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Dangers of Meth Labs: The Hidden Risks of Meth Production

Dangers of Meth Labs: The Hidden Risks of Meth Production

Shows such as Breaking Bad present a clean, sanitized image of methamphetamine production. The labs in which Walter White works are a scientist’s dream come true. However, the reality of the situation is that much of the meth produced in the United States is made under hazardous and unsanitary conditions. Since meth can be produced efficiently on a small scale,…

Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse

Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse

The abuse of prescription drugs is so prevalent in our society that it would not be an exaggeration to refer to it as an epidemic. Adverse results of prescription substance abuse are seen in every social, economic, racial and national group in the country. Prescription drug abuse knows no age limit. This fact can be considered by the report published…

What to Look for in Effective Drug Recovery Centers

What to Look for in Effective Drug Recovery Centers

When you’re ready to enter treatment, it’s important to know what to look for in drug recovery centers because some of them are more effective than others. There are a variety of different options, but the most common are inpatient and outpatient facilities. Inpatient is a facility in which you live inside of the treatment center until they believe you…

Detoxing from Alcohol:  What are the Dangers Involved?

Detoxing from Alcohol: What are the Dangers Involved?

Binge drinking is a popular form of socializing for millions of Americans.  In fact, studies show that more than 25 percent of the adult population binge drinks at least once a month.  The difference between binge drinkers and alcoholics is that a binge drinker tends to drink only on weekends or on special occasions, however, similar to alcoholics,  these occasional…

When is Medical Drug Detox Necessary?

When is Medical Drug Detox Necessary?

When is medical detox in addiction treatment necessary?  The initial step of drug rehab treatment programs is drug detox. The purpose of drug detox is to rid your body of the traces of drugs in your system. In some cases, rehab patients may experience drug detox without the use of medications. A modern term for this method is ‘cold turkey.’…

What is the Best Treatment Program for Prescription Drug Addiction?

What is the Best Treatment Program for Prescription Drug Addiction?

Millions of Americans are afflicted with prescription drug addiction. Not only does this addiction affect the addict, but it also affects family, friends, and others close to them. In addition to the strain on relationships that addiction causes, it also creates problems at work and school. In many instances, addicts find themselves facing some legal issues as a result of…

Can You Truly Overcome Addiction?

Can You Truly Overcome Addiction?

For many years, doctors and psychologist thought that there was no way to overcome addiction. They believed that for a person to avoid using drugs or drinking alcohol the person must be kept under lock and key in a jail cell or insane asylum. Although doctors were able to help people get sober, they weren’t able to keep them sober.…

How Can We Fight the Epidemic of Painkiller Addiction?

How Can We Fight the Epidemic of Painkiller Addiction?

All types of addiction can be hugely problematic, especially when they become a mainstream issue for society. People usually associate addiction with alcohol or hard drugs, but prescription medication can be just as addictive. Reports suggest that the problem of painkiller addiction has reached the level of an epidemic in the United States. People taking prescription painkillers has tripled over…