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Growing problem of prescription drug abuse
Prescription painkiller abuse is a rapidly growing and widespread problem, recently coming into full view due to high profile stories and tragic celebrity deaths. Conflicting messaging and the degradation associated with addiction often mislead people from understanding it as a disease, caused by an imbalance of receptors in the brain. American Board of Addiction Medicine certified specialists, like Dr. Lee Tannenbaum, are well versed in the brain chemistry associated with addiction and provide patients with medication-based treatment, allowing them to regain their lives and get past the conspiracy that addiction is a choice and a weakness.
“Addiction isn’t a personal failing or voluntary behavior that can be easily controlled,” says Dr. Tannenbaum. “It’s a complex, chronic disease that deserves to be treated as aggressively as other serious diseases like diabetes, asthma, and depression, but with the privacy and confidentiality the patient deserves. ”
Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem.
5 million people misusing prescription pain meds in this country, which exceeds the number of heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine users combined
Recent study of brain chemistry proves addiction is a disease, which can be treated with medicine like many other diseases.
The general medical community does not treat addiction as it treats other diseases, like diabetes and high blood pressure, although similar maintenance medication controls the disease and allows patients to lead happy and productive lives.
The most widely accepted treatment for addiction is the Alcoholics Anonymous model, which has been used since the 1940s. No other medical treatment from the 1940s is still practiced today.
Understanding addiction means understanding the basics of brain chemistry and how drug use actually alters the brain, teaching it that it needs the drug to survive.
First-hand testimonials demonstrate incredible accounts of immediate and long-term success with the use of addiction medicine.
Finding could spawn novel ways to treat alcoholism, epilepsy A team of researchers, with Nepali-born Prafulla Aryal as key member, of the Salk Institute of Biological Sciences in La Jolla, California, has located the alcohol-binding site in the brain that could pave the way to a whole new approach to treating alcoholism, drug addiction, abuse-related….
A recent study conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows that online interventions for problem alcohol use can be effective in changing drinking behaviours. Individuals given access to an online screener at www.CheckYourDrinking.net reduced their alcohol consumption by 30 per cent — or six to seven drinks weekly — a rate….
Addiction is defined as the recurring physical or the psychological dependency of an individual on a chemical substance which can lead to harmful consequences and the people who are under such addiction are popularly known as addicted. The cause of addiction can be many, but the main reason behind a person getting addicted is….
The festive season has come and gone. The fun will forever be cherished by those who had a fabulous time. Some will forever cherish the fun they had while others will reflect at the bad things they did. It is definitely an indisputable fact that some young blades are now addicted to the things they….
Drug use is a serious problem that affects millions of people. Early recognition of the problem can help you to determine whether your loved one needs drug rehab. While you may not want to think about it, without drug rehab, many addicts will continue down a path of destruction that leads them directly to their….
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