Addiction Topic: LifeStyle and Addiction (p. 10 of 19)

  • Mental and Physical Abuse Can Cause Substance Abuse

    Mental and Physical Abuse Can Cause Substance Abuse

    There are actually a wide variety of different causes for substance abuse and drug addiction problems. What leads one person to addiction is going to be completely unique to what leads another person - Each person is unique, and the individual "demons" that lead them to substance abuse are just as distinct.
    When a person has an experience with either mental or physical abuse, this can and...

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  • Addiction Relapse Warning Signs

    Addiction Relapse Warning Signs

    For some people, the hardest part of overcoming a substance abuse or addiction problem is not the detoxification. The hardest part is preventing relapse, which is defined by a return to a drug addiction or substance abuse problem following a recovery. Unfortunately not every person who overcomes drug addiction or substance abuse is actually able to prevent these "demons" from returning. As such,...

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  • Alcohol Use Associated With Certain Cancers

    Alcohol Use Associated With Certain Cancers

    Are you aware that the use of alcohol is associated with certain cancers? Every year alcohol problems cost our country around $235 billion dollars. Did you know that around eighteen million people in the U.S. either suffer from alcohol abuse or alcoholism and sadly, 1 out of every 4 children today are growing up in a home environment that has an alcohol problem?
    The use of alcohol and...

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  • 5 Things Addicts Have in Common

    5 Things Addicts Have in Common

    It doesn't matter what substance a person finds themselves addicted to, when addiction sets in an addicts ability to think clearly and handle stress is significantly impaired. Addicts also experience drug cravings which are often intense and become obsessed with obtaining more of their drug of choice. No matter how bad their lives have gotten because of their drug use, addicts are also unable to...

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  • Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

    Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

    Inpatient substance abuse treatment is the gold standard of care for alcohol and drug addiction. It's not uncommon for a person addicted to drugs or alcohol to think if only they could detox their problems would be solved and they would be able to recover. A lot of addicts make the mistake of attempting to detox on their own or seek help from a medical professional just long enough to go through...

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  • Teens Lives Negatively Affected by Fake Weed

    Teens Lives Negatively Affected by Fake Weed

    Beautiful teens life may never be the same after smoking fake weed. I don't think we can talk about the dangers associated with fake pot enough because young people are still able to obtain synthetic weed from some gas stations, convenience stores, and tobacco shops even though some people are dying from smoking these dangerous herbal mixtures.
    Most states have banned these illegal...

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  • Dangerous Weight Loss Products

    Dangerous Weight Loss Products

    Stay Away From Harmful Weight Loss Products. Once the holidays are over and the New Year begins, many of us start focusing on losing weight and getting into shape. For some people, taking off the 5 to 10 pounds gained during the holidays which started with Thanksgiving, is a New Year's resolution top on their list. Many of us though, have accumulated extra pounds throughout the years and are...

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  • Festive Highs and Risky Challenges Kids Are Trying Today

    Festive Highs and Risky Challenges Kids Are Trying Today

    This time of the year, most of us look forward to spending time with family and friends enjoying good company, reminiscing and savoring all of the wonderful foods that go along with the holiday season. There's nothing better than the smell of homemade fresh baked pies, cookies and candies with the scent of cinnamon and nutmeg in the air.
    Times have changed though, spices such as nutmeg and...

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  • The Dangers of Synthetic Pot Use

    The Dangers of Synthetic Pot Use

    Users of synthetic pot don't realize the risks they're actually taking each time they light up. Herbal mixtures (synthetic marijuana) containing dangerous chemical additives that produce mind-altering effects can be obtained under many different names which include Spice, K2, Yucatan Fire, Skunk, Moon Rocks, Fake Weed, Blueberry Spice, and Strawberry Fields among others.
    Even though these...

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  • The Good, Bad and Ugly Side of Ecstasy Use

    The Good, Bad and Ugly Side of Ecstasy Use

    Even though ecstasy (MDMA) is a widely sought after recreational drug among many young people today, it isn't as pleasant as the name implies for everyone that's experimented with the man-made party drug. In spite of the dangers and possible long term effects, many young people feel ecstasy is a safe drug compared to crack, heroin and other street drugs.
    Ecstasy isn't a drug that most young...

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