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2014-08-13 23:08:50

Gregory Bedner travels down road to recovery in ‘Freedom from Addiction’ MONROE, Mich. (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Author Gregory Bedner knows the pain and hardships recovering alcoholics face every day. A former addict himself, Bedner works tirelessly with other alcoholics and substance abusers, providing professional counseling and giving them his unwavering support and empathy. His new book, “Freedom from Addiction: Story of Redemption and Forgiveness” (published by WestBow Press),...

2014-08-13 23:02:41

Depression and other mental health issues paired with addiction is known as dual diagnosis. Lakeview Health medical leadership offer insight into treating these patients. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Dr. Kevin Holbert, Chief of Staff at addiction treatment center Lakeview Health, has spoken out on the recent passing of comedian and actor Robin Williams. An August 12, 2014 article by Fox News cited that alcoholism was a daily struggle and that the Oscar Winner struggled with...

2014-08-13 12:28:43

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs and Health, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Medical Society, today announced the adoption of new guidelines for pain treatment to be used in hospital emergency departments statewide. As part of his plan to reduce prescription drug abuse and overdoses in Pennsylvania, Governor Corbett directed the departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and Health (DOH) to establish...

2014-08-12 23:11:42

Treatment Center Offers More Opportunities for Substance Abuse Care Canaan, CT (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Mountainside treatment center has again expanded its comprehensive continuum of care to include Outpatient Services. These services are now available to all of Mountainside's clients as part of their continuing care planning options. They are also available to individuals from the local community who have treatment needs better suited to a non-residential rehabilitation program....

2014-08-07 23:04:31

Meridian Treatment Solutions is now partnering with Brandamos, a brand elevation and marketing agency located in south Florida. Brandamos will be providing a variety of online marketing strategies to increase the brand awareness of Meridian Treatment Solutions. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 Meridian Treatment Solutions, a comprehensive inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center, selected Brandamos, (http://www.brandamos.com) to execute their marketing efforts including...

2014-08-07 16:27:50

Department of Health and Human Services Data Show An Average 511,000 Medical Professionals Abuse or Are Dependent on Drugs or Alcohol Annually SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Stephen Loyd, a recovering drug addict who at one point was taking oxycodone and 100 Vicodin pills a day while working with patients, joined with Proposition 46 proponent Bob Pack and openly spoke about how easy it is for doctors to abuse drugs and get away with it. Consumer Watchdog...

2014-08-07 15:40:39

The JAMA Network Journals Peter Roy-Byrne, M.D., formerly of the University of Washington, Seattle, and colleagues write that few data exist on the effectiveness of brief (1-2 sessions) interventions for reducing problem drug use, a common issue in disadvantaged populations seeking care in safety-net medical settings (hospitals and community health clinics serving low-income patients with limited or no insurance). Based on the established efficacy of brief interventions for hazardous...

2014-08-04 08:26:28

MUMBAI, August 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Drug, alcohol and other addiction rehab in the United States is big business - $35 billion this year. There are now 14,000+ treatment facilities and growing. A total of 2.5 million persons received treatment, but many more need it and facilities are filled to capacity. However, insurance coverage for rehab is limited. As a result, most of the tab is paid by government/state agencies. High end niches have emerged for the well-heeled (think...

2014-07-31 23:21:21

In its latest blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is looking at 10 tips to help drug or alcohol addicts cope after rehab. (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 In its latest blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in...

2014-07-31 23:17:54

Harvard study finds similarities between excessive tanning and drug addiction. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Destination Hope warns people not to jump to conclusions in response to a recent study out of Harvard that has some comparing tanning ‘addiction’ to heroin use. Researchers studied the effect of Vitamin D on mice, and discovered that they produced endorphins when exposed to sunlight. This led to drawing inferences for humans, and addresses longstanding speculation...


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