Addiction Topic Keyword: Alcoholi (p. 4 of 5)

  • Can the Stress of Life and the Economy Lead to Alcohol and Stimulant Abuse?

    Can the Stress of Life and the Economy Lead to Alcohol and Stimulant Abuse?

    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...

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  • Al-Anon and Alateen - Recovery for the Non-Alcoholic

    Al-Anon and Alateen - Recovery for the Non-Alcoholic

    Al-Anon 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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  • Alcoholism Addiction  - A Case Study of an Alcoholic

    Alcoholism Addiction - A Case Study of an Alcoholic

    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...

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  • Naltrexone and its Multiple Uses

    Naltrexone and its Multiple Uses

    Naltrexone is not a drug that is new on the scene. This substance was first approved in 1994 by the FDA to help alcohol abusers safely detox from alcohol. Recently however, naltrexone is being used to treat other conditions. The uses range from its original purpose of alcohol use treatment, to stopping nicotine use decreasing the possibility of kleptomania, heroin use and morphine use and even...

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  • Genetic and Physiological Components of Substance Abuse and Addiction

    Genetic and Physiological Components of Substance Abuse and Addiction

    Most people know that there is a correlation between substance abuse/use and decreased brain functioning. Substance use affects the way in which the brain processes chemicals and produces responses. The question is, do endocrine imbalances cause a higher prevalence of substance abuse?
    If an individual has a hormonal imbalance, can this cause or indicate a possible substance abuse pattern?...

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  • The Workings of Alcoholism and Alcohol Treatment

    The Workings of Alcoholism and Alcohol Treatment

    “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...

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  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery and its Effects on the Body

    Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery and its Effects on the Body

    Its very simple, substance abuse effects body functioning. Drug use can lead to long term physiological effects that can not only be acutely harmful, but can also result in chronic problems. The use of drugs is not the only issue. It is all the harmful behaviors that come along with substance abuse that tend to make matters worse.
    Substance abuse harms the body in two distinct ways: via the...

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  • Alcoholism and Vitamin Deficiency - Treatment and Recovery

    Alcoholism and Vitamin Deficiency - Treatment and Recovery

    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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  • Acupuncture as a Method of Addiction Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation

    Acupuncture as a Method of Addiction Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation

    Acupuncture is an Eastern medicine technique that has been utilized for centuries. It has been used for various physiological issues in Asian culture but only more recently has entered the United States. Since it’s induction into popular culture, use of Acupuncture has been broadening to treatment for many different health problems. Some of which include:

    Back and Neck Pain ...

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  • Alcoholism and Neural Tube Defects: What Every Alcoholic Should Know

    Alcoholism and Neural Tube Defects: What Every Alcoholic Should Know

    It is widely acknowledged that alcoholism can lead to health problems. The question that can be posed here however, is does anyone know and understand to what extent heavy drinking can affect the body? How about for specific at risk populations? For instance, what happens when pregnant women drinking alcohol? Is eating well, sleeping eight hours a night and maintaining low stress levels enough...

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