Drug Addiction Rehab Treatment

Perhaps one of the most effective ways to treat a drug addiction is to seek rehab treatment in a licensed rehab facility. Drug addiction is no laughing matter and can be very serious when a person begins to go through the recovery process. A rehab treatment center can provide so much when it comes to successfully beating drug addiction. When a person has become addicted to drugs, their body has become used to having drugs in its system. Taking the drug away produces often severe withdrawal symptoms that can be medically problematic. Rehab treatment centers have medical staff that can help ease the often excruciating pain of detoxification, and they can monitor the condition of the person so that the …

Drug Addiction in the Philippines

With much of the focus on drug use in the United States, many people probably don’t pay much attention to drug addiction in the Philippines. Why should we? Because it is an ever-increasing problem for the people of that country and they shouldn’t be ignored. Drug addiction in the Philippines has increased at alarming rates since World War II. Sadly, the reasons why aren’t clear cut. Most of the drug users in the Philippines are young people. Illicit drugs that are present include marijuana, LSD, opiates, and barbiturates. While there are no hard fast statistics available, it is estimated that as many as 60,000 young people in the Philippines are dealing with drug addiction. Within a period of ten years, …

Drug Addiction and Drug Abuse

People use drugs for a variety of reasons – mostly, though, to numb the pain of everyday life so they don’t have to face it. Eventually drug use turns to drug abuse and finally to drug addiction. Most people use the two terms interchangeably, but the truth is there is a difference between drug abuse and drug addiction. Drug abuse is the use of illegal drugs or the inappropriate use of legal drugs. People who abuse drugs are using them to obtain a specific feeling – a “high” – that they can’t get from other substances. Often drug abuse is recreational with the drugs being used to loosen a person up and make them feel like they fit in with …

What To Look For When Evaluating Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Options: The Three

People with Medicare can start saving money by enrolling in the government’s prescription drug plan, and with open enrollment running through May 15, 2006, there is still time to save. “This is the most significant change to Medicare since the program’s inception, and it will offer people with Medicare more choices than ever before,” said Scott Latimer, M.D., Central and North Florida Market President for Senior Products at Humana, one of the nation’s leading private sector Medicare insurers. “In order to select the plan that best meets their needs, beneficiaries will need to carefully evaluate their options prior to enrolling.” When choosing a plan, people with Medicare and their family members and friends involved in the process need to factor …

Wondering About a Wonder Pill? Buy Cialis, Online!

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Truth About Drugs Without Prescription

Online internet pharmacies are fast gaining popularity. It is just one among the millions of virtual shops that one can find over the Internet. A CNN news article says that there are now about 100 million websites in the internet with around 48 million of those sites considered as active or updated on a regular basis. These websites contain a wide range of topics and practically covers the entire spectrum of human knowledge and experience. In the United States alone, there are at least 54 million different websites that would be impossible for an average person to visit during one’s lifetime. Some of the most frequently visited sites include Google, Yahoo, Youtube, Facebook, and Wikipedia — which are categorized as …

Truly Bizarre Taxes: The Tax on Illegal Drugs

One can never underestimate the enthusiasm that politicians have for trying to hunt up tax revenues. The creativity of some politicians can lead to bizarre taxes and unfortunate results. Taxes on Illegal Drugs One argument for the legalization of various narcotics is that massive tax revenues would be created. Interestingly, a few states already are trying to collect such taxes! More than 10 states have tried to tax people that possess illegal drugs. For example, Kansas levies a drug tax on dealers as soon as they take possession of the substance. To avoid prosecution for failure to pay the drug tax, individuals possessing the drugs are supposed to purchase “drug tax stamps” and attach the stamps to the drugs in …

Harvard Drug Research Fraud and Cover-up: How Off-Label Profiteering Works

Harvard Drug Research Fraud and Cover-up: How Off-Label Profiteering Works Drug company money influences and corrupts research. That is a given. What is less understood is why drug manufacturers spend billions for research on off-label uses for their products – uses that were never cleared with the FDA when the drug was submitted for approval. Off-label use allows drug companies to get “through the back door” what they could never, and I mean never, get away with by going directly to the FDA for approval for a new use of a product – what is known today as an off-label use. You would hope that researchers wouldn’t corrupt the commercial experimentation of a new, or off-label, use of a drug …

How Prescription Diet Pills Work

Diet Pills come in three different varieties – prescription, over the counter (OTC) and herbal supplements. The only way to purchase prescription diet pills is with a medical doctor’s prescription. Prescription diet pills are tested and continually monitored by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). You can purchase OTC diet pills at a drugstore, pharmacy, health food or vitamin store. OTC diet pills are still monitored by the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. To purchase herbal diet pills or dietary supplements at drugstores, supermarkets, vitamin and health food stores. The FDA considers herbal diet pills to be food products, which fall under the control of the Center for Food Safety …

Hoodia Diet Pill- Natures Cure for Obesity

Our brain, the seat of wisdom, is difficult to fool. You feign fatigue, but your brain can well see through your act. If you are on diet to reduce weight, your brain will always keep you alert to your hunger, thus always pushing you to break resolutions of eating less. And herein laid the problem of fats. Nevertheless, scientists engaged in finding a solution to obesity were not ready to relent, even if that meant fooling the brain. Hoodia diet pill is the result of such constant research. Scientists discovered that nomads in the deserts of Kalahari, who went on hunting, would consume a cactus called Hoodia to get over the hunger. What was in the cacti that helped dampen …

Helping The Elderly Avoid Prescription Drug Problems

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, there are over 33 million people in the U.S. who care for an aging relative or friend. Caregivers need to be aware that drug errors can happen and may be serious, but often are preventable. The problem stems largely from the multiple drugs seniors are prescribed and the complex network of physicians and pharmacists caring for them. According to Medco Health Solutions, Inc., the average senior takes nine prescription medications a year. One in four seniors sees four or more different physicians and uses three or more different pharmacies. To help prevent errors: • Make and take a medication list including prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications, any vitamins or herbal supplements and present …

e-Drugs Just a Click Away

You must have shopped through internet. Isn’t it convenient to use this medium to order goods of your choice and get them delivered at your doorstep. What more, you can order items from around the world using websites that specifically serve this purpose. Ordering medicines through an online pharmacy is the latest in this trend. These online or e-pharmacies are drugstores that fulfill your medication order and deliver them to your home. You don’t have to spend time in visiting the doctor and then going to a drugstore to buy the prescribed medicines. It makes even more sense if you are on long term medication. These pharmacies have a panel of registered medical practitioners who can provide online consultation and …

Through the years the legal profession has had more and more influence on our society.

Today it seems that people take less and less responsibility for their actions and would rather take their chances in court with a lawyer at their side. All businesses are so careful to avoid a law suit that employees are treated less and less like people. A few years ago if an employer would suspect an employee of using drugs they would offer assistance and hold their job until they were able to straighten out their lives. Today if someone is suspected of drug use all the employees may be subjected to drug tests so as not to single out the person with the problem. This situation has occurred in the office that I work in. One of the supervisors, …

Drug Abuse

No one ever wants to talk about drug abuse, but for many families, there comes a time when you have to deal with it. Even if you don’t know anyone who is on drugs at any given time, you still have to talk to your children to make sure they know the dangers. Sometimes not talking to your children may seem easier than trying to find the right words to say, but this often backfires. Kids are curious, and if they aren’t aware of how you feel about something, they may not think it is any big deal. Drug abuse can happen with illegal drugs as well as with over the counter medicines. For some kids, taking prescription drugs is …

Genes and weight loss pills

Ever wonder why people try to lose weight by dieting and weight training and only see minimal results? What are they doing wrong? Medical specialists believe that genes play a major factor in this losing weight. These specialists believe that genes determine one’s body type. Some body types contain more body fat than others and vice-versa. They believe that everyone has inherited and specific body types. Body types have been categorized into three basic categories: ectomorph, mesomorph, and endomorph. Body types elaborated The ectomorph body is tall and thin. This body can be distinguished by light bones and small muscles. Studies show ectomorphs encounter difficulty gaining weight and body mass no matter how hard they train or even if they …

Generic Drugs vs Branded Drugs- the tussle is on

Generic and cost efficient The question is not much about money when it comes to prioritizing life and death; but when the more relevant and more useful drug comes at half the cost of curing than with a branded drug, people opt for the generic version. Why, that appears to be the best choice for many in future too. What Generic drugs have done is to open up a new vista in the field of treating the sick at a lower cost. Now for those wondering what exactly a generic drug is, here is the answer. Any drug that is manufactured and sold by the company other than the actual patent holder comes under the category of generic drug. What …