There are prevention programs in every state providing facts, education and help concerning substance use and chemical addiction. For the next couple weeks we will be focusing on states and their prevention services that helps to educate their children, young people, and adults.
Hopefully if enough people listen, become educated, start educating their children early, set good examples, get...
When a person abuses drugs overtime they become dependent or addicted to them and when they stop using, withdrawal symptoms are experienced. Detoxification is the process the body goes through as the chemicals and toxins from substances abused are leaving the body.
During this time withdrawal symptoms are experienced and behavior based therapy or medications can be...
Recover from Alcohol and Drug Abuse with MAT Many people who are dependent on alcohol and opiate drugs are afraid to seek help for their addiction because they can't imagine what their life would be like without the substance their addicted to. People who have never abused drugs or alcohol may have fears of addiction but many people who are dependent on alcohol or drugs have fears of...Read Full Article
When the average person thinks about addiction, we think about drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and maybe shopping. I never realized that there were so many forms of addiction that people suffer from. There are also disorders that people suffer from that I was unaware of. These addictions and disorders may seem odd to us but they are very real to those that suffer from them. Chemical...Read Full Article
Stress and Stimulant or Alcohol Use
Stimulants are psychoactive drugs that are prescribed in the medical profession for the treatment of ADHD and sometimes depression. By increasing chemical activity in the brain, the individual is able to be more alert, focus, have more energy, and also helps to elevate a person's mood.
Stimulants increase dopamine (chemical) levels in the brain which...
Alcoholism is a family disease and it affects everyone's life. It doesn't matter what your relationship is with the alcoholic, your life can be affected by their drinking problem. Having an alcoholic or problem drinker in your life can not only cause anger, despair, and depression but you can become as ill as they are.
You may try to control their drinking behavior, make excuses to...
Our Aging Generation and Substance and Alcohol Use
When we think about drug, substance, or alcohol abuse for the most part we think about young teens and young adults. We completely forget that anyone of any age can find themselves caught up in a whirl-wind of drug or alcohol abuse.
The numbers are continuing to grow among the older adults that misuse alcohol, prescription drugs and other...
Parents and Teens need to take Alcohol Abuse serious, sadly in today’s world more than ever! It’s no wonder that young people experiment and abuse alcohol today, it’s everywhere. How can we expect adolescents and teens to understand and grasp the seriousness of alcohol abuse, binge drinking, driving under the influence and irresponsible alcohol related behavior when adults...Read Full Article
“I haven’t had a drink in two months…I used to tell myself, one drink was ok, now I know that won’t work. I guess I am, um, an alcoholic.” It’s an amazing thing when an inpidual is able to acknowledge and own up to a negative behavior. With alcohol and drug abuse it is usually a difficult thing to do perhaps with alcohol even more so than other recreational...Read Full Article
Korsakoff’s syndrome, which is also known as amnesic-confabulatory syndrome or Korsakoff’s psychosis, is caused by a deficiency of thiamine or vitamin B1 in the brain. The disorder is named after the Russian neuropsychiatrist, Sergei Korsakoff, who discovered and popularized the theory.
How does Korsakoff’s syndrome manifest itself? There are six major symptoms of...
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