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Proper Nutrition and Exercise in Recovery from Addiction.


Proper Nutrition and Exercise in Recovery from Addiction

How do Drugs and Alcohol Damage the Body? Poor diet and lack of exercise is unhealthy for anyone whether they're abusing drugs and alcohol or not, improper nutrition and an inactive lifestyle can lead to serious medical complications over time.
Substance abusers are not only causing harm to...

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Spice, the Dangerous Mixture Continues to Claim Lives.


Spice, the Dangerous Mixture Continues to Claim Lives

Synthetic marijuana, commonly referred to as spice, is still very obtainable even though a national ban was passed in July of 2012 banning the sale of synthetic cannabinoids. Because the synthetic form of pot is in such high demand, drug dealers are selling the fake weed, these products are still...

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Understanding Drug Addiction and Withdrawal.


Understanding Drug Addiction and Withdrawal

What is Addiction Prolonged use of any addictive drug can lead to addiction, which is described as a chronic (continuing) brain disease. Powerful drugs and other substances that have the ability to lead to addiction cause serious changes in the brain when they're abused for a prolonged period of...

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Symptoms of Heroin Overdose.


Symptoms of Heroin Overdose

The abuse of heroin is a major concern everywhere anymore that's why we can't stop talking with our children about prescription drug abuse and illegal drug use. Heroin users are getting younger, the illegal drug is highly obtainable and sadly people are overdosing right and left because it's either...

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Physical and Behavioral Signs of Possible Drug Use.


Physical and Behavioral Signs of Possible Drug Use

So often parents, family members or friends will have a feeling that their child or someone they care about is using drugs which is very upsetting and frightening but they can't be sure. They may even question that person and believe them when they deny they're using drugs but still continue to be...

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Pain Pill Abuse and Addiction.


Pain Pill Abuse and Addiction

Analgesics, also called painkillers are pain relief medication available as over-the-counter pills under various brands and include aspirin (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil), naproxen (Aleve) and anti-inflammatory medications.
Mild use of analgesics in the recommended dose has minimal side effects...

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Amphetamine Use, Abuse and Addiction.


Amphetamine Use, Abuse and Addiction

Amphetamines are a class of stimulant, hallucinogenic and entactogen drugs which are all highly addictive and cause a multitude of harmful side effects and symptoms while under the influence of the drug.
Drugs such as ecstasy, ephedrine and methamphetamines (meth) are some recognizable forms...

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Methamphetamine Use, Abuse and Addiction.


Methamphetamine Use, Abuse and Addiction

Methamphetamines, often referred to as meth, speed, crack, chalk, ice, crystal or glass, is a dangerous addictive stimulant that has long-lasting effects and is highly toxic to the dopamine nerves in the central nervous system. In some areas of the United States, the use of methamphetamines is...

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Ecstasy Use, Abuse and Addiction.


Ecstasy Use, Abuse and Addiction

Ecstasy is an addictive recreational synthetic drug made with stimulant and psychoactive properties which comes in a tablet or capsule. Ecstasy use among teens and young adults has remained consistent since it was first introduced as a recreational drug and the amount of young teens starting at age...

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Cocaine Use and Abuse.


Cocaine Use and Abuse

Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant that one can inject, smoke or snort and is becoming the drug of choice for many youths, primarily between the ages of 15 and 30, though individuals as young as 12 are becoming addicted to this dangerous drug.
Cocaine use, whether recreational or used...

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