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  • Anesthetic Drug Abuse

    Anesthetic Drug Abuse

    Propofol is an anesthetic drug that's administered to patients undergoing surgery and other medical procedures because the medication promotes sedation, sleep and loss of consciousness. When Propofol is administered by intravenous injection, the medication works very fast and in less than a minute, the patient is put to sleep.
    Propofol is the generic form of Diprivan and is administered by...

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  • PCP Is Still A Drug Of Abuse In The U.S.

    PCP Is Still A Drug Of Abuse In The U.S.

    Even though we haven't heard much about the hallucinogenic drug called PCP circulating on the streets, it's still a synthetic drug that some people are using today. It's common for certain drugs like PCP to stop being popular among drug users for a while, especially when other synthetic drugs are constantly being illegally produced. Last year though, KMOX reported that substance abuse counselors...

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  • Shopping Addiction and Impulsive Spending

    Shopping Addiction and Impulsive Spending

    Shopping is a necessity and also a favorite past time for many of us but for some, it's an impulsive addictive behavior that's taken over their lives. There are times when we've all gone on shopping sprees and maybe even spent more money than we should have but some people, are unable to control their spending and shop much too often because it makes them feel better.
    It doesn't matter if...

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  • Dangerous Ways Young People are Consuming Alcohol Today

    Dangerous Ways Young People are Consuming Alcohol Today

    It doesn't take long for a new fad to catch on today especially if the behavior is risky. These days' social media sites like You Tube make it very easy for a new fad to get started and before you know it, the risky behavior takes off. Often fads, old and new, include the use of alcohol, drugs and other dangerous behaviors and there's always going to be a portion of young people that are going to...

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  • Mental and Physical Abuse Can Cause Substance Abuse

    Mental and Physical Abuse Can Cause Substance Abuse

    There are actually a wide variety of different causes for substance abuse and drug addiction problems. What leads one person to addiction is going to be completely unique to what leads another person - Each person is unique, and the individual "demons" that lead them to substance abuse are just as distinct.
    When a person has an experience with either mental or physical abuse, this can and...

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  • Addiction Relapse Warning Signs

    Addiction Relapse Warning Signs

    For some people, the hardest part of overcoming a substance abuse or addiction problem is not the detoxification. The hardest part is preventing relapse, which is defined by a return to a drug addiction or substance abuse problem following a recovery. Unfortunately not every person who overcomes drug addiction or substance abuse is actually able to prevent these "demons" from returning. As such,...

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  • Alcohol Use Associated With Certain Cancers

    Alcohol Use Associated With Certain Cancers

    Are you aware that the use of alcohol is associated with certain cancers? Every year alcohol problems cost our country around $235 billion dollars. Did you know that around eighteen million people in the U.S. either suffer from alcohol abuse or alcoholism and sadly, 1 out of every 4 children today are growing up in a home environment that has an alcohol problem?
    The use of alcohol and...

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  • 5 Things Addicts Have in Common

    5 Things Addicts Have in Common

    It doesn't matter what substance a person finds themselves addicted to, when addiction sets in an addicts ability to think clearly and handle stress is significantly impaired. Addicts also experience drug cravings which are often intense and become obsessed with obtaining more of their drug of choice. No matter how bad their lives have gotten because of their drug use, addicts are also unable to...

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  • Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

    Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

    Inpatient substance abuse treatment is the gold standard of care for alcohol and drug addiction. It's not uncommon for a person addicted to drugs or alcohol to think if only they could detox their problems would be solved and they would be able to recover. A lot of addicts make the mistake of attempting to detox on their own or seek help from a medical professional just long enough to go through...

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  • Teens Lives Negatively Affected by Fake Weed

    Teens Lives Negatively Affected by Fake Weed

    Beautiful teens life may never be the same after smoking fake weed. I don't think we can talk about the dangers associated with fake pot enough because young people are still able to obtain synthetic weed from some gas stations, convenience stores, and tobacco shops even though some people are dying from smoking these dangerous herbal mixtures.
    Most states have banned these illegal...

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