Naltrexone to Treat Alcohol Use Disorder 4 March, 2021
Naltrexone is a drug or pharmacotherapy for treating alcohol use disorders (AUDs). It is one of the most common forms of medication used in the treatment of AUDs. It was first made in 1965, and goes by the brand names ReVia and Vivitrol. Naltrexone is what is known as an opioi.
How to Stop Enabling a Loved One’s Alcoholism 25 February, 2021
How and why addiction to alcohol develops can be incredibly complicated with multiple factors interacting to contribute to the problem, ranging from an individual's physical and mental health to their social, economic and educational status. One important factor is an individual'.
What to Expect from Rehab 18 February, 2021
Committing to breaking an addiction and entering rehab for the first time can be a daunting proposition. As much as you'd like to break free from your addiction, fear or anxiety about entering rehab can prevent you from taking that all-important first step. Most rehab programs sh.
The Differences Between Behavioural and Substance Addictions 4 February, 2021
What is addiction? The answer to that question is not as simple as you might think. Indeed, the concept of addiction is quite a hard one to pin down. One understanding of addiction is that it involves using a substance, or engaging in a behaviour, too much or too often. On thi.
The Management of Opiod Withdrawal 25 January, 2021
Opioids are a class of drug that includes prescription medications such as Oxycontin (oxycodone), Vicodin (hydrocodone and acetaminophen), Dilaudid (hydromorphone) and morphine. Opioids also include opiates, such as heroin, opium and codeine. According to NICE (the National In.
Alcohol-Related Brain Damage: Causes, Types & Prevention [INFOGRAPHIC] 11 October, 2020
In this post, we unveil our latest infographic, titled "Alcohol-Related Brain Damage: Causes, Types & Prevention". The topic of alcohol-related brain damage is one close to our heart at ADT Healthcare. This is because, alas, this disorder is so common amongst those .
Alcohol and Cancer: Causes & Prevention [INFOGRAPHIC] 6 October, 2020
It's now certain alcohol increases the risk of cancer. Most don't know this. However, this level of public ignorance of these risks will change. Why? Just look at the growth in the level of awareness relating to the risks of tobacco when it comes to cancer. Back i.
Alcohol-Related Brain Damage & Dementia 1 October, 2020
Alcohol is a highly abused substance that increases the risk of many health issues and diseases to individuals who misuse this substance. Most individuals that suffer from alcohol use disorder have a deficiency in essential vitamins and nutrients the body requires to function .
Alcoholism and Domestic Abuse 20 September, 2020
When a person finds themselves regularly drinking to excess to the degree that they are physically or mentally affected in a negative way, they are experiencing alcohol misuse. It often gets to the point where they cannot control the amount or frequency of their drinking, whic.
Alcohol and Cancer: Causes & Prevention 10 September, 2020
Many different factors can contribute to an increased risk of developing cancer. The use of alcohol is one of these risk factors. Current statistics demonstrate that as much as 6 per cent of all cancer cases can be linked back to the individual's use of alcohol. The reality.