Addiction is a progressive disease, and deciding to put an end to it by enrolling in a rehab could be a life-altering decision for someone who is hooked. During the stay at a rehab, one undergoes detoxification, treatment, individual and group counseling sessions and much more. One is empowered with the skills to navigate easily..
Music can uplift your mood, inspire you and get you grooving. But, can it also help you recover from ailments? To understand this link better, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts have joined hands to launch an initiative called Sound Health.
Addiction has become a major public health concern in America, with the country shelling out a whopping $442 billion annually to deal with alcohol and drug abuse. According to a recent report released by Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, one out of seven Americans is likely to fall prey to an addiction in his or her..
The aim of detoxification is to remove the toxins gathered in the body over time due to the intake of illegal and prescription drugs. This can be accomplished by taking various medical and non-medical measures.
The year 2016 has been a disaster for Karlos Williams (23), the Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back. For the second time this year, Williams has been suspended for violating the National Football League’s (NFL) substance abuse policy. He was suspended 10 games in November 2016. Earlier this season, he was hit with a four-game suspension by..
Addiction to any kind of substance, including opioids, develops after a prolonged tolerance to it. Opioids are prescribed by doctors to patients suffering from pain, however, their efficacy in providing a long-term relief still lack sufficient evidence, said a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). While studying the physiology..
Already struggling with the epidemic of prescription drugs and heroin, the United States is now facing a new challenge in the form of a terrifying new substance that is 10,000 times stronger than morphine, itself a powerful pain medication made from opium, or 5,000 times more potent than heroin. The problem is only getting serious..
For those struggling with drug and alcohol abuse, complete sobriety might seem like an impossible dream, but recovery is possible, no matter how dark the situation is. All it takes is right treatment, adequate support system on the medical and personal front, and a strong willpower. There may be numerous roadblocks in the way, but..
It takes a lot of courage to admit that one needs treatment to get rid of alcoholism and drug addiction. For some, treatment can be a matter of months, but for others it may be a life-long process. Treatment programs can greatly differ from person to person, depending on the type of drug abused and..
The popularity of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, among young adults has been increasing day by day. According to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2015, most of the e-cigarette users are young adults, while the grown-ups like to continue with the old trend of smoking tobacco cigarettes. Even..