Throughout the United States prevention programs are designed to educate young people as well as adults about the risks and dangers associated with use, misuse and abuse of drugs and alcohol. As stated many times, prevention has to start at home when our children are young and setting good examples is the first step.
Our children are our future and sadly the use and misuse of drugs and...
If we all work together and keep substance use and misuse a top priority, we can change the statistics associated with substance abuse, overdose and drug and alcohol related deaths. An enormous amount of money is spent every year throughout the United States associated with the effects and consequences of addiction.
We need to educate our children at a young age letting them know just how...
Preventing the use of mind altering drugs, alcohol and tobacco among adolescents and young people is critically important, and it's a national public health goal. There are around 14 million Americans that currently use illegal drugs and around 4 million are chronic abusers. We can safeguard our society if we can prevent America's 68 million children from using alcohol, drugs, and tobacco. One of...Read Full Article
Last week we talked about state prevention programs that are put into place focusing on prevention services that help educate their citizen about the dangers associated with substance misuse and abuse. Every state has their own prevention and Intervention programs set in place in order to provide facts, education and help for their citizens to prevent substance misuse and abuse and help those in...Read Full Article
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...
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