The Sad truth about Chronic Addiction
It's probably very hard for most people to grasp how anyone could let themselves become dependent on alcohol or drugs if they have never experienced drug addiction personally or through someone they know.
Many people who have never experienced addiction first hand don't understand how someone could let this happen to them self. It's hard for some people...
Alcohol and Drug Use List of Facts
Did you know that men and women who have a problem with alcohol are eighteen times more likely to use prescription drugs for non-medical reasons than those that don't use alcohol at all?
Two different studies were done by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and they also found that young people under the age of 25 were much more likely to abuse alcohol...
Mind Altering Nutmeg High and Ivory Wave could lead to Death
Recreational drug use is extremely common today. The use of illegal drugs, prescription drugs and over the counter medications is very widespread and the use of legal drugs for non-medical reasons is increasing in numbers by the day.
Many people abuse substances and medications recreationally just to enhance their enjoyment...
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
For anyone who has never experimented with alcohol and drugs or abused them, it would be hard for them to understand the fears an alcoholic or drug addict would have regarding detoxification and substance abuse treatment. For them, the fear of abusing drugs or addiction would keep them from ever needing treatment in the first place.
The benefits associated with drug treatment therapy are...
Moms, Please Think Before You Drink! For those who are unfamiliar with the term FASD, it refers to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. This broad term describes a wide range of effects that can and do occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during her pregnancy. This term includes: Fetal alcohol syndrome Fetal alcohol effects Neurodevelopment alcohol related disorder Alcohol related birth...Read Full Article
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Treatment and Intervention doesn’t have to be done voluntarily to be effective! Do you know of someone, a spouse, your child, a sibling, a loved one or a friend that is in desperate need of help for drug or alcohol abuse and dependency but, they just aren’t ready?
In many ways, you are as lost and scared as the addict. They’re hurting deep inside as well as...
Dr. Stewart is a physician whom has owned his own practice for about twenty years now. John has been a patient of Dr. Stewart’s for about ten years. John has come to see Dr. Stewart for his yearly checkup. Dr. Stewart asks John the regular questions:
How are you feeling? Anything out of ordinary you would like to tell me about? How’s the wife and kids?
When one realizes that no matter how much they may know about theoretical drug problems and alcohol problems, it is still possible to be staring in the face of a full on alcoholic and not know it until after the fact. Alcoholism and drug problems, much like other chronic illnesses, are not things one can identify just by looking at someone’s face. However, if one pays attention there...Read Full Article
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