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Drug Use/Addiction Signs and Symptoms

Drug Use/Addiction Signs and Symptoms

Most drug abusers start with experimental use of a drug in different occasions. For some people, they struggle to overcome substance dependency, while others didn’t like the effects immediately after taking drugs. The risk of drug abuse and how fast you become dependent may also vary depending on the drug you take. Some drugs may… Read more

News Breakthroughs: Survey Results for Drug Use (8th,10th, and 12th graders in America)

News Breakthroughs: Survey Results for Drug Use (8th,10th, and 12th graders in America)

While researching the statistical records for the future survey for drug use and behaviors among American 8th, 10th, and 12th graders, authorities continued to show encouraging news about youth drug use. This also includes the decreasing numbers of alcohol, tobacco, and prescribed pain relievers. On top of that, there are also no increase of using… Read more

What is Drug Addiction?

What is Drug Addiction?

Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease, which results in drug dependency and abuse, despite the unpleasant and harmful results to the addicted person and to just about everything around him or her. While the initial decision to take drugs is voluntary for most people, drug abuse triggers the brain to sudden changes of… Read more

Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction

Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction

It’s really hard to predict whether a person will become addicted to drugs or alcohol. There are several factors that can trigger or influence someone’s addiction problems. These include biology, social environment, and age or stage of development. And of course, the more risk factors you are exposed to, the higher the chance that taking… Read more

What really happens to your brain when you take drugs?

What really happens to your brain when you take drugs?

Drugs contain chemicals that can affect the brain’s functions, and deteriorate the way nervous system works—send, receive, and process information. There are actually two ways drug usage cause this disruption: first, by duplicating the brain’s natural chemical messengers; and overriding the “reward process” of the brain. In some cases, for example heroin, may have the… Read more

Health Hazards Linked to Alcoholism

Health Hazards Linked to Alcoholism

I’m sure some of us enjoy a drink without any problems, but having too much for over longer periods of time can have very serious consequences. Addiction to alcohol does not only impose serious health problems, it can also destroy your relationship with your family, friends, and the society you live in. This can result… Read more

Digging Deeper to Recovery

Digging Deeper to Recovery

Overcoming an addiction to alcohol is never easy. You cannot expect instant results, but you can always be optimistic with the possible outcome. You are probably reading this article because you’re looking for a way to make things right this time, and for that, I would like to extend my congratulations. You are now in… Read more

Confessions of an Alcoholic

Confessions of an Alcoholic

If you have a relative or a close friend who is an alcoholic, I am sure you have tried everything to get them see that they have a problem and they need to get help. There are many reasons why alcoholics or people who seem to have drinking problems decide to quit. For some, they… Read more

Road to Recovery: Helping a Drug Addict

Road to Recovery: Helping a Drug Addict

According to reports, more than 23 million Americans struggling with drug or alcohol abuse problems, and there millions of families and other loved ones suffering right along with them. This has become a problem for several years now. In a survey reported just recently, 64% of people have experienced addiction in someone close to them—A… Read more

Overcoming Drug Addiction

Overcoming Drug Addiction

Struggling with drug addiction can really put you down. Oftentimes, you would think sobriety is just an illusion. You’re definitely wrong! With the right treatment and support, recovery is never out of reach. Never give up! Let others help you, as you want to help yourself. It could be a bumpy ride, but it’s the… Read more