Drug Abuse

2903, 2019

Insights Into Mechanism of Addiction

Addiction can be defined as a state in which an individual engages in compulsive behavior craving for a particular substance or action. The craving leads to reinforcement of the behavior and there is a loss of control over one’s impulse to seek and consume the focus of addiction.

 

People start taking drugs for various reasons – […]

801, 2019

Contingency Management Therapy for Addiction Recovery

Contingency management therapy (CMT) is an approach that involves giving patients tangible rewards to reinforce positive behaviors such as abstinence. Studies have shown that incentive-based interventions are very effective in driving success in rehabilitation and recovery programs.

Voucher-based reinforcement (VBR)  is a type of CMT that also motivates substance abusers to get vacated and more functional […]

2811, 2018

How To Tell If Someone Is Sniffing Cocaine

Cocaine use disorder is a serious health issue. If you suspect cocaine abuse by someone you care about, here is how you can find out:

 

Tell-tale findings

First of all, you may find curled up dollar bills lying around. This is because cocaine is done primarily by snorting up the nose, and users do it with the […]

1211, 2018

Heroin Addiction

Heroin is an extremely addictive and commonly abused opioid. People from all socioeconomic classes abuse heroin. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicates that nearly 5.1 million people used heroin in 2015. Heroin abuse is a disorder of epidemic proportions. The greatest increase in heroin use between 2001 and 2013 occurred in white […]

3108, 2018

Which Rehabilitation Approach Is Best For You?

Addiction is not just one disease, it is many diseases. Different drugs cause different addictions and each individual has a different relationship with that substance and a different reason they fell under its spell. You wouldn’t treat two completely different infections with the same antibiotic – one might be resistance to that treatment – and […]

2208, 2018

The Truth About Drug Addiction Disease

Drug addiction might not seem like a medical disease – but it is internationally recognized by major health organization such as the Center for disease control and the United Nations World Health Organisation as a serious and dangerous disease. In fact, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimate that is 1 in 20 […]

106, 2018

Know the Negative Effects of Addictive Substances to the Brain and Body

To start with, the definition of the word “addiction” is a fact or condition wherein a certain individual is addicted to a particular substance, activity, or thing. It is also a chronic, relapsing brain condition which is characterized by the compulsive seeking of drugs, alcohol, and other addictive substances. The brain does all the work […]

104, 2018

Friendships and Addiction – Therapy May Be Your New Support System

An addiction can have an overwhelming effect on your life. But, it affects others too. Close family and friends will also feel the negative aspects of addictive behavior and, there are always consequences if your life starts to spiral out of control. You may think that you are in control of any substance abuse but, […]

2301, 2018

Addictive Personality? Weak? No, It’s a Drug Addiction

Many people think that those who are addicted to drugs must be weak-willed or, that they have addictive personalities, but this is far from the truth. It most certainly is not a character flaw and, beating an addiction takes far more than willpower. This is because drugs have a powerful impact on the brain, creating […]

2112, 2017

What are the Benefits of Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation?

Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disorder that is characterized by compulsive behavior despite the harmful consequences that it may have. Drug and alcohol abuse can lead to many physical, psychological, and social problems. Not only will the behavior result in health-related issues, but it will affect relationships with family members and friends […]

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