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What Is the Difference Between Drug Abuse and Addiction?

By: Thom Gorman 
In my days as a motorcyclist I was constantly in the company of gang members or independents whose income and lives revolved around the drug trade. They transported drugs, they sold drugs and they used drugs and some practiced drug abuse. Often they used different drugs at the same time and everybody used alcohol.
I worked in several […]

What Is Drug Abuse

What is drug abuse?
By: Thom Gorman 
When I was asked to write this article, I gave it a lot of thought and did some heavy-duty reflection. Since I have been an alcohol abuser, in the past I felt that I could honestly deal with the subject and attempt to answer the question, “What is Drug Abuse?”
I was deeply involved […]

By |December 26th, 2012|Drug Rehab Treatment, from the staff, General|Comments Off|

Choosing a Florida Drug Rehab Center

Selecting a Florida Drug Rehab Center
By: Thom Gorman | Published: 11/30/2012
Coming to grips with the fact that you or someone you love has a drug abuse or drug addiction problem is the first step in a cure. There is little else that can have the dire effects on a family – legally, financially and relationship-wise than having an addicted […]

By |November 30th, 2012|Drug Rehab Treatment, In the News|Comments Off|

Rehab and Treatment for Drug Abuse and Addiction

Rehab and Treatment for Drug Abuse and Addiction
By: Thom Gorman | Published: 11/26/2012
Drug abuse and addiction has been a growing problem in the U.S. for several decades. It seems as if the only change is the drug of choice, currently causing the biggest health problems in different areas of the country, today.
NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) reports tell […]

Club Drugs and Our Youth

All across the country, drugs remain a problem for our youth. It seems that every time we turn around, young people have found a new way to chase their next big high.Club drugs continue to be a problem in many different settings. However, raves continue to be among the most popular.
Raves
Raves are all-night dance parties that rarely only involve […]

By |November 30th, 2012|Addiction Recovery, Drug Info, General, Uncategorized|Comments Off|

Vermont Sees Heroin Abuse Rise as OxyContin Use Falls

The Boston Globe recently reported “OxyContin use down in Vt. but heroin use increases” and discussed what surely must be a frustrating situation for officials in that state.
The manufacturer of OxyContin changed the formula of the drug to make it less appealing to illicit drug users. Instead of being able to chew or grind up the time-release pain medication […]

By |November 28th, 2012|Drug Info, Drug Rehab Treatment, In the News|Comments Off|

An ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ Aids in Relapse Prevention

In a poignant column for Michigan’s Mlive.com, Mark Thomson, a professional who works with recovering addicts writes about how, “In recovery from addiction, ‘attitude of gratitude’ not just a Thanksgiving Day phenomenon”.  Adopting a habit of expressing gratitude is key for those in drug and alcohol rehab. Recovering from an addiction requires more that stopping unhealthy habits: it also requires […]

By |November 26th, 2012|Addiction Recovery, General Addiction|Comments Off|

You’ll Find Caring, Competent Staff at Transitions Recovery

When someone seeks treatment for addiction they are in a vulnerable space because it takes a lot of courage to seek this kind of help. Such a person needs the right kind of medical care to cope with withdrawal symptoms but they also need caring help as they transition into a new mindset.
The staff at Transitions Recovery is caring […]

By |November 23rd, 2012|Addiction Recovery|Comments Off|

Would a New Name for PTSD Encourage More Military Personnel to Seek Treatment?

Military personnel (and others) who experience PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) may start to notice symptoms a few months after a traumatic turn of events or they may not notice they are suffering from PTSD until years have passed.  The unsettling symptoms combined with the flashbacks of the event may cause some to turn to drugs or alcohol in […]

By |November 21st, 2012|Dual Diagnosis, In the News|Comments Off|

Bon Jovi’s Daughter’s Heroin Troubles Highlight Good Samaritan 911 Law

The recent news that singer Bon Jovi’s daughter overdosed on heroin not only put the spotlight on that drug, it also highlighted a July 2011 New York State law that “was designed to reduce overdose deaths by encouraging people to call 911 without fear of being arrested for drug possession.”
Under the ‘Good Samaritan 911′ law, someone who overdoses or […]

By |November 19th, 2012|Drug Info, In the News|Comments Off|