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Pain Management without Addicting Medications? It’s Possible
Pain management today has become synonymous with opioid medications. Once widely regarded as the sole treatment option for any kind of pain management necessities, doctors are now taking another careful look at opioids. Global death rates of opioid overdose have steadily risen in recent years, giving doctors a reason to reconsider their go-to prescriptions for […]
Are the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous the Only Approach to Addiction Treatment?
Two men sat by a fire in Akron, Ohio, in the United States. One, a man named Bob Smith, was a doctor who was a chronic alcoholic. He had fallen ill as a result of alcoholism, yet again. His pastors and priests, as well as his wife and children thought him to be hopeless. That […]
Is Abstinence Required for Addiction Treatment?
A diabetic is told they must refrain from eating high sugar foods in order to maintain their health. Every Time they eat sugar, they risk a serious health complication and push themselves closer to long term complications, which could result in deadly diseases. Most diabetics become extremely regimented in their diets, avoiding sugar and scrutinously […]
The Benefits of Sauna Therapy During Addiction Treatment
Smarmore offers many luxuries and amenities to clients of our residential treatment programmes, each of which has a distinct purpose for addiction treatment and recovery. Sauna therapy is proven to have tremendous health benefits for mind and body. Circulation is not a frequently discussed issue as a negative effect of drug and alcohol addiction. […]
While Addiction Increases for Adults, Youth Experimentation Decreases in Ireland
Compared to 25 other countries in the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children study by the Health Promotion Research Center, according to The Times UK, Irish schoolchildren have significantly healthier lifestyles. Nearly 75% of Irish children reported liking school, though 43% reported feeling high amounts of pressure from their school work. 50,000 students between the ages […]
Should Ketamine Be Used For Depression Treatment? While Some Scientists Say Yes, Others Give Warning
Ketamine suddenly became a dichotomy in the headlines. At once, there were small, global reports from Europe, Asia, and America, that Ketamine was becoming a problem among young partygoers. Oft referred to as the “new ecstasy”, ketamine has found popularity in the club and party scene. As more and more people were developing addictions to […]
The Devastation Of Ketamine
While reports increase globally about the efficacy of Ketamine in treating depression or even addiction, countries in the EU become increasingly aware of how devastating ketamine can be. The psychoactive drug is classified as a dissociative drug because of its ability to create mental separation from reality, the body, and the self. Collectively referred to […]
Eating Disorders In Ireland
200,000 people in Ireland are affected by eating disorders according to The Eating DIsorders Association of Ireland. Each year, 80 deaths occur as a result of eating disorders, severe mental health issues which cause extreme physical distress. Of those with eating disorders in Ireland, 85% of them are young females ranging in age from girls […]
Will Roadside Drug Testing Help Ireland’s Prescription Pill Addiction Epidemic?
Prescription pill addiction has been a worsening problem for Ireland as it has for many countries around the world. Many opioid substances have been legal in Ireland for some time and prescription pain medication has been no less of a problem for Irish citizens than it has in other areas around the world. Irish Times […]
Ireland’s Problem With MDMA/ Ecstasy
The 2017 Global Drugs Survey has revealed that Ireland is the world’s leading consumer of MDMA, a party drug commonly known as ecstasy. 39.7 percent of respondents admitted taking MDMA either in pill form, its most popular form, or using in powder form, a relatively new development, within the last twelve months. Compared to the […]
Highly Addictive Gambling Machines Becoming a Problem
Fixed-odds betting terminals are taking Britain and Europe by storm. Highly addictive gambling machines are being inconspicuously placed in everyday locations, casinos and betting houses not included. According to The Daily Mail, a British publication, “The machines, which allow users to wager up to £100 every 20 seconds on casino games such as roulette and […]