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Hearing loss before the age of 50 might indicate drug and alcohol abuse

Hearing loss before the age of 50 might indicate drug and alcohol abuse

09-05-2019 Posted in Detox Treatment, Drug Detox

People suffering from hearing loss and under the age of 50 are more likely to have abused prescription opioids, alcohol, and other drugs suggested a recent study. The findings warrant extra caution when treating mental health disorders and pain in hard-of-hearing and deaf young adults.   The research was undertaken by a team from the University of Michigan and Veteran Affairs (VA) Ann Arbor Healthcare System. The findings were obtained from…

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Overdose deaths due to meth on rise; reaches an all-time high

Overdose deaths due to meth on rise; reaches an all-time high

08-27-2019 Posted in Detox Treatment, Drug Detox

Methamphetamine is a highly powerful illicit drug which affects the central nervous system (CNS). It has been growing in popularity because it is cheaper than most of the other stimulants, provides a high which lasts for days, and has relatively less chances of an overdose compared to opioids. According to an NPR report, meth seizures…

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Substance abuse leading to younger people having heart attacks

Substance abuse leading to younger people having heart attacks

08-21-2019 Posted in Detox Treatment, Drug Detox

Even though the overall rate of heart attacks in the U.S. has reduced, a recent study revealed that more heart attacks are taking place in people below 40 years of age. Heart attacks in people above 40 years have reduced as an outcome of using medications like statins and a decline in smoking. However, the…

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Tramadol prescriptions associated with a high rate of mortality in older patients with osteoarthritis

Tramadol prescriptions associated with a high rate of mortality in older patients with osteoarthritis

07-31-2019 Posted in Detox Treatment, Drug Detox

A preliminary prescription of tramadol for the management of pain associated with osteoarthritis (OA) in patients aged 50 or above is linked with a significantly higher risk of mortality over a year, stated a recently published paper in the Journal JAMA. The researchers drew the conclusion after comparing the outcomes to those of other commonly…

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