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  • Substance Abuse and Heart Related Dangers

    Substance Abuse and Heart Related Dangers

    Did you know that certain drugs or medications can cause arrhythmia? Arrhythmias are associated with the heart. The heart can either skip a beat or add a beat but not be something serious that we always need to worry about. The problem is there are various kinds of arrhythmias and some are serious and life-threatening.
    This is nothing to take lightly because if the arrhythmias are a serious...

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  • Xanax Addiction and Treatment and Oxycontin Addiction, Abuse and Treatment - Updated 2011

    Xanax Addiction and Treatment and Oxycontin Addiction, Abuse and Treatment - Updated 2011

    As times change and life moves on, the abuse of drugs continue but the types of drugs abused fluctuate among our youth, young and older adults. Some drugs will become less prevalent and others will become more wide spread and misused. The abuse of specific drugs today will probably continue a few years from now but the ones more commonly abused will vary and change among substance users in all...

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  • Substance Abuse Recovery and Depression

    Substance Abuse Recovery and Depression

    Dealing with Depression When Recovering from Substance Abuse Depression seems to be one of the most common symptoms a person experiences when they're recovering from alcohol or drug addiction. Besides drug cravings depression is one of the reasons many people relapse and go right back to using again. Everyone's experience during recovery from drug abuse is different in terms of depression. Some...

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  • Risks Associated with Cocaine Use Increase due to Levamisole

    Risks Associated with Cocaine Use Increase due to Levamisole

    There are still an overwhelming amount of people throughout the United States that use cocaine in-spite of the serious mental and physical dangers involved with the abuse of this drug. Cocaine is such a powerful drug that if a person chooses to use the drug to see what it's like, there's a big chance they're going to want to repeat their use because of the intense high they experience. Read Full Article

  • CNS Depressants and Multiple Drug Use

    CNS Depressants and Multiple Drug Use

    CNS depressants are also referred to sometimes as tranquilizers and sedatives. These are substances that slow down brain activity which causes a relaxing feeling. Depressants are used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders but should never be misused or combined with other depressant drugs.
    Medications that are prescribed to treat anxiety and sleep problems include barbiturates and...

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  • Commonly Abused Designer Drugs Include Mephedrone and Synthetic Marijuana

    Commonly Abused Designer Drugs Include Mephedrone and Synthetic Marijuana

    We have all heard of designer drugs and how commonly abused some of them are like Ecstasy, ketamine, GHB, LSD and methamphetamine. Many designer drugs are produced in illegal labs and are developed by changing or modifying the chemical structure of another drug like marijuana, cocaine and morphine.
    By taking a drug for example like cocaine and changing the properties, illegal labs are able...

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  • Examples of Controlled Substances and Their Scheduling

    Examples of Controlled Substances and Their Scheduling

    There are many different types of drugs abused or misused today that affect the lives of adolescents, teens, young adults, and older adults throughout the U.S. Substance abuse takes place is all age groups and economic backgrounds and destroys health, families, and causes our health care to sky rocket.
    It's sad because substance abuse and addiction takes a toll on everyone and in one way or...

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  • Compulsive Hoarding

    Compulsive Hoarding

    More people than you may realize suffer from a disorder referred to as 'compulsive hoarding'. There is no way of knowing for sure how many people are actually compulsive hoarders but it's estimated that around 1.2 million people may suffer from this disorder. People who suffer from compulsive hoarding acquire an extreme amount of possessions or belonging usually in their living and work space....

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  • Substance Abuse Treatment and Information Available at Your Fingertips

    Substance Abuse Treatment and Information Available at Your Fingertips

    Browsing the internet this week I ran across a few articles that I found interesting and thought I would share them with you. I know that finding treatment for substance use and addiction can be hard for people that are having financial problems right now. Hopefully some of the information below will help those in need of treatment but have few financial options find some form of inexpensive...

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  • Talk to Your Kids about Prescription Drug Abuse

    Talk to Your Kids about Prescription Drug Abuse

    Prescription Drug Abuse is more common than you may think. Most people because of news coverage realize that prescription drugs anymore are some of the more common drugs of abuse today. Abusing prescription painkillers and other medications can be taking place in your own home and parents may not even be aware of it.
    Many people young and older are less fearful about misusing prescription...

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