addiction

I had no idea that we were addicting people

Tracy Morrison, a nurse and the mother of two daughters who are both recovering heroin addicts, says the medical profession has some responsibility for the rise in heroin use. [su_button url=”http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/i-had-no-idea-that-we-were-addicting-people-2/” target=”blank” background=”#3A6E93″]Read More[/su_button] Save

Obama announces new moves to fight opioid and heroin abuse epidemic

(CNN)The Obama administration is making it easier for doctors to use anti-addiction drugs in the fight against an exploding epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse. It’s part of a package of new initiatives announced Tuesday that includes other efforts to expand addiction treatment and increase coverage for mental health and substance abuse services. These …

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Addiction

Commonly overlooked as a disease, Addiction is a chronic relapsing brain disorder displayed through compulsive drug abuse and drug seeking behaviors regardless of the known harmful consequences. Chronic disease can be defined as a long-lasting human health condition associated with disorders like asthma, cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS. In past years, individuals suffering from addiction were …

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Recovery Support

Successful recovery can be broken up into two phases, Medical Detox and Recovery Support. Medical Detox is the first phase of treatment in which a highly trained physician must safely access the situation and organize a detox taper schedule to remove the chemical dependency from the patient’s body. Once the first phase is successfully accomplished, …

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