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  • Exploring Myths about Drug Abuse

    Exploring Myths about Drug Abuse

    While the majority of people understand some of the basic elements behind how drug abuse can lead to addiction, there are a variety of myths about drug addiction which have proven to not be entirely true or fabricated in some way.
    The myths behind drug addiction typically exist because a small number of people who are addicted to certain types of drugs have paved the way to individuals...

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  • Benefits of Life Skills for Recovering Addicts

    Benefits of Life Skills for Recovering Addicts

    The effects of alcohol and drug addiction are unbelievably crippling to the addicted individual that's why most addicts have such a difficult time with recovery. Alcoholism and drug addiction has a serious impact on a person's life, taking away the abilities they need to achieve abstinence and deal with life when they're clean and sober.
    Individuals dependent on drugs or alcohol don't...

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  • Drug Addiction

    Drug Addiction

    If you or someone you know has a physical, emotional, social or psychological dependency on any form of drug, it may be a sign of addiction. Drug addiction occurs when you are unable to control your drug use, when most of your thoughts are either about obtaining more of the drug you have or about the next time you use the drug, and if you have not only intense cravings but severe withdrawal...

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  • Substance Addiction Detoxification

    Substance Addiction Detoxification

    Individuals who have become addicted to substances such as drugs and alcohol may have to come to terms with quitting this substance in dealing with intense withdrawal symptoms which may affect them physically, emotionally or psychologically. The process of withdrawal from their drug of choice can be extremely unpleasant and painful which is where drug detoxification comes in.
    By going...

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  • The Effects of Adderall Use and Abuse

    The Effects of Adderall Use and Abuse

    The prescription medication Adderall, is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine which belong to the group of medicines called central nervous system stimulants. Most commonly, Adderall is used in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder known as ADHD but can also be used to treat narcolepsy and other conditions.
    What is ADHD and Narcolepsy? Attention deficit...

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  • The Effects of Meth are Far From Pleasurable

    The Effects of Meth are Far From Pleasurable

    Methamphetamine is a very addictive stimulant that's closely related to amphetamine, it's long lasting and toxic to the central nervous system. Meth which is short for methamphetamine, is a white, odorless, bitter tasting powder that's taken either orally, snorted through the nose, dissolved in liquid and injected or also comes in rock form known as crystal meth which is smoked.
    What's In...

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  • 4 Common Abused Prescription Painkillers

    4 Common Abused Prescription Painkillers

    Prescription pain relievers containing opioids have been, and currently still are, among the most common prescription drugs abused. When opioid pain medications are used inappropriately they can induce a sense of euphoria because they stimulate specific parts of the brain involved with pleasure. For this reason, prescription painkillers have become popular drugs of choice among teens and young...

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  • Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome Symptoms

    Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome Symptoms

    Individuals who have been drinking alcohol excessively for a long period of time and decide to suddenly stop drinking; they may experience a variety of moderate to severe symptoms which are directly related to alcohol withdrawal. Any time someone quits a substance such as alcohol cold turkey without first gradually minimizing the amount of alcohol they consume, they will go through alcohol...

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  • Brief Overview of Cocaine and Consequences of Abuse

    Brief Overview of Cocaine and Consequences of Abuse

    Derived from coca leaves, cocaine may not be one of the most popular sought after drugs today but it's definitely a powerful and addictive stimulant that numerous people from all walks of life abuse. For example, just recently Florida Republican Henry "Trey" Radel plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession, the Florida Rep. admitted to buying cocaine in October.
    Even though...

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  • How Prescription Drugs Affect the Body

    How Prescription Drugs Affect the Body

    Numerous prescription drugs can be abused but there's several classifications of medications that are most commonly abused and they all have a different effect on the body. The three classes of prescription drugs that are most commonly and widely abused include; opioids which are most often prescribed for the treatment of pain, central nervous system depressants (CNS depressants), and stimulants...

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