August 7, 2014

Tragic Reality of Substance Abuse in South Africa

Tragic Reality of Substance Abuse in South Africa South Africa, a giant in the global drug trade, is at breaking point with the number of child addicts reaching an all-time high. Research has found that substance abuse in South Africa is double that of the global average and ranked in the top 10 countries concerning […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Children, Cocaine, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Heroin, Homeless, Substance Abuse, Teenagers
July 21, 2014

Heroin Increases in Popularity

Heroin Increases in Popularity The popularity of heroin is rising in many areas of America that have not previously been the focus of or associated with the illegal narcotic drug. In the latest surveys, heroin abusers are likely to be suburban dwellers, white, with an average age in their late 20s; compared to a fifty […]

Addiction Recovery, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Heroin, Methadone, Painkiller, Substance Abuse
June 23, 2014

Taking Prescription Pills While Avoiding Addiction

Taking Prescription Pills While Avoiding Addiction When prescription medications are used in any way other than as prescribed, they are being misused and abused. The consequences of this abuse have been steadily worsening, reflected in increased treatment admissions, emergency room visits, and overdose deaths related to opioid painkillers. Abuse can happen when patients self-medicate by […]

Abuse, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Heroin, Substance Abuse
June 18, 2014

The Benefit of Harm Reduction for Heroin Addicts

The Benefit of Harm Reduction for Heroin Addicts People have often heard of abstinence based addiction treatment, but are less familiar with the concept of harm reduction. Harm reduction abstinence. In the past, many people have not believed that harm reduction could work, that it would only encourage drug addiction and crime. This fear has not […]

Addiction Recovery, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Depression, Drug Treatment, Heroin, Medical, Painkiller, Substance Abuse
June 13, 2014

The Junkie Next Door

The Junkie Next Door When most people think of a heroin addict, they often mentally picture a poor, unkempt looking young man living on the streets of a large city. This imagined “junkie” is rarely white, usually black or Latino. In the 1960s this was close to the truth; 82% of first time heroin users […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Depression, Doctor, Drug Treatment, Heroin, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
June 6, 2014

Addiction and Mental Disorders: Are They Related?

Addiction and Mental Disorders: Are They Related? Scientists have linked mental disorders to addiction, noting that addicts often have one or more co-occurring mental disorders. Consider these facts: Research has shown babies exposed to legal and illegal drugs in the womb, suffer slow intellectual development and affected behavior later in life, and have a higher […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Anxiety, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Depression, Drug Treatment, Exercise, Heroin, Medical, Mental Health, Methadone, Painkiller, Smoking, Substance Abuse
June 4, 2014

Painkiller and Heroin Addiction Threat

Painkiller and Heroin Addiction Threat Addiction is sometimes described as a growing loss of self-control regarding the abuse of substances. Abusing prescription pain medicines can result in opioid drug addiction and lead to heroin use, a more common problem than many people realize. With rising numbers of heroin users across the United State, drug addiction […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Heroin, Methadone, Painkiller, Substance Abuse
May 7, 2014

Ibogaine: Can You Hallucinate Heroin Out of Your Life?

Ibogaine: Can You Hallucinate Heroin Out of Your Life?   From time to time, I am asked to analyze the treatments discussed in various media articles. “Can this really work?” I am questioned. In this case, can a person hallucinate away addiction? Will participation in shamanic rites create healing without any other treatment? This article […]

Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Heroin, Holistic Treatment Protocols, Medical, Mental Health, Uncategorized
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