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  • Understanding the Connection Between Drug Addiction and Bipolar Disorder

    Understanding the Connection Between Drug Addiction and Bipolar Disorder

    Drug Addiction, Substance Abuse & Bipolar Disorder are a very common Trio I think at one time or another, we have all experienced feelings of sadness, hopelessness, fatigue, guilt and irritability. I think we could all agree that we also have had times that we experienced euphoria, poor judgment, and racing thoughts, had problems with concentration and been agitated or irritated. Just through...

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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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  • 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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  • The Symptoms of Addiction Withdrawal - Different Drugs, Different Dangers

    The Symptoms of Addiction Withdrawal - Different Drugs, Different Dangers

    If an inpidual is using drugs and he or she decides to stop using, they can... right? Not really. Why, you ask. It's quite simple. It can be summed up in one word: withdrawal. Drug use is more than just a bad habit. Drug use is addictive not only because psychologically an inpidual feels compelled to use, but also because his or her body develops a physical dependence.
    When this dependence...

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  • The History of Crystal Meth

    The History of Crystal Meth

    Crystal Meth, which is short for methamphetamine in its crystallized form (as opposed to being either in a powder or rock formation), has become a very popular drug both in the United States and around the world. This drug, which was used almost three times more than crack cocaine in 1999, is not just a new fad. Crystal meth has been in existence close to one hundred years.
    In 1893,...

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  • Percodan Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Percodan Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

    Percodan is a mix of aspirin and oxycodone. It works by binding to the pain receptors in the brain so that the sensation of discomfort is reduced. The aspirin works by decreasing the amount of prostaglandins that are produced. The end result should be further reduction of pain.
    Percodan shares the same qualities as other narcotics. This means it is can be addictive and is also structurally...

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