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Novel Nonopioid Approach Promising for Opioid Dependence
"We were trying to find a way of dealing with opiate withdrawal and facilitate people to the next stage of addiction treatment," lead author Gregory Rudolf, MD, from the Swedish Addiction Recovery Service, in Seattle, Washington, told Medscape Medical …
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Community Extra: Calendar
Swedish/Edmonds: A variety of free support groups and fee-based health classes are offered at the hospital, 21601 76th Ave. … Cocaine Anonymous: A nonprofit recovery program for those seeking sobriety or support in staying sober from cocaine and …
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Support groups for the week of April 21
Support groups for the week of April 21. Story · Comments. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default ….. Free group for those who care about someone with an addiction. Call 301-766-7600. Reformers Unanimous addiction recovery …
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Overcoming addictions
Other support groups, depending on what's needed, are also available. The key is working towards establishing a supportive community and social network of family, friends and professionals to help to overcome the addictions. However, not all addictions …
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Canzano: Her fingerprints are still all over the Trail Blazers franchise
Doctors told her chemotherapy was essential to save her life, but that she wouldn't lose her hair or get ill from the treatment. Her husband, George, remembers seeing a thinning Lucas in the cancer-treatment center waiting room, and thinking how their …
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There are many support groups willing and able to assist in many ways
DIABETES: Bristol, Tenn., Conference Center, BRMC; second Thursday, 6 p.m., no November meetings; Diabetes Treatment Center, 423- 844-2950. Abingdon, Johnston Memorial Hospital, conference center; fourth Tuesday except December-February, …

Why President Obama must act on mass incarceration
That means fewer dollars for law enforcement, drug treatment and rehabilitation, and re-entry programs to reduce recidivism – all priorities with a better record than imprisonment at reducing crime. As noted in a Brennan Center report released this …
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Types of Alcohol Rehab Facilities


Rehab facilities may vary but they all share a common aim and that is to help addicts recover from their addiction. Many facilities today concentrate on detoxification. The process can be done in a hospital in which a minimum of 10 days is required for the personnel to totally free the person from alcoholic elements. Although hospitals can accommodate this, the danger of withdrawal can harm other patients that is why it is recommended that detoxification is done in a rehab facility that can fully supply and facilitate the safety of the patient and the people around him


Alcoholics can still undergo treatment without confining themselves in a rehab center. Outpatient treatments are applicable to those who are less dependent on alcohol and the severity of their addiction is still containable. This is also applicable to those who have been in a facility and are deemed sober and alcohol free. Outpatients are closely monitored by rehab facility personnel assigned to them and are required to attend counseling on schedule.


Inpatient treatment is applicable to those who have severe alcohol dependency. It is required to be able to monitor them 24 hours a day and induce medical treatment whenever needed. Inpatients are considered totally dependent of alcohol and needs close monitoring. This is also to give immediate help in situations such as relapse and intense urge to give in to their addiction.


Adolescent addiction rehab is a rehabilitation option that specializes in the treatment of adolescent patients. Treatment of younger generation on alcohol abuse is different from adults. The formulation of counseling techniques is more defined and requirements to help them become sober are more intense.


Faith based rehabilitation refers to the patient’s willingness to enter a facility out of his faith on himself and his ability to fully cooperate with the rehab personnel for the glory of freedom from alcoholism. It is similar to Christian alcohol rehabs which involve a great deal of counseling and help from support groups.


There are other forms of alcohol rehab facilities that offer more and even detailed process of leading an alcoholic person to sobriety. A person may choose according to his preferences and the severity of his addiction.







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High Court judge slashes sentence for teacher caught with child abuse videos
The judge said he had 'no memory' of the allegation but admitted being involved in the 1970s with a civil liberties group to which PIE was affiliated. He said he had never supported PIE and child abuse was 'wholly wrong'. Peter Saunders, founder of the …
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St. Lucie County support groups, updated April 9
Food Addicts Anonymous: 12 step fellowship for food addicts. 7-8 p.m. FA World Service Office/Prima Vista Shoppes, 529 N.W. Prima Vista Blvd., Suite B, Port St. Lucie. 772-878-9657; Nar-Anon family groups: a fellowship for …
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Mercy Addiction Recovery Center Expands Services
“Clients will receive group therapy, group education and individual and family therapy during that time,” said Barbara Bolton, addiction specialist. “It's followed by aftercare groups weekly and individual sessions as needed. Some clients who may not …
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Support group to meet Wednesday
The Families of Addicts support group is scheduled to meet from 7:30-9:15 p.m. Wednesday at Sinclair Community College Huber Heights Learning Center (YMCA), 7251 Shull Road. The session will be in room 110. Families of Addicts offers support and …
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The Surprising Failures of 12 Steps
But it is the sixth step in the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous—the prototype of 12-step facilitation (TSF), the almost universally accepted standard for addiction-recovery in America today. From its … In his new book, released today, The Sober …
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12Step Programs Lose Validity, Chapters Capistrano Offers Addiction Recovery
In the alcoholism and drug addiction circles, recovery has often hinged on the infamous 12-step program; a systematic structure that has become popular among sobriety support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous. However, Chapters Capistrano and …

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