Drug Abuse

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 […]

2211, 2017

What Causes a Person to Become Addicted?

Addiction can be of two sorts. The first is substance dependence where an individual relies on the use of a psychoactive substance to seek relief of some sort, such as drugs or alcohol. The second is behavioral addiction where a there is a psychological dependency on a behavior such as gambling or sex to feel […]

1010, 2017

Substance Abuse Prevention

Substance abuse is an abnormal pattern of drug use, which can cause or aggravate mental and physical health issues, places stress on the family, promotes poor relationships at work, and cause motor vehicle accidents. Substances commonly abused include alcohol, cocaine, opioid prescription drugs, methamphetamines, and benzodiazepines.

Substance abuse can lead to distress or impairment of driving, […]

409, 2017

Keeping the Family Engaged in the Recovery Process from Addiction

When a person goes to a rehabilitation (rehab) center, the most important thing for him or her to remember is that recovery is possible. People do get well—and so do their families. After surviving a major crisis, you need a chance to repair family bonds. Family members have waited a long time for the day […]

3008, 2017

How to Intervene with a Fully Funded Addict

Drug and alcohol treatment is like any medical treatment: it is expensive! People who need it often find that the cost is considerably less expensive than living with an addiction; however, rehabilitation (rehab) costs often interfere with recovery. It is now possible to receive addiction treatment through fully-funded programs. Intervention with a fully-funded addict is […]

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