Oxycotton is a common misspelling of the brand name drug “OxyContin.” Do addicts abuse Oxy's? And how can this opioid drug be less attractive for misuse? More on time release and addictive qualities of OxyContin from Dr. Burson here.
Learn how one woman started early recovery from gambling addiction and what her sponsor taught her. Lean how to take a risk, talk about yourself, and find a sponsor in Gamblers Anonymous here.
Laws that govern addiction therapies are not always in line with best current medical practices or research evidence. Such is the case with opiate substitution drugs in Kenya, East Africa. Dr. Peter Ndege talks here about why opiate substitution drugs such as buprenorphine or methadone are restricted in his country and names nine (9) barriers to getting people the medicine they need.
Recent statistics state that there are over 6 billion people in the world. So what percentage of people gamble? We look into the question: "How many people gamble?" here.
Evaluate your self esteem after addiction with this simple exercise. Then, start to build your low self esteem by being honest. More on self esteem and addiction here.
Reporting a fellow nurse you think has a substance abuse problem should be done in a caring, compassionate way. Ultimately, the nurse needs to be reported to protect her/his life and patients' lives who are in their care. Tips on reporting nurses with drug use problems here.
Qualities of drug treatment centers relevant for Christians should include 12 step teachings. But which secular mental health treatments can complement Christian teachings in free adult christian drug rehab treatment centers? We explore here.
Does gambling addiction get worse over time? Yes. Here we present a diagram and explanation of the step-by-step progression of a typical gambling addict over time.
Artist Nash Hyon explores the question, "What is a Poison? What is a Remedy?" in her series on plants (some illegal) that can be used in medicine. Explore the questions she raises about the use of plants and plant derived drugs in palliative medicine here.
Video conferencing with an addiction counselor can be less expensive, more comfortable and more flexible than traditional face-to-face therapy. Consider these and other advantages to working with an addiction counselor from the comfort of your own home.
Get a lesson on respect from a life addiction coach. Learn how to define respect, and who it's most important to show respect to in recovery. More on what respect is here.