Addiction Topic: LifeStyle and Addiction (p. 11 of 19)

  • Why is Recovery so Difficult for Some Addicts?

    Why is Recovery so Difficult for Some Addicts?

    If you've never had a problem with drugs or alcohol, it's probably quite hard for you to imagine what difficulties may lie ahead for a person during their recovery from substance abuse or addiction and this is understandable. It's not easy to put into words just how challenging and hard recovery can be unless you've been there and unfortunately the more chronic the addiction, the harder it can be...

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  • How Would You React?

    How Would You React?

    We've covered the subject of drug assisted assaults in the past and I think most young and older adults today are more aware of how easily a person's drink could be tampered with if they're not careful. Unfortunately sometimes we let our guard down when we meet someone that's attractive and interesting and become much too trusting.
    Most people probably think men are the only ones capable of...

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  • Dangers Involved With Morphine Abuse

    Dangers Involved With Morphine Abuse

    The narcotic pain reliever morphine is extremely strong and is a very effective medication for relieving pain whether a patient needs it for short term use or for managing acute chronic pain long term. Because morphine has euphoric properties, the drug is often used recreationally. Morphine is highly addictive and addiction and overdose are risks a person takes if they intentionally abuse or...

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  • Understanding Withdrawals and Symptoms Associated With Addiction

    Understanding Withdrawals and Symptoms Associated With Addiction

    Withdrawal, Withdrawal Syndrome and Discontinuation Syndrome are all terms used to describe a group of symptoms that can be experienced if an addicted individual suddenly stops drinking or using drugs or if their intake is significantly reduced.
    The type of symptoms that can be experienced during withdrawal depend on many things such as; the type of substance a person is addicted to, how...

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  • Serotonin Syndrome

    Serotonin Syndrome

    Serotonin is a natural chemical that's produced in the brain and is responsible for regulating our moods, sleep, emotions, memory, learning, appetites and much more. Sometimes referred to as a 'happy hormone' you wouldn't think too much serotonin could possibly be a bad thing but unfortunately this isn't true.
    Too much serotonin released in the brain can be dangerous, even life threatening...

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  • Is Your Drink Spiked?

    Is Your Drink Spiked?

    Learn from others and never let your beverage out of your sight. A close relative of mine has been a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for many years now and has had the opportunity numerous times to sponsor and help many people during their recovery. He seemed down when I talked to him not long ago and I asked him what was wrong.
    He said one of the members he has been sponsoring for more than...

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  • Prescription Drug Addiction Knowledge and Treatment

    Prescription Drug Addiction Knowledge and Treatment

    If you're addicted to prescription drugs and not sure what treatment options are available today to help you overcome your addiction, you're not alone. One of the most severe drug problems throughout the United States is the abuse of prescription drugs which continues to increase at an alarming rate even though drastic measures have been taken to reduce their misuse.
    Controlled prescription...

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  • Signs of Antidepressant Abuse

    Signs of Antidepressant Abuse

    Depression is a serious illness that many people suffer from and the symptoms have an enormous effect on a person's daily life and well-being. Antidepressant medications are commonly prescribed for treating depression because they balance out chemicals (serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine) in the brain which improves a person's mood.
    When a person is suffering from depression they can't...

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  • Warning Signs of Possible Relapse

    Warning Signs of Possible Relapse

    Early Stages of Substance Abuse Recovery Are you exhibiting warning signs of a possible relapse in the early stages of your recovery? The early stages of recovery from alcohol or drug addiction is very difficult for everyone even if a person is ready to stop drinking or using drugs and has sought help for their addiction.
    It's extremely hard for any recovering addict to make positive...

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  • Medical Complications Associated With Codeine Abuse

    Medical Complications Associated With Codeine Abuse

    Codeine is a medication that falls into two different categories, an opiate analgesic for treating mild to moderate pain and antitussives to reduce coughing. Codeine is also available combined with acetaminophen, aspirin and is combined in some cough and cold medications. Codeine changes the way the body senses pain and when used to reduce coughs, codeine reduces activity in the brain that's...

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