Yearly Archives: 2012

What is Wet Brain? Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

What is a “Wet Brain”? How does alcohol create the Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome? The term “Wet Brain” refers to a condition called Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is a chronic brain damage most commonly caused by chronic alcohol consumption. Individuals with this syndrome often act like they are drunk when they are not. Symptoms include: mental disturbance … Read More

Vicodin 401: Vicodin Detox and Rehab

How does Vicodin detox work? What happens during Vicodin rehab? What can I (or my loved one) expect from a Vicodin rehab program? Does Duffy’s treat a Vicodin addiction? This is the last post in our Vicodin series: 101, 201, 301 Vicodin Detoxification If you’ve ever tried to withdraw from Vicodin by yourself, you know it can be very painful. This is because … Read More

The Attitude of Recovery

The attitude of recovery is a positive one. And a positive attitude is at the heart of recovery. Why? Because a positive attitude affects your feelings, which affect your thoughts, which affect your actions—directly affects the recovery process. It all begins with attitude. What is Attitude? According to the business dictionary, attitude is “a predisposition … Read More

Shocking Statistics on the Cost of Substance Abuse

Every year, our economy absorbs the cost of drug and alcohol abuse as well as the cost of substance abuse treatment for addiction. Just how much money are we talking about? Earlier this year, CNNMoney released a mind-boggling report, stating that the cost of prescription drug abuse is estaimated at more than $70 billion. Approximately, $42 billion of … Read More

Vicodin 301: Why is Vicodin Addictive?

Vicodin is classified as a Schedule III controlled substance, which means it has potential for abuse and may lead to significant psychological dependence. Simply stated, Vicodin is regulated because it is an addictive drug. But how could your everyday Vicodin be so dangerous? How could Vicodin get a person addicted? Is Vicodin addiction even real? Vicodin’s … Read More