The drug addiction menace ravaging the US is well documented. What even more concerning is that the ever-growing discussion on this topic seems not be bearing the desired results – a deterrence and reduction of drugs use. As such, the problem keeps getting worse with each passing year. To understand how bad the situation is getting, consider this; in 2015, deaths from opioids and heroin overdose stood at more than 33,000 people.
Here in is a roundup of the latest news regarding this epidemic at the close of May 2017.
#1. Healthaffairs.org – Five Policy Questions On Addiction That Every Presidential Candidate Should Answer
Though it was written in the midst of last year’s presidential campaigns, it tenets are quite valid as we move forward trying to solve the problem. The article explores the various aspect of the drug addiction menace that our leader, regardless of the level of leadership should have in mind. It seeks to get the American people to see beyond the rhetoric and ascertain that our leaders understand drug addiction as a disease; that our leaders have a plan to identify and stop any emerging trends in smuggling; and that our leaders have solid plans for prevention.
#2. Addiction.com – The Six Stages Of Change In Addiction Recovery
It is well understood that recovering from drug addiction requires behavior changes geared towards cutting lose the drug abuse habits one has. This article explores the six fundamental steps of behavior changes in the process of addiction recovery. It thus helps readers understand the process much more.
Read the full article: https://www.addiction.com/3517/change-in-addiction-recovery/
#3. TheCleanSlate.org – Average Inpatient Alcohol and Drug Rehab Costs
The process of recovering from drug addiction has been most successful among inpatients or residential patients. Such facilities and the environment they provide bode well with full recovery. This article explores the cost of inpatient substance abuse recovery.
Read the full article: http://www.thecleanslate.org/average-inpatient-alcohol-and-drug-rehab-costs/
#4. Newenglandraw.com – Donald Trump on Addiction Treatment
This read takes you through Donald Trump’s personal take and experiences with matters of substance abuse. Being our president, it is important to understand where he stands on this national crisis that knows no state boundaries. What interesting about this read is that it gives readers an intricate understanding of his personal experience of what substance abuse can do to someone, by exploring the alcohol addition of his brother Freddy.
Read the full article: https://newenglandraw.com/donald-trump-addiction-treatment
#5. Lasvegasrecovery.com – Characteristics of Active Addiction: Typical Addictive Thinking
As you would expect, there are certain character traits of active addicts. These traits tend to manifest themselves in the vast majority of active addicts and, therefore, understanding they can help people understand the mind of addicts. This article helps readers understand the mind of addicts and the characters.
Read the full article: https://lasvegasrecovery.com/characteristics-of-active-addiction-typical-addictive-thinking/
#6. Handshakemediainc.com – What happens at a SMART Recovery meeting?
SMART Recovery meetings are designed for people with a desire to stop a particular thing but still, find themselves doing the very same thing. This read provides an in-depth look at what SMART Recovery entails and what you can expect at the meetings.
Read the full article: http://www.handshakemediainc.com/2016/06/27/what-happens-at-a-smart-recovery-meeting/
#7. Anotherroadaddictionrecovery.com – Addiction Recovery Checklist
While recovering from a drug addiction is a long process, being goal oriented helps recovering addicts maintain the course and lead better lives. This particular read provides a checklist for recovering addicts to follow in the journey to full recovery.
#8. Turningpointcenters.com Drug Related Emergency Room Visits
This article explores the statistics of drug-related emergency room visits. While the number of deaths related to drug abuse is commonly thrown around, there is also a need to understand the number of people that seek emergency medical assistance due to drugs use, and hence understand the entire picture of drug use.
#9. Breathingdeeply.com – Yoga Therapy For Addictions
While the cases of tragedy emanating from drug addictions are many, there are numerous stories of success. Yoga therapy is fast becoming a catalyst for successful recovery. This article explores how yoga therapy is helping addicts recover from their addictions.
Read the full article: http://www.breathingdeeply.com/yoga-therapy-for-addiction/
#10. Highsobrietytreatment.com – A response to Kevin Sabet’s Medical Marijuana Comments
This article provides a read on counterviews of Kevin Sabet, an anti-marijuana crusader. Nonetheless, the article delves into what recovering addicts go through. This especially with regards to the trauma involved and the myriad of psychological conditions that may arise if the patient does not live up to the sobriety mantra. The read will give you professional insights on the struggles of recovering addicts.
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