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Alcohol Detox programs

We hear claims all the time that if you come to our alcohol detox program, you can detox without any pain and uncomfortability. Come to our alcohol detox program and we will give you plenty of narcotics and you will feel no pain. Come to our alcohol detox and you will feel comfortable and find people just like you.
Alcohol Detox and The Truth
The truth is that no matter what alcohol detox you decide on, alcohol detox is an uncomfortable time. With the right medications and physician, you do not have to be in pain, but alcohol withdrawal is uncomfortable. As for meeting people just like you, try telling that to a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Many, if not most alcohol detox programs, do not have a sense of what challenges the GLBT population have. It is hard enough to make the decision to go to alcohol detox, but to go to a detox and have to face prejudice, homophobia and experience more shame, is not what alcohol detox and addiction treatment should be about.
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Treatments for Lung cancer

Traditionally, lung cancers treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of these. For instance, after surgery to remove a tumor, radiation therapy may be used to make sure all of the diseased cells have been destroyed. This is referred to as adjuvant therapy.
In some cases, the goal of the treatment is to halt and destroy the cancer. In other cases, obviously the more severe cases, the goal of treatment is simply to reduce the pain and discomfort of the patient.
Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to combat the lung cancer. Which drugs are used is determined by the specific form of the lung cancer and its stage. Sometimes referred to as cytotoxins (drugs that are toxic to cancer cells), their purpose is to disrupt the reproduction of the cancerous cells. This is generally accomplished through a combination of drugs, administered either intravenously or orally.
Traditionally, these drugs have been introduced into the bloodstream to spr…