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16 Oct
Traversing The Socioeconomics Of Addiction Many forms of addiction start as a means to escape the psychological and socioeconomic costs of poverty. For the financially fortunate, addiction acts as a medium for self-fulfillment and instant gratification. Addicts, when intoxicated with their substance of preference, think that only they are affected on a personal level. But substance abuse has significant direct and indirect costs, not just for the individual, but also for the family, the [...]
Addiction Problem, Behavioural Addiction, Drug Abuse & Drug Addiction, Drug Use, Gambling Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Prescription Drug Addiction, Recreational Drug Addiction, Socioeconomic Status Read More
03 Oct
Chronic Pain Treatment For People Addicted To Painkillers Many people today suffer from severe pain, meaning they are experiencing pain on a regular basis. Some suffer daily, while others may have different conditions, such as nerve pain, that flare up depending on the person's stress level. For those suffering from chronic pain, it can be very difficult to find an effective treatment, and this only gets harder if the patient happens to have history of addiction to opioid [...]
Addiction Recovery, Chronic Pain, Fentanyl Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Pain Management, Prescription Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs, Rehab and Recovery Read More
02 Oct
When One Is Not Enough: The Menace Of Doctor Shopping When people mention shopping addicts or shopaholics, they usually refer to those who compulsively buy products or services, never doctors. But there is such a thing as ‘doctor shopping’. Sadly, there is not yet any equivalent addiction treatment program, like Shopaholics Anonymous, for this type of addictive behavior. What is doctor shopping? Also known as ‘double doctoring’, this phenomenon of many themes is the practice of seeing multiple treatment providers [...]
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12 Sep
Fentanyl: The Ebola Of Opioids This guy can make dope out of the dirt in your pockets,” a DEA agent said about George Marquardt in a 1993 interview with the Canberra Times. He was referring to a legendary kingpin known as the ‘Drug Wizard of Wichita’. He called Marquardt “the very best illicit chemist in the history of American drug making—and one of the deadliest.” Marquardt, a self-taught chemist and gadgeteer from Kansas, ran [...]
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22 Aug
Addiction During Pregnancy: What It Means For Mother And Baby Addiction During Pregnancy: An Overview People with substance use disorders suffer from the stigma of being addicts. Because of societal stereotypes, woman are stigmatized far more than are men. With pregnancy added to the mix, the pressure can be immeasurable. It intensifies the effects of the stigmatization on the physical and mental health of the mother, and this affects the well-being of the fetus. It can also mean that the [...]
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21 Aug
The Opioid Crisis In Canada Every few months or so, there is a news report about the number of deaths caused by opioid overdose. Opioids have been in our society for hundreds of years, stemming from opium which was derived from the poppy plant. The common forms of these drugs- such as morphine, codeine, oxycodone and fentanyl- are strong pain killers that have addictive properties due to their ability to create a euphoric state of [...]
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19 Aug
When Youthful Dreams Become Nightmares: The Tragedy Of Teenage Addiction They say aging and death are the great equalizers. They don’t discriminate. Drug addiction should join the list. It is present in all walks of life. It doesn’t care about race, creed, gender, status, or age. Or if you’re the son of a mega-rich hotelier. Gary Mendell lost his son Brian to opioid abuse disorder in 2011, when Brian died by suicide. Mendell admitted that he hadn't [...]
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19 Jan
Signs Of Drug Addiction Withdrawals That Are Easy To Identify What is withdrawal? Drug withdrawal is a series of symptoms that drug addicts may experience during the initial part of recovery known as detox. The drug withdrawal meaning stems from the physical and emotional cravings that an addict experiences as their drug of choice leaves their system.Being a drug addict fills a person with many fears and doubts about the future; one of the biggest is about how painful [...]
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13 Jan
Signs of Drug Addiction You Can Detect Instantly The signs of drug addiction aren't as obvious as most people think; millions of people around the world struggle with addiction while hiding it from their friends, family and coworkers.Do you suspect someone you know has a drug addiction? Maybe it's your best friend, your spouse, or even your parent. Or maybe you're worried that you have a problem. Often times, people who start using drugs recreationally discover that [...]
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10 Jan
Can I Treat Myself, Or Do I Go To Rehab For Drug Addiction? One of the biggest questions someone who wants to quit using drugs has is "How can a rehab treat drug addiction?" Some people feel too far gone. Others have seen friends and family go through rehab only to relapse and think it's pointless. Recovery is never beyond redemption; you can find a rehab that offers professional treatments for specific drug addictions and that can assist during withdrawals to get you [...]
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