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Addiction Recovery

Thai Monks, Projectile Vomiting and Drug Addiction Recovery?

Every so often, a new trend in treatment hits the drug rehab community and sets everyone a buzz – the more controversial, the better. One of the latest has got it all: projectile vomiting, Buddhist monks and a secret tonic. And it’s all in the name of drug addiction treatment. The Connection Between Buddhist Healing … Continue reading Thai Monks, Projectile Vomiting and Drug Addiction Recovery?

May 18, 2012

Drug Addiction

US Representative Attempts Preemptive Strike on Drug Abuse

The issue of opiate addiction in Massachusetts is reaching such dangerous levels that policemen in certain areas of the state have taken to carrying the drug Narcan which reverses the effects of an opiate overdose – currently the most deadly class of prescription meds. Sometimes officers even give out doses to loved ones of addicts, … Continue reading US Representative Attempts Preemptive Strike on Drug Abuse

March 27, 2012

Addiction Recovery

Celebrity Chef Provides Hope Through Drugfree.org for Those Affected by Addiction

“Meet the Parents Hour” is a live chat on The Partnership for Drugfree.org’s Facebook page. Each month, the nonprofit organization features a different guest who shares their own story of addiction and answers questions from the audience on the topics of substance abuse and recovery. They are currently featuring award-winning chef Andrew Zimmern who some … Continue reading Celebrity Chef Provides Hope Through Drugfree.org for Those Affected by Addiction

February 26, 2012

Crystal Meth Addiction

The Connection Between Prostitution and Crystal Meth Addiction

In group therapy sessions at crystal meth rehabs across the country, patients share their drug histories and the specifics of how they knew they had hit rock bottom. Unfortunately, many patients find that they have one grueling experience in common: trauma that was defined by turning tricks or being forced into the sex trade to … Continue reading The Connection Between Prostitution and Crystal Meth Addiction

February 12, 2012

Drug Addiction

What We Can Learn From the Vietnam War and Heroin Addiction

Researchers know heroin addictions respond to detox and talk therapy, but the importance of environment may be getting short changed. A decades-old study of Vietnam soldiers sheds new information on the ways environment affects heroin addiction. The study began in 1971 after two congressmen visited soldiers in Vietnam. When Robert Steele and Morgan Murphy returned … Continue reading What We Can Learn From the Vietnam War and Heroin Addiction

January 18, 2012

Drug Abuse

Drug Addiction is Selfish

The focus is often on how drug addiction hurts the addict, but the fact is, there are few acts more selfish than drug abuse and addiction. The impact on communities where the drugs are produced, the individuals coerced into trafficking the drugs across borders, the cost to the community where they are used and the … Continue reading Drug Addiction is Selfish

December 14, 2011

Addiction Recovery

Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients: Pros and Cons

On This Page: The Pros Do These Pro-Testing Arguments Stand? The Cons Do These Anti-Testing Arguments Stand? According to CNN and a number of other news sources, Florida officials once took quick strides toward implementing a new program that would require potential recipients of cash aid and welfare to undergo drug testing when they apply. Some think … Continue reading Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients: Pros and Cons

July 8, 2011

Drug Abuse

Priest Accused of Drug Addiction and Other Scandals

Father John Corapi has been accused of drug addiction and sexual improprieties and has been forced to cancel multiple Catholic Charities fundraising events as a result. While the sexual misconduct may not surprise many readers, the reports of drug addiction may be somewhat scandalous. The charges, made by a former employee, have rocked the Illinois … Continue reading Priest Accused of Drug Addiction and Other Scandals

April 22, 2011