Drug abuse can hurt people at any age, with many of them unable to understand why or how they have become addicted to drugs. In reality, things that are considered “normal” daily activities take a back seat to the constant need to obtain and use drugs of abuse. But, how to tell if a loved..
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Morphine is a pain relieving medication that is highly addictive, whether used according to a doctor’s advice or abused. Available in various forms – liquid, IV and pills – its addiction often starts with a legitimate prescription for the painkiller from a doctor. Although morphine is still the primary opioid for the management of pain, researchers..
The popularity of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, among young adults has been increasing day by day. According to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2015, most of the e-cigarette users are young adults, while the grown-ups like to continue with the old trend of smoking tobacco cigarettes. Even..
Synthetic cannabinoids – popular among addicts as Spice, synthetic marijuana or K2 – are considered as dangerous as cocaine and other substances. These are often marketed in the name of “legal high.” The United States is presently witnessing a rampant use of synthetic cannabinoids by the addicts. According to reports, over a dozen people fell..
Cocaine addiction has been one of the most disturbing social issues for about a century. Medical science has looked for an effective solution to this problem from diverse viewpoints. Still, no easy answers exist for the debilitating problem of cocaine addiction. But, now there is a ray of hope.
“Mindfulness” sounds like a buzzword, doesn’t it? The word certainly shows up a lot in recovery literature and blogs. It’s easy to dismiss, but doing so is a mistake: practicing mindfulness can be a very powerful tool in combating addiction. So what is mindfulness? Psychology Today describes it as a mental state of active attention..
Abrupt withdrawal of alcohol or drugs causes dramatic physical and mental changes that can be so severe, many people are unable to quit without help. The body’s cells that have slowly adapted to survive chronic substance intake and malnutrition cannot function properly when substances are suddenly withdrawn. The cravings that result in response to this..
A Senate committee recently gave pause to the testimony of Kayla Memmott, a University of Utah graduate student studying social work. Memmott testified last month about how she has seen Utah’s criminal system hinder minors caught with alcohol or drugs. Her plea was to end the cycle of throwing the baby out with the bathwater…
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Drugs and alcohol have been abused for hundreds of years. Cocaine, opiates and benzodiazepines are the most commonly abused drugs in the U.S. However, alcohol has the largest use and abuse among Americans. Each of these substances causes harmful side effects and withdrawal symptoms, some even life threatening. There are different treatments for each substance..