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Klonopin Detox

Clonazepam – known in the United States under the trade-name Klonopin – is a benzodiazepine that is prescribed to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders, mania, epilepsy, and additional types of seizure and parasomnia (sleep-related) disorders. Though it is not known for its addictive or habit-forming qualities, like any benzodiazepine there is a risk of physical […]

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Prescription Drug Detox

Prescription drug detoxification (or “detox”) is needed when an individual becomes addicted to a prescription medication and needs to stop using the drug. In recent years, the abuse of prescription drugs has become more rampant; this is due partly to the widespread availability of the medications and because of the high-risk level for addiction. Drugs […]

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Substance Abuse

Substance abuse is a general term that refers to a negative pattern of illicit substance use. The term “substance abuse” is sometimes used interchangeably with “drug abuse,” though the connotation of the word “drug” is slightly more limited. Medical professionals and authors have adopted the term “substance abuse” and use it to describe a variety […]

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Faith-Based Drug Rehab

Faith-based drug rehabilitation is different from other rehab programs in that it focuses on spiritual healing based on Christian beliefs instead of conventional recovery programs. Though numerous drug rehab programs incorporate aspects of spirituality into the treatment process, these types of programs usually focus on a more general sense of spiritual well being. Faith-based drug […]

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Stress

Stress occurs when the body physically responds to an emotional or physical stimulus, be it real or imagined, which affects the body’s normal operation. Everyone experiences some degree of stress on a regular basis; it has many causes, both external and internal. In small doses, stress is a useful way for the body to respond […]

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OxyContin Addiction

OxyContin is the controlled-release version of oxycodone – an opioid analgesic medication synthesized for the purpose of relieving moderate to severe pain. Though OxyContin is used for medical purposes and often prescribed to individuals who experience pain associated with arthritis, trauma, fractures, cancer, etc., it has become more widely abused in recent years, leading to […]

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Insomnia

Insomnia is a broad term that encompasses a wide range of sleep-related disorders; insomnia is not a disorder or disease itself, it is actually a symptom of an underlying medical or psychological issue. Though many people may experience episodes of sleeplessness, insomnia is a persistent condition categorized by having difficulty falling asleep, waking up in […]

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Depression Treatment

Depression is a psychological problem characterized by negative or extreme changes in thinking, behavior, and physical well-being. It is one of the most common mental disorders in the world; in the United States alone, around 20 million adults suffer from depression annually. Though it is widespread, the number of people who actually seek treatment for […]

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Teen Wilderness Camps

Teen wilderness camps are a form of treatment and therapy for a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem, and drug or alcohol addiction. Many families seek out these programs in an attempt to help their child or young adult (usually ages 11-18) overcome psychological and emotional problems. These camps, designed to address each […]

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Treatment vs. Jail

New legal options for non-violent drug users and possessors are being debated on a national level; states are also enacting local propositions and acts that deal with treating drug abusers. Non-violent drug criminals are individuals that may use, possess, or sell illegal substances but do not participate in violent crimes to obtain or distribute the […]

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