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...
Recover from Alcohol and Drug Abuse with MAT Many people who are dependent on alcohol and opiate drugs are afraid to seek help for their addiction because they can't imagine what their life would be like without the substance their addicted to. People who have never abused drugs or alcohol may have fears of addiction but many people who are dependent on alcohol or drugs have fears of...Read Full Article
This is a Drug Prevention Program that could save your child's life in more than one way. Today more than ever before programs like D.A.R.E. are needed to help educate our youth about the dangers of drugs, substance abuse and how to resist the temptations of peer pressure.
D.A.R.E. teaches our young people not only the serious dangers associated with drug use but most importantly...
I can't imagine how many people have asked them self this very same question. Let's face it I seriously doubt anyone has ever set out having 'addiction' their goal when using drugs to get high. Unfortunately many young people have made the mistake of either listening to friends or assuming on their own 'they can control their drug use'.
They may be able to control their drug use in...
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
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...
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...
Street Terms and Descriptions of Popular Drugs Abused by Teens and Young Adults Recreationally
The reason for this article is to help parents and caregivers understand just how dangerous it is today for our children and young people when it comes to having fun and partying.
Drugs of abuse change all the time and most parents don't even know some of these dangerous drugs exist. Most don't...
Drug Paraphernalia and Hidden Stashes, Would You Be Able To Spot It?
As mentioned last week, there are many ways drug users conceal the substances they abuse and you can be sure drug paraphernalia will continually change. It's important that parents, teachers, and care givers understand just how widespread drug use is today and just how clever those who use drugs are.
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