Addiction Topic Keyword: Alcohol Abuse (p. 4 of 6)

  • Mental and Physical Abuse Can Cause Substance Abuse

    Mental and Physical Abuse Can Cause Substance Abuse

    There are actually a wide variety of different causes for substance abuse and drug addiction problems. What leads one person to addiction is going to be completely unique to what leads another person - Each person is unique, and the individual "demons" that lead them to substance abuse are just as distinct.
    When a person has an experience with either mental or physical abuse, this can and...

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  • Addiction Relapse Warning Signs

    Addiction Relapse Warning Signs

    For some people, the hardest part of overcoming a substance abuse or addiction problem is not the detoxification. The hardest part is preventing relapse, which is defined by a return to a drug addiction or substance abuse problem following a recovery. Unfortunately not every person who overcomes drug addiction or substance abuse is actually able to prevent these "demons" from returning. As such,...

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  • 5 Things Addicts Have in Common

    5 Things Addicts Have in Common

    It doesn't matter what substance a person finds themselves addicted to, when addiction sets in an addicts ability to think clearly and handle stress is significantly impaired. Addicts also experience drug cravings which are often intense and become obsessed with obtaining more of their drug of choice. No matter how bad their lives have gotten because of their drug use, addicts are also unable to...

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  • 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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  • PTSD and Dual Diagnosis

    PTSD and Dual Diagnosis

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a very serious and emotional mental disorder that's brought on by a very traumatic and stressful situation or experience. People suffering from PTSD have either personally been involved with a traumatic event or have witnessed a very disturbing incident.
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can occur at any age and there are...

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  • Holistic Substance Abuse Programs

    Holistic Substance Abuse Programs

    Choosing the right type of substance abuse program to meet your needs is vitally essential. There are a wide variety of different types of substance abuse programs to choose from, including:   Long Distance Programs Local Programs Residential Programs Inpatient Programs Outpatient Programs Long Term Programs Short Term Programs Therapy and Counseling Programs...

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  • Tips for Coping with a Loved One's Alcohol Problem or Drug Addiction

    Tips for Coping with a Loved One's Alcohol Problem or Drug Addiction

    It's not easy having someone in your life that you love and care about destroying themselves because of their use of drugs or alcohol. It doesn't matter whether they're an alcoholic, addicted to street drugs or dependent on prescription medications.
    It tears you apart inside to see them slowly destroy themselves right in front of you and you feel helpless and emotionally drained. Their...

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  • How to Discuss Alcohol Use, Abuse and Addiction with Your Child

    How to Discuss Alcohol Use, Abuse and Addiction with Your Child

    For parents, they have more of an influence over their children's decisions and values before they choose to use alcohol or not. That makes having serious talks about alcohol in your home at a young age important. Ultimately, your child needs education to prepare themselves for the peer pressure they will experience in social situations as they mature. As parents, it is our responsibility to help...

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  • Digital Drugs and I-Dosing

    Digital Drugs and I-Dosing

    I haven't heard about this before and possibly parents haven't either, 'digital drugs' and 'i-dosing' which involves an "online dealer" and digital drugs that "induce a state of ecstasy" through MP3s. According to, there's a possibility that this could be a gateway drug that could lead teenagers to "real-world narcotics.
    Somehow these digital drugs can possibly get a person high...

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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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