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What Legal Medication Can You Take to Quit Drugs?

Substance abusers will occasionally be allowed to use other types of medication to wean themselves off of the medication that they are presently addicted to. With the aid of a doctor, this can be a much easier way to get off of a drug rather than goi... Read more

Risky Business and The Dangers Of Drug Use During Pregnancy

The results from the test are in and you are most definitely pregnant. Whether this was planned or unplanned, now is the time to get yourself as healthy as possible, for the sake of the beautiful child soon to come into your life. It's never easy to ... Read more

Babies Sentenced to a Life of Drugs, Addiction and Jail House Side-effects

The National Institute on Drug Abuse reported that almost 20% of all babies born were exposed to alcohol at least once during their mothers' pregnancies. Fetal alcohol syndrome is the third most common birth defect and the leading cause of mental re... Read more

Will You Gain Weight When Quitting Drugs?

Whether you will gain weight when quitting drugs depends on a variety of factors, including the type of substance that you were abusing and the way you deal with your recovery. There are a few things that you should consider before you end your subst... Read more

Can You Stop Using Drugs With Hypnosis?

Using hypnotic suggestion for the purpose of quitting drugs first originated with attempts to help smokers. The smoker would be brought into a hypnotic state and then given certain suggestions about the negative effects of smoking. While this type of... Read more

Substance Abuse Amongst the Homeless

The Harsh RealityDuring the years of our current "Great Recession" the ranks of the U.S. homeless population has grown substantially. Though drugs and alcohol abuse are common contributing factors, in creating homelessness, once on the streets the mo... Read more

Common Symptoms Of Opiate Withdrawal

Addiction to heroin and its opiate offshoots Oxycontin and Oxycodone is largely viewed as one of the most difficult substance abuse problems to stop. Perhaps this explains why, according to one LA Times report, between 75 and 80 percent of addicts ul... Read more

Drug Use Screening Kits - Testing People For Drugs

Returning to the workforce can be an uplifting experience if you have recently been incarcerated. Employers are looking at you as a valuable worker with the skills necessary to perform quality work and provide services to customers.Yet one of the req... Read more