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Chronic pain can be the result of aging joints, injury, inflammation, overuse or compressed nerves. Overwhelming, intense pain can even make everyday life difficult. Those who use prescription medication to keep the pain at bay are vulnerable to tolerance and drug dependence. In fact, prescription...

Drinking alcohol affects every organ in your body. It also adversely affects you psychologically, emotionally and socially. Read on to know more about the effects of alcohol on your body and mind. The Brain Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. It changes the brain’s function by...

When you enter into an inpatient rehabilitation (rehab) program, you live there with your clothing and minimal toiletries. Some personal effects such as family photos are also permitted. Most facilities do not allow cell phones, tablets, or computers to be brought along. The time that...

Drug addiction is a menace that grows with each passing day. From prescription and recreational drugs to alcohol, substance abuse affects millions. Here are a few facts about drug addiction and control that you should know. How much does the United States spend annually on drug...

The drug detoxification process is a systematic process that involves withdrawal from the abused substance, easing the discomfort and preparing the addict for the recovery journey. It is usually followed by inpatient treatment for complete recovery. STOPPING THE DRUG The first step is to stop taking the...

Spontaneous remission from drug and/or alcohol addiction is rare. This is because addiction is difficult to treat. Remission from addiction is possible, however. Find out how you can get clean and stay clean. What are the dangers associated with addiction? Addiction and alcoholism are neurological, clinical, and...

Dual diagnosis treatment is a new concept in the field of addiction therapy and recovery. Up until the 1990s, people with mental health problems were treated separately than those who sought help from alcohol and drug use/abuse. However, certain conditions overlap, so a person can...