Addiction Topic Keyword: Drug Abuse (p. 11 of 12)

  • 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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  • Stimulant Drug Abuse Just Isn't Worth The Risk!

    Stimulant Drug Abuse Just Isn't Worth The Risk!

    Stimulant Drug Abuse; The Good, The Abused, And The Deadly Stimulants are a type of drug that elevates a person's mood, makes them more alert and sharp and gives them increased energy levels. They also elevate blood pressure and increase heart rates and respiration (breathing). At one time, stimulants were used for the treatment of asthma and other breathing problems as well as other medical...

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  • Drug Use and Abuse 'Full Impact'

    Drug Use and Abuse 'Full Impact'

    There are definite consequences that affect us all due to illegal drug use. Drug use and abuse most definitely has a major impact on a user's health. Most times leading to sickness and diseases. The impact of drug use in this country as well as all over the world affects every walk of life. So many times, the user dies prematurely from a drug overdose or other illnesses associated with drug...

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  • Addiction Research and Drug Addiction

    Addiction Research and Drug Addiction

    Drug Addiction has become so widespread throughout the world; fortunately we have come a long way with how we view this disease. Many people today still don’t understand how anyone could possibly become addicted to drugs, addicted to alcohol or addicted to food etc. There is scientific proof that this disease has a powerful impact on the brain, due to this, it’s not just a matter of...

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  • Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction on the Rise

    Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction on the Rise

    With legends like Michael Jackson are dying due to prescription drug use, the United States is again becoming acutely aware of the prescription drug problem that exists. Approximately fifty million Americans, which include the teenage population, have utilized prescription drugs for uses that are not medical related.
    In 2007 a survey was conducted that found prescription drug use had risen...

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  • Prescription Drug Abuse Dangers: A Few Fatal Drug Combinations to Consider

    Prescription Drug Abuse Dangers: A Few Fatal Drug Combinations to Consider

    Recreational drugs are bad. Prescription Drugs are ok and mixing stuff, well that’s not a problem. It seems, based on statistics today, that this is the general consensus of the American public. Let’s review a few different scenarios and explain why mixing drugs, even those that your doctor has prescribed, could not only be dangerous, but fatal.
    Got Viagra? Ever see the movie...

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  • Another American Legend Gone: Implications of  Prescription Drug Addiction and Abuse in America

    Another American Legend Gone: Implications of Prescription Drug Addiction and Abuse in America

    Another legend dies due to drug use. Not illegal drug use mind you, just prescription medication. Though the autopsy reports for Michael Jackson do not yet show what the pop singer passed away from, the countless prescription medications Jackson was taking are suspect.
    Another example is 28 year old Heath Ledger who passed away about a year and a half ago due to an overdose of sleeping...

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  • Prescription Drug Addiction and Abuse in the United States

    Prescription Drug Addiction and Abuse in the United States

    It starts out with a backache that just won’t go away. A year later, what was an occasional pill popping experience, ends up being an everyday excursion. When the individual’s primary physician stops filling prescriptions for what is now phantom back pain, the individual may begin ‘physician shopping’ hoping someone will write that next prescription.
    Drugs may be...

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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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  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery and its Effects on the Body

    Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery and its Effects on the Body

    Its very simple, substance abuse effects body functioning. Drug use can lead to long term physiological effects that can not only be acutely harmful, but can also result in chronic problems. The use of drugs is not the only issue. It is all the harmful behaviors that come along with substance abuse that tend to make matters worse.
    Substance abuse harms the body in two distinct ways: via the...

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