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Battling Drug Addiction in Maine

Prescription medications include, but are not limited to: Xanax. All of these drugs are physically and emotionally addictive and should be treated with great respect. These medications need to be used as prescribed in order to avoid an addiction. If you find yourself abusing the medication, please contact your prescribing physician immediately or call the staff at Affordable Rehab of Maine .

It is rare that the person abusing prescription medication began taking these medications with the idea in mind of becoming an addict. In general terms, the person takes the medication to "feel better" physically, hoping they will gain some relief from their pain. Another effect of the medication is it provides people a feeling of "well being", which they have been lacking. In an attempt to reduce the pain even further and enhance the feeling of "well being", the individual begins to take additional medication. What happens is a tolerance to the drug is developed, so the person requires more and more medication. Soon, the feeling of "well being" can not be achieved, the pain although diminished is still present, but an addiction to the medication is now present.

If addicted, never discontinue the use of prescription medication on your own. There can be severe medical and psychological consequences. Please call Affordable Rehab of Maine at call (207) 274-7030 and we will assist you in locating a quality healthcare professional or detox program.

Current Tests

Currently tests for the meth vaccine are being run on rats since their biological make up is similar to that of humans. Results of the test showed that the M6 was effective in blocking out two effects of the methamphetamine drug. The first was the lack of regulation in body temperature and the other was the increase in physical activity.

This means that addicts in Maine will regain control of their body temperature by use of the meth vaccine. This in turn will reduce the risk of stroke or cardiac arrest.

The decrease in physical activity would cause the meth high to be diminished which will reduce the incentive to use the recreational drug.

So far, the meth vaccine has been effective in reducing the harmful effects of the drug. The vaccine also reduces the highs that meth produces. The next step is to test this vaccination on human subjects.

Call (207) 274-7030 Maine Drug Detox

You know that you have to contact someone but do not know whom to call at this late stage. Everyone who knows you is either addicted also, or if sober have heard your promises and stories before and would no longer believe or trust you. However, you are the one who has to make the call, make the contact. It is the easiest call you will ever make, much easier than those you make trying to score and give up your last money, blood or dignity to find. So make the call to us, it is so much easier, and rewarding.

Forms of Addiction

The healthcare community distinguishes between physical dependence and psychological addiction. The physical dependency a substance creates is defined by the appearance of withdrawal symptoms when the drug is discontinued. While opiates and drugs such as marijuana are also considered addictive, but do not create a physical dependence. This leads most professionals to the conclusion that while physical dependency is a major factor in addiction, the primary factor of an addictive drug is its ability to induce euphoria or pleasurable feelings, while causing harm to the individual.

Psychological addiction is best defined as a dependency of the mind, which leads to psychological withdrawal symptoms. An addiction can be given birth for any rewarding behavior but, tends to do so in individuals with emotional dysfunction and takes the place of normal and healthy positive stimuli. With that being said, most addictions seem to exhibit both a physical and psychological component.

With all of this being said, it is clear that not everyone agrees on what sex as addictions rather than disorders. A point of contention might be that eating disorders, like other behavioral addictions, are usually considered to be primarily psychological disorders. The issue of debate is that they are sometimes treated as addictions, especially if they contain elements of addictive behavior or withdrawal. An eating disordered person may experience symptoms of withdrawal if they alter their intake of sugar, or caffeine. Both possess the potential for addiction.


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