Addiction Topic Keyword: Drug Abuse (p. 9 of 12)

  • Digital Drugs and I-Dosing

    Digital Drugs and I-Dosing

    I haven't heard about this before and possibly parents haven't either, 'digital drugs' and 'i-dosing' which involves an "online dealer" and digital drugs that "induce a state of ecstasy" through MP3s. According to wired.com, there's a possibility that this could be a gateway drug that could lead teenagers to "real-world narcotics.
    Somehow these digital drugs can possibly get a person high...

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  • Substance Abuse and Heart Related Dangers

    Substance Abuse and Heart Related Dangers

    Did you know that certain drugs or medications can cause arrhythmia? Arrhythmias are associated with the heart. The heart can either skip a beat or add a beat but not be something serious that we always need to worry about. The problem is there are various kinds of arrhythmias and some are serious and life-threatening.
    This is nothing to take lightly because if the arrhythmias are a serious...

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  • Mixing Prescription Drugs Can Be Fatal

    Mixing Prescription Drugs Can Be Fatal

    Because the use of prescription drugs is so wide spread today and teens are abusing them as well as adults, people need to understand just how serious it is when combining drugs unintentionally or to enhance their high. The common prescribed drugs that are abused today are opioid pain medications, CNS depressants for the treatment of anxiety and sleep disorders and stimulants used to treat...

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  • Xanax Addiction and Treatment and Oxycontin Addiction, Abuse and Treatment - Updated 2011

    Xanax Addiction and Treatment and Oxycontin Addiction, Abuse and Treatment - Updated 2011

    As times change and life moves on, the abuse of drugs continue but the types of drugs abused fluctuate among our youth, young and older adults. Some drugs will become less prevalent and others will become more wide spread and misused. The abuse of specific drugs today will probably continue a few years from now but the ones more commonly abused will vary and change among substance users in all...

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  • Substance Abuse Recovery and Depression

    Substance Abuse Recovery and Depression

    Dealing with Depression When Recovering from Substance Abuse Depression seems to be one of the most common symptoms a person experiences when they're recovering from alcohol or drug addiction. Besides drug cravings depression is one of the reasons many people relapse and go right back to using again. Everyone's experience during recovery from drug abuse is different in terms of depression. Some...

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  • Commonly Abused Designer Drugs Include Mephedrone and Synthetic Marijuana

    Commonly Abused Designer Drugs Include Mephedrone and Synthetic Marijuana

    We have all heard of designer drugs and how commonly abused some of them are like Ecstasy, ketamine, GHB, LSD and methamphetamine. Many designer drugs are produced in illegal labs and are developed by changing or modifying the chemical structure of another drug like marijuana, cocaine and morphine.
    By taking a drug for example like cocaine and changing the properties, illegal labs are able...

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  • 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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  • Drug or Alcohol Chronic Relapse

    Drug or Alcohol Chronic Relapse

    Many people who go through substance abuse treatment to overcome their use and dependence to drugs or alcohol often relapse at some point in their life, usually due to stress, anxiety or depression. This doesn't mean that they're sentenced to addiction again but it definitely means they still have work to do on them self to prevent it from happening again.
    This can mean they need to see...

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  • Talk to Your Kids about Prescription Drug Abuse

    Talk to Your Kids about Prescription Drug Abuse

    Prescription Drug Abuse is more common than you may think. Most people because of news coverage realize that prescription drugs anymore are some of the more common drugs of abuse today. Abusing prescription painkillers and other medications can be taking place in your own home and parents may not even be aware of it.
    Many people young and older are less fearful about misusing prescription...

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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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