January 6, 2012 in Alcoholism
Freakonomics has been talking for a long time about the dangers of drinking alcohol and walking – mile for mile you have a much high chance for death than if you were driving (not that drunk-driving is OK either!) This is from a bottle of ‘Shake Shake’
Shake Shake is a nickname for traditional African beer made from maize and malt; it has a short shelf life (about five days), a relatively low alcohol content (3.5%) and, is meant to be shaken before consumption
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January 4, 2012 in friend
We have created a new Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/drugrehabcomparison -go there and like us.… Read the rest
January 1, 2012 in drug rehab
A study came out recently that said more than 3 million people under the age of 25 have used over-the-counter cold and cough medicine to get high. The study went on to say that the chemicals in over 140 medicines that are being abused in called Dextromethorphan, or DXM. But the study did not provide any recommendations for parents of these young people that have become addicted.… Read the rest
December 25, 2011 in drug rehab
Treating heroin addiction has come a long way since the days when there were few options. Many detox centers can help the patient with methadone treatment for the physical addiction and many can help the addict with learning how to cope once he or she is clean.
But many drug rehab treatment centers do not want clients to go from being addicted to one drug to getting hooked on another.… Read the rest
December 22, 2011 in drug rehab
Musicians and drug use seem to be linked throughout history. There is no shortage of famous musicians lives ended prematurely due to drug overdoses. Some musicians have gone so far as to attribute elements of their success to drug use. Tracks and entire albums have been created under the influence of drugs, and probably many more than bands/musicians have admitted to publicly. … Read the rest
December 12, 2011 in drug rehab
Treatment for chemical dependency is needed when someone is abusing any substance. A recent study recently found that 3 million people under the age of 25 have abused OTC drugs.
The type of rehab that is needed for long-term recovery is a long term drug rehab facility. This is because after the detox process, behavioral therapies are taught and any psychological needs of the addict are treated as well.… Read the rest
December 9, 2011 in drug rehab
I saw a documentary called “Crystal Darkness” the other day and I was shocked by just how addictive methampetamine is. And there are really only 2 choices when it comes to this drug: prison or going to a drug rehabilitation facility. Sadly, many people choose jail instead of treatment.
There are often other substances being abused along with the meth, so choosing a drug rehab center that will also work as a treatment center for alcohol addiction or another substance is the best choice.… Read the rest
December 2, 2011 in Medical
There is nothing like seeing a friend or a loved one come home from drug rehab. The difference is often night and day relative to when they entered, especially considering all the physical and mental damage this person was causing to themselves and those around them.
It is important to make sure this person has a very strong support system in place to make sure they don’t relapse. … Read the rest
November 19, 2011 in Medical, Self Help
College is seen as a rite of passage. It’s the time where a young adult can break free from the restraints of their parents and figure out what kind of person they are on their own. And sometimes that person is the one that wants to drink heavily and do beer bongs. This is when school life can suffer and lead to dropping out. … Read the rest
November 12, 2011 in Uncategorized
A new study suggests that children that have a good relationship with their parents have less of a chance to develop alcohol-related problems. The findings, published in the May issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs , underscore the important role parents play in the risk of problem drinking.
Dr. Emmanuel Kuntsche, of the Swiss Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Problems in Lausanne, Switzerland, says “…the circumstances in which that first drinks occurs — and how parents deal with it — is important.”
For their study, Kuntsche and his colleagues surveyed 364 teenagers three times over two years.… Read the rest