Addiction Topic: LifeStyle and Addiction (p. 6 of 19)

  • Understanding the Dangers of Heroin Abuse and Addiction

    Understanding the Dangers of Heroin Abuse and Addiction

    Heroin, bought by users illegally, is a highly addictive drug that can be smoked, snorted, or injected. Heroin abuse and addiction can cause harmful psychological and physical effects on a person, even fatal consequences. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 2002 to 2011, the number of drug poisoning deaths involving heroin doubled, from 2,089 deaths in 2002 to 4,397...

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  • All About Drug Addiction

    All About Drug Addiction

    To be addicted to drugs means to be completely physically dependent on the drugs. This can be for any type of illegal substance like Cocaine, Heroin, Marijuana, Meth or Club Drugs or for Prescription Drugs. After using drugs excessively, you begin abusing drugs, which can lead to addiction if you use them for long enough. Your body gets used to the chemicals and will cause intense cravings which...

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  • Facts About Sleeping Pills

    Facts About Sleeping Pills

    Why Doctors Prescribe Sleeping Pills Sleeping pills are a type of prescription or over the counter medicine usually used to treat the symptoms of insomnia in patients. Insomnia is a sleep disorder that occurs when a person has difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep throughout the entire night. People with insomnia usually have symptoms of difficulty falling asleep, waking up many times...

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  • What is a Halfway House?

    What is a Halfway House?

    There is no single way to overcome an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Instead, the right rehab program is going to be one that is custom tailored to meet the individual needs of the patient. What this means is that it is going to be integral for you to explore a variety of different options until you find something that you feel completely comfortable with.
    When you put time and effort into...

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  • What is Inpatient Treatment?

    What is Inpatient Treatment?

    Today is the day for you to pick up the phone and get some help. Reach out to a local rehab program or facility and you can overcome your substance abuse problem and start moving on with your life once and for all. There is absolutely no reason why you should continue to struggle with an addiction when the help that you need is just around the corner.
    Finding the right type of detox and...

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  • Meth Abuse, Withdrawal Detox and Rehab

    Meth Abuse, Withdrawal Detox and Rehab

    Methamphetamine is a highly addictive psycho stimulant drug that is a member of the amphetamine class of psychoactive drugs. The drug has many effects, but is mainly known for the energy and alertness that it provides.
    However, the drug has many harmful effects on the human body including: Anorexia Hypertension Insomnia Stroke Heart Attack Hallucinations Obsessive...

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  • Signs Associated with Home-Based Meth Labs

    Signs Associated with Home-Based Meth Labs

    Meth is a powerful and highly addictive drug that can easily be manufactured. Because the production of meth doesn't require an elaborate set up for the illicit drug to be produced, innocent lives are put in harm's way every day because they're living near a dwelling where it's being manufactured.
    Meth lab setups can range in sizes from super labs to one-pot methods so unfortunately they...

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  • Exploring Myths about Drug Abuse

    Exploring Myths about Drug Abuse

    While the majority of people understand some of the basic elements behind how drug abuse can lead to addiction, there are a variety of myths about drug addiction which have proven to not be entirely true or fabricated in some way.
    The myths behind drug addiction typically exist because a small number of people who are addicted to certain types of drugs have paved the way to individuals...

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  • Benefits of Life Skills for Recovering Addicts

    Benefits of Life Skills for Recovering Addicts

    The effects of alcohol and drug addiction are unbelievably crippling to the addicted individual that's why most addicts have such a difficult time with recovery. Alcoholism and drug addiction has a serious impact on a person's life, taking away the abilities they need to achieve abstinence and deal with life when they're clean and sober.
    Individuals dependent on drugs or alcohol don't...

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  • Drug Addiction

    Drug Addiction

    If you or someone you know has a physical, emotional, social or psychological dependency on any form of drug, it may be a sign of addiction. Drug addiction occurs when you are unable to control your drug use, when most of your thoughts are either about obtaining more of the drug you have or about the next time you use the drug, and if you have not only intense cravings but severe withdrawal...

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