What Is Methadone Treatment?

Methadone Treatment

When you talk about methadone maintenance treatments, this sparks not just one kind of opinion. As such, be careful with which one you consider as not all people base their opinions on facts. The truth is, this prescription drug is neither a good nor an evil. Simply put, it has been proven to be effective …

Emotional Abuse and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the many different conditions that are generally categorized under the wider umbrella of anxiety disorders. The key defining element which differentiates PTSD from other anxiety disorders, however, is the psychological re-living of a traumatic experience by the individual. This article will explore the close relationship and similarity …

Existential Therapy to Treat Anxiety, Depression: Existential Psychotherapy’s Philosophical Approach to Mood Disorders

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Existential psychotherapy addresses the problems of human existence and the human condition. The main premise of this therapy is that disease (more accurately spelled “dis-ease”) is a consequence of existential problems. Existential problems include universal human feelings of aloneness and meaninglessness. Impact of Existential Philosophers and Thinkers on Existential Psychotherapy Existentialist thinkers laid the foundation …

Five Simple Ways to Reduce Anxiety: How to Deal With Excess Worry and Tension

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Carolyn Chambers Clark, founder of The Wellness Institute, says that anxiety conditions are “the number-one mental health problem among American women and are second only to alcohol and drug abuse among men” (Clark, Carolyn Chambers, ARNP, EDD. Living Well With Anxiety: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You…That You Need to Know. New York: HarperCollins). Billions …

An Alternative Treatment for Opiate Addicts: Buprenorphine Prescription Can Help Reduce Drug Withdrawal Symptoms

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Buprenorphine is a synthetic medication which contains opiate-like qualities, allowing the addict to slowly decrease the need for opiate-based drugs, such as OxyCotin, morphine, heroin, percocet, and vicodin. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in Oct. 2002 and is found in Suboxone and Subutex prescriptions, which can only be written by approved …

Tweens and Screen Addiction: Too Much Internet or TV Time are Common Tween Problems

screen addiction

There are several different theories currently being popularized when referring to “screen addiction.” While “screen addiction” has previously been classified into either one of two categories, computer/Internet addiction or television addiction, more recent ideas (such as those proposed by Nancy Levant in her series on “Manipulating America”) combine the two forms of addiction into a …

The Effects of Alcohol Addiction on the Heart

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Over time, alcohol addiction can seriously harm the hearts of heavy drinkers. The publicity given in recent years to likely protective effects on the heart of moderate alcohol consumption has probably confused many people and led some to believe that drinking more than is recommended won’t be bad for them. But the evidence is overwhelming …