Drug Addiction Treatment Programs

For people who are struggling with drug addiction, the good news is that there are now many treatment programs available to help them with their recovery. At one point in time, treatment programs for drug addiction were cold and stark addressing only the addiction itself not the psychological implications brought about by that addiction. Now, the treatment programs that are available focus on healing not only the body but the mind as well. They realize that drug addiction is more than just a physical craving for drugs, it also take control of the mind to keep the addict using and prevent total recovery. There are a variety of in-patient rehab centers that offer treatment for drug addiction. These programs are …

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 Disease

Drug addiction is a disease. There’s no doubt about that. In fact experts say that drug addiction is more of a brain disease than anything else. Scientific advances have offered amazing insights into how the brain works and what drugs do to the way the brain functions. Luckily, however, this disease is treatable and curable. Although drug use initially is voluntary once an addiction develops, that control is markedly changed. Imaging studies have shown specific abnormalities in the brains of some, but not all, addicted individuals. While scientific advancements in the understanding of addiction have occurred at unprecedented speed in recent years, unanswered questions remain that highlight the need for further research to better define the neurobiological processes involved in …

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 …

Symptoms of Drug Addiction

The symptoms of drug addiction can often be masked by other problems in a person’s life. Drug use becomes an addiction when a person has a compulsive need to use drugs without care or regard for the consequences that might arise either physically or emotionally. There are plenty of signs and symptoms to look for to tell if you or someone you love has a drug addiction. Probably first on the list would be the inability to resist taking the drug. People who are addicted to drugs can’t imagine functioning in life without the help of their drug of choice. They go to great lengths to obtain the drug and use it on a regular basis often over-indulging at times. …

The drugs don’t work?

Depression. It’s that disorder that has become seemingly fashionable amongst celebrities, up there with ‘exhaustion.’ Because to put the label of ‘depressed’ on oneself is to excuse not wanting to get out of bed in the morning as something chemically based and therefore unavoidable. At the slightest hint of a struggle in life, “I’m depressed” is a license to reach for the Prozac and all is rosy once again. But the haphazard way in which many practitioners are all too quick to write someone off as ‘depressed’ has left the disorder, which in its pure clinical sense is debilitating and soul-destroying, somewhat ridiculed such that “I’m depressed” will be received by most with “Yeah, yeah; go take your happy pills …

The Picture of Drug Addiction

When you think of drug addiction, what kind of picture do you get in your mind? Do you see a person dressed in tattered clothes sitting in a rain soaked alley with needle in hand? Do you picture addiction in terms of a person begging on the street for money to buy just one more hit? The picture of drug addiction can be either of these images, but you might surprised to learn that there is another side of drug addiction you may never have thought of. Consider that the picture of drug addiction includes a man in a business suit sitting at a desk every day working a full-time job. He has a family, children, a dog, and a …

Pillar Candles Make Ideal Decorations For All Occasions

From the large variety of candle models available on the market, pillar candles are probably among the most appreciated. Almost all candle manufacturers have included specific pillar candle lines in their collections, in a large number of colors, whether scented or not. Pillars also come in several shapes, the most common of which are round and square. Now, let’s have a closer look at the occasions when this type of candle is successfully used, both in day to day life and in church. I should perhaps mention that very often people use groups of several pillar candles. When and where? Given their size variations, pillar candles go very well with wedding candle arrangements. Groupings of such candles, but of different …

Drug Tests

If you have never had to have a drug test, you should know that you might have to in the future. Many jobs today are asking new employees to take a test, and you may not be able to get your new job unless you have done so. It is becoming more and more common, and you should be prepared to take one at any time when you are employed. Companies do this to protect themselves, and you can certainly understand why this may be. An employee on drugs are not only dangerous, they are a huge liability. I have had to take one drug test in my life, and the procedure was pretty simple. Most drug tests are like …

Drugs And Alcohol Are Not The Answers To Your Problems

Using drugs and alcohol are not the answers to your problems. They might make you feel better for a while but sooner or later you will have to face your fears and anxieties. In the meantime, here are some reasons why drugs and alcohol are not the answers to your problems. They are dangerous to your health. People die from using drugs and abusing alcohol. They do nothing for your short term or long-term health. Regardless of what you think, drugs and alcohol do nothing but add more problems. Avoiding your fears and your problems are not the answers. Eventually, you will have no choice but to confront your fears and stresses. Save yourself the time and heartache and confront …

There’s no doubt that many plagues tarnish the world as we know it.

From hunger, to disease, to birth defects, to war; it seems like there is no end to the struggle. Then there are folks out there who add more evil to the game of life. I’m referring to drug addiction and alcoholism. What is the point of all this. These are without a doubt choices that can be made. So many people struggle without the benefit of choices, and yet others choose to destroy themselves. Does this ring any bells with anyone? What a stupid question, huh? Maybe you or someone you know has been afflicted with drug addiction? Are you aware of the initial reason for taking the drugs? My guess is stupidity. Possibly a lack of will power or …

Drug Rehab Treatment Healing Ideas

Drug Treatment Recovery Healing My friend Susan was going on vacation for a month and asked me to substitute for her at the local drug rehab center at her Wednesday yoga and meditation class. It truly was an experience I’ll never forget as I watched people’s bodies and minds relax.I was struck by the strong determination that was applied towards learning the different forms of breathing as well as various meditations. I think the residents found it helpful to see they could channel the same drive they had used to locate drugs to their own healing. It’s always good to use try and direct the natural tendencies you have for a higher purpose. For instance, an “addictive” personality can redirect …

Drug Addiction And Recovery

Several emotional or psychological reasons may drive you into taking drugs. At times it is mere curiosity that propels you to develop an addiction to drugs over time. Drug addiction refers to the compulsive use of psychoactive drugs to such a level at which the user of drugs has no other way out and continues to use it. Though addiction to drugs like opium have been common since historical times it is in recent times that the problem has been exacerbated significantly. This is mainly due to the cultivation of plants yielding drugs, advancements in biochemistry and improvements in means of getting access to drugs. The introduction of purified forms of active biological agents and the synthesis of new substances …

Choosing A Pillar Candle Holder – Many Designs To Choose From

A pillar candle holder can be metal, wood, or glass. The choices of candle holders are almost as endless as the different types of pillar candles. A frosted glass pillar candle holder is the perfect one to choose for your aromatherapy candle. The frosted glass accentuates the color of the candle and protects the wood of your table at the same time. If you relay like to match the wood of the furniture with the candleholder, then you can choose a wooden pillar candle holder. Metal holders for pillar candles are also very elegant and have intricate carvings. Although pillar candles are usually round, they can be any size that you want. If you make your own candles, this is …

Self-Help Books Instead Of Pills

According to the US National Committee for Quality Health Assurance, more than 11 million Americans (about 1 in 20) have major depression. Interestingly, only about half of these are still taking medication six months after being diagnosed. If these wonder drugs are so great, why do so many people stop taking them? Could it be that they are not getting the results they want or people are getting fed up with the unwanted side effects? As no single antidepressant has been shown to be any more effective than any other, the choice of which drug to prescribe is often based on their different side effects! These often include weight gain, headaches, nausea, stomach pain, loss of libido – and the …