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Marijuana and Prescription Drug Use Among Adults.


Marijuana and Prescription Drug Use Among Adults

We focus a lot on the younger generation and their use of designer drugs and alcohol and don't quite center as much attention on the older generation of adults. After reviewing a report from NSDUH which is the National Survey on Drug Use and Health this year, I began to realize substance use isn't...

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There's More Than an 'Intense Rush' Experienced When Cocaine is Abused.


There's More Than an 'Intense Rush' Experienced When Cocaine is Abused

A lot of people focus on how addictive cocaine is but may not realize how destructive cocaine use can be on a person physically and mentally. When a person tries cocaine for the first time they not only experience a rush of euphoria but they usually become mentally alert and feel energized at the...

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Am I Enabling My Child's Alcohol Problem or Drug Use?.


Am I Enabling My Child's Alcohol Problem or Drug Use?

When someone you love is an alcoholic or drug user it's extremely hard to put into words just how heartbreaking it is to watch them destroy their life right in front of you as you helplessly watch. If the problem drinker or substance user in your life that you love and care about is your child, a...

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Recent Heroin Research Treatment Studies.


Recent Heroin Research Treatment Studies

Heroin is a very addictive drug that's abused around the world. Most people who abuse heroin frequently or in high doses become addicted very easily and have a hard time overcoming their dependence because the drug is so powerful and addictive. When heroin reaches the users brain they experience an...

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Dual Diagnosis and Substance Abuse.


Dual Diagnosis and Substance Abuse

Individuals suffering from Dual Diagnosis have both a mental disorder and a problem with drugs or alcohol. It's very common for individuals suffering from Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Schizophrenia and Personality Disorders to abuse alcohol and other substances. Many people suffering from Bipolar...

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Recovery for the Non-User.


Recovery for the Non-User

There are so many families fighting drug abuse and addiction today, we all know someone that's either using or addicted to illegal street drugs, prescription drugs, over the counter medications or alcohol. It's sad because everyone is affected when a family member or close friend has a problem with...

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Risk Factors for Suicide Include Drug and Alcohol Abuse.


Risk Factors for Suicide Include Drug and Alcohol Abuse

This isn't a subject that's talked about a lot because it's extremely sad but drug related suicide attempts take place all the time. Did you know that in the United States suicide is the 11th most common cause of death? A big portion of the time suicide is associated with major depression,...

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Is The Use of KHAT in The United States More Prevalent Than We Realize?.


Is The Use of KHAT in The United States More Prevalent Than We Realize?

A flowering shrub that grows in East Africa and Southern Arabia is known as Catha edulis and the leaves and small stems of this shrub are known as Khat. Khat is a stimulant type drug that's been abused for years for the euphoric effects received when it's chewed. Individuals that use khat to get...

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Gangs Responsibility and Impact on Drug Abuse in the United States.


Gangs Responsibility and Impact on Drug Abuse in the United States

There are a variety of ways drugs find their way into the United States but not many people realize that gangs are part of the reason. There are 3 primary types of gangs that are responsible for distributing and sometimes producing drugs in the United States. Gangs not only distribute and produce...

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Overcome Addictive Behaviors with SMART Recovery.


Overcome Addictive Behaviors with SMART Recovery

Many people today are looking for help and support for their use, misuse or dependency to drugs, alcohol, gambling or other substances or activities that are affecting their life. SMART Recovery is an addiction recovery support group that's different from 12 Step group meetings. With SMART Recovery...

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