When most people speak of drug addiction they think in terms of street drugs such as cocaine, ecstasy or heroin. While these substances are certainly dangerous, prescription drugs can be equally so. The abuse of prescription drugs has become a growing problem in the U.S., and it could be argued that these drugs are more dangerous than their street level counterparts precisely because they are legally available from doctors. However, a growing number of regulators and healthcare providers are promoting the idea of prescription drug monitoring to prevent addiction and overdose.Read More
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In 2016 the FDA finally announced that it had approved the treatment of opioid addiction via implant. This implant is the first of its kind and functions as a subdermal, extensive use device which utilizes buprenorphine. This ruling has caused excitement both within the healthcare and rehab field as it gives doctors and providers new tools with which to battle opioid addiction, which has become a growing problem in many American cities.Read More
Being a single parent can be tough, but being addicted to drugs or alcohol will make things even harder. The decision of a single parent to enter rehab is difficult for both them and their children, but may be necessary in order for them to get the help and care they need. Quality rehab for single parents can be costly, and the parent must decide who will be responsible for their children during their stay in the treatment facility.Read More
Naloxone is a medication that can be used to reverse the symptoms of opiates. As a result it has become an important tool within rehab centers when treating patients that are addicted to opioids. At the same time, there are a number of myths which are associated with this substance, and when it comes to drugs, addiction and treatment it is important to separate myths from facts, as lives depend on it.
Naloxone has been used since the 1960s, especially among emergency responders. Some police officers carry it with them today, so that they can have it on hand during emergencies which are life threatening. Physicians use it as an antidote for overdosing, and it is commonly used in rehab centers for patients who are addicted to heroin.Read More
Nutrition plays an important role in the ability to recover from addiction. People who drink or do drugs will often have a sense of fullness even when they haven’t eaten much. These are referred to as being empty calories and over time can lead to malnutrition. Alcohol and drugs prevent the body from correctly absorbing and processing nutrients while removing toxins. This, as you can imagine, can lead to a variety of health problems.Read More