Giving the Alcoholic Person a Successful Start on the Twelve-Step Road of Recovery Since 1977 The New Direction Alcohol Rehabilitation in New York The New Direction was founded in 1977 by Matt and Margaret Batson under the premise that people who make a commitment to A.A. tend to stay sober. Since the doors of the….
Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment – Know what to ask if you are in search of effective treatment for substance abuse.
Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment – A research based guide to addiction treatment provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
The Burden of Drug Abuse & Addiction – Medications Development at NIDA.
Hospital Emergency Room Visits – The facts about how many people have been admitted to the ER for drug related problems.
A New Treatment for Addiction – The American Psychological Association explores buprenorphine and other medications.
Counseling in the Treatment of Addiction – An HBO Addiction summary of the role that talk therapy plays in treating addiction.
National Institute on Drug Abuse – Bringing the power of science to drug abuse and addiction.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism – Provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems.
Al-Anon – Family groups offer support for the relatives and friends of individuals who are addicted to alcohol.
Alcoholics Anonymous – A 12-step recovery program that is widely used both in and out of treatment.
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry – A professional association of addiction psychiatrists that works to help people overcome addiction.
American Medication Association – The office of alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse prevention provides support and care for those who are chemically dependent.
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention – A national leadership effort to prevent alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse problems.
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America – A national non-profit organization that represents the interests of community-based coalitions by providing advocacy, training and assistance.
Join Together – A program of the Boston University School of Public Health.
Narcotics Anonymous – Help and support for those suffering from various types of substance abuse.
Being addicted to drugs is a very serious issue. While in the early stages, it may be possible for a person to go cold turkey, on their own, but this is very rare. Most people need to seek the help of a drug addiction treatment facility. There are many different reasons why these facilities work….
Substance abuse has become a 21st century epidemic with one in four homes affected. While it may seem like a personal problem, citizens pay the price in law enforcement and court costs: domestic violence, divorce, and policing drunks on the road and dealers on school campuses. The statistics are sobering. In 2008, Ottawa County alone….
Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals has launched Here to Help, an unique patient support program designed to improve outcomes for people in opioid dependence treatment with SUBOXONE (buprenorphine HCl/naloxone HCl dihydrate [2 mg/0.5 mg and 8 mg/2 mg]) C-III Sublingual Tablets. By focusing on coaching and education of patients and caregivers, Here to Help is designed to….
It was 2006, and drugs and alcohol ruled Clark Converse’s world. Down to eating out of trash bins, Converse, 36, asked God for deliverance. “While I was in treatment, I prayed that I find love again and to one day open my own treatment center to help other addicts like me,” he said. Two years….
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….
Court-ordered rehabilitation for drug and alcohol offenders may soon be a locally based option for those facing charges in Lincoln County Justice Court, a choice authorities say would provide them with better options for sentencing and enhance the effectiveness of such treatment. Lincoln County Justice Court Judge Ralph Boone and Post One Probation Officer Roger….
If an employer requires an employee to complete an inpatient alcohol treatment as a condition of keeping his job, does it regard him as an alcoholic? What happened. “Clark” worked for Seward County, Nebraska, from 1981 until 2005. He was a Vietnam veteran who suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and took medication to control….
A Record 10,000 heroin addicts have sought methadone treatment in HSE centres across the country so far this year. New figures obtained by the Irish Independent reveal an alarming increase in the number of addicts in towns and cities across the country as seizures of heroin by gardai also soar to unprecedented levels. Approximately 2,000….
We love quick, tidy solutions in this country. With health problems, in particular, we’re impatient. Pills to ease each and every symptom? Great. Same-day surgery? Terrific. A scheduled cesarean section? Bring it on. ¶ But in the case of drug and alcohol dependence, it’s becoming increasingly clear that there is no such thing as get-well-quick….