How is drug addiction treated?

Drug addiction can be treated in many different ways. Because of the nature of drug addiction, short-term, one-time addiction treatment is usually not enough. Most people get the best results when they enter a long-term addiction treatment program that involves the family and friends of the drug addict. The type of treatment or combination of…

How To Stop Heroin Addiction

Other questions answered in this article on heroin addiction: How to help a heroin addict? How long does it take to detox from heroin? How long does heroin withdrawal last cold turkey? How long does heroin withdrawal last? How to treat heroin addiction? What is used to treat heroin addiction? Where to get help for…

Oxycodone Addiction And Detox

The most commonly abused prescriptions are opiates. 75% of those who abuse opioids use oxycodone or hydrocodone. 45% of that group prefers to use oxycodone, according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). Oxycodone is a painkiller that modifies pain receptors and produces a euphoric feeling by changing the dopamine levels in…

Symptoms And Treatment Of Heroin Withdrawal

Because prescription painkillers are becoming harder to obtain and the cost is increasing, many people who abuse opiates are turning to heroin as a cheaper and stronger alternative. Nearly half of heroin users began first by abusing prescription opiates.  The CDC reports that in the past 10 years heroin abuse has doubled for Americans aged…

What Is OxyContin

OxyContin is the branded formula of oxycodone. It is given to people to manage moderate to severe pain. When used correctly, it is usually safe and effective. When abused, this opioid can be deadly. It is estimated that around 2 million people in the United States are addicted to or abuse prescription painkillers like OxyContin…

Medications Used for Withdrawal

Drug detox is the usually the first step an individual takes when going into drug rehab. Not everyone going into rehab needs detox, but for those seriously addicted to drugs and alcohol, detox can be effective. Individuals addicted to alcohol and opiates generally require a detox prior to drug rehab. Medications Used for Withdrawal Withdrawal…

Does Medicaid Cover Substance Abuse Treatment

Paying for drug rehab with Medicaid and Medicare. Medicaid and Medicare can help pay for detox, addiction medications, and inpatient treatment centers. What Are Medicaid and Medicare? Medicaid and Medicare are state-funded health insurance plans. These insurance plans can provide free or low-cost drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Each plan has different stipulations for eligibility.…

What Is Drug Addiction?

Drug addiction is a very serious brain disease characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the drug addict and those around them. Drug addiction begins with a voluntary act of taking drugs. As the drug addict does the drug more and more their ability to choose not to do so becomes…