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General Issues

The Future of Drug Use

Addiction usually begins as innocent experimentation with drugs that are thought to be safe because they are legal. But when alcohol and marijuana are no longer enough, and recreational drug users get bored with their experiences, prescription opioids and heroin are often the next step. But even one dose of heroin can start a person … Continue reading The Future of Drug Use

August 22, 2017

Drug Addiction

“Tough Love” Isn’t the Only Approach to Helping Your Opioid-Addicted Child

It’s a situation in which nobody wants to be. Yet a growing number of people are dealing with the heartbreak of having a child who’s addicted to opioids. Whether or not you have children, empathizing with the helplessness of the situation isn’t hard to do. The fear that one’s son or daughter will overdose is … Continue reading “Tough Love” Isn’t the Only Approach to Helping Your Opioid-Addicted Child

June 13, 2017

Drug Treatment

Mental Health Parity and The National Alliance on Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) released a report on the difficulties of finding appropriate, affordable mental health care. Even individuals with insurance have trouble finding in-network providers. In some places, mental health services may not be available at all. Mental health care services are often more expensive than physical care. Parity laws and … Continue reading Mental Health Parity and The National Alliance on Mental Illness

January 24, 2017

Drug Treatment

Improved Communication and Health Care Effectiveness

Communication is invaluable. It is necessary for our everyday lives. It is essential to our health care. We use communication to ask for help. Medical professionals use communication to provide that help, share information and expand scientific knowledge. Registries may be a good way to achieve these goals. Because our nation and our medical professionals … Continue reading Improved Communication and Health Care Effectiveness

January 24, 2017

Addiction Recovery

What Kind of Addiction and Mental Health President Will Donald Trump Be?

When it comes to how a Trump presidency will view addiction issues, two eyebrow-raising facts have emerged. First, Donald Trump has spoken openly about how he lost his older brother, Fred, to alcoholism at a young age. Fred’s death and the events leading to it impacted Donald in such a way that he never has … Continue reading What Kind of Addiction and Mental Health President Will Donald Trump Be?

January 19, 2017

Drug Abuse

The Periodic Table of Drug Addiction

Detox Local’s Periodic Table of Drug Addiction This table is organized to Detox Local based on statistics from National Institute on Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Drug Enforcement Administration and US Food and Drug Administration, among other reliable sources.

January 2, 2017

Addiction Recovery

How to Choose a Recovery-Friendly New Year’s Resolution

The holiday season is a time to reflect on the previous year. It is a time to look ahead and plan positive changes. A New Year’s resolution is a promise for the New Year. It’s a promise you make to yourself. Resolutions often involve goals of better health, better relationships, or self-improvement. Making a resolution … Continue reading How to Choose a Recovery-Friendly New Year’s Resolution

December 9, 2016

General Issues

It’s Not Your Fault: Study Links Pain to Opioid Addiction

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November 29, 2016