Numerous prescription drugs can be abused but there's several classifications of medications that are most commonly abused and they all have a different effect on the body. The three classes of prescription drugs that are most commonly and widely abused include; opioids which are most often prescribed for the treatment of pain, central nervous system depressants (CNS depressants), and stimulants...Read Full Article
Inpatient treatment is full time therapy and counseling for people that are heavily dependent and addicted. Typically, this is around 21 to 45 days of sleeping, eating and working on personal and intrapersonal issues that are related to substance abuse. Many inpatient substance abuse programs also offer 12-Step groups and other support groups for their clients during treatment.
In the United States, several dangerous drugs of abuse are rapidly increasing in use but the risks involved sadly include death. Extremely dangerous substances like Krokodil which is a similar form of heroin that's man-made, and N-bomb also known as 'smiles', are two of the emerging trends in drug use today but they're potentially lethal.
As new dangerous synthetic drugs of abuse come on...
There are many different signs and symptoms associated with alcoholism which involves alcohol abuse, physical dependence, tolerance and withdrawal according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD).
The following factors listed below can help to determine if a person's an alcoholic.
Tolerance takes place first, this occurs when a person's reaction to alcohol...
One of the most important things for you to consider when it comes to drug abuse and substance abuse is that each type of drug addiction requires a different type of recovery or help. What this means is that if you are addicted to marijuana, an opiate drug rehab program is not going to deliver the results that you seek. If you are addicted to an opiate drug, then finding help from a marijuana or...Read Full Article
Denial is a coping mechanism that goes hand and hand with active substance use and drug addiction unfortunately. Whether a person's dependent on medications or actively abusing any drug, denying the existence of a serious problem is the most common behavior drug abusers display.
Denial is also often something that loved ones and friends go through themselves in the beginning when they think...
Detoxification (detox) is the process of removing toxic substances that have accumulated throughout the body during the duration of substance abuse. When a person decides to quit drinking or using drugs, detoxification is often a step they have to take if their habitual use has led to addiction. Fear of detox is one of the reasons many people are reluctant to seek help for their addiction, some...Read Full Article
Bath salts, Spice and K2 are dangerous synthetic drugs many adolescents and young adults are using even though the effects can be completely miserable. Synthetic drugs like these are chemically laced substances similar to marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine and their chemical make-up is what distinguishes them. Synthetic drugs are divided into two categories which include cannabinoids and...Read Full Article
How can one go about supporting a loved one or friend in their recovery from alcohol dependence or drug addiction? It's important to understand that addiction is a disease that can affect anyone. A person doesn't have to be genetically predisposed or have grown up in a risky unhealthy environment to become dependent on alcohol or addicted to drugs.
Potentially anyone can struggle with...
Alcohol addiction is the unfortunate result of drinking excessively and letting yourself lose control. When you start abusing alcohol by drinking often, it can lead to addiction if you continue behaving this way. Your body gets depending on the alcohol and will therefore act negatively without it.
When you start experiencing withdrawal symptoms like headaches, anxiety, depression, and...
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