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Commonly Abused Anti-Anxiety Drugs.


Commonly Abused Anti-Anxiety Drugs

Anti-anxiety drugs are also known as tranquilizers or sedatives and they're very powerful central nervous system depressants. This type of medication is prescribed to patients for the relief of anxiety and tension and they work by slowing down the central nervous system. They widely prescribe these...

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Ten Side Effects of Drug Abuse.


Ten Side Effects of Drug Abuse

There are many different side effects associated with drug abuse and when a person starts abusing them their whole demeanor starts to change. Below are 10 side effects of drug abuse. Erratic Changes in Behavior: One of the side effects to look for is newly developed erratic behavior. Drug abuse...

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Tips for Getting an Addict to Recognize They Need Treatment.


Tips for Getting an Addict to Recognize They Need Treatment

Always remember in order to help a person struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol you have to receive help and support yourself first, or you can't be successful in helping them see their need for change. The damaging effects of substance abuse don't just affect the addicted person, their...

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Undiagnosed and Treated Mental Health Conditions Commonly Result in Substance Abuse Relapse.


Undiagnosed and Treated Mental Health Conditions Commonly Result in Substance Abuse Relapse

If you're finding it hard to stop drinking or using drugs even though may have received help for your addiction, you could be suffering from a mental health condition that's gone undiagnosed or that isn't being treated. Many substance abuse programs provide individual mental health evaluations...

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Have You Developed Coping Skills to Avoid an Addiction Relapse?.


Have You Developed Coping Skills to Avoid an Addiction Relapse?

Obtaining helpful and effective coping skills during recovery from any addiction makes a huge difference in preventing a setback or relapse as often referred to. A relapse can easily occur during early recovery from addiction but can also take place years down the road if a person hasn't learned...

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Treating Narcotic Addiction and Alcoholism with Naltrexone Medications.


Treating Narcotic Addiction and Alcoholism with Naltrexone Medications

Many different medications have been approved to help people stop drinking or using certain drugs and they're very effective as long as they're combined with other important forms of treatment and support. Taking medications that help to reduce cravings and other symptoms of withdrawal doesn't...

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How Stress Management Programs Can Help Prevent Substance Abuse .


How Stress Management Programs Can Help Prevent Substance Abuse

There are a lot of different causes for substance abuse problems. It ultimately depends on the individual person and what they are going through in life to determine what is going to ultimately lead to a substance abuse problem. Some people, for example, have great difficulty when it comes to...

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Why Are Bad Habits So Hard to Break?.


Why Are Bad Habits So Hard to Break?

Have you developed a habit that you want to stop because it's affecting your life in a negative way but find it impossible to quit? We all have developed bad habits in our life that we would like to change because the habitual behavior is having a negative impact on our lives. It's hard to make...

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AfterCare Recovery Options Once Addiction Rehab Is Completed.


AfterCare Recovery Options Once Addiction Rehab Is Completed

Recovering from alcoholism or drug addiction is never easy and adjusting to life while remaining clean and sober on a daily basis after rehab is completed, can be extremely challenging for anyone when they return to their normal environment. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication for a person...

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Accidental Exposure to Buprenorphine.


Accidental Exposure to Buprenorphine

Accidental exposure to Buprenorphine can be extremely dangerous. Buprenorphine is a medication that's widely used today for treating opioid addiction because it helps to prevent symptoms of withdrawal for individuals addicted to narcotic painkillers, heroin and other opioid drugs.
Some of the...

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