Baclofen, also known as Lioresal, may be another tool in a growing list of medically-prescribed drugs that can help people recover from alcohol addiction. Research findings show that the drug holds promise for alcoholics, especially in cases of prolonged alcohol abuse that has already led to liver cirrhosis.
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At first blush, the terms “cocaine addiction” and “Chinese medicine” do not really seem to go together. However, one set of researchers at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy hope to prove that the terms get along quite nicely indeed. The group has just received over $3.5 million in grant money from the National [...]
Individuals suffering from a substance abuse problem compose a diverse population, with a wide variety of preferences among them for treatment. Many people who seek treatment for a substance abuse problem do so at a facility affiliated with a religious organization in order to receive the benefits of incorporating faith and spirituality in their recovery.
Hypnosis, as a practice, is moving from stage entertainment performances to therapy programs for drug and alcohol addiction. Referred to as hypnotherapy, sessions are said to help reduce stress, manage pain, improve health and even lead to new success – and are becoming more heavily explored as a treatment option for people trying to break [...]
New medical research findings, such as treatments for diseases, often come about as the result of clinical trials. For people who want to experiment with new research before it is available to the public, or who want to be part of a medical solution to a problem, clinical trials can be a very positive experience.
Many family members wonder why treatment isn’t enough to keep their loved one on the path to recovery. After all, hasn’t he or she figured out why they felt the compulsion to drink or do drugs or engage in other addictive behaviors? Didn’t they learn how to avoid the situations, people, and things that trigger [...]
When you think about your life in recovery, attending your 12-step meetings, working your steps, finding your place again in society, reconnecting with family and friends, do you find yourself feeling comfortable and secure, confident in your ability to remain abstinent, or are you experiencing a period of stagnation? In either case, you may be [...]
Patients seeking a way to overcome addiction may turn to physicians and treatments for help. For a number of years, the drug disulfiram has been used to help patients avoid alcohol. The drug is an effective deterrent as it creates a fierce hangover for the individual who uses it and consumes even a small drink [...]
A properly aligned spine may be another tool for battling substance abuse. Research indicates that when misalignments – or subluxations – occur in the spine, the proper function of neurotransmitters is interrupted. When these misalignments are corrected, and the nerves are in correct order, neurotransmitters can be released in the right pattern – contributing to [...]
In the world of drug use and addiction, there are a number of different methods individuals have sought to eliminate such demons from their lives. While some treatments have proven to be effective, even the most promising of solutions can fail if the person is not committed to making a total life change. One method [...]