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Drug Treatment

Newly Diagnosed with HIV/Hepatitis C? Here’s How to Best Get Help

Deciding to get help for an addiction is a brave first step. The situation turns more challenging, however, when seeking treatment comes with news of an HIV and/or hepatitis C diagnosis. Fortunately, there is plenty of help for former addicts living with these diseases. In some cases, injection drug users learn they are infected with … Continue reading Newly Diagnosed with HIV/Hepatitis C? Here’s How to Best Get Help

November 9, 2015

Addiction Recovery

Can Traditional Native American Sweat Lodges Help Treat Drug Addiction?

Many studies and considerable anecdotal evidence support the theory that cultural and spiritual connections can assist individuals as they move through the drug recovery process. Addicts seeking alternatives to the typical counseling and 12-Step model of drug treatment are now employing spiritual concepts, both ancient and modern. Native American sweat lodges are one tradition that … Continue reading Can Traditional Native American Sweat Lodges Help Treat Drug Addiction?

November 2, 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

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