Treatment & Detox Guide
There is little doubt that compulsive shopping can cause severe impairment and distress, two key criteria for formal recognition as a mental disorder. But the rest remains up for grabs: Is compulsive shopping a biologically driven disease of the brain, a learned habit run amok, an addiction in its own right or a symptom of….
Since addiction has become recognized as an illness, there has been a quest to have more traditional medication treatment alternatives. Two new medicines to help individuals with alcohol dependence, Campral and Vivitrol, have been introduced in the past five years. We’ll explore the benefits and drawbacks surrounding these two medications. Patients need to understand when….
Scientifically, the term substance abuse refers to the dependency of a human being on “psychoactive” substances like drugs, alcohol, tobacco or cigarettes in excessive and repetitive manner which is very harmful to the body and largely fatal. Substance abuse can lead to adverse social consequences and can also lead an individual to face failure in….
People who go into substance-abuse treatment in North Carolina are more likely to be involved with drugs than with alcohol, according to a new federal report released today. However, help is more easily available for alcohol abuse, the report says. During the past 15 years, the report says, more North Carolinians are being admitted to….
Alcohol-related admissions to hospitals in England have soared by more than 50 per cent over the last five years, latest figures revealed last night. Startling data from the Department of Health showed there were 863,257 drink-related admissions in 2007-08, up sharply from 569,418 in 2003-04 – the year Labour’s reforms ushered in round-the-clock drinking. That….