Addiction Topic Keyword: Information (p. 3 of 24)

  • How Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings Help Problem Drinkers

    How Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings Help Problem Drinkers

    Even if you have never struggled with the problem of alcohol addiction before, chances are you have heard of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). AA has been around since the 1930s, and during the intervening decade the group and others like it has helped millions of alcoholics and problem drinkers recover from their issues and live a life of sobriety.
    If you or someone you care about has been...

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  • Is Drinking for Your Health the Right Way to Go?

    Is Drinking for Your Health the Right Way to Go?

    Many recent studies have revealed that moderate drinking may bring health benefits, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that it is never a good idea to simply jump on a new health trend. It may be too soon for you to begin drinking with good health and wellness in mind.
    Understanding Alcohol the Studies Studies in the past decade have indicated that having a moderate amount of alcohol,...

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  • Drugs Used to Treat Alcoholism

    Drugs Used to Treat Alcoholism

    When people think about addiction, the first thing they picture is the use of illegal drugs like heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. While the abuse of these illicit substances is indeed dangerous and even life threatening, there is another, even larger, abuse problem that often flies under the radar.
    That abuse problem involves alcohol, a drug that is just as dangerous as all the others...

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  • Staying Clean and Sober

    Staying Clean and Sober

    One of the things that makes alcohol such an addictive and dangerous drug is the fact that it is physically as well as psychologically addictive. The hold that alcohol has on the body is also one of the biggest impediment to getting clean, and one of the reasons so many alcoholics and problem drinkers fail to get clean on their own.
    Fortunately there are ways for those problem drinkers and...

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  • The Value of Alcohol Addiction Therapy

    The Value of Alcohol Addiction Therapy

    If you or someone you care about has been struggling with their drinking, you already know how difficult the situation can be. Problems with alcohol are all too common, and the consequences of heavy drinking are both far ranging and long lasting. From the dangers posed by drunk driving to lost productivity at work and problems maintaining healthy relationships, alcoholics and problem drinkers...

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  • Getting Clean and Staying Sober

    Getting Clean and Staying Sober

    One of the things that makes alcohol such an addictive and dangerous drug is the fact that it is physically as well as psychologically addictive. The hold that alcohol has on the body is also one of the biggest impediment to getting clean, and one of the reasons so many alcoholics and problem drinkers fail to get clean on their own.
    Fortunately there are ways for those problem drinkers and...

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  • Barbiturate - Depressant Drug Abuse

    Barbiturate - Depressant Drug Abuse

    It should first be noted here that depressant drugs are different than drugs that are considered anti-depressants. The latter are used to treat depression and anxiety disorders, and are totally different. Depressant drugs are those which can be classified in the barbiturate family. Barbiturates generally have a sedating or anesthetic effect.
    Further, many barbiturates also act as short-term...

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  • Relapse Prevention for Painkiller Abuse

    Relapse Prevention for Painkiller Abuse

    When a person has undergone treatment for painkiller abuse but begins to take the drugs again in the same manner which led to the problem in the first place, this is known as "relapse." There is always the possibility of relapse, but if a person is aware of the signs and symptoms, he may be able to seek help before a relapse episode even occurs.
    What Can Cause Relapse? Several factors can...

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  • What Is Valium?

    What Is Valium?

    Valium, also commonly known by its generic name Diazepam, is a prescription drug used to treat the symptoms of anxiety, acute alcohol withdrawal and seizures. Valium belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines work on the central nervous system to help produce a calming effect.
    Valium is primarily prescribed for the treatment of short term anxiety disorder. It...

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  • What Is Nembutal?

    What Is Nembutal?

    Nembutal, also known by its generic name Pentobarbital, is a short acting barbiturate drug used to treat the symptoms of severe depression and insomnia. It may also be prescribed for the treatment of seizures and preoperative sedation. This prescription drug comes in both pill and liquid injection form. Both forms are considered to be controlled substances and are Schedule II narcotics here in...

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