Addiction Topic Keyword: Interventions (p. 19 of 20)

  • 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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  • Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

    Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

    Inpatient substance abuse treatment is the gold standard of care for alcohol and drug addiction. It's not uncommon for a person addicted to drugs or alcohol to think if only they could detox their problems would be solved and they would be able to recover. A lot of addicts make the mistake of attempting to detox on their own or seek help from a medical professional just long enough to go through...

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  • Teens Lives Negatively Affected by Fake Weed

    Teens Lives Negatively Affected by Fake Weed

    Beautiful teens life may never be the same after smoking fake weed. I don't think we can talk about the dangers associated with fake pot enough because young people are still able to obtain synthetic weed from some gas stations, convenience stores, and tobacco shops even though some people are dying from smoking these dangerous herbal mixtures.
    Most states have banned these illegal...

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  • Concerta Abuse and Withdrawal Symptoms

    Concerta Abuse and Withdrawal Symptoms

    Many different prescription stimulant medications are abused today even though there are risks involved if they're misused. Medications like Concerta are central nervous system stimulants that are used as part of a treatment program for treating Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
    People with ADHD or ADD have a problem with focus and...

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  • Festive Highs and Risky Challenges Kids Are Trying Today

    Festive Highs and Risky Challenges Kids Are Trying Today

    This time of the year, most of us look forward to spending time with family and friends enjoying good company, reminiscing and savoring all of the wonderful foods that go along with the holiday season. There's nothing better than the smell of homemade fresh baked pies, cookies and candies with the scent of cinnamon and nutmeg in the air.
    Times have changed though, spices such as nutmeg and...

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  • The Dangers of Synthetic Pot Use

    The Dangers of Synthetic Pot Use

    Users of synthetic pot don't realize the risks they're actually taking each time they light up. Herbal mixtures (synthetic marijuana) containing dangerous chemical additives that produce mind-altering effects can be obtained under many different names which include Spice, K2, Yucatan Fire, Skunk, Moon Rocks, Fake Weed, Blueberry Spice, and Strawberry Fields among others.
    Even though these...

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  • The Good, Bad and Ugly Side of Ecstasy Use

    The Good, Bad and Ugly Side of Ecstasy Use

    Even though ecstasy (MDMA) is a widely sought after recreational drug among many young people today, it isn't as pleasant as the name implies for everyone that's experimented with the man-made party drug. In spite of the dangers and possible long term effects, many young people feel ecstasy is a safe drug compared to crack, heroin and other street drugs.
    Ecstasy isn't a drug that most young...

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  • Why is Recovery so Difficult for Some Addicts?

    Why is Recovery so Difficult for Some Addicts?

    If you've never had a problem with drugs or alcohol, it's probably quite hard for you to imagine what difficulties may lie ahead for a person during their recovery from substance abuse or addiction and this is understandable. It's not easy to put into words just how challenging and hard recovery can be unless you've been there and unfortunately the more chronic the addiction, the harder it can be...

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  • Dangers Involved With Morphine Abuse

    Dangers Involved With Morphine Abuse

    The narcotic pain reliever morphine is extremely strong and is a very effective medication for relieving pain whether a patient needs it for short term use or for managing acute chronic pain long term. Because morphine has euphoric properties, the drug is often used recreationally. Morphine is highly addictive and addiction and overdose are risks a person takes if they intentionally abuse or...

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  • Understanding Withdrawals and Symptoms Associated With Addiction

    Understanding Withdrawals and Symptoms Associated With Addiction

    Withdrawal, Withdrawal Syndrome and Discontinuation Syndrome are all terms used to describe a group of symptoms that can be experienced if an addicted individual suddenly stops drinking or using drugs or if their intake is significantly reduced.
    The type of symptoms that can be experienced during withdrawal depend on many things such as; the type of substance a person is addicted to, how...

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