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  • Communities battle heroin and opioid epidemic nationwide

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 04-20-2015 Category: Addiction Treatment, Drug Rehab, Heroin Treatment
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    battle heroin and opioid epidemic nationwide

    From coast to coast, a vicious scourge of heroin- and opioid-related overdoses and deaths are occurring in both large metropolitan cities and small rural communities. This epidemic, which has been growing for the past five years, is, through the impact of sheer numbers, causing collective alarm across the U.S. Activists, community collaboratives, local churches and…

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  • Neurofeedback: An effective tool in addiction recovery

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 04-17-2015 Category: Addiction Treatment, Alcohol Addiction, Drug Rehab
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    It has been said that drug and alcohol addiction is a brain disease. According to research out of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the University of Tennessee, substance addiction can be described as a mental disorder with specific behavioral, cognitive and psychosocial features. “Drug addiction can take control of the brain and…

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  • How alcohol and drug addiction alters a person’s appearance

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 04-17-2015 Category: Addiction Abuse, Addiction Treatment, Alcohol Addiction, Drug Rehab
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    alcohol and drug addiction alters a persons appearance

    When experts offer warnings about the dangers of substance abuse it often gets blown off. Feeling immortal, teenagers might ignore the evidence that is presented to them, to their peril. Junior high school science teachers show their classes images of black lungs to try to deter their students from smoking. Some of the kids light…

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  • The difference between methamphetamine and amphetamine

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 04-09-2015 Category: Addiction Abuse, Drug Rehab
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    Most of society knows that the use and abuse of methamphetamines or amphetamines is a dangerous and destructive thing to do. Methamphetamine is a drug that, for example, a person can take a hit of and three days later find themselves in Mexico with a stolen car having not slept the entire time. (A slight…

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  • Legal Intervention & Treatment Options for Addicted Offenders

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 07-25-2014 Category: Drug Rehab
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    If you’re facing legal entanglements that are related to mental health issues or substance abuse problems, you’re not alone. Our mental health professionals of Sovereign Health are dedicated to helping people reclaim their health and restore their integrity through treatment programs with solutions that make a difference. If you’ve been ordered to receive addiction or…

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  • Rob Ford Enters Rehab – Finally

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 05-02-2014 Category: Drug Rehab
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    Rob Ford Enter Rehab

    Rob Ford, mayor of the city of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, has made a name for himself, although not for his achievements. Ever since a video of him allegedly smoking a crack pipe emerged in May, 2013, he has been regularly featured in Canadian and United States news and commentaries. He has also been a…

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  • Public Opinion Shifts Toward Treating Drug Abuse as a Disease

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 04-15-2014 Category: Drug Rehab
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    A recent report from the Pew Research Center has found a significant shift in public opinion toward treating addiction as a disease instead of a law enforcement issue, and a sense that legalization of marijuana might be inevitable. Sixty-seven percent of 1,821 people across the country who were surveyed said the government should focus more…

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  • Report Estimates Illegal Drug Expenditures at Over $100 Billion Annually

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 03-19-2014 Category: Drug Rehab
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    A new report says that people who use illegal drugs in the United States spend approximately $109 billion a year on marijuana, cocaine (including crack), methamphetamine and heroin. While the total figure has been stable over the period from 2000 through 2010, patterns of spending have shifted. In 2010, an estimated $41 billion was spent…

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  • Hormone Blocks Marijuana High

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 01-03-2014 Category: Drug Rehab
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    Researchers in France have identified a hormone produced in the brain that interferes with the intoxicating action of the affective ingredient in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol  (THC). They have begun developing new approaches for the treatment of marijuana addiction. The researchers, based at the Institute of Health and Medical Research in Bordeaux, France, published the results of their…

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  • FDA Looks To Enact Tighter Restrictions On Vicodin

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 11-26-2013 Category: Addiction Treatment, Drug Rehab
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    Vicodin is one of the most widely abused drugs in the United States. People are hooked on this drug that will either create permanent damage or will kill them. In 2010, Vicodin was the most prescribed pharmaceutical drug in the U.S. with 131 million prescriptions filled. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has submitted recommendations…

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