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.
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.
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.
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.
It's safe to say that men make up the majority of many 12 step Gamblers Anonymous groups. So where can women fit in? What difficulties do women face in Gamblers Anonymous (GA)? And how can women find common ground with men in recovery from gambling?
Do you wonder how 12 step groups work for families of drug addicts or alcoholics? Social worker, Nachshon Zohari, describes how support groups can help the wives, husbands and children of addicts or alcoholics. And how you can prepare yourself for 12 step support meetings. More on what to expect from 12 step support groups like Al Anon and how it works here.