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Prescription Drug Abuse Increase Linked to Pain Clinics

September 5, 2011

Prescription drug abuse is simply the act of taking prescription medications for a non-medical purpose. This can include taking prescriptions that are not prescribed for you or taking them in dosages or for reasons they’re not intended for. Prescription drug abuse is becoming an epidemic in the United States. Prescription drugs are the second most commonly abused category of drugs, with marijuana being the only one abused more frequently. The National Institute of Health estimates that almost 20 percent of Americans have used prescription drugs for non-medical reasons at some point in their lives. The rates of prescription drug abuse…

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Womens Drug Rehab Highlighted in Amy Winehouse Tribute

September 1, 2011

Womens drug rehab facilities were touted by actor/comedian Russell Brand during a tribute to Amy Winehouse on Sunday night’s Video Music Awards on MTV. The tribute was led by Brand, and included famed musician Tony Bennett as well as a performance by VMA nominee Bruno Mars. Brand touched on the endless talents Winehouse possessed as well the demons that haunted her until the end from her disease of addiction.  The most hopeful part of Brand’s speech was when he addressed the crowd and declared to a live audience of thousands and a television audience of millions that there is help…

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Womens Drug Rehab

August 20, 2011

Womens drug rehab facilities can be credited with helping thousands of women worldwide kick their self defeating drug habits. Drug addiction is a difficult disease that many women will struggle with their entire lives and never get a handle on. Addiction can be so crippling to a person as it brings along with it negative, real implications on the mind and body. When your mind and body have become completely dependent on something, it is extremely hard to convince yourself that you can let it go. The beauty of a womens drug rehab is the comfortable, nurturing, safe environment it…

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Residential Treatment at Destination Hope for Women

August 19, 2011

Residential treatment, by definition, is a live-in facility providing therapy for substance abuse, mental illness, or other behavioral problems. Residential treatment is very beneficial for individuals entering rehab for the first time, or for people who haven’t had much success maintaining sobriety in less restrictive treatment programs, such as outpatient rehab where the individual lives at home. Residential treatment is the most intensive and restrictive program offered at Destination Hope. It is offered via our day and night rehab programs with upscale community housing in beautiful South Florida. Our residential treatment programs are gender specific and offer 24 hour a…

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Drug Addiction in Women

July 21, 2011

Drug addiction in women is a serious and rising problem that needs to be addressed in a different way than drug addiction in men. It has only been in the last few decades that drug addiction in women had begun to be studied and researched as a separate entity and the findings have been incredibly beneficial to the treatment of drug addiction in women. It is important to look at these differences and use them in order to most effectively treat drug addiction in women. Drug Addiction in Women: Physical Differences One of the first and biggest differences in drug…

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What is Substance Abuse?

June 18, 2011

Substance abuse is a term used to describe an unhealthy, improper or harmful use of substances such as drugs are alcohol, when dependence is not a part of the problem therefore differing it from an addiction. Substance abuse is just as dangerous as an addiction and treatment is just as important for those suffering from a substance abuse issue. Negative Effects of Substance Abuse Harmful drug use may include social problems, health problems, problems with work or school and others. Substance abuse is used to describe the continued use of these substances despite these issues. With continued substance abuse, problems…

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Drug Treatment Center For Women

June 17, 2011

Drug treatment centers are an important part of battling addiction and yet many still do not seek the help they need. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly 7 million women were found to need addiction treatment in 2007. Of that 7 million, only 1.7 percent sought the treatment that they needed. What is it that might keep a woman who is suffering from addiction from seeking the help of a drug treatment center? For many who know and understand that they have a problem, the issue may be a misunderstanding or lack of knowledge about…

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Florida Drug Rehab For Women

May 11, 2011

Florida Drug Rehab For Women Destination Hope: The Women’s program is a Florida drug rehab facility that truly cares about the effective treatment of the women in their drug and alcohol rehab programs. By putting a major focus on individualized treatment, they are able to offer exactly what women are looking for in a Florida drug rehab: results. Gender Specific Treatment There are many ways in which the programs at Destination Hope: The Women’s Program are individualized. The first is in the name. By offering treatment that is gender specific, the unique needs of women who suffer from addiction are…

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Affordable Drug Rehab

April 22, 2011

Affordable Drug Rehab Finding an affordable drug rehab can be a daunting task, as not all drug rehabs are reasonably priced. In fact, the prices of different rehabs can vary by tens of thousands of dollars. Finding the right rehab for your needs is extremely important, and one of those needs is oftentimes program cost. When searching for an affordable drug rehab, there are many important questions to ask. Questions to Ask About Drug Rehab When choosing an affordable drug rehab, here are some questions you should ask to make sure you are getting all of the information you need…

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Prescription Drug Rehab For Women

April 8, 2011

Prescription Drug Rehab The need for prescription drug rehab has increased dramatically over the past few years as prescription drug abuse becomes more predominant. This is particularly true for women, who are amongst the highest abusers of prescription drugs. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), women are 55 percent more likely than men to be prescribed a drug, which makes them more susceptible to abuse and addiction. To combat the rise in prescription drug addiction, some treatment centers have started to offer prescription drug rehab and the best programs have gender specific (male or women only) programs…

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