Thursday, January 2, 2014

Colorado Drug Addiction Treatment

Finding the right addiction treatment center can be difficult. Many drug treatment centers offer services that you don't really need. Cove Center for Recovery – drug treatment center offers services that are directly related to the drug addict's drug of abuse.

We understand that drug rehabilitation will mean a different thing for everybody that comes to our addiction treatment center. But the end goal is always the same, freedom from addiction with a new vision on what to look forward to in life.

Cove Center for Recovery is a premier addiction treatment center offering addiction help and drug rehab in a private and relaxed environment. While drug rehabilitation is our most common service, we also provide solutions to any kind of addiction or loss of self worth. Our approach to curing addiction helps our clients improve the quality of their life. Different levels of assistance are offered, depending on what our clients would like to achieve. We provide intensive outpatient treatment with or without structured residential living as well as Partial Hospitalization/Full day Treatment with Structured Residential Living.

Our Colorado intervention experience - drug rehabilitation also includes assistance with post-drug conditions including anxiety, depression, panic and stress related conditions. Our experience has led us to believe it is just as important to correct the imbalances in life caused by recreational drug use or other addictive behaviors. So we adopt a mind, body and spirit approach to rehab treatment, so our clients are more likely to leave with a sense of purpose and positive outlook on their future after addiction.

For information on prescription drug abuse, prescription drug use, and prescription drug addiction and treatment visit us at:

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Friday, October 28, 2011

The Unique Needs of Women with Substance Use Disorders?

Gender-related drug abuse treatment should attend not only to biological differences but also to social and environmental factors, all of which can influence the motivations for drug use, the reasons for seeking substance abuse treatment, the types of environments where substance abuse treatment is obtained, the treatments that are most effective, and the consequences of not receiving substance abuse treatment. Many life circumstances predominate in women as a group, which may require a specialized treatment approach. For example, research has shown that physical and sexual trauma followed by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is more common in drug-abusing women than in men seeking substance abuse treatment. Other factors unique to women that can influence the treatment process include issues around pregnancy and child care, financial independence, and how they come into substance abuse treatment (as women are more likely to seek the assistance of a general or mental health practitioner).

To understand the extent and nature of a woman’s substance use disorder and its interaction with her other life areas Cove Center for Recovery carefully screens each patient for an appropriate diagnosis. The screening and assessment process,  helps us match the client with appropriate substance abuse treatment services. To ensure that important information is obtained, Cove Center for Recovery uses standardized screening and assessment instruments and interview protocols, some of which have been studied for their sensitivity, validity, and accuracy in identifying problems with women.

For more information on Cove Center for Recovery women addiction treatment programs visit us at: or call our toll free number: 1-888-387-6237.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Heroin has become the drug of choice in Coos County, Oregon

Once a peaceful community in the state of Oregon, Coos County is facing an ongoing battle with heroin, raising concerns amongst experts as heroin has become the drug of choice for many of the county’s residents.

Director of the South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team, Toby Floyd, believes that the major increase in heroin sales is due to increase in its demand in the South coast. Furthermore, Floyd believes that a change in OxyContin’s chemical formula in the past year plays an important role in the increase of the cross over to heroin from Oxycontin, making it harder to smoke, snort or inject. Floyd believes that as a result of this change, more and more addicts see no alternative but to seek heroin, a widely available and cheaper method of getting high.

Rebecca Baer, a 22 year old former meth addict now seeking treatment, says meth withdrawal seemed to be incomparable to heroin withdrawal and while she had not used heroin herself, she says she was saddened to see former addicts in her classes sweating and groaning in pain as they went through withdrawal.

With heroin addiction sweeping throughout Coos County, many fear that if serious action isn’t initiated by state officials and local law enforcement, heroin addiction will reach epidemic proportions due to its unfortunate cost effectiveness and widespread availability, leaving the community susceptible to drug-related criminal activity.

A range of treatments exist for heroin addiction, including medications and behavioral therapies. Science has taught us that when medication treatment is combined with other supportive services, patients are often able to stop using heroin (or other opiates) and return to stable and productive lives.
If you have come across our Addiction Treatment Center blog, is because you or someone you love is in need of help for heroin addictionCove Center for Recovery is an Addiction Treatment Center offering a premier drug addiction treatment program that can help you or your loved one. Our aim is to treat the whole person, and not just an isolated symptom. During the addiction treatment process we will work with the client to identify the factors that may have contributed to their addiction - home, work, relationships and medical history. We also believe that families have a vital role to play in the recovery process, and each program has a place for family participation, to educate them in the addiction treatment process and to equip them for their role as supporters.

For any further questions on heroin addiction or any drug abuse related issue and how to get treatment contact us at:
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Synthetic Marijuana, K2 or Spice

Synthetic cannabis is a psychoactive herbal and chemical product which, when consumed mimics the effects of cannabis. It is best known by the brand names K2 and Spice, both of which have largely become genericized trademarks used to refer to any synthetic cannabis product. (It is also for this reason that synthetic cannabis is often referred to as spice product, due to the latter.)

Spice or K2 has a strand that mimics THC the active ingredient of marijuana. However spice is a more dangerous drug than marijuana. K2 is the brand name and can be bought online or in smoke shops.

The legal pot was really created by a medical scientist and it was supposed to help a medical condition, however it was deemed too dangerous. The mimic THC, is a hundred times more potent than weed. The higher potency is cause for concern.

 On November 24, 2010, Drug Enforcement Administration Officials finally imposed a nationwide ban to the "legal weed", K2, due to the alarming rise in reported abuse. On March 1, the Drug Enforcement Agency used its emergency enforcement authority to add five chemicals commonly used in Spice or K-2 to the list of Schedule I drugs in the Controlled Substances Act.

It is important to stay educated on not only the existence of the drug, but also the terms and language used by drug users. Education and awareness are two of our best weapons in the fight against illicit drugs.

Street Names: Bliss, Black Mamba, Bombay Blue, Fake Weed, Genie, Spice, Zohai

Methods of Use: K2 products are usually smoked in joints or pipes, but some users make it into a tea.

Effect on the Mind: Psychological effects are similar to those of marijuana and include paranoia, panic attacks, and giddiness.

Effect on the Body: Physiological effects of K2 include increased heart rate and increase of blood pressure. It appears to be stored in the body for long periods of time, and therefore the long-term effects on humans are not fully known.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Bath Salts a Highly Addictive Substance

“Bath salts”, mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone, or MDPV has been responsible for sending scores of people to the emergency rooms across the country. The number of emergency related incident calls related to this widely available drug skyrocketed from 235 calls last year to 246 calls in January alone.

MDPV has been sold under the street names of Cloud 9, Ivory Wave, Ocean, Charge Plus, White Lightning, Scarface, Hurricane Charlie, Red Dove and White Dove.

The drugs come in powder and tablet form and are ingested by snorting, injection, smoking and, less often, by use of an atomizer. “Bath salts” is a psychoactive drug with stimulant properties which acts as a norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor (NDRI).

Also called synthetic cocaine, fake coke, “charge” or the new Miaow Miaow the usage of this product has become a fast-growing, highly addictive trend. Individuals who have used and survived to tell the story, say they can’t get enough of the fake coke.

Unlike cocaine or meth, the white powder is still legal in most of the U.S. and it is sold at gas stations and specialty shops around the country. Family members are reporting that their loved ones are staying awake for as long as 72 hours in complete pandemonium.

“Bath salts” give the user such strength that it takes several people to take control of the individual under its influence. “Bath salts” is a powerful synthetic stimulant that has been responsible for many deaths. Users are either overdosing, committing violent drug-induced suicide or having accidents caused by their paranoia.

Producing effects worst than cocaine and meth “bath salts” have already been banned in Scotland following related deaths. Last December the DEA listed (MDPV) as a drug of concern but has no current plans to ban it nationwide.Florida has become the second state to ban "bath salts" following Louisiana. Officials in Mississippi, Kentucky and other states have begun to take similar steps.

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is calling for a federal ban on the drug. “The so-called ‘bath salts’ are nothing more than deadly narcotics and they are being sold cheaply to all comers no questions asked, at store counters around the country…we want to nip this in the bud before it becomes an epidemic,” Schumer said.

If you or someone you know has gotten involved with this highly addictive substance or any other drug, please seek help before it’s too late. For immediate attention seek your nearest emergency room as this drug has shown to be deadly.

Cove Center for Recovery has introduced the treatment for Bath Salt Addiction in November 2010, when cases of Bath Salts started to surface.

Bath Salts Rehab for young adults and adults: 1-888-387-6237

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Scientific Knowledge Will Transform the Way we Treat Addiction

The scientific knowledge we have accumulated will be used to transform the way we treat addiction and how we prevent drug abuse in the first place, or its escalation to addiction.

Genes account for about 50 percent of a person’s risk of becoming addicted, and environmental factors influence the effect of these genes—an area of research called epigenetics. Progress in genetics/ epigenetics research will lead to more refined prevention and treatment interventions targeted to individual risk or to modifiable environmental influences.

Emerging medication targets and treatment approaches will capitalize on our expanded knowledge of underlying neurobiology and brain circuitry involved in addiction. For example, research has revealed new candidate systems (e.g., cannabinoid) that may be promising targets for the development of medications to treat addiction and other disease (e.g., pain). Medications will also be developed to affect systems common to multiple addictions, such as stress-induced relapse, or cognitive remediation. Of critical importance to the development of future addiction therapies is the notion of brain plasticity as a two- edged sword: the same malleability that can bring about deleterious brain changes also holds promise for effective and enduring treatments.

Immunotherapy (e.g., “vaccines”), will be available to sustain abstinence, even prevent addiction. Studies are underway to develop or improve vaccines that use antibodies to bind the drug while it is still in the bloodstream, preventing it from entering the brain. A vaccine for nicotine addiction is already in advanced efficacy trials, having garnered significant improvement in smoking cessation rates and continuous long-term smoking abstinence.

Pharmacogenomics—or understanding how variations in an individual’s genome affect his or her response to a medication—will advance sufficiently to allow physicians to individualize patient treatment for maximum efficacy and minimal adverse effects.

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, along with increased accessibility to insurance coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act, will expand access to substance abuse treatment and improve delivery of integrated healthcare for addiction and its health consequences. This will require well-trained substance abuse treatment providers and seamless integration with the mainstream healthcare system.

Primary care physicians and other healthcare professionals will routinely screen their patients for substance abuse and help prevent its escalation to addiction. By Identifying substance abusers—already over represented in the patient population—physicians can provide better and more comprehensive patient care that will improve outcomes for many medical conditions where substance abuse is already present.

Early and appropriate substance use intervention will also alleviate the significant societal costs of drug abuse and addiction, currently estimated at about $600 billion a year.

Material Posted above is Courtesy of National Institute of Drug Abuse

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Dangerous Business of Detoxing from Alcohol Alone

Amy Winehouse death  on July 23rd, brings to surface the eye opening fact of the dangers of alcohol detox. It also discloses to those who still don’t think alcoholism is a disease, that getting off of alcohol is a dangerous business.

Alcohol detox is a common recommendation for severe alcohol addiction. It saves and has saved many lives. However, one thing that many people don’t realize is that, the detox process itself is a painful and potentially a dangerous process. Alcohol detox can in fact kill the addict, if not closely supervised. 

According to the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health an estimated 15.2 million Americans battle alcohol abuse and addiction each year. About 5 percent of untreated patients going through acute alcohol withdrawal have seizures, according to a report published in Alcohol Health & Research World. Between 5 and 25 percent of patients who are going through the severest stage of alcohol withdrawal die from delirium tremens (DT's), the report said. Alcohol withdrawal requires careful monitoring and taking a drug such as Librium to help.

Dr. Philip Gilly, medical director of the Maplegrove Center at Henry Ford Health System in West Bloomfield, Mich., says a seizure can be caused after 24 hours of alcohol withdrawal or withdrawal from long-term use of the medication, part of a class of benzodiazepines which includes other prescription drugs such as Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax and Valium.

Librium can become addictive and can cause medical issues such as dependence, agitation, disorientation, hypertension, anxiety and anorexia if it’s taken much longer than a week. In severe cases, seizures can occur during sudden Librium withdrawal.

“If someone were going to have a benzo withdrawal seizure because of the Librium, it means they were taking it improperly,” Dr. Gilly says. “They were taking it longer and more than they would need for alcohol withdrawal. They would have to be taking it every day for more than a month or two.”

“Your blood pressure gets really high. You’ll get agitated, hyperactive, anxiety-filled and you will actually get depressed because of all that’s going on," she said. "You can get jaundice and turn yellow from hepatitis inflammation in your liver, and have hallucinations and seizures.”

Drugs and alcohol affect the brain, says Dr. Gilly, and seizures are a short circuit in the brain’s electrical circuits. The brain goes through changes when a person starts taking drugs, or comes off them, causing overactive or irritated nerves that can lead to seizures.

As it is suspected that Amy Winehouse died from alcohol detox seizure related complications, one need to understand that medical attention is necessary to go through this process, otherwise the person going through the process is running a grave risk. Dr. Gilly's advice is, don't stop drinking until you get medical attention, which is needed immediately because between 48 and 72 hours is when you have seizures from an acute withdrawal.” 

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