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  • What Parents Need to Know About Synthetic Drug Use

    What Parents Need to Know About Synthetic Drug Use

    Bath salts, Spice and K2 are dangerous synthetic drugs many adolescents and young adults are using even though the effects can be completely miserable. Synthetic drugs like these are chemically laced substances similar to marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine and their chemical make-up is what distinguishes them. Synthetic drugs are divided into two categories which include cannabinoids and...

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  • Supporting Friends and Family During Addiction Recovery

    Supporting Friends and Family During Addiction Recovery

    How can one go about supporting a loved one or friend in their recovery from alcohol dependence or drug addiction? It's important to understand that addiction is a disease that can affect anyone. A person doesn't have to be genetically predisposed or have grown up in a risky unhealthy environment to become dependent on alcohol or addicted to drugs.
    Potentially anyone can struggle with...

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  • What is Alcohol Addiction

    What is Alcohol Addiction

    Alcohol addiction is the unfortunate result of drinking excessively and letting yourself lose control. When you start abusing alcohol by drinking often, it can lead to addiction if you continue behaving this way. Your body gets depending on the alcohol and will therefore act negatively without it.
    When you start experiencing withdrawal symptoms like headaches, anxiety, depression, and...

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  • Description of Outpatient and Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

    Description of Outpatient and Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

    Both outpatient and inpatient substance abuse programs are very effective for individuals needing alcohol or drug treatment, but it's often hard for a person to determine which option would be the most beneficial in helping them personally reach long-term sobriety. Everyone that suffers from alcohol or drug addiction is different.
    The type of treatment needed to reach and maintain lasting...

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  • Health Complications Associated with Illicit Drug Abuse

    Health Complications Associated with Illicit Drug Abuse

    Street drugs like cocaine, meth and heroin are heavily abused today and unfortunately they take a major toll on the body. Not only do users risk developing addiction to these drugs with repeated use, they can seriously affect a person's mental and physical health when they're abused.
    Cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin are very powerful drugs and they're highly addictive, so it's not hard...

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  • GHB and Rohypnol are Dangerous Drugs Used to Assist in Sexual Assault

    GHB and Rohypnol are Dangerous Drugs Used to Assist in Sexual Assault

    Drugs like GHB and Rohypnol are among some of the popular drugs many teens and young adults use recreationally because they produce intoxicating hypnotic effects, these drugs are not only illegal to use, they're also extremely dangerous. GHB and Rohypnol are among various club drugs young people use when attending concerts, parties, bars and nightclubs to enhance their social enjoyment. Read Full Article

  • How to Determine if Someone's an Alcoholic?

    How to Determine if Someone's an Alcoholic?

    Alcohol can be very destructive it affects every organ in the body and can lead to alcoholism which is a long-term chronic disease. Also referred to as alcohol addiction or alcohol dependence, alcoholism is a pattern of heavy drinking that can lead to serious life-threatening illnesses, relationship problems, career problems, legal problems, and preventable injuries and deaths caused by vehicle...

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  • Smoking 'Fake Pot' Can Destroy Your Life

    Smoking 'Fake Pot' Can Destroy Your Life

    Meth isn't the only dangerous synthetic (man-made) drug abused today that can lead to hallucinations and psychotic delusional behavior, fake weed also known as synthetic marijuana can too. Synthetic marijuana can cause serious side effects and is extremely dangerous to a person's emotional and physical health.
    Even though the effects of synthetic marijuana use are very serious, an alarming...

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  • Teenage Substance Abuse

    Teenage Substance Abuse

    Whether parents have talked with their children about alcohol and drug use or not, many teenagers will try tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs or other substances. Some teenagers will try one or more of them once or even a few times then stop but others like the way the substance makes them feel and are unable to control the urge to use them again.
    Not only is the use of alcohol and abuse of...

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  • Curiosity and Addiction

    Curiosity and Addiction

    Even though sometimes our curiosity can get us into trouble when we act on it, curiosity in itself isn't necessarily a bad thing. Through curiosity we can find answers to difficult problems and it can even lead to the discovery of cures for illness and disease. But it's true there are situations where being curious about something can be a negative thing, especially when it's about something that...

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