While many people focus on the abuse of illicit drugs like heroin and alcohol, the abuse of alcohol is just as serious and far more widespread. The fact that alcohol is both totally legal and easily accessible only exacerbates the damage the drug can do. The fact that alcohol is both physically and psychologically addictive only adds to the dangers the drug poses for men and women of all ages,...Read Full Article
One of the things that makes alcohol such an addictive and dangerous drug is the fact that it is physically as well as psychologically addictive.
The hold that alcohol has on the body is also one of the biggest impediment to getting clean, and one of the reasons so many alcoholics and problem drinkers fail to get clean on their own.
Fortunately there are ways for those problem drinkers and...
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, may be most closely associated with soldiers returning from war zones, but the problem is not confined to the battlefield. Post-traumatic stress disorder can happen to anyone, and its sufferers come from all walks of life. Battlefield conditions can trigger the symptoms of PTSD and lead to a lifetime of suffering, but so can everyday encounters with...Read Full Article
When a person has undergone treatment for painkiller abuse but begins to take the drugs again in the same manner which led to the problem in the first place, this is known as "relapse."
There is always the possibility of relapse, but if a person is aware of the signs and symptoms, he may be able to seek help before a relapse episode even occurs.
What Can Cause Relapse? Several factors can...
Lorazepam is an anti-anxiety medication that may also be prescribed for a number of other medical conditions or illnesses.
For example, it has also been indicated for use in the treatment of epilepsy, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, vomiting and nausea, alcohol withdrawal and similar types of conditions.
The primary use for Lorazepam is to treat anxiety, however, because it is capable...
Valium is a brand name for a prescription medication known as Diazepam, which is a generic Benzodiazepine. There are a number of other types of Benzodiazepine medications as well such as Alpax, Alzolam, Pharnax and Tafil.
Valium is an anti-anxiety medication used to treat anxiety disorders as well as occasional feelings of anxiety.
Valium tablets come in three different dosage strengths,...
Wellbutrin is a brand name for an antidepressant medication known as Bupropion. The way that this anti-depressant medication works is by altering chemicals in the brain in order to reduce the feelings of depression. There are several different types of Wellbutrin that can be taken, such as Wellbutrin SR which is Bupropion SR, a pill that you take twice daily, as well as Wellbutrin XL, or...Read Full Article
Abilify is an antidepressant medication that is typically prescribed by physicians to boost the effectiveness of an antidepressant drug that the patient is already taking. In some circumstances, a patient may be taking an anti-depressive medication that is not achieving quite the level of results that the patient seeks, and so a physician may prescribe Abilify on top of the use of that medication...Read Full Article
Dependence - Is described by the NIDA Teen as "continued use despite understanding the harm it can cause." Over time, a person will begin to not feel normal unless they are on ecstasy.
This is what causes dependence which, in the case of ecstasy, goes hand-in-hand with addiction.
Tolerance - When you take ecstasy, if you begin to notice that the same amount of the drug does not cause the...
Actiq is a unique type of medication because it is not a traditional tablet or liquid medication.
Instead, Actiq is known as a painkilling lollipop because it is available in lozenge form, and is primarily prescribed for the treatment of chronic pain in people suffering from cancer if they are already taking a normal opioid medication.
One of the primary benefits of Actiq in comparison to...