Treatment for Alcohol Addiction

*+-The options for alcohol addiction treatment vary hugely, from the prescription of drugs that are intended to make a person sick if they drink, to a continuous course of hundreds of meetings at support groups. In this area, there has been no standardization of treatment that has proven to be successful. Across the nation, the success rate for recovery at most treatment programs ranges from 16% to 20%. Some programs run at an even lower success rate than this. This singular lack of success can be very difficult for the family of an alcoholic who desperately wishes for his or…

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How to Recover from Heroin

*+-Finding out that a loved one has been using and is addicted to heroin is a terrible moment for any parent, sibling or other family member. Just as tragic is the fact that many heroin addicts go through rehab after rehab without finding stable recovery. That is the reason for the rise of the many other alternatives to real recovery from heroin addiction. These programs go a certain way down the road of helping a heroin addict achieve a better life but many stop there. There are programs in Europe, the US and Canada that provide heroin addicts with medical…

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Alternative Recovery Resources

*+-It’s true that drug or alcohol addiction is a condition not only the mind but also of the body. Bodies become dependent on drugs. As their tolerance grows, it takes more of a drug or alcohol to create the same effect that used to be created by a smaller amount. When the drug is withdrawn, the body goes through aches, pains and sickness as it tries to adjust back to its normal physical processes without drugs. An individual becomes accustomed to dealing with life’s problems by drinking or using drugs. When high or drunk, it is harder to feel pain,…

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Where Does the Need for Alcohol Abuse Rehab Start?

*+-For some young people, the need for alcohol abuse rehab starts with the very first drink. They never really leave liquor or alcohol alone after that. They continue to drink and most of them will add other drugs to the mix. If use continues steadily and quantities climb, the person is surely looking at a need for addiction rehabilitation. In 2010, the average age people started using alcohol was just a little over 17 years. However, this figure includes everyone, even those who started drinking after they turned 21, which would increase the overall average. If you just look at…

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Narconon Program Provides Alcohol Abuse Rehab by Repairing the Damage

*+-In the field of alcoholism recovery, it is unfortunately considered the norm for one of three things to happen: A person goes to a drug rehab center for alcoholism, finishes the program and returns home, only to relapse and go back to the drug rehab again and sometimes multiple times. Or a person goes to hundreds of meetings that do provide some support but he or she never seems to be able to leave the addiction behind and move on. Or both happen together. There’s not many places where it is expected that a person will be able to make…

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Rehab for Club Drugs

*+-“Club drugs” refers to a category of drugs that are often used at parties, nightclubs, dance clubs and large musical events directed at young attendees. This class of drug includes mostly synthetic drugs of recent origin, while more familiar drugs like cocaine, marijuana and alcohol are also widely used at these venues. The most popular club drugs are ones like Ecstasy, GHB, mephedone and ketamine. Older drugs like LSD and PCP may also be used but less often. Ecstasy is the most popular and well-known drug. It is addictive, sometimes quickly so, and can cause death when a person overheats.…

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How Tim Got Off Meth

*+-Tim is a big man with a calm and humble air. But he told a rather startling story about substance abuse, addiction and drug trafficking in Texas. He started using marijuana and alcohol in high school but they were never used so much that they were problems. The drug that did bring him to his knees was methamphetamine, a drug that was destructive not only for him but for his entire home town in Texas. He was in his early 20s when he first used methamphetamine. A friend brought the drug to his bachelor party. He didn’t touch it for…

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How to Treat Alcoholism

*+-Unfortunately from the viewpoint of treatment, alcoholism has as one of its characteristics that the drinker will almost always deny that he has an alcohol problem. This fact makes it frustrating for family members who want to help the alcoholic cease his alcohol consumption and face his drinking problem. It also is sad that this very behavior often continues the addiction without end. It is only when the alcoholic finally does decide he needs help to handle his perpetual addiction that family members can then assist him to find an effective treatment and rehab program. Families often find out that…

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Seeking Recovery for Crack Cocaine Addiction

*+-When crack cocaine roared through the American landscape in the late 1980s, it tore many people away from their productive, enjoyable lives and their families. Crack is a toxic drug, very harsh and quickly addictive. Those who became addicted to crack in many cases quickly lost everything and resorted to criminal actions to support their habits. Men may resort to criminal acts like theft and muggings and some women may use prostitution as solutions. When a person is at their worst in the midst of crack cocaine addiction, it may seem like an impossible dream that they would ever be…

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Brandon’s Pain Relievers Lead to Addiction

*+-As a teen, Brandon was a BMX rider — bicycle motocross or stunt riding — and that led to him tearing ligaments in his knee. The injury resulted in his being prescribed opiate pain medication and that started him on the road to addiction. Today, Brandon shows his BMX roots by sporting a knit cap pulled low with wild dark strands of hair flying every which way. Now in his early 20s, he still has a boyish look, with glossy dark eyes and a couple of piercings here and there. Brandon has just finished recovering his sobriety at one of…

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