Addiction Topic Keyword: Drug (p. 2 of 21)

  • What Are Depressants

    What Are Depressants

    A depressant drug, more commonly referred to by its street name "downers," are any type of prescription or nonprescription drug that act to reduce the functions or activities of a specific part of the brain. Depressants usually have a calming or sedative effect on the body and are often prescribed by doctors in pill form used to treat depression or anxiety disorders. They work by reducing the...

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  • Tips on Finding Reputable Rehab Centers

    Tips on Finding Reputable Rehab Centers

    Substance abuse and addiction is a serious problem in the United States affecting all types of people throughout the country. It doesn't affect any specific gender, age, ethnicity or social status. Substance abuse can be of any illicit drug like marijuana, heroin, cocaine or meth, along with prescription drugs, club drugs and alcohol. This can lead to changes in your health, mental state and...

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  • Qualities of Top Rehab Programs

    Qualities of Top Rehab Programs

    The number of people aged 12 and older abusing substances like drugs and alcohol are astronomical. However, there are substance rehab programs to help you recover from your abuse or addiction. The purpose of substance abuse rehab programs is to help these individuals with overcoming their substance abuse or addiction problem by using a variety of different methods.
    Drug rehab involves...

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  • Researching Addiction Treatment Programs

    Researching Addiction Treatment Programs

    Drug treatment programs aren't a new concept, though new principles of treatment are introduced every day. In fact since the 1970s, treatment programs have been successful at helping addicts quit using, recover their lives and relationship, and move on to a healthier and longer life without drugs and without relapse. Not all drug treatment programs are created equal however, so here are some...

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  • Signs of a Good Addiction Treatment Facility

    Signs of a Good Addiction Treatment Facility

    Drug treatment facilities are in nearly every major city of the country, so how do you know which to choose? This is an important decision because the treatment facility you choose will be the one you count on to help you overcome addiction or substance abuse. This isn't just a small task; it is possibly the hardest thing you will ever do. Therefore, you want to do proper research, find the...

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  • Benefits of Substance Abuse Treatment

    Benefits of Substance Abuse Treatment

    Drug treatment facilities are located in most cities throughout the country but how do you know which to choose? This is an important decision because the treatment facility you choose will be the one you count on to help you overcome addiction or substance abuse. It is vital that you take your time finding the right treatment facility as the staff and facility is going to be what helps you...

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  • Facts About Alcohol

    Facts About Alcohol

    The type of alcohol that is consumed in beverages such as beer, wine, and liquor (sometimes referred to as "spirits") comes from the fermentation of different ingredients. The fermentation process produces but the chemical composition of ethanol is different than that of other types, including isopropyl, the ingredient found in common rubbing alcohol or methanol, which is found in such products...

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  • What are Prescription Drugs?

    What are Prescription Drugs?

    Prescription drugs are medications that doctors prescribe to patients after the patient has visited the doctor's office looking for help with a sickness or ailment the patient thinks that they may have. Most often the patient will shows signs of symptoms that lead them to believe that they are sick, in pain, or under some type of stress that requires a prescription medication in order to...

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  • What is Prescription Misuse and Abuse?

    What is Prescription Misuse and Abuse?

    Prescription Drug use in the United States is an epidemic. If this seems like an overreaction, consider the fact that nearly 20 percent of people in the US have used Prescription Drugs for something not medically related. Not only is it a serious problem, but it continues to grow. One of the reasons it is such a big issue is because of how easy medications are to get.
    Many people are buying...

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  • What Happens in GHB Addiction Treatment?

    What Happens in GHB Addiction Treatment?

    An addiction to GHB can be a debilitating experience considering the toll this drug takes on the body and mind. GHB acts as a central nervous system depressant and hallucinogen delivering near immediate effects once ingested. GHB's classification as one of the two most commonly used "date rape" drugs speaks to this drug's overall effects on a person's mind and body.
    Likewise, the GHB...

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