We don't realize that the way we react to a loved one's addiction can actually make things worse in the long run for them as well as ourselves. When someone we love or care about is struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, the best way to help them is to obtain guidance and support for ourselves first.
Addiction doesn't just affect the individual that abuses drugs or alcohol, their...
In the United States there are around eighteen million people suffering from an alcohol use disorder which includes alcoholism (alcohol dependence) and alcohol abuse. When a person's drinking causes distress or harm in their life, it's diagnosed as an alcohol use disorder. Many people with a drinking problem in the U.S. fall into the category of either alcohol abuse or alcohol dependence and...Read Full Article
Kids are starting to use drugs in their early teens or even younger anymore and parents are having to talk with their children about the dangers involved with substance abuse at a much earlier age then they use to. Certain types of drugs are more commonly used among young people today when they're experimenting with substance use prescription drugs and alcohol are both high on the list.
Most people that consume alcohol drink responsibly and in moderation but unfortunately not everyone does. Alcohol is one of the most commonly used substances in the world but it's also one of the most abused substances in the United States and not only by legal aged adults, underage drinking is a major concern nationwide.
Alcohol is a depressant and when consumed gets absorbed into the...
When a substance is abused, especially over a long period of time, the body becomes tolerant to the substance, requiring more and more in order to get the same effect as before. When the person abusing the substance does eventually decide to quit for whatever reason, or lets too long a period of time pass between dosages, the result is what is known as drug withdrawal.
It doesn't take long for a new fad to catch on today especially if the behavior is risky. These days' social media sites like You Tube make it very easy for a new fad to get started and before you know it, the risky behavior takes off. Often fads, old and new, include the use of alcohol, drugs and other dangerous behaviors and there's always going to be a portion of young people that are going to...Read Full Article
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...
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,...Read Full Article
Are you aware that the use of alcohol is associated with certain cancers? Every year alcohol problems cost our country around $235 billion dollars. Did you know that around eighteen million people in the U.S. either suffer from alcohol abuse or alcoholism and sadly, 1 out of every 4 children today are growing up in a home environment that has an alcohol problem?
The use of alcohol and...
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...Read Full Article
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