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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…

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Oxycodone Addiction And Detox

Oxycodone is a semisynthetic opioid used to treat severe pain. Is oxycodone stronger than hydrocodone? Oxycodone is about 3 times more powerful than hydrocodone Oxycodone addiction and detox Oxycodone is a painkiller commonly prescribed for moderate to severe pain. It is extremely addictive and can lead to physical dependence and addiction. Oxycodone can be prescribed…

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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, oxycontin can be deadly. It is estimated that around 2 million people in the United States are addicted to or abuse opioid painkillers like oxycontin, and…

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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…

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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…

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How To Pay For Drug Rehab

For decades our addiction treatment programs were inadequate. Without insurance or funds to pay for addiction treatment many addicts were left to rely on hospital-based, short-term detox, and self-help groups like AA. Instead of helping addicts with addiction recovery programs a lot of them were sent to prison. Once out of prison they would find…