Stress and Stimulant or Alcohol Use
Stimulants are psychoactive drugs that are prescribed in the medical profession for the treatment of ADHD and sometimes depression. By increasing chemical activity in the brain, the individual is able to be more alert, focus, have more energy, and also helps to elevate a person's mood.
Stimulants increase dopamine (chemical) levels in the brain which...
The Sad truth about Chronic Addiction
It's probably very hard for most people to grasp how anyone could let themselves become dependent on alcohol or drugs if they have never experienced drug addiction personally or through someone they know.
Many people who have never experienced addiction first hand don't understand how someone could let this happen to them self. It's hard for some people...
Medically Assisted Treatment for Substance Abuse
Unfortunately in this day and age we still have thousands of people suffering from addiction to alcohol and drugs that are in need of treatment for this serious disease. People of all ages are suffering and many of them know they need help but are afraid to seek treatment for several reasons.
It has to be extremely hard for a person to admit...
Alcohol and Drug Use List of Facts
Did you know that men and women who have a problem with alcohol are eighteen times more likely to use prescription drugs for non-medical reasons than those that don't use alcohol at all?
Two different studies were done by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and they also found that young people under the age of 25 were much more likely to abuse alcohol...
Acetaminophen, Hydrocodone and Oxycodone Abuse
Acetaminophen (ACM) was first introduced in 1955 as Tylenol and is definitely still one of the most used medications in the United States. Acetaminophen is a non-narcotic substance (C8H9NO2) that's used to treat headaches, used to treat pain, and used to reduce fevers. Yearly sales of Acetaminophen products are well into the billions of dollars.
Mind Altering Nutmeg High and Ivory Wave could lead to Death
Recreational drug use is extremely common today. The use of illegal drugs, prescription drugs and over the counter medications is very widespread and the use of legal drugs for non-medical reasons is increasing in numbers by the day.
Many people abuse substances and medications recreationally just to enhance their enjoyment...
Drug Addiction, Substance Abuse & Bipolar Disorder are a very common Trio I think at one time or another, we have all experienced feelings of sadness, hopelessness, fatigue, guilt and irritability. I think we could all agree that we also have had times that we experienced euphoria, poor judgment, and racing thoughts, had problems with concentration and been agitated or irritated. Just through...Read Full Article
For anyone who has never experimented with alcohol and drugs or abused them, it would be hard for them to understand the fears an alcoholic or drug addict would have regarding detoxification and substance abuse treatment. For them, the fear of abusing drugs or addiction would keep them from ever needing treatment in the first place.
The benefits associated with drug treatment therapy are...
Dr. Stewart is a physician whom has owned his own practice for about twenty years now. John has been a patient of Dr. Stewart’s for about ten years. John has come to see Dr. Stewart for his yearly checkup. Dr. Stewart asks John the regular questions:
How are you feeling? Anything out of ordinary you would like to tell me about? How’s the wife and kids?
Why does substance abuse become a cycle? Is it weakness on the part of the drug user? Is the failure of the drug treatment system? The answer to these questions cannot be answered in a single sentence. Most people, who do not have a substance abuse disorder, blame the inpidual. It is an easy thing to do since the assumption is the inpidual must have control over his or her behavior. This is true...Read Full Article