Addiction Topic Keyword: Drug (p. 8 of 21)

  • To Effectively Help an Addict, You Have to Obtain Help for Yourself First

    To Effectively Help an Addict, You Have to Obtain Help for Yourself First

    We don't realize that the way we react to a loved one's addiction can actually make things worse in the long run for them as well as ourselves. When someone we love or care about is struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, the best way to help them is to obtain guidance and support for ourselves first.
    Addiction doesn't just affect the individual that abuses drugs or alcohol, their...

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  • Mistaken Beliefs Adolescents Have About Substance Abuse

    Mistaken Beliefs Adolescents Have About Substance Abuse

    Kids are starting to use drugs in their early teens or even younger anymore and parents are having to talk with their children about the dangers involved with substance abuse at a much earlier age then they use to. Certain types of drugs are more commonly used among young people today when they're experimenting with substance use prescription drugs and alcohol are both high on the list. Read Full Article

  • Marijuana and Prescription Drug Use Among Twelfth Graders

    Marijuana and Prescription Drug Use Among Twelfth Graders

    Various types of drugs are used among our youth but some are more commonly abused than others. Every year a Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey is done among almost fifty thousand students in the eighth, ninth and twelfth grades. Results from the 2012 survey among high school students in the 12th grade show prescription medications and marijuana to be the most prevalently used.
    Results...

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  • Prescription Opioid Abuse Can Lead to Heroin Addiction

    Prescription Opioid Abuse Can Lead to Heroin Addiction

    All drugs of abuse have a negative impact on a person's life when they're abused, especially once a person develops addiction to one of them. Some drugs like heroin are very powerful and addictive and can lead to physical dependence very quickly with frequent use. Throughout the United States alone thousands of people have overdosed on heroin and sadly many have not survived.
    Some people...

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  • Dealing with Substance Abuse Withdrawals

    Dealing with Substance Abuse Withdrawals

    When a substance is abused, especially over a long period of time, the body becomes tolerant to the substance, requiring more and more in order to get the same effect as before. When the person abusing the substance does eventually decide to quit for whatever reason, or lets too long a period of time pass between dosages, the result is what is known as drug withdrawal.
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  • Anesthetic Drug Abuse

    Anesthetic Drug Abuse

    Propofol is an anesthetic drug that's administered to patients undergoing surgery and other medical procedures because the medication promotes sedation, sleep and loss of consciousness. When Propofol is administered by intravenous injection, the medication works very fast and in less than a minute, the patient is put to sleep.
    Propofol is the generic form of Diprivan and is administered by...

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  • PCP Is Still A Drug Of Abuse In The U.S.

    PCP Is Still A Drug Of Abuse In The U.S.

    Even though we haven't heard much about the hallucinogenic drug called PCP circulating on the streets, it's still a synthetic drug that some people are using today. It's common for certain drugs like PCP to stop being popular among drug users for a while, especially when other synthetic drugs are constantly being illegally produced. Last year though, KMOX reported that substance abuse counselors...

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  • Mental and Physical Abuse Can Cause Substance Abuse

    Mental and Physical Abuse Can Cause Substance Abuse

    There are actually a wide variety of different causes for substance abuse and drug addiction problems. What leads one person to addiction is going to be completely unique to what leads another person - Each person is unique, and the individual "demons" that lead them to substance abuse are just as distinct.
    When a person has an experience with either mental or physical abuse, this can and...

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  • Addiction Relapse Warning Signs

    Addiction Relapse Warning Signs

    For some people, the hardest part of overcoming a substance abuse or addiction problem is not the detoxification. The hardest part is preventing relapse, which is defined by a return to a drug addiction or substance abuse problem following a recovery. Unfortunately not every person who overcomes drug addiction or substance abuse is actually able to prevent these "demons" from returning. As such,...

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  • 5 Things Addicts Have in Common

    5 Things Addicts Have in Common

    It doesn't matter what substance a person finds themselves addicted to, when addiction sets in an addicts ability to think clearly and handle stress is significantly impaired. Addicts also experience drug cravings which are often intense and become obsessed with obtaining more of their drug of choice. No matter how bad their lives have gotten because of their drug use, addicts are also unable to...

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