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Acamprosate an Effective Treatment for Alcoholism

Acamprosate an Effective Treatment for Alcoholism

Acamprosate is a drug used to maintain abstinence in alcohol-dependent patients sold under the brand Campral. Many of the people who take acamprosate experience a significant reduction in their urge to drink alcohol, as well as a reduction in symptoms associated with a form of alcohol withdrawal called post-acute withdrawal syndrome. Doctors caution that the […]

Benzodiazepines and Driving Impairment

Benzodiazepines and Driving Impairment

Benzodiazepines are a group of medications used to treat medical conditions such as insomnia and anxiety. They belong to a larger class of drugs known as sedative-hypnotics; medications in this class get their name because they produce a reduction in agitation and irritability (i.e., sedation), and also have sleep-inducing (hypnotic) characteristics. People under the influence […]

Using Art as Addiction Therapy

Admitting you have a problem with substance abuse is the first and most critical step in working through your addiction and towards recovery. Moving from admission to help is next. You may be receiving assistance in an inpatient rehab setting, or seeking help through outpatient counseling and support groups. No matter where you are getting […]

Most Addicts Not Receiving the Best Treatment

Most Addicts Not Receiving the Best Treatment

Addiction is a terrible disease. Those living with it struggle with temptations, shame, guilt, poor health, failing relationships, and a number of other issues disruptive to a normal lifestyle. Treatments for addiction that are based on medicine, science, and sound research have been lagging. For decades, addiction has been viewed as a lack of will […]

Media Coverage of Events Can Increase Trauma

During a national disaster, the media is there to tell and show the world the tragedy that is enfolding. With vivid images of fire, explosions, natural disasters, or terrorist attacks the carnage of the disaster enters our living rooms. While the media provides needed alerts, safety information, and helpful resources for the nation, it can […]

Harm Reduction Strategies

All addictions are harmful-physically and mentally-for the addict. Every aspect of the addict’s life is negatively impacted, from relationships to jobs. It is not always possible to completely quit an addiction when going into rehabilitation and recovery, so minimizing the harm impacting the addict and those around him or her is a good step to […]