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8 OxyCotton/OxyCotin/OxyContin: Does time release inhibit abuse?

OxyCotton/OxyCotin/OxyContin: Does time release inhibit abuse?

February 21st, 2011

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.

3 Gamblers Anonymous (GA) sponsors and sponsorship

Gamblers Anonymous (GA) sponsors and sponsorship

February 20th, 2011

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.

3 Opiate substitution therapy in developing countries

Opiate substitution therapy in developing countries

February 18th, 2011

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.

3 How many people gamble?

How many people gamble?

February 17th, 2011

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.

11 Addiction and low self esteem

Addiction and low self esteem

February 16th, 2011

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.

2 Nursing Code of Ethics: Should nurses report co-worker drug use?

Nursing Code of Ethics: Should nurses report co-worker drug use?

February 15th, 2011

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.

56 Free adult Christian drug rehab treatment centers

Free adult Christian drug rehab treatment centers

February 13th, 2011

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.

13 Is compulsive gambling progressive? The cycle of a gambler

Is compulsive gambling progressive? The cycle of a gambler

February 12th, 2011

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.

1 Palliative medicine and illegal drugs

Palliative medicine and illegal drugs

February 10th, 2011

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.

1 7 advantages of video conferencing with an addiction counselor

7 advantages of video conferencing with an addiction counselor

February 9th, 2011

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.

3 Define respect: What is respect in addiction recovery?

Define respect: What is respect in addiction recovery?

February 7th, 2011

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.

Codependence and addiction

Codependence and addiction

February 19th, 2011

What does codependence have in common with addiction? Lots. More about how codependents get addicted to chaos, addicted to addicts, and struggle with control from Rabbi Shais Taub here.

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Can I get addicted to migraine medications (Xanax and Valium)?

February 14th, 2011

Both Xanax and Valium are benzodiazepines that have a muscle-relaxing effect. And both drugs have the potential to cause addiction. Dr. Jana Burson, MD presents facts about these medications to help you evaluate Xanax or Valium as migraine headache medicines here.

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10How to prepare for a miracle in drug addiction & alcoholism recovery

How to prepare for a miracle in drug addiction & alcoholism recovery

February 11th, 2011

How can recovery happen? Yet again, Rabbi Taub helps us understand the "self" in relationship to a Higher Power and helps us prepare for miracles in recovery. Contemplate what it takes to pray for a miracle in addiction recovery here.

38Top 10 medical uses for marijuana

Top 10 medical uses for marijuana

February 8th, 2011

Although marijuana has been stigmatized for the cognitive impairment of people who use it, can it actually help some people manage medical problems? We review the top legitimate uses for medical marijuana here.

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