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

  • Is Your Drink Spiked?

    Is Your Drink Spiked?

    Learn from others and never let your beverage out of your sight. A close relative of mine has been a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for many years now and has had the opportunity numerous times to sponsor and help many people during their recovery. He seemed down when I talked to him not long ago and I asked him what was wrong.
    He said one of the members he has been sponsoring for more than...

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  • Prescription Drug Addiction Knowledge and Treatment

    Prescription Drug Addiction Knowledge and Treatment

    If you're addicted to prescription drugs and not sure what treatment options are available today to help you overcome your addiction, you're not alone. One of the most severe drug problems throughout the United States is the abuse of prescription drugs which continues to increase at an alarming rate even though drastic measures have been taken to reduce their misuse.
    Controlled prescription...

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  • Information Associated With Alcohol Consumption

    Information Associated With Alcohol Consumption

    Problem drinking and alcoholism are also commonly linked with other forms of addiction. Many people that do seek help for gambling or drug addiction also have a drinking problem or, are alcohol dependent. According to data from Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), almost 40% of the admissions for substance abuse treatment report Alcohol and Drug combinations.
    The effects of alcohol are...

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  • Warning Signs of Possible Relapse

    Warning Signs of Possible Relapse

    Early Stages of Substance Abuse Recovery Are you exhibiting warning signs of a possible relapse in the early stages of your recovery? The early stages of recovery from alcohol or drug addiction is very difficult for everyone even if a person is ready to stop drinking or using drugs and has sought help for their addiction.
    It's extremely hard for any recovering addict to make positive...

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  • Medical Complications Associated With Codeine Abuse

    Medical Complications Associated With Codeine Abuse

    Codeine is a medication that falls into two different categories, an opiate analgesic for treating mild to moderate pain and antitussives to reduce coughing. Codeine is also available combined with acetaminophen, aspirin and is combined in some cough and cold medications. Codeine changes the way the body senses pain and when used to reduce coughs, codeine reduces activity in the brain that's...

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  • Coping With Relapse

    Coping With Relapse

    Don't Give Up! Relapse Doesn't Mean Treatment Has Failed or That You're A Failure If the use of drugs or alcohol is currently affecting your life because you're dependent on them, you may feel you either don't have a problem, you can handle it on your own, or that treatment is a waste of time because you sought help in the past and it didn't work.
    This is a common reaction most people have...

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  • Pain Associated with Demerol Addiction

    Pain Associated with Demerol Addiction

    We continue to focus on prescription narcotic pain medications in our articles because they're so heavily abused today and there are so many people dependent on them. It's sad because most people didn't realize the degree their life would change when they first started experimenting with pain medications because addiction isn't something you can truly imagine unless you've been there. Read Full Article

  • Methylenedioxymethamphetamine is a Dangerous Mood Altering Drug

    Methylenedioxymethamphetamine is a Dangerous Mood Altering Drug

    What is Methylenedioxymethamphetamine? Methylenedioxymethamphetamine is better known as Ecstasy and MDMA and has been around for a long time, since the 80's. It's a synthetic drug that many of our young people are still using recreationally today even though the drug produces side effects that many people have found to be extremely uncomfortable.
    Fortunately some of the affects experienced...

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  • Could Your Residence Have been a Former Meth Lab?

    Could Your Residence Have been a Former Meth Lab?

    The dangers and risks associated with cooking methamphetamine are very serious for everyone not just the individual(s) that produces the illegal drugs. Just breathing in the gasses and fumes when meth is cooked can cause extremely serious respiratory problems for anyone exposed to the toxic chemical vapors.
    Anyone living in the surrounding area of a meth lab is at risk because of possible...

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  • Drug and Alcoholism Interventions

    Drug and Alcoholism Interventions

    Drug and alcoholism intervention is an attempt by family members and friends to help a chemically dependent person get help for his or her addiction. The purpose of an addiction intervention is to help the substance abuser see the physical and mental destruction their addiction creates. Interventions are usually successful and often enable the abuser to move on to successful drug and alcohol ...

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