Stimulant Drug Abuse; The Good, The Abused, And The Deadly Stimulants are a type of drug that elevates a person's mood, makes them more alert and sharp and gives them increased energy levels. They also elevate blood pressure and increase heart rates and respiration (breathing). At one time, stimulants were used for the treatment of asthma and other breathing problems as well as other medical...Read Full Article
Drug Addiction has become so widespread throughout the world; fortunately we have come a long way with how we view this disease. Many people today still don’t understand how anyone could possibly become addicted to drugs, addicted to alcohol or addicted to food etc. There is scientific proof that this disease has a powerful impact on the brain, due to this, it’s not just a matter of...Read Full Article
Do you know what some of our young people and adults are doing with common everyday household products?
Abuse of inhalants is an addiction that I’m a little familiar with. A friend of the family has suffered with this addiction among others for quite some time. I know that not only can this addiction consume your life, destroy you psychologically, physically and mentally, but it can...
Dr. Stewart is a physician whom has owned his own practice for about twenty years now. John has been a patient of Dr. Stewart’s for about ten years. John has come to see Dr. Stewart for his yearly checkup. Dr. Stewart asks John the regular questions:
How are you feeling? Anything out of ordinary you would like to tell me about? How’s the wife and kids?
So, what do most college sophomores and juniors do on Saturday nights? Study; goes shopping, dinner, or a movie? Sure, any of those options are possible on any college campus. A really popular option not to be forgotten is a good game of beer pong.
The great thing about this game is you can easily set up the game in a dorm room, frat house or at your local bar. It is a game one can take...
Why does substance abuse become a cycle? Is it weakness on the part of the drug user? Is the failure of the drug treatment system? The answer to these questions cannot be answered in a single sentence. Most people, who do not have a substance abuse disorder, blame the inpidual. It is an easy thing to do since the assumption is the inpidual must have control over his or her behavior. This is true...Read Full Article
Most people know that there is a correlation between substance abuse/use and decreased brain functioning. Substance use affects the way in which the brain processes chemicals and produces responses. The question is, do endocrine imbalances cause a higher prevalence of substance abuse?
If an individual has a hormonal imbalance, can this cause or indicate a possible substance abuse pattern?...
It’s not earth shattering news that obesity is an issue in the United States. What makes this a larger concern, is instead of the problem getting resolved by the many, many initiatives that are being put into place by both governmental agencies and private sectors, it is continuously getting worse. In light of the recent economic casualties affecting the global economy, obesity and all of...Read Full Article
Barack Obama countered one of his predecessors, Bill Clinton, by doing one thing. Something political hopefuls are often warned against. He told the truth. Without really being questioned, or poked and prodded, Obama said to a group of reporters in 2006:
"When I was a kid, I inhaled." Obama went on to say that inhaling ‘was the point’. Most people would second and third that...
The United States is one the wealthiest nations in the entire world. This in theory should mean that the inhabitants of this great country are among the healthiest in the world as well. Unfortunately however, the correlation between these two variables does not imply causation.
Americans as a whole are unhealthy. Childhood obesity is on the rise. Procedures like bariatric surgery, which at...
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