Addiction Topic Keyword: Substance Use (p. 4 of 4)

  • Addiction Relapse Warning Signs

    Addiction Relapse Warning Signs

    For some people, the hardest part of overcoming a substance abuse or addiction problem is not the detoxification. The hardest part is preventing relapse, which is defined by a return to a drug addiction or substance abuse problem following a recovery. Unfortunately not every person who overcomes drug addiction or substance abuse is actually able to prevent these "demons" from returning. As such,...

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  • 5 Things Addicts Have in Common

    5 Things Addicts Have in Common

    It doesn't matter what substance a person finds themselves addicted to, when addiction sets in an addicts ability to think clearly and handle stress is significantly impaired. Addicts also experience drug cravings which are often intense and become obsessed with obtaining more of their drug of choice. No matter how bad their lives have gotten because of their drug use, addicts are also unable to...

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  • Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

    Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

    Inpatient substance abuse treatment is the gold standard of care for alcohol and drug addiction. It's not uncommon for a person addicted to drugs or alcohol to think if only they could detox their problems would be solved and they would be able to recover. A lot of addicts make the mistake of attempting to detox on their own or seek help from a medical professional just long enough to go through...

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  • Festive Highs and Risky Challenges Kids Are Trying Today

    Festive Highs and Risky Challenges Kids Are Trying Today

    This time of the year, most of us look forward to spending time with family and friends enjoying good company, reminiscing and savoring all of the wonderful foods that go along with the holiday season. There's nothing better than the smell of homemade fresh baked pies, cookies and candies with the scent of cinnamon and nutmeg in the air.
    Times have changed though, spices such as nutmeg and...

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  • Why is Recovery so Difficult for Some Addicts?

    Why is Recovery so Difficult for Some Addicts?

    If you've never had a problem with drugs or alcohol, it's probably quite hard for you to imagine what difficulties may lie ahead for a person during their recovery from substance abuse or addiction and this is understandable. It's not easy to put into words just how challenging and hard recovery can be unless you've been there and unfortunately the more chronic the addiction, the harder it can be...

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  • How Would You React?

    How Would You React?

    We've covered the subject of drug assisted assaults in the past and I think most young and older adults today are more aware of how easily a person's drink could be tampered with if they're not careful. Unfortunately sometimes we let our guard down when we meet someone that's attractive and interesting and become much too trusting.
    Most people probably think men are the only ones capable of...

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  • Understanding Withdrawals and Symptoms Associated With Addiction

    Understanding Withdrawals and Symptoms Associated With Addiction

    Withdrawal, Withdrawal Syndrome and Discontinuation Syndrome are all terms used to describe a group of symptoms that can be experienced if an addicted individual suddenly stops drinking or using drugs or if their intake is significantly reduced.
    The type of symptoms that can be experienced during withdrawal depend on many things such as; the type of substance a person is addicted to, how...

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