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2011-11-06 21:10:00

Brown, a recovering alcoholic himself who devotes all of his research and writings to help others overcome their issues with quitting drinking, said that his website is looking at a number of potential treatments to help people end their addiction, including supplementation that has been shown to decrease cravings and reduce withdrawal symptoms. Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 06, 2011 A consumer health-related website focusing on ways to help people quit drinking through both traditional and...

2011-08-02 00:00:28

Study Finds Prescription Drug Overdoses Eclipse Those from Heroin and Cocaine Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and reported by Bloomberg, the death rate of overdoses from prescription drugs in Florida have more than doubled in the past ten years. Dr. Michael Lowenstein, who specializes in the Waismann Method, an advanced procedure for rapid opiate detoxification, indicates that according to surveys...

2011-07-05 16:14:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Michael Lowenstein, co-medical director of The Waismann Method, an advanced procedure for rapid opiate detoxification under deep sedation, is expressing grave concern over the implications of a new report that outlines the alarming rise in number of individuals seeking treatment for opioid dependence, for example OxyContin addiction. The new national analysis from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration...

2011-05-24 11:37:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The family of a child who almost lost her life after taking Children's Motrin has been awarded $10 million by a jury in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Thirteen-year-old plaintiff Brianna Maya suffered a severe life threatening reaction after taking Children's Motrin for a fever and cough. While doctors were able to save her life she was left with lifelong injuries that continue to put her health at risk in the future. "The award is based on...

2011-02-02 18:47:53

Patients may be unaware of potential drug side-effects due to inconsistent labelling A new study highlights inconsistencies in black box warnings - medication-related safety warnings on a drug's label - and argues for a more transparent and systematic approach to ensure these warnings are consistent across all drugs within a same category, and any additions to warnings, on the back of a drug withdrawal for example, are done within a reasonable and uniform time period. The work by Orestis...

2011-02-01 17:14:23

Opiate abuse is a chronic disorder and maintaining abstinence represents a major challenge for addicts. Individuals recovering from opiate dependence have long reported that while the acute withdrawal symptoms from opiates may pass relatively quickly, they do not feel quite right for several weeks or even months thereafter. Called the "protracted abstinence syndrome," this cluster of vague depressive-like symptoms can include reduced concentration, low energy level, poor sleep quality, and...

2011-01-15 00:00:44

After being sober for one year, a Narconon Arrowhead graduate reflects on his devastating addiction to OxyContin and his life changing decision to receive treatment through Narconon Arrowhead. Canadian, Oklahoma (Vocus/PRWEB) January 13, 2011 OxyContin, a prescription opiod medication used for severe pain, has quickly become one of the most widely abused street drugs. Every year, OxyContin addiction, comparable to a heroin addiction, spreads further and further into the communities around...

2010-12-15 00:00:53

New video emphasizes the importance of clients attending a drug detox program prior to full integration into an active recovery treatment plan. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) December 14, 2010 New video presented by The Recovery Place (http://www.therecoveryplace.net) drug rehab and alcohol treatment center emphasizes the importance of clients attending a drug detox program prior to full integration into an active recovery treatment plan. Jeffry, who is now in active recovery, supports this...

2010-12-09 18:40:40

Babies born into the world addicted to drugs because of their mother's dependence on pain medication, or opioids, may be weaned off the substance more comfortably, with a shorter hospital stay and at a reduced cost, if the mother receives a new treatment option during pregnancy. A New England Journal of Medicine study published Dec. 9, co-authored by Vanderbilt's Peter Martin, M.D., director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry, found that the newer buprenorphine is at least as good for...

2010-10-25 12:48:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of hospital admissions among Americans ages 45 and older for medication and drug-related conditions doubled between 1997 and 2008, according to a new report released today by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Medication and drug-related conditions include effects of both prescription and over-the-counter medications as well as illicit drugs. Hospital admissions among those 45 years and older were driven by...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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