Addiction Topic Keyword: Drug Abuse (p. 5 of 12)

  • Substance Addiction Detoxification

    Substance Addiction Detoxification

    Individuals who have become addicted to substances such as drugs and alcohol may have to come to terms with quitting this substance in dealing with intense withdrawal symptoms which may affect them physically, emotionally or psychologically. The process of withdrawal from their drug of choice can be extremely unpleasant and painful which is where drug detoxification comes in.
    By going...

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  • The Effects of Adderall Use and Abuse

    The Effects of Adderall Use and Abuse

    The prescription medication Adderall, is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine which belong to the group of medicines called central nervous system stimulants. Most commonly, Adderall is used in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder known as ADHD but can also be used to treat narcolepsy and other conditions.
    What is ADHD and Narcolepsy? Attention deficit...

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  • Brief Overview of Cocaine and Consequences of Abuse

    Brief Overview of Cocaine and Consequences of Abuse

    Derived from coca leaves, cocaine may not be one of the most popular sought after drugs today but it's definitely a powerful and addictive stimulant that numerous people from all walks of life abuse. For example, just recently Florida Republican Henry "Trey" Radel plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession, the Florida Rep. admitted to buying cocaine in October.
    Even though...

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  • Inpatient Rehab Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Addiction

    Inpatient Rehab Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Addiction

    Inpatient treatment is full time therapy and counseling for people that are heavily dependent and addicted. Typically, this is around 21 to 45 days of sleeping, eating and working on personal and intrapersonal issues that are related to substance abuse. Many inpatient substance abuse programs also offer 12-Step groups and other support groups for their clients during treatment.
    There are...

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  • Tips for Planning a Drug Addiction Intervention

    Tips for Planning a Drug Addiction Intervention

    Denial is a coping mechanism that goes hand and hand with active substance use and drug addiction unfortunately. Whether a person's dependent on medications or actively abusing any drug, denying the existence of a serious problem is the most common behavior drug abusers display.
    Denial is also often something that loved ones and friends go through themselves in the beginning when they think...

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  • What is Drug and Alcohol Detox?

    What is Drug and Alcohol Detox?

    Detoxification (detox) is the process of removing toxic substances that have accumulated throughout the body during the duration of substance abuse. When a person decides to quit drinking or using drugs, detoxification is often a step they have to take if their habitual use has led to addiction. Fear of detox is one of the reasons many people are reluctant to seek help for their addiction, some...

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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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  • 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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