Tag Archives: Treatment

Process of Detoxing from Oxycodone

Man detoxing Oxycodone is a narcotic pain killer and is most commonly prescribed for moderate to severe pain. It is highly habit forming and can lead to addiction mainly due to the fact that it is an opioid [1]. Oxycodone can be taken individually but is also the main ingredient in combination drug prescription pain relievers. Prescription [...]
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Are Adderall Alternatives Appropriate for My Child With ADD/ADHD?

Boy on skateboard Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), are disorders that affect the regions of the brain for attention, focus, and functioning. The prefrontal cortex, which is the ‘secretary’ for the mind is the executive functioning for how humans organize and execute thought and behaviors [1]. The prefrontal region in the brain is [...]
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Getting Professional Help in 2017

lonely man on the bench autumn, winter As a pastor, I do a lot of weddings and I totally love it! Come on, what could be better than two young people, in love, planning the rest of their lives together? But what I find deeply troubling and discouraging is that the average wedding costs between 10-15k, has hours of energy, planning and [...]
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Can You Cure Yourself of a Drug Addiction

Walking on the beach Self help is defined as the act of helping or improving without relying on the assistance of others [6]. This can mean joining a fellowship of others who struggle with similar issues, who support and rely on each other for recovery. This includes a 12-step program such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine [...]
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Addiction Treatment Past and Present

Old buildings During the late 1700’s, alcoholism was believed to be a moral failing and was a matter of willpower to overcome. Benjamin Rush, one of the Founding Fathers of America, was one of the first to challenge this and felt that it was the alcohol rather than the person that created an addiction [1]. In a [...]
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