Addiction Topic Keyword: Drug (p. 12 of 21)

  • Heroin Addiction and Treatment - Updated 2011

    Heroin Addiction and Treatment - Updated 2011

    The heroin supply that's found throughout the United States comes from foreign sources which include Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, and Latin America. Heroin is trafficked throughout the U.S. and ends up in the hands of teens, young and older adults sadly destroying their lives as well as those who love and care about them.
    Unfortunately the use of heroin is increasing in many areas...

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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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  • The Dangers of Ambien Abuse and Addiction

    The Dangers of Ambien Abuse and Addiction

    Ambien or also called Zolpidem is a sedative that falls into the category of central nervous system depressant (CNS). These depressants are normally prescribed for people who can't sleep because of anxiety or insomnia but are also prescribed for individuals suffering from seizures. Ambien quiets the brain down which decreases anxiousness and relaxes the person. Ambien is prescribed for short term...

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  • The Healing Power of Mindfulness Meditation when Recovering from Addiction

    The Healing Power of Mindfulness Meditation when Recovering from Addiction

    We have all heard at one time or another how useful meditation can be in terms of reducing stress and anxiety but most people don't realize how helpful meditation can be managing recovery from the use of drugs and alcohol dependency. Relapse is one of the biggest concerns for individuals recovering from substance abuse disorders and meditation can make a big difference for a person maintaining...

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  • Fentanyl Laced Heroin or Cocaine is a Deadly Combo

    Fentanyl Laced Heroin or Cocaine is a Deadly Combo

    In the past, heroin that was laced with fentanyl killed a vast amount of people in many areas including Chicago and Philadelphia. In 2006 there was an action alert put out by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) about the combination of fentanyl and cocaine and heroin. There were many overdoses and drug related deaths at that time in the east coast and Midwest...

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