Addiction Topic Keyword: Substance Abuse (p. 4 of 9)

  • Recovery Success Stories That Inspire Others

    Recovery Success Stories That Inspire Others

    I know people continually hear us say that addiction doesn't have to be a life sentence, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and that recovery from substance abuse and addiction is attainable. It's a long process for some people especially if they're chronically addicted to alcohol or other substances but recovery is achievable and you can heal and maintain a healthy substance free...

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  • Phase 3 of Effective Treatment for Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, and Chronic Addiction

    Phase 3 of Effective Treatment for Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, and Chronic Addiction

    Anyone that's abused drugs or alcohol for any length of time understands how hard it is to maintain sobriety when they try to stop especially when facing life's ups and downs and normal stresses. When a person is addicted to drugs or alcohol their life becomes unmanageable, their health is compromised and their way of thinking becomes impaired.
    Substance abuse affects a person's memory,...

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  • Phase 2 of Effective Treatment for Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, and Chronic Addiction

    Phase 2 of Effective Treatment for Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, and Chronic Addiction

    Last week we talked about treatment for substance abuse and the importance of a recovery program that consists of 3 separate phases of treatment. Detoxification is just the first phase but a very important step for most people recovering from substance abuse. There is so much more to addiction than just the physical and emotional cravings for the substance.
    If all a person needed to recover...

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  • Phase 1 of Effective Treatment for Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, and Chronic Addiction

    Phase 1 of Effective Treatment for Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, and Chronic Addiction

    Addiction Takes Place in Various Forms There are many different forms of treatment and recovery programs available today for anyone suffering from addiction. It doesn't matter what form of addiction a person is living with in their life, the mental and physical effects that a person goes through are debilitating.
    Unless a person can begin to understand their addiction and develop the skills...

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  • Managing Recovery from Addiction Takes Effort

    Managing Recovery from Addiction Takes Effort

    It doesn't matter whether you're managing recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, gambling addiction, food addiction or tobacco addiction, you have to have a plan and strategy in order to be successful and stay in control.
    The emotional rollercoaster a person goes through when life becomes overwhelming or throws a difficult situation your way can be trying on a good day, but when a person...

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  • Substance Abuse and Heart Related Dangers

    Substance Abuse and Heart Related Dangers

    Did you know that certain drugs or medications can cause arrhythmia? Arrhythmias are associated with the heart. The heart can either skip a beat or add a beat but not be something serious that we always need to worry about. The problem is there are various kinds of arrhythmias and some are serious and life-threatening.
    This is nothing to take lightly because if the arrhythmias are a serious...

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  • Heroin Addiction and Treatment - Updated 2011

    Heroin Addiction and Treatment - Updated 2011

    The heroin supply that's found throughout the United States comes from foreign sources which include Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, and Latin America. Heroin is trafficked throughout the U.S. and ends up in the hands of teens, young and older adults sadly destroying their lives as well as those who love and care about them.
    Unfortunately the use of heroin is increasing in many areas...

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  • Substance Abuse Recovery and Depression

    Substance Abuse Recovery and Depression

    Dealing with Depression When Recovering from Substance Abuse Depression seems to be one of the most common symptoms a person experiences when they're recovering from alcohol or drug addiction. Besides drug cravings depression is one of the reasons many people relapse and go right back to using again. Everyone's experience during recovery from drug abuse is different in terms of depression. Some...

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  • CNS Depressants and Multiple Drug Use

    CNS Depressants and Multiple Drug Use

    CNS depressants are also referred to sometimes as tranquilizers and sedatives. These are substances that slow down brain activity which causes a relaxing feeling. Depressants are used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders but should never be misused or combined with other depressant drugs.
    Medications that are prescribed to treat anxiety and sleep problems include barbiturates and...

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  • Examples of Controlled Substances and Their Scheduling

    Examples of Controlled Substances and Their Scheduling

    There are many different types of drugs abused or misused today that affect the lives of adolescents, teens, young adults, and older adults throughout the U.S. Substance abuse takes place is all age groups and economic backgrounds and destroys health, families, and causes our health care to sky rocket.
    It's sad because substance abuse and addiction takes a toll on everyone and in one way or...

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