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    Sun Jul 9 09:44:14 2017
    L libbymcdougall4586 started the conversation Painkillers Are The New Substitutes Of Heroin Or Cocaine.

    -image-Addiction to painkiller is a common problem for people all over the world. Millions of people get addicted to it every year. Many of them die due to heavy dosage. Very few realize the aftermath and get away from it. This addiction has turned the world upside down. The addiction is so discrete that it cannot even be noticed if not observed carefully. The most shocking fact- painkiller addiction has even outraced addiction to other opiates like heroin or cocaine. Although, painkillers are not as strong as heroin or cocaine, taking 5-6 painkillers at a time can cause a nice feeling of pleasure. Although painkiller is a legal drug, millions of people use it illegally.

    Due to the accidents and injuries people end up with chronic pain and treatment in such cases are conducted with painkillers. Some people follow the exact prescription of the doctor, whereas some increase the dosage at their will. Those who follow the exact prescription do not get affected by the ill-effects of painkillers. But problem arises when people neglects the doctor's advice. With increase in the daily painkiller dosage, they gradually get dependant to it, which results to addiction to painkillers.

    Painkillers contain very little amount of opiate, consumption of which produces the same effect as that of heroin or cocaine. Opiates affect the part of the brain which controls the feeling of pleasure in a human body. Taking few painkillers at a time causes nearly the same feeling as opiates. A painkiller addict can be identified if observed carefully. Some noticeable symptoms of painkiller addiction are red and dilated eyes, sleeping for long periods of time, yawning excessively etc. The painkiller addicts always try to isolate themselves from the rest, all they know and love are the painkillers.

    If a person wants to get help for painkiller addiction, then the best alternative he or she has got is to getting admitted in well renowned drug rehabilitation center like the Drug Rehab Sunset Malibu. This private rehab can provide its patients with extra ordinary facilities. The treatment programs conducted in here along with the care and comfort are very effective for the addicted patients. The best step taken by the medical staffs of this rehab is the individual treatment program. Even the luxurious lifestyle maintained in here can compete with any world class hotel. Comfort is a very important for proper rehabilitation of a person.

    Curing the addict is not the only way for proper treatment, the cause of addiction should also be cured. Curing the cause is the only way for uprooting the opiate addiction from a person's mind and body. And for that the medical staffs get very close to the addicts and try to know their feelings.

    Once a person realizes that he is getting dependant on painkillers, he or she must take medical help as soon as possible. If the dependency on painkillers is overlooked then addiction to painkillers is sure to happen. Taking proper treatment from an opiate rehab is the way to live a normal healthy life.

    http://www.articledashboard.com/Article/Painkillers-are-the-new-substitutes-of-heroin-or-cocaine/1302507

  2. Sat Jul 8 06:04:01 2017
    L libbymcdougall4586 started the conversation Drug Rehab Prevention Techniques In Drug Addiction.

    Drug rehab

    -image-In a perfect world, the best drug addiction prevention is "not to play". All the drug rehab centers says that But it isn't that easy. Not just street drugs

    When we think about drug abuse prevention, we usually think about illegal street drugs, but we don't always think about drugs that are taken initially for legitimate medical purposes, and then later abused.

    Drug rehab Physicians prescribe narcotics to control pain, or medications to control emotional swings. Taken as prescribed, under a doctor's care, these drugs can be effective. However, they are all too often abused. Because the doctor's prescription calls for a safe dosage, but the user exceeds that safe dosage.

    Prevention not always top of mind

    Thinking about drug addiction prevention, we think of those who are already in the throws of addiction, but we don't necessarily think in terms of prevention. It's more thinking about how to deal with the problem. If an ounce of prevention is indeed worth a pound of cure, drug addiction prevention programs become very important.

    Drug abuse prevention begins early

    It's never too early to start talking to children about the dangers of drug abuse, as the drugs are everywhere. Parents' needs to have a clear and open dialog with their kids about drugs and listen to what the kids are saying. Adults need to listen carefully to pick up nuggets of information that may lead to a preventative move down the road.

    One of the best ways of communicating with children, and other adults, is to be the example. If I don't want you to use drugs or alcohol, I should not use them in the presence of an impressionable person. It's like smoking cigarettes. If mom and dad smoke, chances are the kids will smoke.

    Parents are encouraged to have an open dialog and to try to be objective about their children. "My little Johnny would never take drugs" is a seriously short-sighted statement when examined from the standpoint that every child is a potential drug abuser and addict. You can see that denial plays a big role in dealing with potential hazards.

    Strong Parenting is KEY!

    The best prevention measure for children is strong parenting, and drug addiction prevention initiatives in schools, churches and the community. Prevention programs need to adapt to the environment where the effort is taking place.

    Good programs exist for schools

    School programs have been implemented, such as the Narcotics Anonymous presentation, which gives kids an open and frank discussion about drugs. Many of the presenters are former addicts, who can speak directly to the terrible side-effects, loss of relationships and the destruction of their lives.

    The narcotics anonymous program has also been a valuable research-gathering effort, as they have learned about how children think about drugs, why they use, why they quit and in doing so, how to speak their language and communicate effectively.

    Higherpowerfoundation.orgis a comfortable residential facility for the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction. We at Higher Power Foundation help people transform their lives by providing the highest quality addiction treatment and continuing care services in a safe, serene and homely environment. We offer a comprehensive approach to the recovery process that addresses the full range of patient, family, and professional needs including treatment and continuing care for youth and adults. Our goal is to help people reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction.

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  3. Fri Jul 7 18:40:03 2017
    L libbymcdougall4586 started the conversation Heroin Addiction And Detox.

    -image-Heroin is an opiate that has lead to many addictions and deaths. It is a strongly addiction substance and anyone with aheroin addictionshould seek help immediately.Detox from heroinisn't fun, but it is the only way to start the recovery process and get an addicts life back on track.

    Heroin is known as an extremely addictive substance. Heroin addiction is prominent in the United States. It is a form of morphine that is derived from the seedpod of an opium poppy plant. It directly affects the central nervous system. Many users shifted from injecting heroin to snorting or smoking it due to the purity, they also believe that this is less likely to lead to an addiction. However, this thinking is very wrong. Other names that heroin goes by include Smack,Ska,Junk,Big H,Dope,Junk,Mud,Skag, and many others. There is a limitless list when it comes to street names for many drugs and heroin included.

    Some signs that someone is addicted to heroin include dry mouth, diminished mental capacity, as well as a lack of emotion. There are serious health concerns when it comes to an addiction to heroin. There are short term risks that include accidental fatal overdose as well as the increased risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. Long term effects include collapsed veins, heart infections, abscesses, cellulitus, liver disease, pulmonary issues as well as overdoses. Another effect of heroin abuse depends on the actual purity of the heroin used. Street heroin may additives that are insoluble. This can lead to a build up and clogged blood vessels. This can cause infection and even death of certain tissues.

    There are many withdrawal symptoms associated with detox from heroin. Heroin is addictive and the body eventually develops a tolerance for heroin and eventually thinks it needs it in order to function properly. This is why when heroin is prohibited and kept from the body, withdrawal symptoms occur. Withdrawal symptoms include restlessness, inability to sleep, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle spasms, muscle and bone pain. These symptoms can occur a few hours after the last dose of heroin. Other more severe withdrawal symptoms peak around 48 to 72 hours after the last dose and can go away after a week. Sudden withdrawal by a severely addicted individual who is in poor health can result in death. This is why detox at a detox center is so important. The medical staff at a detox center is fully equipped to handle detox symptoms and can ease the process.

    Because opiate addiction and withdrawal is painful and dangerous there are medications available to help an addict withdraw and stay sober. These include Methadone, Buprenorphine, Naloxone, and Naltrexone, these combined with proper drug rehab rehabilitation can lead to a successful recovery from a heroin addiction.

    Heroin has a long history and has lead to many addictions and deaths. Aheroin addictioncan be deadly which is why treatment is so important.Detox from heroincan be difficult however if done correctly in a proper setting it can be accomplished a full recovery can be made and a new life can begin.

  4. Thu Jul 6 22:43:11 2017
    L libbymcdougall4586 started the conversation Drug Rehab Treatment Programs For Drug Addiction.

    -image-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.

    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

  5. Thu Jul 6 13:55:36 2017
    L libbymcdougall4586 started the conversation Drug Rehab Treatment Programs For Drug Addiction.

    -image-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.

    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.

  6. Wed Jun 28 12:33:13 2017
    L libbymcdougall4586 started the conversation Free Drug Addiction Help.

    -image-Many addicts and alcoholics find themselves in a desperate situation and they need free drug addiction help. The good new is that more and more resources are being made available to people with drug addiction problems and not a lot of money. In this article I would like to discuss a number of options for people who need drug rehabilitation services and do not have the ability to pay.Free Drug Addict HelpDrug addiction has many consequences, however one of the toughest things about dealing with addiction to drugs is that the addict often has to hit rock bottom before they are willing to do the things that they need to do to get better. For most people there is a financial element to hitting bottom. So, it is almost paradox. When the addict is ready to make a change, they no longer have the money in the bank to get the rehab services that they need. And this doesn't only apply to people abusing illegal drugs. There are alcoholics and other kind of addicts such as gamblers and sex addicts who find themselves in this exact situation.The good news is that there are becoming more and more options for free drug addiction help in the world today. I want to talk about the main three ways that a person with a drug problem can go to rehab even if they do not have health insurance or a way to pay for it.1. Free drug rehab centersMany for-profit drug rehab centers actually allow a significant portion of addicts in need to come to their rehabs free of charge. These are people on scholarship or benefiting from a tax write off for the rehab. Because so many drug rehab centers are run by addicts and alcoholics in recovery, there is understanding that many addicts just need a helping hand to get back on their feet. And these addiction treatment centers will allow people to come to the rehab free of charge.The way to find out if a drug rehab center offers a free rehab stay is to simply start looking around. These programs are not, for obvious reasons, aggressively advertised by the treatment centers themselves. However, many will make mention of such policies on their websites in the FAQ section or elsewhere. So the best way to find out if any of the drug rehab centers is your area subscribe to this way of doing business is to check online and make phone calls.2. State funded drug rehabMany states in the United States offer their residents the chance for all expense paid rehab at a state treatment center. These centers use the same techniques as the for-profit rehabs in teaching recovery principles. They can be very effective in helping addicts get off drugs. The bad news is that the number of services vary by state. Therefore, the best way to find out what services for free drug rehabilitation your state offers is to get on the health services page of your state's .gov website and check for yourself.3. Charitable rehabThe other option for addicts in need of free rehab is a charitable organization like the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army operates free rehab centers in most states in the United States and have helped millions of low income and homeless people to get off drugs for a while. You can check the Salvation Army website to see if there is a location in your state.As you can see there is free help for drug addiction if you know where to look. Free drug rehab can help give people and opportunity to get their lives and straightened out at a cost that they can afford even if they have hit rock bottom.If you are looking for more information about free help for addicts, you may be interested in these Infobarrel Articles:No Cost Drug Rehab ServicesNo Insurance Drug Rehab Centers

  7. Mon Jun 26 17:24:43 2017
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