Insight into detoxification - 2: Different types of detoxification programs

Insight into detoxification – 2: Different types of detoxification programs

Detoxification is the first step toward recovery from addiction to any substance. It is aimed at re-setting or re-building the chemistry of the body and the brain that get severely affected by addiction. This calls for the need to undergo proper rehabilitation and detox from a certified detox center. Read more

Insight into detoxification - 1: Choosing detoxification center with care to ensure right treatment

Insight into detoxification – 1: Choosing detoxification center with care to ensure right treatment

Detoxification is a well-known concept and an integral part of the drug treatment plan. However, there are many myths and misconceptions around it, especially in terms of drug addiction treatment. People addicted to substances often fear undergoing detoxification despite suffering from painful withdrawal symptoms, which cause immense pain and extreme discomfort, as well as remain an ordeal for long. Read more

Flavored e-cigarettes may produce high level of toxins

Flavored e-cigarettes may produce high level of toxins

The use of e-cigarettes has increased considerably in recent times, although, it has been surrounded with controversy. There are more than 7,000 flavors of e-cigarettes currently available in the market. According to a report by the World Health Organization, nearly $3 billion was spent on e-cigarettes in 2013 by the United States with the sale likely to increase 17-fold in the next 15 years. Read more

Steep rise in illegal drug use among American workforce: Survey

Steep rise in illegal drug use among American workforce: Survey

The rampant use of illicit drugs has reached a new high in the United States workforce, as per the latest figures obtained from the Quest Diagnostics’ Drug Testing Index. The details were obtained after an examination of drug test results of an estimated 11 million workforce across the country. Read more

Miami Dolphins’ Jason Jones suspended for substance abuse

Miami Dolphins’ Jason Jones suspended for substance abuse

The National Football League (NFL) suspended Miami Dolphins’ defensive lineman Jason Jones (30) recently for two games without pay for violating the League’s substance abuse policy. Dolphins’ backup defensive end Jones was suspended on November 21, 2016, due to an off seasonal incident in which he operated a motor vehicle in an intoxicated state. Read more

Is smoking hookah addictive?

Is smoking hookah addictive?

Of late, smoking the hookah has gained cult status. No party or get together is complete without people gathering together and blowing rings of smoke in the air, like in the olden days. Offered at almost all clubs and various pubs, hookah is popular among the youngsters. Also known as shisha, hookah has its roots in history. However, modern day shisha is available in different flavors. It is commonly believed that hookah is less harmful than a cigarette. However, the truth is that hookah is as harmful as a cigarette. Read more

Importance of aftercare post recovery from addiction

Importance of aftercare post recovery from addiction

Getting addicted can be quite easy, but kicking an addiction is not. Developing addiction takes less time than quitting it. So, it is better to avoid taking any addictive substance in the first place. However, if one has fallen into the trap of abusing any substance, he must undergo proper detoxification at a rehabilitation center to get rid of the addiction. However, mere detox doesn’t ensure complete cure. Even after completing detox therapy and rehab program, a person under recovery still bears the risk for relapse.

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Discrimination may result in alcohol abuse: Study

Discrimination may result in alcohol abuse: Study

The United States is known for its multicultural society. However, the diversity has failed to prevent discrimination against the minority groups of the country even after so many years post the colonial era.

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Surprising facts about inhalants

Surprising facts about inhalants

Here’s a quick test: which of these products can be abused – hair spray, Freon found in air-conditioners, felt-tip markers, computer duster, spray paint, glue and propellant in cooking products like whipped cream and cooking spray?

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America’s need for treatment

America’s need for treatment

America’s war on drugs has spanned over 30 years. It has spearheaded the implementation of stricter policies and led to many non-violent drug offenders spending time behind bars. Despite the efforts of law enforcement to lower the substance abuse trend, drug addicts will keep finding another way to get their fix.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration’s survey on drug use and health, 23.5 million Americans struggle with addiction every day, and only 2.6 million (11.2 percent) of them received treatment in a specialized drug addiction treatment facility. These numbers have increased slightly over the past 13 years but, for the most part, have remained fairly consistent. Read more