Types of synthetic drugs – Part 3: Fighting addiction to Molly

November 30, 2016 in Addiction, drug abuse, Treatment

The use of Molly in today’s world is different from what it was initially intended for. On mentioning the word Molly, people usually tend to take it as the pure form of 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA), originally recommended to treat depression. However, today’s Molly is different not only in terms of its constituents, but also in terms of the purpose of its use.

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 Types of synthetic drugs – Part 2: Fighting addiction to synthetic marijuana

November 25, 2016 in Drug Addiction, Marijuana, Treatment

To get that feeling of “high” from substances, people resort to taking any kind of drug, even synthetic drugs, which are manufactured in a chemical factory with properties analogous to marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine.

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 Holistic approach needed to fight addiction, says Surgeon General’s substance abuse report

November 23, 2016 in Addiction, drug abuse, Substance Abuse, Treatment

There has been a continuous increase in the number of substance abuse cases in the United States. Those suffering from substance abuse, however, often fail to get the required treatment due to the inability to get access to proper treatment, the shame and misunderstanding tied to these disorders and the lack of screening for substance use disorders (SUDs), says the recent report on substance abuse in America by U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy.

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 Physical therapies can help recovering addicts

November 03, 2016 in Addiction, Substance Abuse, Treatment

Recovery from addiction is a long-drawn process. While the patient can experience painful withdrawal symptoms, the prescribed therapies and medication can also add to the discomfort. The course of treatment may range from residential treatment to local support groups, behavioral therapy, psychotherapy and medication, depending on the severity of the addiction. However, studies recommend that every patient must do physical exercises to ensure proper and healthy functioning of the body and the brain.

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 National Yoga Month: Benefits of using yoga therapy in addiction treatment

October 01, 2016 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Treatment

The benefits of yoga, an ancient spiritual practice that instills control over mind and body, have been well documented by experts world over. The belief that the most of one’s comfort is dependent on the recurrence of external phenomena makes people look for outside sources for inner fulfillment. The same can be said about addicts who are unable to think about a life bereft of their addictive habit, which acts as the only source of comfort for them.

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 Creativity and fight against addiction – Dance Therapy

September 26, 2016 in Addiction, Drug Addiction, Treatment

Addiction has become a huge health concern world over. Growing common among teenagers and students, addiction has many forms, such as drug abuse, alcohol abuse, prescription drug abuse, designer drug abuse, among others. While there are rehabs and treatment centers to treat addiction, experts have also emphasized on the role of recreational activities in treating addicts.

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 Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week: Obama seeks Congress action for $1.1B for better drug addiction treatment

September 21, 2016 in Addiction, opioids, Treatment

Prescription drug abuse is not a new phenomenon in the United States, but the growing number of drug overdose-related deaths has prompted the Obama administration to observe the Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week from September 18 to 24.

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 Creativity and fight against addiction – Art Therapy

September 06, 2016 in Addiction, therapy, Treatment

Addiction has grown common these days. The availability of drugs such as heroin and marijuana has led to more number of teens and students falling prey to addiction. Besides the conventional drugs, there are many new kinds of drugs and their derivatives that have taken addiction to a new level. Hence, a lot of development has also taken place in terms of recovery and rehabilitation.

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