Addiction Topic Keyword: Drug Abuse (p. 8 of 12)

  • Serotonin Syndrome

    Serotonin Syndrome

    Serotonin is a natural chemical that's produced in the brain and is responsible for regulating our moods, sleep, emotions, memory, learning, appetites and much more. Sometimes referred to as a 'happy hormone' you wouldn't think too much serotonin could possibly be a bad thing but unfortunately this isn't true.
    Too much serotonin released in the brain can be dangerous, even life threatening...

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  • Reducing Your Chnaces of a Drug-Assisted Assault

    Reducing Your Chnaces of a Drug-Assisted Assault

    We know we have to be extra careful today whether you're a woman or a man when it comes to leaving drinks unattended unless you're in your own home or in an environment you trust a hundred percent. Many people have been sexually assaulted or even robbed after having a drug slipped in their drink so we know to use extra precaution in situations like parties or gatherings where alcoholic beverages...

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  • PTSD and Dual Diagnosis

    PTSD and Dual Diagnosis

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a very serious and emotional mental disorder that's brought on by a very traumatic and stressful situation or experience. People suffering from PTSD have either personally been involved with a traumatic event or have witnessed a very disturbing incident.
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can occur at any age and there are...

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  • Diet Pill Addiction and Misuse

    Diet Pill Addiction and Misuse

    Are you desperate to lose weight and are considering taking diet pills to help with weight loss? If so you're not alone, today people are trying everything they can to lose weight, partially during spring and summer. Many people are taking over the counter diet pills, getting a prescription for weight loss medications, or taking other stimulant drugs to lose weight.
    It doesn't matter...

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  • Underage Drinking Information

    Underage Drinking Information

    Most parents and caregivers are very diligent today trying to stay a step ahead of their children when it comes to underage drinking and substance abuse. They talk with their young children and teens about the dangers involved with drug use as well as the illegal aspect of underage drinking and using drugs.
    It isn't easy being a parent or caregiver today nor is it easy being a kid growing...

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  • Holistic Substance Abuse Programs

    Holistic Substance Abuse Programs

    Choosing the right type of substance abuse program to meet your needs is vitally essential. There are a wide variety of different types of substance abuse programs to choose from, including:   Long Distance Programs Local Programs Residential Programs Inpatient Programs Outpatient Programs Long Term Programs Short Term Programs Therapy and Counseling Programs...

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  • Is Your Substance Abuse Treatment Program Right For You?

    Is Your Substance Abuse Treatment Program Right For You?

    According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) there are several things that need to be taken into consideration when seeking a recovery program for substance abuse and addiction. Everyone's needs are different during their recovery from substance abuse and you want to make sure the program you choose provides the best possible treatment that's able to meet your specific needs.
    A...

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  • Prescription Drug Abuse, Addiction, Treatment and Detox

    Prescription Drug Abuse, Addiction, Treatment and Detox

    Prescription drugs are dispensed by licensed and trained physicians according to FDA or Food and Drug Administration guidelines. They are designed in order to be safe, and as long as they are taken according to their directions they are generally regarded to be so.
    Unfortunately, there are many types of prescription drugs that can become harmful over a period of time. What this means is...

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  • Tips for Coping with a Loved One's Alcohol Problem or Drug Addiction

    Tips for Coping with a Loved One's Alcohol Problem or Drug Addiction

    It's not easy having someone in your life that you love and care about destroying themselves because of their use of drugs or alcohol. It doesn't matter whether they're an alcoholic, addicted to street drugs or dependent on prescription medications.
    It tears you apart inside to see them slowly destroy themselves right in front of you and you feel helpless and emotionally drained. Their...

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  • Addiction Intervention Planning

    Addiction Intervention Planning

    When someone is dealing with an addiction, one of the hardest parts of them getting help is often simply to admit that they are having a problem. Unfortunately it is much too easy for a person to just completely deny that they are struggling with some kind of a drug addiction.
    When this problem occurs, what it often takes is someone else staging an intervention, and that intervention being...

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