September 10, 2011 in drug rehab
With his recent biography, called Hunter S. Thompson: An Insider’s View of Deranged, Depraved, Drugged Out Brilliance, of late gonzo journalist, Hunter S. Thompson, friend Jay Cowan relates his experiences and the time he lived with the addiction treatment eschewing writer. He knew Thompson during the last thrity years of his life when he took refuge in his home in Aspen in a place called Owl Farm.… Read the rest
September 3, 2011 in drug rehab
There are recognizable stages of addiction for anyone, from friends and family to professionals in the medical field to be aware of, such as experimentation, regular use, problem and risky use, dependence and finally addiction itself. Individuals have a tendency to progress through these stages as they become fully addicted. Knowing and understanding these stages will help the individual enter drug rehab before the stages progress to a point that is detrimental for all concerned.… Read the rest
August 31, 2011 in Uncategorized
There is no price that can be put on saving an individual’s life. This needs to be kept in mind when choosing a drug rehab center. There possibly comes a time when there are only two options: get help or risk losing your friend or loved one who is in need of rehabilitation. It is important that the person gets help as soon as possible to prevent them from causing any more damage to their own body or emotionally to those that they love.… Read the rest
August 24, 2011 in Uncategorized
Taking the step towards finding a rehab for a loved one or yourself is an extremely difficult decision to make, but it also means that there is help on the horizon. Reaching out to a solid support system for help through this difficult process means that you are moving in a positive direction towards recovery. Drug and alcohol treatment is most successful when therapists, addiction counselors and medical professionals are involved.… Read the rest
August 21, 2011 in Uncategorized
Scientists have identified a protein that appears not only to be central to the process that causes Parkinson’s disease but could also play a role in muting the high from methamphetamine and other addictive drugs or to treat depression.
In a paper published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Columbia University have shown that oct3, a protein that shepherds molecules into and out of cells, plays a critical role, bringing toxic chemicals to the doorstep of the brain cells that die in patients with Parkinson’s disease.… Read the rest
August 14, 2011 in drug rehab
It used to be that parents only had to worry about their kids experimenting with cigarettes or alcohol. The worst thing to think about was if your children were using marijuana. These days, you have to worry about things that children can easily buy and get a hold of. Street drugs, the hallucination drugs that came out of the 1960s, such as LSD or cocaine are expensive and a little more difficult for adolescents can get their hands on. … Read the rest
August 11, 2011 in drug rehab
Developed before LSD, PCP, which stands for the complex and dangerous chemical phenylcyclohexylpiperidine, was originally used in the form of a surgical anesthetic. Because it provided a feeling of being out of one’s body, it became associated with other dissociative anesthetics. The detachment this drug provides its uses is only one of many reasons it lands people in residential drug treatment.… Read the rest
August 4, 2011 in drug rehab
A new study has found that 20% of college students have abused prescription. The prescription drugs that are being abused include Xanax, sleeping pills, and medicine for ADHD. Of these college students, those that use prescription drugs non-medically are 80 times more likely to develop an addiction problem.
For those that become addicted, help is available at a drug abuse treatment center.… Read the rest
August 1, 2011 in drug rehab
I have recently learned about how devastating methamphetamine is. I knew it was bad before, but it was not until I saw a documentary called “Crystal Darkness” that I finally understood the degree it affects a user.
Drug abuse treatment in a drug rehab can offer the addict a chance at a sober life. Relapse does occur but with long term drug addiction recovery program, the user will most likely end up in jail or dead.… Read the rest
July 25, 2011 in Uncategorized
Celebrities who go through drug rehab programs have very low success rates. It’s often not very long between the time they get out and the time they are using again. You see countless stories in the tabloids describing how so-and-so has relapsed, or went on a bender, or fell off the wagon, etc. Why does this occur?
It seems celebrities that go through drug and alcohol rehab have far lower success rates than the average citizen. … Read the rest