Addiction Topic Keyword: Substance Abuse (p. 1 of 9)

  • Forgive and Let Go Of Anger

    Forgive and Let Go Of Anger

    Anger is a very normal emotion that can occur for many different reasons. Anger isn't necessarily a negative emotion though. A person can become angry if they've been hurt by someone, threatened, provoked or taken advantage of. So there's definitely times when anger can be a normal emotional response but it's the intensity and holding onto anger that's unhealthy and has a negative impact on a...

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  • Addiction Counseling

    Addiction Counseling

    Addiction counseling can take many approaches. Some people may have positive experiences with motivational interviewing and others may get results from cognitive behavioral therapy. But, there are some major theories that come into play and the following discussion should provide some insight.
    Adlerian Psychology This may also be called "individual psychology." The practice is holistic....

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  • Potentially Dangerous Drug Detox Side Effects

    Potentially Dangerous Drug Detox Side Effects

    Drug detox is often the first step in addiction treatment. According to the NIDA, "Patients should be encouraged to continue drug treatment following detoxification" as, without attending addiction treatment afterward, a patient could be in danger of relapse and other issues. This is only one of the potentially dangerous drug detox side effects.
    Relapse and Overdose An individual does...

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  • What are the Benefits of a Halfway House?

    What are the Benefits of a Halfway House?

    Halfway houses are gaining popularity as one facet of a substance abuse recovery plan because they offer so many different benefits. It is definitely going to be a wise idea for you to consider the benefits available to you through the halfway house concept.
    Finding a halfway house that helps with your particular addiction is essential to helping you actually overcome your addiction once...

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  • What is a Halfway House?

    What is a Halfway House?

    There is no single way to overcome an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Instead, the right rehab program is going to be one that is custom tailored to meet the individual needs of the patient. What this means is that it is going to be integral for you to explore a variety of different options until you find something that you feel completely comfortable with.
    When you put time and effort into...

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  • Current Emerging Drugs of Abuse are Potentially Lethal

    Current Emerging Drugs of Abuse are Potentially Lethal

    In the United States, several dangerous drugs of abuse are rapidly increasing in use but the risks involved sadly include death. Extremely dangerous substances like Krokodil which is a similar form of heroin that's man-made, and N-bomb also known as 'smiles', are two of the emerging trends in drug use today but they're potentially lethal.
    As new dangerous synthetic drugs of abuse come on...

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  • Tips for Planning a Drug Addiction Intervention

    Tips for Planning a Drug Addiction Intervention

    Denial is a coping mechanism that goes hand and hand with active substance use and drug addiction unfortunately. Whether a person's dependent on medications or actively abusing any drug, denying the existence of a serious problem is the most common behavior drug abusers display.
    Denial is also often something that loved ones and friends go through themselves in the beginning when they think...

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  • What Parents Need to Know About Synthetic Drug Use

    What Parents Need to Know About Synthetic Drug Use

    Bath salts, Spice and K2 are dangerous synthetic drugs many adolescents and young adults are using even though the effects can be completely miserable. Synthetic drugs like these are chemically laced substances similar to marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine and their chemical make-up is what distinguishes them. Synthetic drugs are divided into two categories which include cannabinoids and...

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  • Smoking 'Fake Pot' Can Destroy Your Life

    Smoking 'Fake Pot' Can Destroy Your Life

    Meth isn't the only dangerous synthetic (man-made) drug abused today that can lead to hallucinations and psychotic delusional behavior, fake weed also known as synthetic marijuana can too. Synthetic marijuana can cause serious side effects and is extremely dangerous to a person's emotional and physical health.
    Even though the effects of synthetic marijuana use are very serious, an alarming...

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  • Meth - Extremely Addictive

    Meth - Extremely Addictive

    Meth is More Addictive than 'First Time Users' may think! If chronic meth addicts only realized what their life was going to be like someday after trying the highly addictive and destructive drug for the first time, I'm sure they would have had second thoughts before they used. Just being aware of the side effects alone associated with the abuse of meth would stop most people from trying the...

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