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 …

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 …

Drug addiction is classified as a physical or psychological dependence on a drug.

It can be both. Addiction can occur with drugs as common as aspirin or as insidious as amphetamines, cocaine or heroin. Some people are genetically wired for addiction, while others need several exposures to a substance to become addicted. Very few substances are considered non-addictive, because psychological dependency can occur at any time. For some people, drug addiction is a way of life that will never stop. For others, they have the potential of quitting at any time. Psychological dependency occurs when the user becomes emotionally attached to the substance. Without it, they may feel strong “comfort cravings”, which do not alleviate any pains and provide little, if any physical pleasure. Physical dependency, on the other hand, happens when the …

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 Rehabilitation – No easy options

Drug Rehabilitation centers provide the essential support that addicts need, if they are to kick their drug habit. Drug rehabilitation is best handled in a residential setting, where the clients have no access with the outside world. Mobile phones, Internet access and phone calls are not allowed. This is to prevent clients arranging illicit supplies and undoing all the good work being done. They are not rest homes and many addicts find the regime unpleasant, but that is only to be expected with any system that deprives them of their daily drug needs. Before sending an addict for treatment you should visit the center and assess for yourself the level of care and treatment provided. Having made a careful decision …

Drug Rehab – The Basics

Drug and alcohol addiction is a disease where the individual suffering will need to detox or enter into rehab to recover. Addiction cannot be cured, so the individual might have craving’s their whole lives, but the addict can still live a happy, healthy life if they abstain from the substance. When substance abuse is stop, there are several withdrawal symptoms that occur, ranging from mild to severe, depending on the individual and the substance. Withdrawal from a chemical may be done at home or in a hospital, but should always been done under medical supervision, as detoxification from a chemical is always dangerous. Many individual might want to take the drug just one last time in order to cease the …

Drug Addiction And Withdrawal Symptoms

An addict is a person who has an uncontrollable compulsion to repeat a behavior regardless of its negative consequence. There are many drugs that can lead to a condition recognized as addiction. The common symptoms are a craving for more of the drug, increased psychological tolerance to exposure, and withdrawal symptoms in the absence of the stimulus. A risk of dependency exists in most drugs that directly provide pleasure or relief. There are two types of dependency – physical and psychological. Physical dependency on a substance is defined by the appearance of characteristic withdrawal symptoms when the drug is suddenly discontinued. Opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, alcohol and nicotine are well known addictive drugs known for their ability to induce physical dependence. …

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 …

Common Symptoms of Prescription Drug Addiction

There are many common signs that people addicted to prescription drugs often exhibit. Prescription drug addiction symptoms are pretty universal, occurring in most addicts, such as an increased tolerance for the drug, and physical dependence on the drug. Treatment can begin once the symptoms are recognized and the addict realizes that he or she has a problem. Kicking a prescription drug addiction can be difficult and painful, but it is infinitely better than a lifetime wasted on drugs. One of the main signs of a prescription drug addiction is that the user develops an increased tolerance for the drug. This means that the user needs an increased amount of the drug to get the same effects that used to result …

Importance of Psychoactive Drugs in Managing ADHD

More and more children have been diagnosed with ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This is a condition that usually presents itself during childhood years, and is characterized by a consistent string of inattention and hyperactivity, with forgetfulness, poor impulse control and distractability. According to a recent survey by the University at Buffalo, about five percent of children in classrooms have students with ADHD and another five percent have ADHD but are undiagnosed. In dealing with this kind of disorder, those children with ADHD are placed on psychoactive medications by their family physician, generally upon initial recommendation by officials from the child’s school. Some experts on ADHD treatment, however, believe that there are other effective alternatives to medication. Some doctors …

How To Select The Right Drug And Alcohol Rehab Center

A person suffering from an alcohol or drug addiction needs help immediately. Without it, it is highly likely he will continue down a never-ending path of self-destruction that could ultimately lead to death. Unfortunately, drug and alcohol addiction are both extremely difficult to overcome. Therefore, the only way most addicts are able to truly fight the battle against drugs and alcohol is to receive addiction treatment through a reputable drug rehab program. Furthermore, it is essential that the addict find the rehab center that is best suited for him and his personality because if care is not taken to find a program compatible with his needs, a relapse is highly probable. * The Specialty Not all drug rehab centers specialize …