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Types of Drug Abuse Treatment

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Scientific studies since the early 1970s now show that drug abuse treatment does in fact help many drug-use offenders change their behavior, beliefs, and feelings towards drug abuse; ultimately, avoid relapse; and ultimately leave a life free from drug abuse and addiction. The number of drug abuse treatment facilities and rehabs has increased dramatically in recent years. Unfortunately, too many of these facilities and rehabs have been found to be ineffective. Most of these treatment programs are based upon “tough love,” or a punishment-based approach to addiction recovery. Studies show that addicts require unconditional love, patience, and understanding in order to overcome addiction. Detoxification is an integral part of most drug abuse treatment programs.

A drug user’s body can experience various withdrawal symptoms when they discontinue their usage of drugs or medications. Some of these symptoms include nausea, dizziness, sleep problems, cold flashes, depression, cravings for addictive substances, anxiety, paranoia, mood swings, and insomnia. While these symptoms are quite common, detoxification can occur only after prolonged periods of absence from drug use, which may take weeks, months, or even years. After detoxification, return to normal activities may be more difficult as your body has been accustomed to suppressing the powerful neurotransmitters norepinephrine and dopamine. For this reason, detoxification can often be a lifelong commitment.

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An alternative to inpatient detoxification is outpatient detoxification, which may include medication sessions, counseling sessions, therapy, support groups, and lifestyle changes. Many people who suffer from drug addiction are not ready or do not want to make life-long commitments. Fortunately, outpatient detoxification is available for those who are uncomfortable with staying inpatient for long periods of time. Through outpatient detoxification, recovering addicts can enjoy the benefits of outpatient treatment facilities located in hospitals or other medical centers. This type of treatment allows those who are unable to commit to a lengthy stay in a residential treatment center to still get help for their addiction.

A Simple and Tasty Green Salad Recipe

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For those who are health conscious, a good salad is a must have. That is why a green salad is such a great recipe! It’s easy to toss together, and goes great with nearly every meal. There really is nothing fancy about either it or the fact that it is so simple. Everyone absolutely loves this simple yet delicious salad, which is why it’s such a favorite.

To make this dish, all you need is a bowl of mixed greens, a sliced red onion, some red bell pepper, and a handful of chopped, finely chopped iceberg lettuce. In fact, if you can’t find any of these ingredients in your local grocery store, you can always substitute them for items from your pantry, such as finely chopped baby carrots. Other greens that work well with this meal are Swiss chard, red onions, and romaine lettuce. The key to a tasty green salad is using a lot of lettuce; however, don’t use too much! Keep the lettuce to a minimum and you will achieve the flavors you want in this dish.


For this recipe, I like to add a small handful of croutons for a little crunch and a little bite. This makes a delicious lunch time snack, or even an easy dinner. A green smoothie is also a great idea to cool off the meal and get rid of the excess calories in it. You can add any type of protein to the smoothie, whether it be chicken beef, or fish. By incorporating any of these different foods into the green salad recipe, you are sure to have a satisfying meal that will leave you wanting more!