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Since drug or alcohol addiction affects all areas of your life and not just your body, it is natural that you need a treatment program that addresses all those areas. This approach is referred to as holistic rehab. Holistic rehab involves not only overcoming physical...

  The most commonly abused prescription stimulant medications include amphetamines (Dexedrine and Adderall) and methylphenidate (Ritalin and Concerta). The amphetamines and methylphenidate are used to manage medical conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and works by changing the amounts of specific neurotransmitters (hormones) in the...

A person suffering from addiction goes through withdrawal on stopping the use of alcohol and drugs. Chemical dependence will lead to discomfort if the use is stopped. The degree of discomfort will depend upon how the substance interacts with the brain and body. However, there...

Do you know what happens in a drug overdose? Do you have any idea how you can help if someone overdoses on a drug? Overdose is a common risk with people who suffer from drug abuse. Here is important information about a drug overdose and...

Modern medicine has tricked us into thinking fixing the human body is easy. The advent of antibiotics has to lead us to believe that there is a one-stop shop for every ailment or disease process. You’ve probably had grandparents complaining of a chesty cough diagnosed...

People across the western world are certainly fond of a drink. In fact almost 27% of the American population over 18 binge drink every single month according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Almost 70% of American adults had a drink in...

Drug addiction changes the brain and these changes continue for a long period of time even after the person stops taking the drug. Addiction progresses through stages and here is a look at those stages. Intoxication Initially, when a person consumes a drug or alcohol. s/he feels...

Seeking treatment is the biggest step in addiction recovery and the treatment program you choose can make a big difference to your recovery. There are so many treatment options available that it may become confusing. The most common question is whether you should simply detox...