Addiction Topic Keyword: Drug (p. 16 of 21)

  • 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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  • Treatment and Intervention doesn't have to be done voluntarily to be effective!

    Treatment and Intervention doesn't have to be done voluntarily to be effective!


    Treatment and Intervention doesn’t have to be done voluntarily to be effective! Do you know of someone, a spouse, your child, a sibling, a loved one or a friend that is in desperate need of help for drug or alcohol abuse and dependency but, they just aren’t ready?
    In many ways, you are as lost and scared as the addict.  They’re hurting deep inside as well as...

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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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  • Physicians: The First Line of Defense to Substance Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation

    Physicians: The First Line of Defense to Substance Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation

    Dr. Stewart is a physician whom has owned his own practice for about twenty years now. John has been a patient of Dr. Stewart’s for about ten years.  John has come to see Dr. Stewart for his yearly checkup. Dr. Stewart asks John the regular questions:
    How are you feeling? Anything out of ordinary you would like to tell me about? How’s the wife and kids?
    Dr....

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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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  • Depression as a Cause of Substance Abuse and Addiction:  The Vicious Cycle

    Depression as a Cause of Substance Abuse and Addiction: The Vicious Cycle

    Why does substance abuse become a cycle? Is it weakness on the part of the drug user? Is the failure of the drug treatment system? The answer to these questions cannot be answered in a single sentence. Most people, who do not have a substance abuse disorder, blame the inpidual. It is an easy thing to do since the assumption is the inpidual must have control over his or her behavior. This is true...

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  • Genetic and Physiological Components of Substance Abuse and Addiction

    Genetic and Physiological Components of Substance Abuse and Addiction

    Most people know that there is a correlation between substance abuse/use and decreased brain functioning. Substance use affects the way in which the brain processes chemicals and produces responses. The question is, do endocrine imbalances cause a higher prevalence of substance abuse?
    If an individual has a hormonal imbalance, can this cause or indicate a possible substance abuse pattern?...

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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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  • Long Term Addiction Treatment and Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Methods

    Long Term Addiction Treatment and Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Methods

    Substance abuse addiction is a complex disease which is characterized by many different components which need to be taken into account when trying to achieve recovery. Relapse to drug use can occur even after long periods of abstinence. This is why drug use is considered chronic, though it is a treatable disease.
    Relapse to use of drugs actually happens at rates similar to that of other...

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