Generally, women require a gender specific approach in the treatment of their substance abuse issues. Substance abuse is different for women and their reasons for using are usually different from male addicts.
Alcohol Abuse Treatment and Addiction treatment may be often discussed as separate thing, but alcohol is just another substance that humans can become addicted to. Instead of alcohol abuse and addiction being discussed as requiring a different treatment, they will be treated as though the doctors and psychiatrists are treating the same problem, addiction. Continue reading
Private health insurance plans can help families to cover the high costs of drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment programs. Residential rehab centers usually run in the tens of thousands of dollars for the recommended length of stay to be successful in maintaining long-term addiction recovery, which is ninety days.
Methadone is a prescription drug that sometimes causes an addiction in individuals who begin using it for a legitimate reason, usually as a method of treatment for another drug addiction or as a pain medication. Many people are able to take it effectively without developing a dependence on it. However, it can cause a very strong physical and psychological addiction in individuals who abuse it. Continue reading
In the beginning cocaine abuse doesn’t seem as bad is it ends up being. A little bit seems to put a nice spin on everything you do. But cocaine turns that spin into a fast moving spiral. That bump that you wanted becomes the line that you need. Then it becomes constant use, all day long. No longer are you using cocaine while you are doing other activities. You are now managing to do other things while you use cocaine. Finally you are using cocaine in places, and around people, that you never thought you would. No matter how much you increase your use, you will never get back to the feeling of the first high. Continue reading
Searching for an addiction treatment facility can be frustrating. You finally decide to get recovery, probably after some serious wrestling with the thought. Now you have to wade through information. You have to search through websites like this one. We know it can feel like you are wasting time. It’s not though. It is an important step, finding the right fit for your recovery. Continue reading
A recent study has shown that cocaine addiction and abuse can dull the brain’s sensitivity to rewards. This means that the individual will no longer feel as much pleasure from things in life that make most people happy. This research was conducted at the United States Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. The participants included eighteen adults who were cocaine addicts along with a control group of eighteen adults who were not addicts. Similar studies have been performed in the past and discovered the same results of cocaine addicts’ brains not reacting to rewards as strongly as a healthy brain would. Continue reading