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What Kind of Drug Rehab Works?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab

A father says to his daughter, a heroin addict, “The only way a heroin addict gets off heroin is when they die.” And sure enough, she did. When discussing the several court-ordered rehab programs his daughter went to, he said “Upmteen times we’d drop her off with a garbage bag full of clothes and say ‘there you go.’ Then we’d go home and cry all day. We realized that rehabs didn’t work.” What do you think the addict’s chances are of success?

Thousands of people who get off drugs through addiction treatment know that drug rehab does work, but there are certain criteria that must be in place. For one thing, they need people around them who are positive and confident, who believe in them. Telling anyone they’re going to fail, that what they’re doing won’t work, etc. does not help them. more…

30 Years an Addict, Now Getting Her Master’s

Posted under Addiction Help, Cocaine

Today I read about Antoinette Miller – and there aren’t success stories much better than hers. It took her a long time to get addiction help, but once she did, she really changed her life! If she can make it, anyone can. Here’s her story. more…

Prevent the Need for Drug and Alcohol Addiction Help by Educating Your Kids Very Early

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs, Washington, Young People

Kids who drink a little or take drugs are much more likely to use them as much or even more when they go to university or college. Alcohol, and some drugs, are so acceptable in colleges that they are encouraged by the culture to step things up. As they do so, they’re even more likely more…

Studies Show Addiction Help Works

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab

Every once in a while I get a comment from someone who tells me drug rehab doesn’t work. I don’t know what kind of addiction help they’re actually getting in the facilities they’ve been to, but there are studies galore showing otherwise. The latest was published in the Scientific American. It’s a review of several studies more…

Drug Rehab Eludes Winehouse Again

Posted under Drug Rehab

Wow. What happened to Winehouse? After nearly killing herself after a three-day drug and alcohol binge, she now says she won’t check into rehab and she just needs to spend time with her dad. And, believe it or not, her dad agrees. He says she’s going to be fine. Sorry, dad, you’re delusional. Your daughter more…

Why Is Drug Rehab So In Demand for Heroin and Other Opiates?

Posted under Drug Rehab, Heroin, Morphine, Opiates

A recent report from the United Nations stated that 200 million people around the world are taking illicit drugs, with cocaine and opium derivates such as heroin being the most popular. Problems with heroin addiction, and addiction to other drugs derived from opium, also represents a high percentage of those seeking drug rehab. The UN more…

Drug Rehab Could Be the Best Father’s Day Gift You Can Give

Posted under Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab

Do you know a dad who needs alcohol or drug rehab? Help him, and help the kids. I just read a study on the impact of fathers on their children. It’s not about drugs or drug addicts; it’s just about dads and their kids. For years we’ve been hearing that stepfathers aren’t as good as more…

Drug Rehab – Yes, it costs money, but not as much as drug addiction

Posted under Drug Addiction, Drug Detox, Drug Rehab

A recent article in the Novus Medical Detox newsletter addressed the issue of being able to afford the cost of getting yourself or someone you love through drug detox and a successful drug rehab program. With so many lives in ruin because of alcohol or drug addiction and dependency, the obvious question is ‘can I more…

Drug Rehab Helps Prescription Drug Addiction and Dependency

Posted under Cocaine, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Methamphetamine, Prescription Drugs

Prescription drug abuse in Tennessee causes more deaths than heroin addiction A recent article highlighting the prescription drug problem in Tennessee stated that prescription drugs now cause more deaths than heroin addiction, methamphetamine and cocaine. Over 1200 deaths were linked to prescription drugs from 2002 to 2005, according to Medical Examiner (ME) records, and the more…

Drug Rehab Candidates May Include Those Using Cough Medicine

Posted under Dextro, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab

Abuse of OTC drugs may indicate a deeper problem, and the need for drug rehab I read an article this morning on cough medicine abuse. Amazing. Nearly 17 visits to the ER, every day, for abuse of cough and cold medicines containing dextromethorphan. That’s ‘abuse’ – i.e. non-medicinal use. Just taking it to get high. more…

Drug Rehab Saves Lives, but Millions Never Walk Through the Door

Posted under Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Prescription Drugs

Successful drug rehab saves one lucky guy’s career – do the same for someone you love This morning I read an article about the reinstatement of a pharmacist whose license had previously been revoked because of addiction to Vicodin. Reinstatement took two years, during which time he was subjected to random drug tests. He’s under more…

Drug Rehab Q & A – When Do I Need an Interventionist?

Posted under Alcohol, Drug Rehab, Intervention

Unfortunately, some people believe drug addicts and alcoholics when they say they’re going to quit. I’ve seen this go on for years. One broken promise after another. But the truth is, it’s very, very hard to quit drinking, and very hard to stop taking drugs. Don’t count on someone getting themselves into an alcohol or more…

Drug Rehab Help – How Do I Recognize the Signs of Drug Abuse?

Posted under Drug Rehab, Ketamine, LSD, Tranquilizers

Have you ever been concerned that someone you love might be taking drugs but have no way to verify it? Many of the effects of drugs are felt only to the user, but there are signs and symptoms noticeable to an outsider and they may be an indication that your loved one is using drugs more…

Successful drug rehab should include a good diet and exercise

Posted under Drug Rehab

Exercise and good nutrition are vital to an addict’s recovery. All drug users damage their bodies. In fact, one of the first signs of a drug problem is the person’s appearance. How bad the damage will be depends on what drugs they’re using and for how long, but drug users tend to age rapidly, and more…

Drug Rehab Must Address the Reasons the User Started Using Drugs

Posted under Drug Rehab

One of the most common questions I’ve heard from the many families I’ve helped find drug rehab programs is whether drug rehab can really help figure out why the addiction started in the first place. The answer is a resounding yes, and it’s vitally important that it does. In fact, a drug rehab that doesn’t 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…

Drug rehab is more successful when other drugs aren’t substituted

Posted under Drug Rehab

Drug rehab is more successful when other drugs aren’t substituted I was recently doing research on alcohol abuse and came across some startling information – the current trend in alcohol and drug rehab programs is to get the person off drugs or alcohol by putting them on another drug. In other words, they simply substitute more…

Will Drug Rehab Be Made Available to OxyContin Abusers and Addicts?

Posted under Drug Rehab, OxyContin

Now that OxyContin has formally been acknowledged by its manufacturers Purdue Pharm as having a high risk factor for abuse and addiction, what will be done for those who have suffered damage from the drug and may well need drug rehab? Many people start taking OxyContin when it’s prescribed by doctor as a pain reliever. more…

Drug Rehab Is a Must for Parents on Drugs or Alcohol

Posted under Drug Rehab

Imagine what it must be like for a kid whose parents are usually stoned or drunk. One person I helped grew up in an environment full of alcoholics. She was the oldest child – about 10 years older than the next oldest – and, even at that age, was the designated babysitter and caregiver. In more…

Do Religious Drug Rehab Programs Work?

Posted under Drug Rehab

I’ve worked with many treatment centers over the years, and have attended a few as well, some faith-based, some secular, and some that appear to be secular but are, in fact, religious – traditional 12 step-based programs, for example, promote themselves as secular, but most of the meetings I attended pushed a Christian viewpoint as more…

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