ToWhat is Addiction Recovery?

What is Addiction Recovery?

What is addiction recovery? Beyond abstinence, recovery is an ongoing process of learning, growing, and healing—mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services, released an updated unified definition of recovery in December, 2011. SAMHSA’s definition captures the most essential, common…

The Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

The Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

For years the number of people experiencing chronic pain and coexisting psychological disorders including addiction has been increasing significantly. In 2003, according to Peter D. Hart Research Associates, the majority of adults in the United States (57 percent) have experienced chronic or recurrent pain in the last year. According to the American Chronic Pain Association,…

Tips for Medically Monitored Withdrawal and Detox

Because of the physical dependence induced by many of mood altering drugs, other drugs are often used to facilitate medically monitored withdrawal and detoxification safely. Studies suggest that when using protocols with PRN dosage of medication (versus fixed dosage), less medications are used and symptoms are controlled, however, PROTOCOLS MUST BE INDIVIDUALIZED AND ASSESSED DAILY…

What Is Addiction?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=028yi9ZV5L0 The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) establishes five characteristics of addiction. It is important to understand how Las Vegas Recovery Center will address each of these characteristics. Addiction is characterized by: Inability to consistently abstain. Las Vegas Recovery Center believes in and requires abstinence from all reward-inducing drugs. The program includes medically managed…

Buprenorphine Introduction Setting the Stage The Era of Medication-Assisted Treatment

Introduction: Setting the Stage — The Era of Medication-Assisted Treatment More than 50 million Americans are currently living with chronic pain unrelated to cancer. The costs associated with chronic pain are approximately 90 billion dollars annually. During the last two decades of the 20th century, there has been increased interest in support of fundamentally changing…