Addiction is extremely prevalent in our society today and unfortunately it doesn't matter how old you are. No matter what your addicted to there are negative consequences that take place when a person becomes dependent. Depending on what form of addiction a person is going through an individual can experience mental, emotional, physical and spiritual affects due to their dependency.
When an individual is diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) they're emotions are unstable for long periods of time and they have a hard time relating to people in general. Many people suffering with BPD have hectic and chaotic relationships with other people and they're behaviors and the way they act appears to be impulsive. Some people with BPD display self-harming behaviors and...Read Full Article
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...
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
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...
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