risk factors for addiction

What Are the Population Groups Most Vulnerable to Addiction and Substance Abuse in the U.S.?

In the United States, researchers have gone to great lengths to find traits in those who are caught up in addiction or substance abuse. The theory is that if they could identify the risk factors for addiction, great progress could be made in prevention and treatment. They looked at age, ethnicity, environmental factors, gender and…

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The History of Outpatient Programs in the U.S.

Outpatient addiction treatment is not a new concept. In fact, the history of outpatient addiction treatment goes back more than 150 years. This makes sense given that psychoactive drugs have been used in some form starting as early as human civilizations began to emerge. Despite thousands of years of experimentation with the substances, it wasn’t…

Emergency Rooms and Withdrawal: Can They Help?

The Role of Emergency Rooms and Withdrawal In this article, we’ll address a few of the issues surrounding the role of emergency rooms and withdrawal including: Withdrawal in an Emergency Room Choosing Treatment To Help Manage Withdrawal Detox and Addiction Recovery Treatment It’s probably well-known that emergency rooms are equipped to handle patients going through…

How to Ease Methadone Addiction Withdrawal Symptoms

How to Ease Methadone Addiction Withdrawal Symptoms

The synthetic opiate Methadone is commonly used to help people addicted to opiates to break the cycle of addiction. Essentially a form replacement therapy, methadone has had success in helping people who have cravings to eliminate their need for opiates. Methadone can do this without delivering the detrimental effects of narcotics. However, there is a…

what are the different types of alcoholics

What Are the Different Types of Alcoholics?

In 2007, there was a report released from National Institutes Of Health which, at the time, was led by Dr. Howard B. Moss who served as the Associate Director for Clinical and Translational Research at NIAAA. This report identified five different types of alcoholics. This report has served as a guideline in the evaluation process…