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Drug Rehab Efforts Thwarted by Brain Disease Theory

Posted under Addiction Help

For seven years I was addicted to drugs and today I can honestly say I no longer struggle with addiction. But when I speak with clients and family members about the subject, they often find it hard to believe that anyone can really overcome drug addiction. I assure them that there is such a thing more…

Drug Rehab To Be Funded by Drug Cash Seizure in Mexico

Posted under Addiction Help, District of Columbia, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Maryland

Drug addiction treatment will be financed by $206 million confiscated in drug bust  A recent article in Reuters reported that $206 million was found by Mexican police in the Mexico City mansion of Zhenli Ye Gon. Ye Gon was later arrested in Wheaton, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. He is suspected of importing pseudoephedrine, an more…

Drug Rehab News: Marijuana Causes Mental Illness

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Marijuana

The dangers associated with marijuana have been debated for years. Some say it’s the least harmful of illegal drugs and in California it is even legally prescribed for people with a variety of conditions including anxiety, cancer and multiple sclerosis. But a recent study may cause medical marijuana users as well as those who abuse more…

Back in Drug Rehab for Lindsay Lohan?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab

Lindsay Lohan is in trouble again. According to a recent article, she was picked up at 1:30 a.m. after a car chase with police and was arrested for suspicion of drunken driving, cocaine possession, bringing a controlled substance into custody and driving on a suspended license. This is just weeks after her stay at a more…

Drug Rehab Views: Afghanistan's Opium Poppy Industry Is Blooming

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Morphine, Opiates

The world is awash in Afghan heroin, millions of people need drug rehab, and no one knows what to do about it. The world-wide illicit drugs business is by far the most profitable illicit global trade, says the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), earning some $320 billion annually. Compared to this, human more…

Drug Rehab Views: Afghanistan’s Opium Poppy Industry Is Blooming

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Morphine, Opiates

The world is awash in Afghan heroin, millions of people need drug rehab, and no one knows what to do about it. The world-wide illicit drugs business is by far the most profitable illicit global trade, says the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), earning some $320 billion annually. Compared to this, human more…

Drug Rehab Needed Fast For Users of Killer “Cheese” Heroin

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Heroin

I read with some horror a story on CNN about a new street drug called “cheese” heroin that has already killed more than 20 young people in Dallas, TX. “Cheese” is Mexican heroin blended with crushed over-the-counter medications that contain the antihistamine diphenhydramine, found in products such as Tylenol PM. The problem for users is more…

Drug Rehab Questions – How Can I Convince Someone To Get Help?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Intervention

Although you may see plenty of evidence to the contrary, many people taking drugs actually want to get off them. One of the biggest deterrents is the idea of withdrawal. It can be so physically and emotionally painful that it’s just overwhelming. And every addict who’s gone a little too long between hits has experienced more…

Drug Rehab May Require Detox as a First Step

Posted under Addiction Help, Benzodiazepines, Drug Detox, Drug Rehab

Although not true of all drugs, the withdrawal process for some is so severe, and potentially dangerous, that medically-supervised detox is vital as a first step to drug rehab. Heroin, methadone, alcohol and benzodiazepines such as Xanex, are good examples – about one in four people coming off these drugs are at risk of seizure more…

Are drug dependence and addiction the same?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction

The short answer is probably no, but there is a longer explanation. Drug addiction is often characterized as compulsive, drug seeking behavior due to physical and/or mental dependency on a drug, despite knowingly causing damage to oneself and others regardless of consequence. Someone who is drug dependent may not exhibit the compulsive drug-seeking and may more…

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