Addiction Topic Keyword: Drug (p. 11 of 21)

  • 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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  • Phase 3 of Effective Treatment for Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, and Chronic Addiction

    Phase 3 of Effective Treatment for Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, and Chronic Addiction

    Anyone that's abused drugs or alcohol for any length of time understands how hard it is to maintain sobriety when they try to stop especially when facing life's ups and downs and normal stresses. When a person is addicted to drugs or alcohol their life becomes unmanageable, their health is compromised and their way of thinking becomes impaired.
    Substance abuse affects a person's memory,...

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  • Phase 2 of Effective Treatment for Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, and Chronic Addiction

    Phase 2 of Effective Treatment for Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, and Chronic Addiction

    Last week we talked about treatment for substance abuse and the importance of a recovery program that consists of 3 separate phases of treatment. Detoxification is just the first phase but a very important step for most people recovering from substance abuse. There is so much more to addiction than just the physical and emotional cravings for the substance.
    If all a person needed to recover...

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  • Phase 1 of Effective Treatment for Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, and Chronic Addiction

    Phase 1 of Effective Treatment for Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, and Chronic Addiction

    Addiction Takes Place in Various Forms There are many different forms of treatment and recovery programs available today for anyone suffering from addiction. It doesn't matter what form of addiction a person is living with in their life, the mental and physical effects that a person goes through are debilitating.
    Unless a person can begin to understand their addiction and develop the skills...

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  • 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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  • Managing Recovery from Addiction Takes Effort

    Managing Recovery from Addiction Takes Effort

    It doesn't matter whether you're managing recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, gambling addiction, food addiction or tobacco addiction, you have to have a plan and strategy in order to be successful and stay in control.
    The emotional rollercoaster a person goes through when life becomes overwhelming or throws a difficult situation your way can be trying on a good day, but when a person...

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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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