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The Epidemiology of Alcohol Abuse and Subsequent Conditions

The Epidemiology of Alcohol Abuse and Subsequent Conditions

A person’s first contact with alcohol usually happens at home, and not everyone starts off drinking heavily. Excessive use of alcohol or alcohol abuse, can lead to disorders such as alcohol use disorder and alcoholism. Once a person is addicted to alcohol and other drugs, they might have a hard time quitting by themselves. If […]

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Short-Term Effects Of Heroin

RehabCenter.net Short-term effects of heroin

Heroin, an illegal opioid drug, is one of the most potent and addictive drugs abused today. Even in the short term, due to the way this drug depresses your central nervous system, heroin has the capacity to create numerous physical and physiological changes, and may, in some cases, cause addiction, overdose, and death. Heroin abuse […]

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Dangers of Abusing Alcohol with Opiates

RehabCenter.net Dangers of Abusing Alcohol with Opiates

Mixing alcohol with opiates is dangerous in several ways, including the fact that each increases the negative effects of the other. Alcohol increases the depressant effects of opiates, while opiates can increase the body’s rate of absorption of alcohol—enhancing alcohol’s sedative properties. While an alcohol/opiate combination can cause increased intoxication and decreased motor skills, the […]

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Addiction Treatment “Step-Down” Process

RehabCenter.net Addiction Treatment _Step-Down_ Process

Addiction starts off subtle, and then can move to a full-blown-rock-bottom stage. In the Step-Down Process of Addiction Treatment kind of looks like an inverted pyramid. As a person moves farther along in this form of treatment, the curriculum becomes less intensive and scrutinized. Rarely does a person beat an addiction alone, but with treatment, […]

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Dual Diagnosis: Histrionic Personality Disorder and Addiction

Dual Diagnosis- Histrionic Personality Disorder and Addiction

“About a third of all people experiencing mental illnesses and about half of people living with severe mental illnesses also experience substance abuse,” according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). When two disorders occur together, this occurrence is called a dual diagnosis. Dual diagnoses require appropriate recognition of the conditions and adequate treatment […]

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Substance Abuse And Self-Harm

RehabCenter.net Substance Abuse And Self-Harm

Recent studies reported in an article by the U.S. National Library of Medicine explain that self-harm may affect between one-third and one-half of all adolescents. Of those affected, 70 percent attempted suicide at least once, while 55 percent attempted suicide more than once. Substance abuse may pose a dangerous risk for self-harm, as the effects […]

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List Of All Opioids In The United States

RehabCenter.net List Of All Opioids In The United States

The abuse of opioid drugs is an issue that affects individuals all across America. In order to better understand, and prevent, opioid abuse and addiction, it is highly beneficial to fully comprehend the drugs of abuse. A person may have a prescription and not realize the drug they are using, or abusing, is an opioid […]

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New Drug Craze: Snorting Cocoa (Chocolate) Instead Of Cocaine

RehabCenter.net New Drug Craze- Snorting Cocoa (Chocolate) Instead Of Cocaine

In the day and age of designer drugs, you may be surprised to know that one of the newest trends sweeping Europe and making its way to America is not a drug, instead, it is a substance that a vast amount of Americans have many times, and legally, already ingested—cocoa (the main ingredient of chocolate). […]

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Effects Of Morphine Addiction

RehabCenter.net Effects Of Morphine Addiction

If you are in extreme pain, you may be incredibly grateful to have a medication that helps relieve your pain. Many prescription opioids (pain relievers) were designed to help people experiencing severe pain—pain that cannot be relieved with simple medications. But this type of relief can come with a price; the very way opioids work […]

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Matrix Model Of Addiction Treatment

RehabCenter.net Matrix Model Of Addiction Treatment

This progressive psychosocial model of addiction treatment originated in the 1980s in an attempt to counter the rising threat of cocaine abuse and the subsequent need for treatment. Since this time, it has grown beyond a treatment for only cocaine and other stimulant abuse, to become a renowned and diverse treatment for alcohol and other […]

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