When you think about older people drinking alcohol, so many misconceptions and stereotypes exist. A new revealing study done by the school of medicine UCLA exposes much more about risky drinking by people 60 years old and older. Many people assume that drinking at an older age isn’t that much of a problem or that … Continue reading At-Risk Alcohol Abuse Among Older People
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
When it comes to teen drug addiction, prevention usually comes in the form of talking to teenagers about the dangers and health issues that result when drugs are an issue. The risks of drug addiction, drug overdose, teen pregnancy, and disease through unprotected sex, as well as death due to accident or negligent behavior, are … Continue reading Drug Addiction Education for Parents
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?
Addiction to heroin and prescription drugs has become a national epidemic, and New York has not been immune. In recent years, violent and grotesque details involving heroin addicts have been reported in Long Island and surrounding areas. New York is doubling its efforts to combat the growing problem of addiction. “Every level of government must … Continue reading Long Island Heroin Addiction Problem Continues to Grow
A little bit of online research revealed some unhappy numbers for crack dealers and hopeful crack dealers. The lure of being in a gang and selling drugs to move up through the ranks and gain “respect” often ends one of two ways: prison or death. Either way, drug addiction plagues those who sell drugs as … Continue reading Job Market Review: Drug Dealers in Gangs and Drug Addiction
If you are a parent who has a child that struggles with a drug addiction, you know how difficult it is. No matter how old your loved one is, drug addiction is emotionally exhausting and hard on the whole family. You long for relief and the return of normalcy, but it does not seem to … Continue reading Parents of Drug Addicts: Can You Help Your Child?
Have you ever wished there was something more you could do for a loved one who is caught in a cycle of drug addiction? Could making an anonymous tip to the DEA help? Since 2004, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has been operating an international, toll-free hotline for callers to report the illegal sale, distribution, … Continue reading Anonymous Tips Help Fight Drug Addiction and Drug Related Crime
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
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