Drug and Alcohol Addiction and Recovery Articles Page 5
Does Insurance Cover Drug Rehab?
July 3, 2012Addiction is classified as a disease of the body and mind. As a result, addiction is treated using a medical model. An individual who suffers from the disease of addiction should seek treatment in an inpatient medical detox and drug rehab facility.
The Bottle Family: Alcoholic Families and...
June 26, 2012A study done in 2000 by the American Journal of Public Health reported that 1 in 4 children are exposed to some type of family alcoholism, alcohol abuse or both. Alcoholism is a family disease infecting all members individually and collectively.
Sex Addiction and Substance Abuse
June 19, 2012Newsweek reported that there are 9 million sex addicts in the United States and at least 40 million Americans log onto 4.2 million pornographic websites daily. The growing speed of sex addiction may be attributed to the easy access to all things explicit found on the internet.
Addictive Thinking Patterns
June 12, 2012Addiction has a specific thinking style that enables the addict to continue using substances despite negative consequences. The Journal of Neuroscience reported findings that suggested there may be a cognitive difference in people with addictions and that their brains may not fully process long-term consequences.
Weekend Warrior: Binge Drinking and Alcohol...
June 5, 2012Studies show that binge drinking’s damage to the body is the same, if not more severe, as that of regular consumption. For example, a regular alcohol drinker consumes 3-5 beers per day and a weekend warrior consumes 48 beers in two days.
Sleep Disorders, Alcoholism and Drug Addiction...
May 31, 2012Sleep habits are known as sleep hygiene. According to the University of Maryland’s Medical Center, sleep disorders are among the most common problems plaguing our society.
Adderall Addiction - Smart Drugs Not the...
May 22, 2012Adderall is appropriately prescribed for people suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD). Adderall contains the stimulant amphetamine which helps those with ADHD concentrate and focus.
Challenging the Addiction
May 15, 2012Challenging the addiction is essential for recovery. This process usually takes place in a residential treatment center; however, loved ones are also helpful in this process as well. . An addict has learned unhealthy behavior patterns and coping skills throughout the addiction process.
Born Addicted: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome...
May 4, 2012Addicted moms are directly passing opiate and other drug dependencies to their unborn babies, causing severe damage. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the average number of addicted babies born each year ranges from 100,000 to 375,000
Pain Clinics: Legalized Drug Dealers
May 1, 2012In South Florida, a new pain clinic opened every three days last year. Doctors reportedly distributed up to ten million oxycodone pills. Some pain management clinics require that their patients have referrals from primary doctors...