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Drug Abuse

Fighting Drug Addiction with Religion

A great deal of drug addiction treatment research is focused upon different ways to fight off relapse during and after drug rehab.[i] Therapeutic treatments, talk and behavior therapy, support groups, individualized therapy, exercise, meditation, medical treatment are all part of well-rounded, holistic drug treatment programs. Religious focus during treatment can come in the form of … Continue reading Fighting Drug Addiction with Religion

April 7, 2010

Drug Abuse

Should Drug Addicts Be Allowed to Get Organ Transplants?

Organ transplants remain unreliable in America with thousands of wait-listed people dying each year before they get a transplant. For people with a history of addiction, the ability to get an organ is even more uncertain as many hospitals and states interpret rules for getting a transplant in different ways. The medical science behind organ … Continue reading Should Drug Addicts Be Allowed to Get Organ Transplants?

March 11, 2010

Drug Abuse

Police Officers and Drug Addiction

A job in law enforcement can be very challenging and somewhat stressful. Police, firefighters, and other emergency responders often witness and experience traumatic moments, life-and-death situations, loss and reunification, anger and reconciliation, and a gamut of human experience and emotion… all before lunch break. While these strong professionals are highly trained to respond to emergency … Continue reading Police Officers and Drug Addiction

November 30, 2009

Drug Abuse

Nurses and Drug Addiction: New Standards in the Medical Profession

Drug abuse and addiction are common problems among all people. Although medical professionals know the dangers of substance abuse all too well, substance abuse is still a problem among those in the field. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists and medical professionals are not immune to substance use or addiction. Sometimes, addictions and problematic substance use become so … Continue reading Nurses and Drug Addiction: New Standards in the Medical Profession

November 14, 2009

Drug Abuse

Criminal Penalties for Drug Possession, Drug Addiction and Drug Distribution

Since the Reagan era, the United States government has taken a strong stand when it comes to regulating possession or illegal substances. A number of illicit substances including heroin, cocaine, marijuana, crystal meth and many others are all illegal for individuals to possess. Even drugs allowed by prescription are heavily regulated and non-medical use, possession … Continue reading Criminal Penalties for Drug Possession, Drug Addiction and Drug Distribution

October 31, 2009

Alcohol Addiction

Taking Prescription Painkillers During Drug and Alcohol Rehab: Relapse or Not?

It’s a big debate among those in recovery: is medical use of prescribed medication a relapse if that medication is physically addictive? Because so many end up in drug rehab due to developing an addiction to their medical prescription for drugs like OxyContin, Vicodin, codeine, Xanax and more, it’s a concern in the recovery community … Continue reading Taking Prescription Painkillers During Drug and Alcohol Rehab: Relapse or Not?

September 30, 2009

Drug Abuse

Drug Addiction as Entertainment: Glorification or Education?

Across media types, everyone exploits drug addiction: music, movies, television and now, even the theater is getting in on it. There have even been research studies done to determine the percentage of times that drug abuse and drug addiction is mentioned in different genres of music. Parent groups have formed solely to protest the number … Continue reading Drug Addiction as Entertainment: Glorification or Education?

September 7, 2009