According to a recent analysis, there are some in the pharmaceutical industry that are involved with the U.S. manual on mental health diagnoses and have financial ties to the panel. Based on the review, 69 percent of those involved in the panel were financially linked, either current or past to the drug companies.
29 Mar 2012
As an increasing amount of people are becoming addicted to drugs and alcohol, one would think the health insurance industry would be more open to covering treatment. That’s not the case, according to a recent report by the California Office of the Patient Advocate. In fact, health care plans in California are underwhelming in their treatment coverage for alcohol and drug dependency, according to a recent article.
28 Mar 2012
Twenty-five percent of America’s prescription drugs are taken by the elderly-a group that only covers fourteen percent of the nation’s population. With age comes multiple ailments that require multiple medications, a jumble of drugs that interact and interfere with each other. With all of those medications comes the risk of overdose and drug abuse.
Researchers in the field of drug addiction have been able to pinpoint certain differences in the way men and women abuse drugs. Some of the reasons for these differences are biological, and others have to do with the importance women place on their emotions and relationships.
Recently in Wyoming, there have been three young people all hospitalized because of kidney failure due to an outbreak that is linked to the drug Spice. Authorities there say the designer drug has caused quite an outbreak in the area and many Casper residents have sought treatment for medical issues ranging from back pain to vomiting.
23 Mar 2012
For those who use injection drugs, there is a high risk of contracting HIV. The lifestyle of an injection user often involves parties in which needles are shared and disease is spread. However, multiple efforts have been made to increase education among injection users about the dangers involved in this type of drugs.
Drug rehab is a process that helps to heal the body physically, mentally, and emotionally. In the acute stage of withdrawal, the body undergoes physical withdrawal symptoms. After a few intense weeks where the body physically readjusts, the mind then begins its long journey of healing. This post-acute withdrawal stage lasts much longer than the acute stage and requires patience and perseverance to heal without falling into relapse.