Addiction Warning Signs

The Connection Between Drug Addiction and Brain Trauma

Many professional athletes suffer from drug addiction. Some athletes—such as boxers, football players, and hockey players—are more likely to suffer from brain trauma because of the nature of their jobs. The official term for brain trauma is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). CTE occurs when trauma takes place in the brain from repeated head injuries.[1] Many … Continue reading The Connection Between Drug Addiction and Brain Trauma

Addiction Recovery

Coping With Feelings of Isolation After Addiction

Addicts can be isolationists by nature. Many begin using drugs and alcohol because of feelings of social awkwardness, and ultimately develop an addiction that stops them from learning how to interact with others comfortably without “assistance.” When these patients go to rehab and stop using, they find that their old social discomfort returns, oftentimes with … Continue reading Coping With Feelings of Isolation After Addiction

General Issues

Dual Detox: Treating Physical Dependence on Two or More Substances

One of the most significant changes in detoxification services in recent years is the increase in the number of patients requiring detoxification from more than one substance. This polydrug use often complicates the process of caring for patients considerably. While detox is not, in itself, technically “treatment,” it is usually the first step toward recovery. … Continue reading Dual Detox: Treating Physical Dependence on Two or More Substances

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

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

Addiction Warning Signs

Former Child Star and Current Housewife Kim Richards Enters Drug Rehab

Kim Richards was a Disney child star, and now she’s a star on the reality TV show, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. As the show has followed her interaction with fellow housewives including sister, Kyle, concerns have been expressed in numerous ways about Kim’s erratic behavior, and some of the women have conjectured that Richards … Continue reading Former Child Star and Current Housewife Kim Richards Enters Drug Rehab