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By The Dispatch On Friday, October 28th, 2016
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Why Drug Addiction Treatment Is More Important Than Ever

The seriousness of addiction and the effectiveness of treatment There are over 42 million people who suffer from drug addiction and sadly, most of those people are parents or expectant mothers. What addicts do not More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, October 28th, 2016
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The Real Reasons Addiction Treatment Centers are Vital for Recovery

Addiction treatment centers are vital for recovery. When dealing with an addiction, it may seem like there is nowhere to turn for constructive help that actually works. It may also seem like controlling addiction More...

By Guest Author On Friday, September 30th, 2016
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A Vicious Cycle: Why It’s Utterly Important to Assess Behavioral Health as Part of Addiction Treatment

An essential aspect of recovery is the diagnosis of any behavioral or mental health issues the patient have.  Depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, ADD, or another disorder is present in most people who show signs More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 18th, 2016
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Designer drugs like ‘Meow Meow’, ‘NBOMe’ and ‘Foxy’ used by significant number of nightclub goers

Novel Psychoactive Substances are synthetic or “designer” drugs which have increased in popularity in recent years. Such drugs include Foxy, Smiles, “bath salts” such as Flakka and Meow Meow, psychedelics More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
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When a parent’s addiction becomes a child’s depression

A parent struggling with addiction may assume that their addiction does not affect anyone else. In reality, their addiction can affect their children, causing them to develop depression and other mental health disorders More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
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Top Countries Most Affected by Drug Abuse – How Can the Best Drug Rehab Centers Help?

Drug addiction is a global problem that is affecting countries around the world in different ways. In some countries the drug of choice is heroin, while in others it is cocaine or alcohol. Regardless of the source More...

By Guest Author On Monday, March 14th, 2016
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Eyes on Drug Rehabilitation: An Interview with Per Wickstrom

1) We often hear people refer to addicts as ‘recovering addicts’ even though they have been clean of substance abuse for many years. Why is this? Why aren’t they considered to be ‘recovered?’ Since the More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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Alcohol Rehab Effective in Reducing Criminal Behavior

It goes without saying that, for those in the throes of alcohol addiction, seeking treatment through a professional rehabilitation center can come with many positive health benefits. However, alcohol rehab offers More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
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Will California’s Long-Term Rehab Facilities Lose their Funding–Again?

MediCal was developed in 1965 as a California state companion to the federal Medicaid program created that same year. Such programs were intended to provide medical access to the disabled, the elderly, and to children More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
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Alcohol poisoning claims the lives of more than 2,000 Americans annually

Alcohol poisoning kills six people in the US each day, or more than 2,200 people annually in the United States – an average of six deaths each day – according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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Two suspected Krokodil use cases surface in Arizona

Krokodil, the heavily addictive and destructive combination with the drug desomorphine, is believed to have surfaced in Arizona, according to Phoenix toxicologists Thursday. Public domain photo/Psychonaught The More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
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Atheists block voluntary anti-drug, anti-bullying programs due to ‘Christian ties’

Alliance Defending Freedom sent Azle Independent School District a letter after it canceled a voluntary anti-bullying, anti-drugs, and character-building education program upon receiving a complaint from an atheist More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 28th, 2014
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‘Synthetic cannabinoids are dangerous and illegal’, NYC Health commissioner

The New York City Health Department Sunday warned New Yorkers not to use synthetic cannabinoids after becoming aware since Thursday night of 15 people experiencing severe adverse reactions to suspected ingestion More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 9th, 2014
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Delaware fentanyl-laced heroin overdose deaths up to eight

The state of Delaware has reported two additional  fentanyl-laced heroin overdose deaths last week bringing the total to eight.  The two newest cases occurred on April 2 in Millsboro and April 5 in Claymont, More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
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NIDA releases ‘Marijuana Facts for Teens’ and ‘Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know’ booklets

NEWS RELEASE Two updated booklets about marijuana for teens and their parents will help families sort out marijuana myths from science-based facts. The revamped tools come from the National Institute on Drug Abuse More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 12th, 2014
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WHO: Six percent of all deaths worldwide attributed to alcohol use

The World Health Organization (WHO) released today the ‘The Global status report on alcohol and health 2014’, which takes a hard look at alcohol consumption worldwide.  Public domain image/ Jmcstrav More...

By Guest Author On Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
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Psychotherapist Examines Links Between Child Abuse and Alcoholism

College students with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) drink more alcohol than their peers, according to a new study published earlier this year in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. photo “Tbone” More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
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Ambien and other sleep aids seen in huge increase in ER visits: SAMHSA

A new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows an alarming rise in emergency room visits due to adverse reactions from sleep aid medications containing the active ingredient, zolpidem. AmbienImage/DEA Zolpidem, More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, December 8th, 2012
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Maryland: Heroin overdose deaths up, prescription opioids overdose deaths down

Public domain photo/Psychonaught Newly released data from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene shows that from Jan. to Jul. 2012, there was an increase in overdose deaths related to heroin coinciding More...

By Stephen Nevets On Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
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Alcohol is worse than smoking at shortening life expectancy

New research from Germany suggests that people who are alcohol-dependent, particularly women, may be cutting their lives even shorter than smokers. photo “Tbone” by AB via wikimedia commons In the study, More...

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