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Why Won't My Prescriptions Work for Me

Why Don’t My Prescriptions Work for Me? Genetic Testing May Be the Answer

The devil is the details as they say, and when it comes to understanding why prescription drug medication might not be working for us, those details may well be found hidden in our DNA coding. Doctors are increasingly looking to genetics as an explanation for why some people do not respond, or stop responding to the prescription’s effects. Indeed, to continue to find relief, many patients have to experiment with complicated drug cocktails to ensure the right mix of prescription medication.

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How Obamacare Can Help You Access Substance Abuse Treatment

While controversies and website problems have plagued the Affordable Care Act’s (more commonly referred to as Obamacare), many people with family members coping with substance abuse and mental health issues have pondered how the new Federal regulations affect them and their loved ones. People struggling with addiction, looking for help, have also been curious as to what this new program may offer them in the way of help kicking their drug and alcohol habit. Now that open enrollment in the government ACA website has ended, let us discuss what addicts and family members need to know, so they can take advantage of the next round of enrollment at an exchange or when purchasing private insurance outside one of the government sanctioned health exchanges.

Gambling Addiction

5 Common Signs of a Possible Gambling Addiction

A gambling addiction is also known as pathological gambling, and refers to a person’s inability to resist the impulse to gamble. Pathological gambling can often lead to serious financial consequences and have negative social repercussions. If you or a loved one is struggling with gambling, read on for more information about these five common signs of a potential gambling addiction, and seek therapy immediately.

Self Esteem

How Self-Esteem And Confidence Impact Drug Addiction

By definition, when someone has a low personal evaluation and a less than adequate assumption of their own self-worth, then that person has low self-esteem. How we feel about ourselves and the view of our own self-worth is formed in early childhood and stays with us throughout our life. The initial seeds of our self-esteem are planted by our parents. Our parents have the ability to either provide us with a stable and fortified sense of self-worth, or they can implant a negative and questionable belief in ourselves.

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How Does Drug Addiction Affect Families?

Support for families affected by substance abuse has not been given a strong emphasis for years. The cost of setting up a solid family support system is seen as one of the major obstacles. Families are also not viewed as ‘patients’ that need to be tested and monitored. The fact is drug addiction can cause a tremendous amount of stress on the family. Some of the effects of substance abuse include:

  • Health problems such as HIV infection, physical injuries, risks taking, and premature deaths.
  • Children who belong to a family with substance abuse issues are more likely to suffer from academic, behavioral, and emotional problems.
  • Marital woes may worsen that could ultimately lead to divorce.
  • Legal and financial problems spring up as the addicted individual loses a job, drives carelessly, or abandons financial obligations.
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How to Convince Someone to Go to Rehab

Watching your friend literally self-destruct because of addiction is a frightening experience. Whether the problem stems from prescription medication or from alcohol, the irreversible damages are essentially the same. You know for sure that rehabilitation is the only solution. However, getting your friend to go to rehab is downright challenging. Addiction is a sensitive issue and when it involves someone dear to you, careful and effective intervention is needed. The challenge is how to get your friend into treatment even if the person has not been genuinely willing to take that extra step. In most instances, the road to recovery is paved by family and friends under proper circumstances.

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How Does Addiction Affect the Brain

Addiction literally mans being bound to, and such a condition is not just limited to physical disease or ailment, it takes over the entire body and mind of the affected person, who cannot function without appropriate help and support.

Any and all kinds of substances that enslave a person work their way through the brain. Drugs or alcohol or any other abusive substances are chemicals, they tap into the brain’s communication system and interfere with the way nerve cells normally send, receive and process information.

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5 Most Common Myths About Addiction Recovery

It is surprising to find the number of myths that surround someone’s road to recovery away from substance abuse. Such myths cloud the judgment of the person who suffers and can affect the way he or she deals with the recovery process. Substance abuse is a serious concern not only for the person in question and his or her family and friends, but for the society as a whole. It defines how the future generation will shape up and can make or break the societal system. When an individual, who is a crucial part of society, makes a mistake and wants to amend ways, he or she should be given complete support and be empathized with, instead of being shunned away and his intentions shrouded in a mist of myths.

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If Treatment Takes Credit When Recovery Is Successful, Shouldn’t They Also Take Blame When It’s Not?

Get clean and stay clean! This is the message that people receive when going through treatment at most rehabilitation facilities. While this is a good message and it is the basis of rehabilitation, it’s important not to stop the treatment there. There are so many issues at the root of addiction that you cannot simply treat the addiction and walk away.

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What to Expect When You Are Overcoming an Addiction

Utah RehabOnce you acknowledge addiction the next step is to seek help. After receiving the right kind of support, it is important to follow up with the treatment. It requires a lifetime of caring and concern. You should assess how willing you are to make changes to your way of life. This depends on how serious the addiction is and how much of your life has been spent on this addiction. Being honest is the first and most crucial step. After honesty comes strong will power and access to means. Going into the treatment with a clear idea of what is expected out of it, is essential. You should go into the treatment completely prepared  with the consequences.

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