or treatment program is going to work unless the addict is willing and determined to change. If he enters to rehab thinking and (at some point) knowing that after the treatment he is going to drink or use drugs again, it is a waste of money and everyone's time. This is how drugs and alcohol rehabs work: Drugs and alcohol rehabs really work!! * Detoxification. Some rehab facilities have personal detoxification programs, but more centers require clients to complete Detox before entering … [Read more...] about Residential Drug Rehab Programs
A drug and alcohol rehab is an agency that provides treatment for a person with a chemical or drug dependency for a long period. Often, a person is unable to bring the dependency to an end through personal efforts. As a result the addict is taken to a Rehab. Drugs and alcohol will remain and are here to stay but the society should endeavor in putting to an end to the large number of people becoming victim of these deadly substances each day. The core purpose of rehabilitation is to enrich the … [Read more...] about Drug and Alcohol Rehab
The Drug Detox Center helps the addicted person to come out of that habit. The first step involved in recovering an addicted person is Detox; it is a long term recovery program which might take some 6 to 14 days or even more depending upon the condition of the addict. The detox centers present inside the hospitals for inpatient treatment and even residential treatment centers are available. The detox centers mainly concentrate on 3 models for this recovery purpose. The 3 models used are … [Read more...] about Three Kinds of Detox Facilities
The short term effects on the brain are probably the most recognized. They include impaired walking, slurred speech, lowered inhibitions, delayed reactions and blurred vision. Many people, from those having their first drinks to those who drink regularly often experience those primary symptoms. After long term drinking, however, the effects get more damaging. Life threatening diseases can occur after subjecting the body to years of alcohol abuse. Warning signs that the body is beginning to … [Read more...] about The Effects of Alcohol on the Brain
For more than 18 years of his life Joel had worked hard both in his primary level education and in high school. Indeed, in January 2nd 2006 his name was in the local daily. It was all about “Joel tops once again”. It is usually unusual for someone to top national examination both in the primary level and secondary level. Joel had done it. His parents were overjoyed. They thought he would be a blessing. His three brothers had indeed disappointed the parents who were peasant farmers, by their … [Read more...] about Alcohol Turns A National Hope To A Corpse
Intervention is the process which helps those people who are suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. For this intervention process, highly skilled counselors are used and it even can be done by the person itself. When you ask a drug addict the reason why he was addicted, he would blame others for his mistake. One should always remember that drug addicts are also humans and they should be given proper rights and privileges. For people who are addicted to drugs, the best way to control them is … [Read more...] about Drug and Alcohol Intervention Process
Some addictive substances and prescription drugs can cause unbearable withdrawal effects. These effects are very hard on the body, and it is dangerous to stop the drug use at once. Medical Detox helps the addict to safely detox from the drugs while making your attain the same pleasures got from drugs. Most recoveries begin with Detoxification which clears the body of the toxins accumulated during the period of drug use. Once the physical addiction has been addressed, the process of mental and … [Read more...] about Medical Detox Centers
The purpose of rehabilitation is to fix a problem. If the problem isn't fixed, in many cases it is the program that is lacking in some way, not the person. At the point of addiction, it is extremely difficult to break an addict’s habits because he or she continues to have the same craving. This is the time in life when most people form the foundations of their inner strength. Get the help you need today! * Overcoming drug and alcohol addictions is not an easy task. The difficulty of conquering … [Read more...] about Long Term Drug Treatment Centers
The continued use of drugs or alcohol may lead to drug addiction or alcohol addiction. Once an addict it is impossible to stop use of drugs. It is therefore of importance that seeks the services of a drug and alcohol intervention. The overuse or abuse of alcohol (alcoholism) or other drugs is called substance abuse. It is common and costly. It can cause or worsen many medical problems and destroy families and lives. Drug abuse includes the use of illegal drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, … [Read more...] about Drug and Alcohol Intervention
You may have heard of it, or of a friend who’s been there. People may even have told you that you need to go to one, but what exactly is a drug or alcohol rehab? What do they do and how do they do it? Drug or alcohol rehab is a global name given to the processes used to aid in the treatment of dependency on psychoactive substances including alcohol, prescription drugs, and “street”or illicit drugs such as cocaine, heroin or amphetamines. A drug or alcohol rehab center will help to find … [Read more...] about What is Drug and Alcohol Rehab?
In reality, giving up drugs and taking up alcohol is a little like giving up cigarettes and taking up smoking cigars. Alcohol is a drug; it is just in liquid form. While there is a chance, albeit small, that no harm would come from it, chances are an alcohol addiction would be formed. If the former drug addict thinks back to Detox and considers if that is something they may have to do again for alcohol, the answer will probably be no. There is always help available to those who are tempted by … [Read more...] about Should a Former Drug Addict Drink Alcohol?
There is no greater satisfaction than helping someone who needs help. Giving to charity, giving in a blood drive, these are things that are important and can lead to helping someone in a life-changing way. So can helping someone who is addicted to crack. A crack addict is in danger of literally killing himself. A crack addict is in danger of literally killing himself. He cannot logically think, instead he is completely under the spell of his addiction and constantly needs a fix. He does not … [Read more...] about The Satisfaction of Helping a Crack Addict
First thing, there is no such thing as a better drug addict. One of the problems with being a drug addict is that even when they realize they are hurting other people and acting out in ways they don’t want to, they can’t stop. Even those addicts who afterward feel very badly about how they behaved cannot stop the next time. * That is what drugs do: they control. * Drugs invade a person’s mind and many times, their conscience. As much as an individual may want to change their behavior, they are … [Read more...] about How to Be a Better Drug Addict
My friends and I have played Beer Pong since our junior year of high school. We would all spend the night at one of three houses; one, where the parents were so cool they bought our beer for us, one where the single mom was always out on dates, and one where the dad worked 24 hour shifts sometimes as a firefighter. Alcohol abuse is more dangerous than you think! This went on for a couple of years and when we graduated and went to college, it was even more fun because we could do so in the … [Read more...] about The Dangers of Beer Pong
Oxycontin Addiction Treatment is the best way to heal of a major problem. This is characterized by the continued intake of Oxycontin even when its use causes severebodily harm. Addicts are unable to stop even when willing, until they are subjected to the proper Oxycontin Addiction Treatment. Oxycontin is the brand name for Oxycodone, one of the strongest synthetic painkillers available. If taken regularly it is addictive both physically and psychologically. Some of its street names include … [Read more...] about Oxycontin Addiction Treatment
The addiction signs of heroin are as a result of repeated intake of heroin which is a narcotic drug. In many countries, it is illegal to be in possession of heroin. Usually, the drug is intravenously injected into the body’s system or snorted. Thereafter, it creates an intense feeling of pleasure. The addiction of heroin drives the addict into a repeated use of the drug even though it hasgrave consequences. Even when a person is willing to stop its use, the addict feels and experiences an … [Read more...] about Addiction Signs of Heroin