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Feb 2020

By Efosa Airuehia | 505 Comments | Addiction Treatment, Drugs and Alcohol, 

How Helpful is Vivitrol for Alcohol Use Disorder?

What is Vivitrol? Vivitrol is a once-monthly non-addictive injection that contains naltrexone. It is proven to help reduce heavy-drinking days in alcohol-dependent people when used with counseling. It is not a narcotic, but rather, works by blocking the…

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Feb 2020

By Efosa Airuehia | 541 Comments | Addiction Treatment, 

11 Helpful Ways To Stop Alcohol Cravings

Have you struggled with excessive alcohol consumption? Have you tried to quit drinking? How was that experience for you? In addition to possible withdrawals, alcohol cravings can severely affect your ability to remain sober. Cravings for alcohol is…

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Jan 2020

By Efosa Airuehia | 603 Comments | Addiction Treatment, Drugs and Alcohol, 

Meth Psychosis: How is This Treated?

Methamphetamine is also commonly referred to as meth or crystal meth. It is a powerful and extremely addictive stimulant. This drug has many side effects, including high blood pressure, weight loss, chest pain, confusion, seizures, and meth psychosis.…

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Jan 2020

By Efosa Airuehia | 523 Comments | Addiction Treatment, Drugs and Alcohol, 

Can TMS Help You Quit Smoking?

TMS is short for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. It is a procedure that uses magnetic pulses to treat some mental disorders. So, is there a place for TMS in smoking cessation? Tobacco smoking remains one of the leading causes…

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13

Jan 2020

By Efosa Airuehia | 526 Comments | Addiction Treatment, 

Virtual Reality (VR) and Addiction Treatment

What is Virtual Reality (VR)? Can virtual reality (VR) help with addiction treatment? Before we delve into this, let us first define virtual reality. Virtual reality (VR) is an artificial, computer-generated environment. It involves software simulation of a…

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06

Jan 2020

By Efosa Airuehia | 525 Comments | Addiction Treatment, Drugs and Alcohol, 

Opioid Addiction Treatment in 2020: The Ultimate Guide

Video Summary https://youtu.be/8reTca4sAa8 What Are Opioids? Opioids are a class of drugs primarily used to treat moderate to severe pain. They are naturally found in the opium poppy plant. Some opioid medications are made from the plant directly.…

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02

Dec 2019

By Efosa Airuehia | 1386 Comments | Addiction Treatment, 

8 Helpful Medications for Treating Alcohol Use Disorder

Medications for Treating Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment for drugs and alcohol was primarily focused on the 12-Step Program. This focus is, however, changing with the advancement in medicine. As a result of this progress, medications now have a…

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07

Nov 2019

By Efosa Airuehia | 665 Comments | Addiction Treatment, Drugs and Alcohol, 

Meth Mouth: What You Need To Know

  The use of methamphetamines causes many health problems, including damage to the teeth and gums. As a result of the strong association of meth and dental damage, this condition is often referred to as "crank decay," or…

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Oct 2019

By Efosa Airuehia | 521 Comments | Addiction Treatment, 

Gastric Bypass and Alcohol: What is the Relationship?

  What is the relationship between gastric bypass and alcohol use disorder? This question is increasingly being asked — no surprise, considering the number of people undergoing bariatric or weight loss surgery. The American Society for Metabolic and…

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Oct 2019

By Efosa Airuehia | 965 Comments | Addiction Treatment, Drugs and Alcohol, 

How Long Does Cocaine Stay in Your System?

  How long does cocaine stay in your system? This question is commonly asked by many who use this drug. Of course, there are many reasons individuals ask. The fear of testing positive at work is one reason.…

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