New Study Predicts Alcohol Relapse

New research at the world-renowned Yale School of Medicine suggests a key area of the brain can help predict the likelihood that a recovering alcoholic will relapse. That region of the brain, the prefrontal cortex, came into focus during a study connecting the area associated with impulse control and relapse in the three months following…

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Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse in College Students

While college students are spending the summer at home, parents may find more opportunities to observe at-risk behaviors. Drug use casually introduced on campus can follow students home, prompting them to attempt to conceal those habits from family members. A parent’s prescription drugs may seem especially attractive to the student using them for non-medical reasons…

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Bath Salts Abuse and Use

Use and Availability of “Bath Salts” A new, highly addictive designer drug labeled “Bath Salts” contains Mephedrone and MDPV (Methylenedioxypyrovalerone).  Mephedrone and MDPV are stimulants that act much like Methamphetamine and Cocaine, but produce the added effect of hallucinations.  “Bath Salts” are known by many names such as Ivory Wave, Bliss, White Lightning, Hurricane Charlie,…

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Codeine Addiction

What is Codeine? Codeine is an opiate that metabolizes into morphine as it undergoes chemical transformation in the body.  Codeine is used primarily to treat pain and anxiety.  As with most members of the opiate family of narcotics (e.g., Heroin and Morphine), Codeine acts to depress respiratory functioning and impairs the central nervous system. Common…

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Drug Rehabs that Work with Court

Substance Abuse and Crime Drug and alcohol rehabs that work with the court play an important role in the criminal justice system as over sixty percent of all individuals admitted into a treatment program have a history of some type of criminal activity associated with their addiction issues.  Research clearly indicates that individuals who participate…

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Court-Order Treatment Center for Drugs and Alcohol

The Purpose of a Court-Ordered Treatment Program Judges are increasingly sentencing individuals with DUI- Driving Under the Influence, DWI- Driving While Intoxicated, or DUID- Driving Under the Influence of Drugs offenses to court ordered treatment programs for drugs and alcohol.  The goal of this action is to force the individual to participate in a rehab…

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