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During his stay at a drug and alcohol treatment center, it is likely that a man will feel angry, upset and frustrated about life and their current situation. Its understandable and, in some cases, it may be necessary to include anger management in a treatment...

The decision to go into a rehabilitation program for drug addiction and alcohol treatment can be daunting. It is particularly challenging if you are supporting children, a spouse or other family members. Although the specific options that are available to help you support your loved ones...

PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) often occurs in conjunction with alcoholism. Together, these conditions are known as co-occurring disorders and a diagnosis of both is called a “dual diagnosis”. Individuals with PTSD are more likely to develop drinking problems; conversely, individuals with drinking problems often have PTSD....

The reasons that an individual may abuse drugs or alcohol can be very complex, but there are some factors that increase the risk. After experiencing a traumatic event or several traumatic events, there is a possibility that an individual may attempt to avoid the symptoms...

Going through a traumatic experience can be a complicated situation. Although trauma does not always cause a drug addiction, it may be a contributing factor for many individuals. The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs estimates that roughly 10 percent of women and 4 percent of...

High Drug Abuse Rates in Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is one of the largest and most populous metro areas in the U.S., and drug abuse and crime rates in the city are closely monitored as such trends in cities close to the coasts are often harbingers of...

According to the Johns Hopkins Depression and Anxiety Bulletin, around 6 million American men suffer from depression. While this is half the number of women who struggle with depression, men are more likely to turn to drugs or alcohol when in the midst of a...

Prescription medication, while widely perceived to be healthy, is actually far more dangerous than many realize. Prescription drugs are given by doctors for the purpose of healing, but the reality is that these drugs sometimes take a life of their own, often adding to the...

How Substance Abuse Treatment can Help If you suspect that a loved one is abusing heroin, you are not alone. Heroin use in suburban Connecticut has nearly doubled in the last decade, reaching “epidemic” levels according to state officials. With a bag of heroin costing only $5,...

Derived from the coca plant, cocaine is a powerfully stimulating, extremely addictive drug acts as a “triple re-uptake inhibitor” by elevating levels of dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain. Cocaine’s addictiveness can be attributed to its excessive effects on the mesolimbic reward pathway, which controls...