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Drug and Alcohol Addiction Are Symptoms: What is the Cause?

Posted under Alcohol, Drug Addiction

Every day we read about solutions to alcohol and drug addiction. Unfortunately, most treatment for these conditions doesn’t really get down to the bottom of the problem. Instead, the focus is turning more and more to figuring out how to keep people alive and functioning while still being addicts. Why is this, and how do we fix it? more…

Addiction Help for 30 Days Is Simply Not Enough Time

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab

A treatment program called Gateway, with several facilities in Illinois, is having its funding cut by $11 million. To try to stay open without that money, they’re reducing their 90 – 120 day treatment plan to 30 days. In fact, they’re even kicking out their current clients if they arrived before January 1st – right more…

Don’t Even Bother with Low Success Drug Treatment

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab

I don’t usually watch reality shows, but I have to say that some of the legal/police type shows that take on social issues can be very insightful. Recently, when discussing the problem of drug addiction, someone on TV asked ‘Why don’t they just burn all the poppy fields?” The response – “Because there has to be more…

Don't Even Bother with Low Success Drug Treatment

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab

I don’t usually watch reality shows, but I have to say that some of the legal/police type shows that take on social issues can be very insightful. Recently, when discussing the problem of drug addiction, someone on TV asked ‘Why don’t they just burn all the poppy fields?” The response – “Because there has to be more…

Offer Drug Education and Addiction Help Before the ER Visit

Posted under Addiction Help, Wyoming

A new program in Cheyenne, Wyoming, is attempting to educate people on the dangers of substance abuse before it becomes a problem. One of their methods is to survey people who come into hospital emergency rooms for heart palpitations and other conditions that are symptoms of drug abuse. They’re focus is to let people know more…

Drug Rehab Candidates Can Be Found With Testing in Schools

Posted under Drug Rehab, Steroids

Chicago’s St. Viator High School is taking hair samples to test kids for drug use. So far, they’ve tested about 500 kids – half the student body – and only two tested positive. In the face of national statistics, this sounds pretty impossible. 10 percent of high school seniors have taken Vicodin according to a more…

Drug Rehab in Washington Heights: God Knows They Need It

Posted under Drug Rehab, Washington

I read an article today about the residents of Washington Heights, an area in upper Manhattan, protesting a drug rehab opening right behind a school. “Why would you put a drug facility right on a street where there are drugs, constantly drugs?” comments one of the residents. That’s like asking why would you want to more…

Drug Rehab for Lohan, and No More Hollywood

Posted under Alcohol, Drug Rehab

A big change in the life of Lindsay Lohan – she’s vowed to move away from Hollywood to stay off drugs. After meeting with her dad, whom she hasn’t seen since he went to prison for DUI and other charges two years ago. Looks like they’ve both been pretty messed up. Lohan has checked into more…

Drug Rehab Kids Get Beaten By Kids in Prison Facility

Posted under Drug Rehab, Wyoming

The Wardle Academy, a center in Cheyenne, Wyoming that provides both prison facilities and substance abuse treatment for young people, has recently had a rash of incidents where the kids in jail have beat up the kids in drug treatment. As a result, the state has removed about 2 dozen kids to other drug treatment more…

Drug Rehab Successes Being Celebrated in Hawaii

Posted under Drug Rehab, Hawaii, Successes

According to a recent article in the Honolulu Advisor, one in 10 adults in Hawaii needs drug rehab. This is a pretty outrageous statistic – look at the houses on either side of you and the two across the street: someone in those houses needs to get into a drug rehab program. According to the more…

Drug Rehab Grads Raise Money to Help New Offenders Get Clean

Posted under Drug Rehab

Former drug court graduates plan to take out their bikes to raise funds for people who want to end their drug addiction, according to an article in the Salt Lake Tribune. The bikers intend to use any money raised to help pay expenses and housing for new people entering drug rehab through the courts. One more…

Inpatient Drug Rehab Programs Can Be Hard to Find

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There are more than 13,000 drug rehab programs in the country, but only a small number of them are non-hospital inpatient centers. In fact, according to the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services, nearly 90% of people attending a drug rehab program in 2005 underwent outpatient services, while only 7% enrolled in long term more…

Gauging the Impact of Illegal Drug Use

Posted under Drug Rehab, Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine use, in particular, has been a growing problem in the rural South for years, reports The Herald Banner. Illegal drug use takes a heavy toll on families and relationships torn to the breaking point by chemical addiction and the poor decisions it causes people to make… Police statistics link drug use to property crimes more…