Anorexia nervosa is a complex psychological disorder typically affecting young people between the ages 15 and 18. It has been shown to be inherited from parents in about 70% cases. Personality traits, such as perfectionism, body dissatisfaction, and obsessive thoughts may predispose patients to it. Other predisposing factors are also implicated, such as having a […]
Holistic Rehabilitation for drug and alcohol addiction is a new age approach that aims to heal the body, mind, and spirit while detoxing. It uses homeopathic therapies along with teaching new coping skills to remain free of drugs and alcohol. It is based on the idea that our lives, family and other factors contribute to […]
Polysubstance abuse refers to the abuse of more than one drug at once. It includes abusing illicit drugs as well as prescription medications.
In some cases, it may be inadvertent, such as combining prescription meds with each other or taken with alcohol. It is imperative for the doctor to educate patients on their use. In addition, […]
Short-term rehabilitation (rehab) programs are often harsh and abrupt changes to your lifestyle. While these do work for addicts that haven’t been addicted for a long period of time, they may not work for a lifelong substance user or someone that may be at their absolute rock bottom. This type of treatment can seem like […]
Detoxification (detox) is a time to cleanse your body of all foreign toxins from drug or alcohol use, which is done prior to coming into the rehabilitation unit. This will vary in intensity, depending on if you receive prescription medications to help with the withdrawal symptoms from drugs like heroin or opiates. These two detox […]
Opioid-addiction related illnesses that require immediate medical management include opioid intoxication, over-dosage, and acute opioid withdrawal symptoms. Chronic opioid abuse requires medical interventions such as opioid agonist therapy, psychotherapy, and long-term maintenance therapy, which prevents addiction relapse.
Acute intoxication of opiates are managed with emergency medical procedures to ensure healthy cardiac function and stability of vital […]