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Eating Disorders in Men

Though eating disorders are more common in women than in men, recent studies have shown that the percentage of men with eating disorders has increased considerably within the past decade. In fact, some specialists estimate that the percentage of men battling eating disorders is even higher than current research shows, as some men may hesitate […]

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Marijuana Addiction Treatment

Marijuana – a mind altering, psychoactive drug – is one of the most used drugs in the United States. Though some people do not believe that marijuana is addictive, the American Psychological Association considers marijuana addiction to be a real condition, and a percentage of people who use marijuana do become addicted to the drug. […]

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Fentanyl Detox

Detoxification (or “detox”) for fentanyl becomes necessary when an individual is addicted to the drug. Fentanyl is an opiate used as an analgesic to treat pain; the drug is almost 100 times more potent than morphine, and it is highly addictive – both mentally and physically. Though fentanyl is often prescribed to patients with legitimate […]

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Drug Intervention

Interventions are held for individuals suffering from an addiction who do not believe that they have a problem or cannot face the addiction on their own. Oftentimes, interventions are a last resort: the addict has refused to get treatment, and all other options for addressing the addiction have been exhausted. Although there can be interventions […]

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Overcome Eating Disorders

There are many different types of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating, body image issues, and compulsive overeating. While each of these eating disorders has different causes and symptoms, they can all be potentially life threatening if they remain untreated. For example, individuals suffering from anorexia can become malnourished, which can affect every […]

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Opiate Treatment

Opiates (or opioids) are extracted from opium seeds or created in laboratories, and these types of drugs are usually prescribed by physicians to treat pain. Among other drugs, hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin), and heroin can all be derived from opium poppy. Opiates act like endorphins in the brain; in fact, they eventually cause the body […]

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Inpatient Drug Rehab

There are a variety of treatment options available for individuals who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. Finding a successful treatment program depends on the addict and on the severity of the addiction. Though more unique programs have become increasingly popular in the past decade – such as adventure therapy and teen wilderness camps – […]

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Prescription Drug Addiction Signs

Prescription drug addiction is not as rare as you may think; in fact, prescription medications are some of the most commonly abused drugs. There are three categories of prescription drugs, all of which can be addicting: opiates, depressants, and stimulants. Opiates are used to relieve pain. In the United States, some of the more common […]

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ADHD

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is very common among children today. Oftentimes it is passed down from parents to their children. Until recent years, it was believed that children would eventually grow out of it during their teen years. Today, not all children with ADHD are believed to “grow out of it,” and if they […]

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Cocaine Treatment

Cocaine is a stimulant drug that affects the central nervous system; depending on the method of administration and the amount taken, the side effects of the drug can last up to several hours. Cocaine is a highly addictive drug, and is one of the most abused substances in the United States. It was originally used […]

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