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  • Substance Addiction Detoxification

    Substance Addiction Detoxification

    Individuals who have become addicted to substances such as drugs and alcohol may have to come to terms with quitting this substance in dealing with intense withdrawal symptoms which may affect them physically, emotionally or psychologically. The process of withdrawal from their drug of choice can be extremely unpleasant and painful which is where drug detoxification comes in.
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  • The Effects of Meth are Far From Pleasurable

    The Effects of Meth are Far From Pleasurable

    Methamphetamine is a very addictive stimulant that's closely related to amphetamine, it's long lasting and toxic to the central nervous system. Meth which is short for methamphetamine, is a white, odorless, bitter tasting powder that's taken either orally, snorted through the nose, dissolved in liquid and injected or also comes in rock form known as crystal meth which is smoked.
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  • How Prescription Drugs Affect the Body

    How Prescription Drugs Affect the Body

    Numerous prescription drugs can be abused but there's several classifications of medications that are most commonly abused and they all have a different effect on the body. The three classes of prescription drugs that are most commonly and widely abused include; opioids which are most often prescribed for the treatment of pain, central nervous system depressants (CNS depressants), and stimulants...

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  • Inpatient Rehab Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Addiction

    Inpatient Rehab Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Addiction

    Inpatient treatment is full time therapy and counseling for people that are heavily dependent and addicted. Typically, this is around 21 to 45 days of sleeping, eating and working on personal and intrapersonal issues that are related to substance abuse. Many inpatient substance abuse programs also offer 12-Step groups and other support groups for their clients during treatment.
    There are...

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  • Current Emerging Drugs of Abuse are Potentially Lethal

    Current Emerging Drugs of Abuse are Potentially Lethal

    In the United States, several dangerous drugs of abuse are rapidly increasing in use but the risks involved sadly include death. Extremely dangerous substances like Krokodil which is a similar form of heroin that's man-made, and N-bomb also known as 'smiles', are two of the emerging trends in drug use today but they're potentially lethal.
    As new dangerous synthetic drugs of abuse come on...

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  • Tips for Planning a Drug Addiction Intervention

    Tips for Planning a Drug Addiction Intervention

    Denial is a coping mechanism that goes hand and hand with active substance use and drug addiction unfortunately. Whether a person's dependent on medications or actively abusing any drug, denying the existence of a serious problem is the most common behavior drug abusers display.
    Denial is also often something that loved ones and friends go through themselves in the beginning when they think...

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  • What is Drug and Alcohol Detox?

    What is Drug and Alcohol Detox?

    Detoxification (detox) is the process of removing toxic substances that have accumulated throughout the body during the duration of substance abuse. When a person decides to quit drinking or using drugs, detoxification is often a step they have to take if their habitual use has led to addiction. Fear of detox is one of the reasons many people are reluctant to seek help for their addiction, some...

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  • What Parents Need to Know About Synthetic Drug Use

    What Parents Need to Know About Synthetic Drug Use

    Bath salts, Spice and K2 are dangerous synthetic drugs many adolescents and young adults are using even though the effects can be completely miserable. Synthetic drugs like these are chemically laced substances similar to marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine and their chemical make-up is what distinguishes them. Synthetic drugs are divided into two categories which include cannabinoids and...

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  • What is Alcohol Addiction

    What is Alcohol Addiction

    Alcohol addiction is the unfortunate result of drinking excessively and letting yourself lose control. When you start abusing alcohol by drinking often, it can lead to addiction if you continue behaving this way. Your body gets depending on the alcohol and will therefore act negatively without it.
    When you start experiencing withdrawal symptoms like headaches, anxiety, depression, and...

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  • Description of Outpatient and Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

    Description of Outpatient and Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

    Both outpatient and inpatient substance abuse programs are very effective for individuals needing alcohol or drug treatment, but it's often hard for a person to determine which option would be the most beneficial in helping them personally reach long-term sobriety. Everyone that suffers from alcohol or drug addiction is different.
    The type of treatment needed to reach and maintain lasting...

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