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Are Drug Education Programs Effective?

The Effectiveness of Drug Education Programs Over the years, we’ve been led to believe that drug education programs are good for young people, but are they? We look at the effectiveness of this practice. D.A.R.E. As far back as many of us can remember, the DARE program was at the forefront of drug education programs.…

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Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction

Understanding Drug Addiction and Abuse For most people, understanding drug abuse and addiction is simply beyond their comprehension. Over the years, people often get trapped in the mindset that those with substance abuse issues lack moral principles or willpower. These same people think that beating addiction is easy as choosing to do so. In reality,…

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What are the Different Drug Treatment Options?

What are the Different Drug Abuse Treatments Options? Drug abuse treatment options vary depending upon a variety of factors including the patient’s history, evidence of mental illness, existing health conditions, availability of government or insurance aid and in many cases, the family’s financial position. Generally speaking, drug addiction treatments generally include one or more of…

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What Are the Effects of Heroin on the Body?

What are the effects of heroin on the body? Heroin enters the brain rapidly and binds to opioid receptors on cells located in many areas, especially those involved in feelings of pain and pleasure and in controlling heart rate, sleeping, and breathing. As a result, the effects of Heroin on the body are severe and…

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What’s Adventure Therapy and How Can It Help With Recovery?

The Purpose of Adventure Therapy The District Recovery Community (TDRC) integrates many forms of adventure therapy into our clients’ lives, including adventure therapy. Adventure, camaraderie and character building is instrumental in early recovery. By employing an adventure-based experience, The District allows residents the opportunity to find hobbies and identify what they are passionate about. This…

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Are There Alternatives to the 12-Step Program?

Are there alternatives to the 12-step program? Of course there are alternatives to the 12-step program, but finding one with a similar success rate is the challenge. Let’s examine some options. First, let’s talk about the growing problem of addiction: The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reports that more than 20 million…