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    Sun Jul 9 18:25:21 2017
    C christie149230994 started the conversation Drug Rehab Treatment Programs For Drug Addiction.

    There was a time when drug rehab programs addressed only the physiological part of addiction and not the psychological dimensions of addiction. This situation has now changed. These days treatment programs are many. And for good measure, they assist those who are victims of drug addiction to recover.

    -image-The drug rehab treatment programs now aim to heal the mind in addition to the body. Drug addiction is no longer understood merely as an affliction of the body causing the body to crave for the drugs. It is now well understood that the mind is also subjugated making the addict to believe in the drug. This control over the mind also inhibits complete recovery from addiction.

    Drug addiction is treated in rehab centers that have come up where the addict is admitted as an in-patient. There are a variety of treatment programs. The rehab centers are most often located in serene surroundings that are spacious enough for the in-patients to move about and also provided with the atmosphere for them to reflect upon. Skills to cope up with the problem are offered as part of the treatment and rehabilitation. You are also taught to do things to ensure that you manage similar situations that you were in when you were actually induced to take drugs.

    A number of different types of therapies are available at the rehab centers. These include one-to-one individual therapy, counseling of the family and group therapy. These varieties of therapies address various features or dimensions of your addiction.

    A standard intervention in these rehab centers is detoxification which is carried out by medical personnel. The body reacts, often in difficult ways, when the drugs are withdrawn from your body. The symptoms of withdrawal require to be managed. The medical personnel assist you to cope up with the withdrawal symptoms as comfortably as is feasible.

    The drug rehab centers also provide out-patient service with programs designed accordingly. The program resembles the 12 step programs as is found in Alcoholics Anonymous. There are group discussions and meetings where you participate, talk and discuss. These help you to deal with your problems. It also helps others to deal with their problems.

    The drug addiction treatment programs are quite useful. Taking full advantage of the program also requires your firm resolve to go through the complete treatment. It also requires your solid determination not to have a relapse and get back to taking drugs. The 12 steps program ensures support from others who too, like you, have addiction problems. The program also provides effective tools for you to use to combat temptation to the drugs.

    But you need to completely commit yourself to the treatment when you opt for the out-patient program. Though you wish to get free of the drug to which you have become addicted to, yet there are times when you may be overwhelmed with the intense urge to take the drug. This is especially so during withdrawal. In such instances and particularly where drug use is involved, resorting to a rehab centre is recommended.

    There have been substantial changes in the treatment programs for drug addiction in the recent decades. In addition, the social disgrace associated with admission to drug rehab clinics for addiction problems is as good as gone. Gone are the days when addiction was seen as an unmanageable problem. You know that there exist a number of treatments to treat drug addiction of your loved ones. Getting back to a somber and fresh life is now possible.

    http://www.articledashboard.com/Article/Drug-Rehab-Treatment-Programs-for-Drug-Addiction/619030

  2. Sun Jul 9 14:21:45 2017
    C christie149230994 started the conversation Is Prescription Drug Addiction Rampant Among Baby-boomers.

    Illicit drug use, including prescription drug addiction and abuse, is rampant among baby boomers, according to the just-released National Survey on Drug Use and Health. An earlier analysis predicted that 4.4 Americans over 50 would have addiction problems and even more would be dealing with prescription drug addiction and abuse by 2020. It appears the predictions are coming true.

    -image-What drives baby boomers to drug use? Some experts say it's because people born between 1946 and 1965 + the more or less official date range for baby boomers + took more drugs than previous generations and, consequently, have a more lax attitude toward drug use later in life. No studies seem to be available to support that, but there are plenty of other pressures facing baby boomers that could well be driving them to prescription drug addiction.

    They're often supporting three generations: Sometimes referred to as the +sandwich generation,' baby boomers are having their own kids later in life but their parents are living longer. Consequently, they are sometimes supporting kids in college while also supporting elderly parents.

    Pension cuts: A survey conducted by PriceWaterhouseCoopers in 2005 showed that nearly half of U.S. companies expected to change their pension plans in 2006. Those plans came to fruition, and the trend continues as companies end pension plans altogether or stop future accruals. Boomers, already in their late 40s or early 50s, don't have time to implement a plan B when they're so close to ending their time as part of the workforce.

    Rising and often unaffordable health care costs: Those aged 55 to 65 are the most vulnerable they're getting older so have more health problems, but are not yet eligible for Medicare. In fact, about half the bankruptcies filed in 2005 were motivated by illness and medical bills and, according to a recent report from the AARP, people over 55 filed about 25% of the 1 million bankruptcies in 2007.

    People who get involved with drugs, whether the problem is street drugs or prescription drug addiction or abuse, often do so because of stress. The drugs don't solve their problems, but they do make you forget about them for a while. Unfortunately, they eventually lead to even worse problems and being drugged makes one even less able to find solutions.

    If you know a boomer having a problem with prescription drug addiction or abuse, or have a problem yourself, get help through a drug addiction treatment center. If the problem is with prescription drug addiction, make sure you find a center that's familiar with prescription drug rehab and withdrawal + getting off them can be medically dangerous.

    A good drug addiction treatment program would also address the other problems the person is having in life and help them find solutions. If that's not part of the rehab treatment, the person is at greater risk of relapse.

    One more note + older people who have a problem with prescription drug addiction, or any drug addiction or abuse for that matter, often hide it from others. You may have to dig in a little to find out if there's something going on. But be persistent + it's not something to be taken lightly. Once they're in a good drug addiction treatment center they'll be in a position to find real solutions.

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  3. Sun Jul 9 09:46:39 2017
    C christie149230994 started the conversation Cocaine Addiction Treatment Programs Drc.

    Drugs are the bane of modern medicine. They have a captivating influence over the individual who consumes drugs. Drug abusers must be looked up on as victims. They not only affect the individual, but also the people around him or her. There are several side effects that can occur as a result of consuming drugs. Some of them are vomiting, dizziness and the temporary loss of memory. If help is not provided immediately, then the worst case might just become a possibility: death of the addict!

    -image-Cocaine is a drug that can have severe psychological effects on an individual. Extracted from the coca plant, this drug has held millions of people around the world in its captivity. This drug targets the central nervous system of the human body. This drug is illegal virtually every where. In its purest form, it is a pearly white drug. However, it can take several forms. It is, however, most popularly known as coke.

    Cocaine can destroy individuals and leave broken families. Society, in general, holds a wrong view that a person can easily walk away from cocaine after being consumed by it. This is an ignorant view. Mere will power is not at all enough to overcome these addiction pangs. Such a person will need professional help. This help should come from people who are knowledgeable and experienced in this field. Such people are easy to find at any of the rehab centers in the country.

    There are several drug rehab centers that have been set up across the country. There are general drug rehab centers as well as rehab centers that are designed to treat specific addictions. You will find a rehab center that treats cocaine addiction, heroin addiction, methamphetamine addiction and so on. The cocaine rehab centers offer a wide variety of cocaine addiction programs to help cocaine addicts. If you are such an individual, it will be in every one's interest that you admit yourself in to any of these cocaine addiction treatment programs.

    The cocaine addiction treatment programs are designed to meet the specific needs and requirements of a cocaine addict. These programs themselves contain a wide variety of treatments that address even more specific issues. The patients are admitted in to one of these programs by considering a wide variety of factors. These include duration of the cocaine abuse period, lifestyle of the patient and any work or college responsibilities.

    Depending on all the factors, a patient can be admitted in to either of the following:

    1. Inpatient Treatment: Here, the patient is moved, for a specific period, in to a residential facility. The environment here is isolated from the outside world and is more secure and safe. It allows the patient to focus solely on the recovery process.

    2. Outpatient Treatment: This program offers the same facilities and treatment as the inpatient or residential rehab. However, here the patient need not be kept in a residential facility. He or she can return home to friends and family after the treatment is over.

  4. Sat Jul 8 21:31:13 2017
    C christie149230994 started the conversation How You Can Overcome Alcohol Addiction.

    If you or someone you know is addicted to alcohol then I have a handy little guide for you right here. This is not a trivial problem but I have dealt with it in my own life and I have been sober for over 8 years now so I know a bit about it. I also work in an alcohol treatment center and try to help people with this every day, so here is what I have learned and what I can offer to you as help.

    -image-For starters, I recommend that any person who is consuming large amounts of alcohol to not stop drinking by themselves. In fact this is rather dangerous and can be potentially fatal if you do not detoxify yourself properly. At a drug rehab or treatment center they will have medical staff that knows how to get you through this dangerous process.

    This brings us to our next point and that is that I highly recommend treatment for anyone who is serious about quitting alcohol. If you are not serious about quitting just yet then you should avoid treatment at all costs because it is quite expensive and it will not work unless you are desperate for it to work for you. But if you have really hit bottom with your drinking and really want to do something different with your life then I would encourage you to get to rehab. There are a couple of additional reasons that treatment makes a lot of sense for quitting alcohol.

    One example of this is the fact that you need new information in order to beat alcoholism. Face it, what you knew about how to drink alcohol almost got you killed. Your best thinking about how you should drink was ultimately destructive to you. So in order to achieve recovery you are going to have to learn a new way to live. In addition, the fact of the matter is that you probably have no clue about how to really live a clean and sober life. Treatment can start teaching you how to do this. In addition, treatment can help connect you with the resources to help you learn how to live sober after you get back out into the real world.

    Another example of why rehab is a good strategy is due to the peer support you will get from attending there. If there is one truth that can be said about alcoholism it is that you can't recover on your own. You need help and you need support in order to beat the disease of addiction and that is where your peers come in. The people you meet in treatment are trying to beat addiction just like you are, so they can provide help and support in a very direct manner. In the same way, you will find your own recover strengthened quite a bit by reaching out and helping others who are struggling to stay sober. So basically you need peer support from other alcoholics in order to recover, and you can get a big jump start on this by going to rehab.

    In reality the ideas I've just written about are merely scratching the surface of what early recovery from alcohol addiction is all about.

  5. Sat Jul 8 05:53:50 2017
    C christie149230994 started the conversation Morphine Addiction And Rehabilitation Programs.

    -image-Morphine is usually given to patients for providing pain relief to them since it is among the most effective drugs in treating severe pain. Even the new pain relieving drugs are tested against the efficacy standards set by Morphine. There are numerous Morphine based products under various brand names available in the market. Morphine drugs are sold under these names in the US: RMS, Oramorph SR, Kadian, Roxanole and MSIR. It is also used as a sedative with patients who have to undergo operations.

    Morphine in Various forms

    There are various forms in which Morphine can be taken by the patients - these include oral solutions, injections, suppositories, and capsules and tablets. Irrespective of what form of Morphine you are using, it is equally addictive. Once you become used to Morphine abuse, you can easily get addicted.

    You are Not the Only Person Affected

    Morphine addiction in many cases becomes a life threatening problem. Apart from the addict, other people around them can also be extremely hard hit. Even the first step of admission that there is an addiction problem is extremely difficult for the addict. If the problem has to be overcome, the step has to be taken howsoever difficult this might seem. The next obvious step is to look for help and accept it from addiction professionals.

    Time for Drug Rehabilitation Program

    Now is the time to go for appropriate drug rehabilitation programs. These programs do not make the addict realize that they were wrong in the past; they are simply told how they can avoid future problems. They receive extensive knowledge on how they can change the quality of their lives and live well even without Morphine. The environment of drug rehabilitation program should be stable and safe and favorable to actual addiction recovery. The best success rates have been observed in three month long residential treatment programs. These three months look like a long period of recovery though the change it brings to the overall quality of life of drug addicts is just superb.

    It's a Long Drawn Process

    Drug rehabilitation centers treat the recovery program as a long term process divided in multiple phases. The first step of drug addiction treatment is detoxification which first starts with physical detoxification. Even other factors such as meeting someone from their drug abuse days, living in the same environment, and even smells and objects can bring back difficult addiction memories back thus creating psychological stress for the addict. Obviously the goal being followed by drug rehabilitation centers includes complete recovery, which becomes complicated due to arrival of these small but difficult factors.

    Drug Rehabilitation Programs can be Life Changing

    Drug addicts never want to believe they need external help to get cured of their addiction. They believe they can cure themselves without going to drug rehab rehabilitation centers. The drug rehabilitation programs can help Morphine addicts with life changing help. The professional staff members of the rehabilitation centers have a better idea of unhealthy lifestyle and problem behaviors. Drug rehabilitation program treat you with the help of holistic treatment of your addiction and the treatment sessions include fitness, relaxation, nutrition, meditation and yoga. There are numerous drug rehabilitation centers which have a superior ambiance which brings about positive changes in behaviour and thought processes of the addicts.

  6. Sat Jul 8 01:14:28 2017
    C christie149230994 started the conversation Drug Rehab Treatment Programs For Drug Addiction.

    There was a time when drug rehab programs addressed only the physiological part of addiction and not the psychological dimensions of addiction. This situation has now changed. These days treatment programs are many. And for good measure, they assist those who are victims of drug addiction to recover.

    -image-The drug rehab treatment programs now aim to heal the mind in addition to the body. Drug addiction is no longer understood merely as an affliction of the body causing the body to crave for the drugs. It is now well understood that the mind is also subjugated making the addict to believe in the drug. This control over the mind also inhibits complete recovery from addiction.

    Drug addiction is treated in rehab centers that have come up where the addict is admitted as an in-patient. There are a variety of treatment programs. The rehab centers are most often located in serene surroundings that are spacious enough for the in-patients to move about and also provided with the atmosphere for them to reflect upon. Skills to cope up with the problem are offered as part of the treatment and rehabilitation. You are also taught to do things to ensure that you manage similar situations that you were in when you were actually induced to take drugs.

    A number of different types of therapies are available at the rehab centers. These include one-to-one individual therapy, counseling of the family and group therapy. These varieties of therapies address various features or dimensions of your addiction.

    A standard intervention in these rehab centers is detoxification which is carried out by medical personnel. The body reacts, often in difficult ways, when the drugs are withdrawn from your body. The symptoms of withdrawal require to be managed. The medical personnel assist you to cope up with the withdrawal symptoms as comfortably as is feasible.

    The drug rehab centers also provide out-patient service with programs designed accordingly. The program resembles the 12 step programs as is found in Alcoholics Anonymous. There are group discussions and meetings where you participate, talk and discuss. These help you to deal with your problems. It also helps others to deal with their problems.

    The drug addiction treatment programs are quite useful. Taking full advantage of the program also requires your firm resolve to go through the complete treatment. It also requires your solid determination not to have a relapse and get back to taking drugs. The 12 steps program ensures support from others who too, like you, have addiction problems. The program also provides effective tools for you to use to combat temptation to the drugs.

    But you need to completely commit yourself to the treatment when you opt for the out-patient program. Though you wish to get free of the drug to which you have become addicted to, yet there are times when you may be overwhelmed with the intense urge to take the drug. This is especially so during withdrawal. In such instances and particularly where drug use is involved, resorting to a rehab centre is recommended.

    There have been substantial changes in the treatment programs for drug addiction in the recent decades. In addition, the social disgrace associated with admission to drug rehab clinics for addiction problems is as good as gone. Gone are the days when addiction was seen as an unmanageable problem. You know that there exist a number of treatments to treat drug addiction of your loved ones. Getting back to a somber and fresh life is now possible.

    http://www.articledashboard.com/Article/Drug-Rehab-Treatment-Programs-for-Drug-Addiction/619030

  7. Fri Jul 7 10:29:17 2017
    C christie149230994 started the conversation Is Drug Addiction A Brain Disease.

    -image-As with many other conditions newly labeled as disease, the science behind drug addiction as a disease is weak.

    There are several ongoing efforts to prove that drug addiction is a brain disease. In fact, some are even saying it's incurable. This theory is following the path of many other conditions that were not illnesses until someone decided there was a good reason to call them that - the usual reason being money. True to form, some researchers pursuing this field are also looking into preventing and treating this new 'disease' with medication.

    However, when it comes to drug addiction, there is more than enough evidence that it is not a disease, and is not incurable. People coping with someone who has a drug addiction problem should know the truth.

    What are the arguments against the disease theory?

    Most experts acknowledge that the brain is fine until someone actually takes the drugs. They take the drugs voluntarily, not because they have a brain disease and are thereby compelled to do so. The brain is then altered by the drugs and, if one gets addicted, it is apparently because they developed a brain disease.

    People are buying into this theory despite the fact that the science is thin.

    -The drugs don't affect everyone's brain the same way.

    -The degree of effect varies.

    -Of those who are affected, some get addicted and some don't.

    With such variables in play, it would be impossible to develop a diagnosis or treatment protocol that's anything other than hit and miss - not unlike some of the other 'diseases' that have no or weak science behind them. Depression is a good example - two out of three people who take antidepressants still feel depressed - as are ADD and ADHD, and many others.

    Sometimes the medications create the desired effects - which at best suppress symptoms - sometimes they don't. Whatever the result, the medications are always dangerous, many have side effects that require additional drugs to control, and many are addictive.

    The 'incurable' label is obviously false. Millions of people have successfully overcome addiction - a good addiction treatment center, many of which have been in operation for decades, can get up to 70% of their clients off drugs, and some see hundreds every year.

    Despite the holes, the disease theory will continue to be researched, as will medications to treat this disease. Calling it incurable will also be popular: something that can't be cured will probably have to be treated with medications or other therapies for the rest of the person's life. It offers a rare opportunity for a continuous source of revenue - something big pharma goes to great lengths to develop.

    But it mislabels yet another of life's conditions and could inhibit people from getting treatment that actually gets down to the bottom of what is going on in the person's life that drives them to take drugs and helps them change those things so they no longer desire to take the drugs. And it only takes a matter of months.

    Real treatment doesn't simply suppress symptoms, it cures the problem. Beware of drug addiction treatment that does anything less.

    Gloria MacTaggart is a freelance writer that contributes articles on health.

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  8. Thu Jul 6 16:31:29 2017
    C christie149230994 started the conversation Drug Rehab Drug Addiction.

    -image-Rehab clinics are places that have facilities to rehabilitate those with problems of drug addiction. They also restore them to normalcy. The rehabilitation required in such instances involves the capacity to manage the drug withdrawal symptoms. This can be particularly critical for those with severe addiction problems. For this reason, a rehabilitation facility is the best choice for the treatment of drug addiction.

    There are a lot of drug rehab clinics in the country. The major dilemma one faces is in choosing the right one. In the past, rehabilitation clinics were part of hospitals. They were often dreary and housed in dark and cold places. They do not offer a pleasant atmosphere that can positively contribute to putting the minds of the patients and their family members at ease. However, these have undergone vast changes. These days rehab clinics are most often located in serene surroundings in a deliberate manner offering an atmosphere of peace and beauty for you to be free of addiction and to recuperate. The clinics, at the same time, provide a place for a comfortable stay.

    Drug rehab clinics offer a variety of ways by which the drug addicts can be effectively rehabilitated. The programs consist of individual and group therapies, exercises, and nutrition classes. Rehab clinics not only treat the physical withdrawals but also take care of the psychological needs.

    You will need to choose a rehab clinic that is based on medical line of work rather than faith of which there are many. The medical credentials are important simply because only they are the ones who are trained to handle drugs and drug detoxification, especially the physical withdrawal process, and the emotional confusion on recovery.

    In order to ascertain to what extent the family can involve in the treatment process, you need to ask and obtain details of the treatment programs offered by the rehab clinics and the scope of involvement of the family in each of them. This is important as in the end the person with the drug problem has to be back in the real world and in the family. Within the rehab facility, there is of course the support of its personnel. But once outside and after recovery, it is primarily the family which is around the person. For this reason, the involvement of the family in the recovery process could have its benefits outside the rehab clinic. This will enhance recovery of the person completely.

    It should not be surprising if you observe that the residents of the rehabilitation centers, the staff and those who come for treatment, function as a community. The persons admitted for treatment also have a say in the running of this community which almost functions like an independent mini town.

    Recovery from drug addiction on your own is very hard, even with family support. That is why the assistance of rehabilitation centers is desirable. These centers deal with addiction related to a wide variety of drugs including alcohol, cocaine, or methamphetamine. Moreover, the drug rehab clinics are run professionally which means that you will be respected and taken care of as well with the objective to free you from addiction.

    Drug rehab is a good place for the recovery of some one whom you love and who has the problem. They know how to deal with the person and the pain the people around the person is going through. You should carefully choose the rehabilitation facility and seek their assistance. Drug addiction can turn out in due course to be something of the past to the person you love.

    http://www.articledashboard.com/Article/Drug-Rehab-Drug-Addiction/637975

  9. Wed Jun 28 17:55:13 2017

    In today's fast-changing and fast-paced society, many individuals acquire different kinds of health issues that originate from their failure to deal with the transformations all around them. Regrettably, many people express their inability to cope with stress and the pressures of everyday living by falling into the pitfall of addiction.

    -image-Many people that suffer from addiction are those who encounter unmanageable tendencies, which is frequently a result of depression and anxiety. By and large, these individuals are unaware of their addiction until it has completely consumed control over their lives.

    You will find numerous organizations that offer support and the necessary attention for those who want to find a remedy for their addiction and depression. Addicts can depend on rehabilitation centers such as heroin addiction treatment center to provide them a holistic recovery method that will not only let them confront their particular painful feelings but additionally teach them the best ways to control their own unfavorable thoughts and behaviors.

    It is very important for addicts to understand where their negative thoughts and destructive behavior are originating from. That's where most drug rehab rehabilitation centers vary. Some rehabilitation facilities concentrate mainly on the patients damaging behavior and neglect to provide more attention to just what truly leads to their depression and altered thinking.

    The most effective treatment is one which permits the addicts to deal with their agony and voice their feelings. Heroin addiction treatment center moves a step further by allowing the addicts to direct their strong emotions toward an even more resourceful strategy.

    By giving addicts the opportunity to convey themselves creatively, heroin addiction treatment center successfully brings them to the most effective road to recovery. This alternative procedure for addiction recovery shows addicts to evaluate their feelings and control their distress by getting more in touch with their own senses.

    There are 7 senses that examine info in a individuals surroundings, and these send equivalent information to the brain. When addicts turn out to be more responsive to their senses (sight, smell, touch, taste, hearing, balance, and inner sensations), they ultimately recognize that they can not feel their thoughts. They understand that their depression and damaging thoughts are nothing but physical sensations.

    By paying close focus on what they sense from their environment, addicts can easily find the source of their stress. They learn that every time they fret, their own thoughts send alerts to their brain. It is really not the thought that they are feeling but their bodys response to the bodily sensations induced by the thought itself.

    This is how it really works. When a person begins to worry, he or she transmits a thought which the brain recognizes as a threat. The brain then transmits information to the body to defend itself by releasing chemicals like adrenaline and cortisol. The body reacts accordingly to the information sent by the brain, signals which are generally induced by the feelings of a person who began stressing.

    Simply by comprehending this, addicts recognize the importance of paying closer focus on what they sense from their environment. They figure out how to handle their thoughts far better to enable them to prevent the possible body responses that can trigger their anxiety and depression. It is this type of habit recovery solution which sets heroin addiction treatment center apart from the others given it is where addicts learn how to be much better linked with their own humanity.

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