Addiction Topic Keyword: Alcohol Abuse (p. 5 of 6)

  • Examples of Controlled Substances and Their Scheduling

    Examples of Controlled Substances and Their Scheduling

    There are many different types of drugs abused or misused today that affect the lives of adolescents, teens, young adults, and older adults throughout the U.S. Substance abuse takes place is all age groups and economic backgrounds and destroys health, families, and causes our health care to sky rocket.
    It's sad because substance abuse and addiction takes a toll on everyone and in one way or...

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  • Mental Health Disorders and Other Issues That Can Fuel Substance Abuse

    Mental Health Disorders and Other Issues That Can Fuel Substance Abuse

    The use of street drugs, alcohol, prescription drugs and other substances is a personal choice a person makes that can lead to addiction. There are many people today who experiment with substances for the reaction they experience, the euphoria and high is what they're looking to achieve.
    There is no excuse for substance abuse but many times there is underlying issues that can fuel the use...

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  • Binge Drinking and The Effects on Our Youth

    Binge Drinking and The Effects on Our Youth

    According to a new study that's been done, teenagers that binge drink may have trouble perceiving their environments or surroundings because their working memory may become damaged. A teenagers brain is still developing and heavy use of alcohol can cause problems in the growth of a teens brain cells especially in their frontal brain regions.
    When brain cell growth becomes interrupted it can...

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  • The Healing Power of Mindfulness Meditation when Recovering from Addiction

    The Healing Power of Mindfulness Meditation when Recovering from Addiction

    We have all heard at one time or another how useful meditation can be in terms of reducing stress and anxiety but most people don't realize how helpful meditation can be managing recovery from the use of drugs and alcohol dependency. Relapse is one of the biggest concerns for individuals recovering from substance abuse disorders and meditation can make a big difference for a person maintaining...

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  • Important Steps to Take If You're Pregnant and Have a Problem With Drugs or Alcohol

    Important Steps to Take If You're Pregnant and Have a Problem With Drugs or Alcohol

    Unfortunately today there are so many teens and young adults using and abusing drugs and alcohol before and during pregnancy and they're not only putting themselves at risk, they're putting their unborn child at risk. We can't get enough information out there to educate people letting them know just how serious this is. Not only are these babies suffering while in the womb, they're suffering...

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  • The Vicious Cycle of Chronic Addiction, Where Does It Start and When Does It End?

    The Vicious Cycle of Chronic Addiction, Where Does It Start and When Does It End?

    The Sad truth about Chronic Addiction It's probably very hard for most people to grasp how anyone could let themselves become dependent on alcohol or drugs if they have never experienced drug addiction personally or through someone they know.
    Many people who have never experienced addiction first hand don't understand how someone could let this happen to them self. It's hard for some people...

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  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse Facts - How Much Do You Know?

    Alcohol and Substance Abuse Facts - How Much Do You Know?

    Alcohol and Drug Use List of Facts Did you know that men and women who have a problem with alcohol are eighteen times more likely to use prescription drugs for non-medical reasons than those that don't use alcohol at all?
    Two different studies were done by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and they also found that young people under the age of 25 were much more likely to abuse alcohol...

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  • That Recreational 'TRIP' May Be Pushing Life Too Far!

    That Recreational 'TRIP' May Be Pushing Life Too Far!

    Mind Altering Nutmeg High and Ivory Wave could lead to Death Recreational drug use is extremely common today. The use of illegal drugs, prescription drugs and over the counter medications is very widespread and the use of legal drugs for non-medical reasons is increasing in numbers by the day.
    Many people abuse substances and medications recreationally just to enhance their enjoyment...

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  • The Grim Results of Teen Alcohol Abuse

    The Grim Results of Teen Alcohol Abuse

    Parents and Teens need to take Alcohol Abuse serious, sadly in today’s world more than ever! It’s no wonder that young people experiment and abuse alcohol today, it’s everywhere. How can we expect adolescents and teens to understand and grasp the seriousness of alcohol abuse, binge drinking, driving under the influence and irresponsible alcohol related behavior when adults...

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  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment and Addiction Recovery in the Criminal System

    Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment and Addiction Recovery in the Criminal System

    It’s not a shock to anyone that there is a direct correlation between being in the correction system and drug use. Once an inpidual is in the jail system, he or she may be pressured into participating in substance abuse treatment by the legal system. This pressure, though undesirable to the user, may be just what he or she needs to start the change towards sobriety.
    How Bad is The...

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