Different drugs have different withdrawal durations and effects on users. Through research and clinical practices, various methods have been proven effective for certain types of drugs. Although drug detox treatment is the first step in drug abuse treatments, by itself, it has little to no effect on drug seeking behaviors or long term abstinence. Without….
Finding Effective Drug Addiction Treatment – A guide to finding the right treatment from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration.
Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What to Ask – Information & guidance to help those in search of effective drug abuse treatment from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Medline Plus Guide to Substance Abuse – Trusted information on drugs and substance abuse from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
The Partnership at DrugFree.org – Drug abuse prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery resources.
Mayo Clinic on Drug Addiction – Signs, symptoms, causes and treatment for drug addiction and substance abuse related problems.
The Science Behind Drug Abuse & Addiction – NIDA on the science of drug abuse and what causes addiction.
NIDA for Teens – Facts, support, intervention and scientific research behind drug abuse and addiction in teens.
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment – Support, treatment and information for those suffering from substance abuse and addiction.
Assessment Tools – Drug addiction assessment and review tools for treatment providers.
National Drug Addiction Support Groups
Narcotics Anonymous – Help for those suffering from addiction to narcotics, NA is free to join and support groups can be found around the world.
Cocaine Anonymous – CA support groups offer a helping hand to those in recovery from cocaine addiction. Members follow twelve steps and support one another through recovery.
Crystal Meth Anonymous – A fellowship of men and women who support one another through recovery from crystal meth addiction.
Marijuana Anonymous – A support group where men and women share their strength, experience and hope in recovery from marijuana addiction.
Narconon – Support for those suffering from drug addiction and for the family members of addicts.
Cocaine addicts well know how uncomfortable drug withdrawal can be. When detoxing, withdrawal effects come on in full force, an experience that no regular cocaine user wants to face. The truth of the matter is cocaine detox offers the only means for breaking the drug’s hold over the body. There’s no getting around this essential….
Whether addicted to drugs or alcohol, the physical and psychological effects of addiction can transform a normal everyday person into a shell of what he or she once was. Addictive substances are well known for their ability to alter brain function in such a way as to create a cycle of dependency that becomes all….
As one of the strongest Schedule I narcotics around, cocaine carries an incredibly high addiction potential. Most people take to cocaine because of the immediate “jolt” this drug causes. Cocaine’s addiction potential goes into action as of the first time a person tries the drug. When first starting out, cocaine produces increased energy levels, improved….
Does affordable drug treatment really exist? Yes. There are facilities that do provide affordable treatment to patients. Often, these facilities are government run. As stated by the NIDA, “Because drug abuse and addiction are major public health problems, a large portion of drug treatment is funded by local, State, and Federal governments.” This is where….
When two mental disorders or illnesses occur at the same time, or in sequence, in the same person, it is known as comorbidity; when these conditions are diagnosed, it is called a dual diagnosis. Mental disorders are defined by the National Institute on Drug Abuse as “A mental condition marked primarily by sufficient disorganization of….
It is no wonder that America has the highest rate of prescription drug abuse in the world. We have drugs for everything that ails us and drugs to counter the unwanted effects of those drugs. The most widely abused pharmaceutical drugs are opiates and opiate derivatives for pain, CNS stimulants for ADD, ADHD, and narcolepsy,….
Prescription drug abuse is steadily worsening because as more pain, anxiety, or attention deficit disorder medications are disbursed for legitimate purposes, many are being diverted to sales on the street for profit. The prescription pill business is big business on the street with a vast amount of collaboration between users, dealers, and doctors. The rapid….
Are you concerned that a loved one is addicted to drugs and/or alcohol? If so, you must know the signs and symptoms of addiction, as this will allow you to pinpoint the problem and eventually get this person the help he or she needs. Some signs of addiction are easy to see, while others can….
Regardless of the type of drug involved, addictive drugs all exert certain effects that increase the likelihood of ongoing drug use. Also known as psychoactive agents, these drugs are able to cross the blood-brain barrier, which gives them easy access to the brain’s workings. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, drug addiction creates….