Addiction Topic Keyword: Drug Abuse (p. 10 of 12)

  • The Dangers of Ambien Abuse and Addiction

    The Dangers of Ambien Abuse and Addiction

    Ambien or also called Zolpidem is a sedative that falls into the category of central nervous system depressant (CNS). These depressants are normally prescribed for people who can't sleep because of anxiety or insomnia but are also prescribed for individuals suffering from seizures. Ambien quiets the brain down which decreases anxiousness and relaxes the person. Ambien is prescribed for short term...

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  • Understanding the Need for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation

    Understanding the Need for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation

    The need for drug and alcohol rehabilitation is necessary more now than ever before due to the amount of people in all age groups abusing substances or addicted to prescription drugs, marijuana, alcohol and other street drugs. Unfortunately today more and more young people are experimenting with drugs and alcohol, more people are looking for ways to self-medicate symptoms of anxiety and...

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  • Drug Abuse Terminology and Catchphrases Explained

    Drug Abuse Terminology and Catchphrases Explained

    Some of the terms that are associated with drug use can be confusing to people and many teens are misguided about the use of prescription drugs and over the counter medications. For example a lot of people think that detox means recovery and that substance abuse treatment is a cure for addiction.
    Prescription drugs aren't illegal so a lot of teens and young people think they're safer than...

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  • Medication Assisted Treatment for Substance Abuse

    Medication Assisted Treatment for Substance Abuse

    Recover from Alcohol and Drug Abuse with MAT Many people who are dependent on alcohol and opiate drugs are afraid to seek help for their addiction because they can't imagine what their life would be like without the substance their addicted to. People who have never abused drugs or alcohol may have fears of addiction but many people who are dependent on alcohol or drugs have fears of...

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  • D.A.R.E. Educating Our Youth About Drugs

    D.A.R.E. Educating Our Youth About Drugs

    D.A.R.E. This is a Drug Prevention Program that could save your child's life in more than one way. Today more than ever before programs like D.A.R.E. are needed to help educate our youth about the dangers of drugs, substance abuse and how to resist the temptations of peer pressure.
    D.A.R.E. teaches our young people not only the serious dangers associated with drug use but most importantly...

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  • How Did My Casual Drug Use Lead to Full Blown Addiction?

    How Did My Casual Drug Use Lead to Full Blown Addiction?

    I can't imagine how many people have asked them self this very same question. Let's face it I seriously doubt anyone has ever set out having 'addiction' their goal when using drugs to get high. Unfortunately many young people have made the mistake of either listening to friends or assuming on their own 'they can control their drug use'.  
    They may be able to control their drug use in...

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  • Can the Stress of Life and the Economy Lead to Alcohol and Stimulant Abuse?

    Can the Stress of Life and the Economy Lead to Alcohol and Stimulant Abuse?

    Stress and Stimulant or Alcohol Use Stimulants are psychoactive drugs that are prescribed in the medical profession for the treatment of ADHD and sometimes depression. By increasing chemical activity in the brain, the individual is able to be more alert, focus, have more energy, and also helps to elevate a person's mood.
    Stimulants increase dopamine (chemical) levels in the brain which...

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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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  • Drug Abuse Slang and Street Terms - Drug Slang and Terminology

    Drug Abuse Slang and Street Terms - Drug Slang and Terminology

    Street Terms and Descriptions of Popular Drugs Abused by Teens and Young Adults Recreationally The reason for this article is to help parents and caregivers understand just how dangerous it is today for our children and young people when it comes to having fun and partying.
    Drugs of abuse change all the time and most parents don't even know some of these dangerous drugs exist. Most don't...

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