There are many options for people looking for a drug rehab program. Each patient has their own work schedules and family obligations, and comes in with varying severity of addiction. Some find the intensive daily treatment in residential drug rehab programs the best for them. Others find that outpatient therapy allows them more flexibility for their family and work needs.
Those who have an addiction to alcohol or another substance often suffer a relapse soon after completing treatment in drug rehab. The skills learned in treatment through therapy often provide many tools for handling the temptation to return to using a substance, but patients still struggle to avoid using the substance again.
A medication-free method for helping people retain their drug recovery and resist cravings may be on the verge of becoming part of treatment programs, and it’s based on interventions to behavior that are tied to memories of past drug use.
15 Mar 2012
The elderly are not usually the first demographic which comes to mind when thinking about problem drug use. It certainly is not a subject which has gained widespread attention. Nevertheless, the elderly are a definition risk group for alcohol and drug addiction and, as the general population has begun aging, the rate of substance abuse among the elderly has also been steadily rising.
While Chantix has had mixed reviews when it comes to quitting smoking, two studies show that the not-so-popular drug may help kick drug and drinking habits. Varenicline, or Chantix, has been shown to be the most effective product on the market as far as smoking cessation, according to a recent article, but not without consequences.
Nausea, sweating, fevers, trembling and vomiting or diarrhea – these flu-like symptoms are common for people going through withdrawal from drugs like heroin. While crystal meth detox may not lead to the same type of physical symptoms, crystal meth changes the way the body’s neurotransmitters respond to pain.
19 Feb 2012
Help in another form may be on the way for heroin addicts. In five years, researchers say a vaccine will be available as another treatment option for patients addicted to heroin. According to a report from the Mexican Health Secretary, upon further testing, the vaccine could also be used for cocaine and methamphetamine users.
01 Feb 2012
You have been waiting for a long time for your loved one to be ready to fight the addiction that was negatively impacting their life. Now the time is here and they are ready to enter a detox program. While this is a momentous decision, it doesn’t mark the end of your involvement with your loved one. There are many ways you can be supportive of your loved one while they are going through detox and immediately after.