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3 The history of OxyContin reformulation

The history of OxyContin reformulation

February 28th, 2011

Dr. Jana Burson reviews the market surrounding OxyContin, including manufacturer Purdue Pharma’s false marketing scandal, and the eventual new formula that makes the drug harder to snort or inject. But does the new OxyContin formula / OxyContin reformulation successfully deter addicts? Yes. More here on OxyContin reformulation.

9 Why do people gamble?

Why do people gamble?

February 27th, 2011

People gamble to have fun. But problem gamblers gamble to escape reality. Learn what happens in the cycle of gambling and why people gamble for all the wrong reasons.

2 How to show respect for self in addiction recovery

How to show respect for self in addiction recovery

February 25th, 2011

Everyone wants good self-respect. But how can addicts get their respect back after years of drinking or using drugs? Life Coach Keith Bray teaches us the 8 simple steps to achieving healthy respect of self here.

6 The negative impact of social networking sites

The negative impact of social networking sites

February 24th, 2011

Internet addiction informs and permeates the digital fine art of Willie Schaefer. View his artwork based on social network addiction and read more about how social networking sites can negatively impact your life here.

11 The ethics of drug testing medical professionals

The ethics of drug testing medical professionals

February 23rd, 2011

Some medical fields require random drug testing, while others only test if they suspect a problem. However, drug tests should be used to recognize a drug or alcohol problem among healthcare workers. Then, medical institutions should help professionals get the help they need. More on ethics of drug tests in the medical field here.

12 My child is an addict, what should I do?

My child is an addict, what should I do?

February 22nd, 2011

Now that you know that your child is an addict, what do you do? Basic 1-2-3 guide for getting help for a child addict and what you should do 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.

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.

4 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.

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

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.

3What is co-dependent?

What is co-dependent?

February 26th, 2011

We have heard that addiction is a "family disease". But what is a codependent? And what does it mean to be co-dependent? We present introductory ideas of what is means to be addicted to an addict here, and why it is important to seek recovery for co-dependency.

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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.

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3Opiate 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.

2Nursing 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.

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