Can Internet Use Determine Addiction

internetHuman beings can often have addictive tendencies. We can tend to get hooked on drugs quite easily after first using them. Some of the main reasons include the way our bodies work and the ways that our brains are designed. Many drugs can simply take advantage of our bodies and minds and almost force us to want to use them again and again. Continue reading

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President’s Promise Zone Could Be Hurt By Drug Addiction

Drug abuse can dramatically affect an individual’s life, so much so that an individual who had a very good upbringing, great support from family and friends, a terrific education and amazing career can still sink so far into drug addiction that they can lose their home, their job, their interests in life and their relationships with others.  This means that despite the very best intentions by an individual, a group, a community, or even a president, initiatives to change social conditions can be derailed by drug addiction. Continue reading

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New Drug Alert With Meow Meow Addiction

While the FDA has approved approximately eight hundred different medical drugs, it is estimated that there are over one hundred thousand drugs in use in the world today.  This includes approved prescription medications as well as the many, many different illicit drugs.  Drug dealers and drug addicts often look for new ways to achieve faster and higher highs, and this usually results in even more illegal drugs being created and distributed.  As individuals continue to strive for faster and higher highs, the new drugs being marketed are becoming increasingly dangerous, as is the case with mephedrone, also known as Meow Meow.  Continue reading

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15 Steps to Helping Someone Overcome Addiction

overcomingWatching a loved one struggle with drug or alcohol addiction can be very difficult.  Not only are you watching their life deteriorate in the areas of finance, physical and mental health, work ethic, personal relationships and more, but they seem to be somewhat or even largely unaware of their own decline and are often very unwilling to receive any form of help for it.  Many drug addicts feel that their addiction is permanent and unchanging, and a few trips to drug rehabilitation that results in a return to drug use can further solidify this idea in their mind.  It can be easy to give up hope that anything can be done for this individual, especially if you yourself have never experienced the dangerous pull of addiction.  Despite this seemingly insurmountable barrier, though, there are some successful steps you can take to help someone overcome their problems with addiction. Continue reading

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The 10 Factors That Contribute to Drug Abuse

unpleasant teenMost individuals who move through childhood and adolescence into adulthood have usually heard more than once that “drugs are bad”, that “drugs destroy lives” or maybe even that “drugs kill”.  If a smart individual heard that some action could be harmful to their health, it would logically follow that they would take care to avoid that action.  However, despite most individuals learning that drugs are harmful in some way, many individuals still fall into drug use and addiction.  Why is this? Continue reading

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Top Reasons a Person Falls Into Drug Addiction

unhappy personDrug addiction is the condition wherein an individual is essentially a slave to the habitual use of drugs, regardless of the many damaging effects created by drug use.  A drug addict often feels hopeless to affect any sort of change in their life, and their every thought and action is usually dictated by drugs – how to obtain and use more drugs and achieve higher highs. Continue reading

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10 Ways To Stop Prescription Drug Addiction in 2014

prescriptionThere was once a time when any ailment man could suffer from had either a natural solution or no solution at all.  Mud and mustard poultices could help draw impurities and poisons from the skin, various herbs and teas could soothe an aching headache, and much, much more.  Many natural remedies are still in use today, but they seem to be slowly and steadily receding behind an advancing army of prescription medicines for literally any undesirable mental, physical or emotional sensation that can be suffered. Continue reading

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Does Upbringing Determine Addiction

upbringingIt is a readily observable fact that children learn primarily through mimicry.  Children may come home from school and assert the wildest “facts”, things they have learned from well-respected friends, and seek to walk, act and talk like those around them.  This does not necessarily mean that everything a child does in their future life is determined by the household in which they were raised, or by the actions of those who raised them.  Every child who chooses a career that is not their parents’ career proves this point.  And while some children who begin to smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol with friends may have parents that do the same, the question remains: does one’s upbringing determine addiction? Continue reading

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Things That Can Be Helpful While Undergoing Addiction Treatment

addictionDrug addiction is a powerful force that can dictate an individual’s every thought and action in life.  While many individuals may say that admitting one has a problem with drugs or alcohol and needs help to resolve it is a difficult first step in handling addiction, it is important to keep in mind that addiction treatment itself is not an easy process.  Many individuals who fail to achieve sobriety through addiction treatment have failed because they have not participated in a full treatment program.  This may be because it became too difficult to continue and their addiction was too strong for them to feel they could successfully fight it. Continue reading

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Should Drug Addicts Try To Quit Smoking during Addiction Treatment

stop smokingAn individual who finds smoking to be soothing and stress-relieving is often reluctant to give it up, especially when they are experiencing a difficult life situation.  The same is true of individuals who are participating in substance abuse programs – smoking may be soothing or relaxing while they work through the difficult portions of their treatment program.  Trying to abstain from drug and cigarette use simultaneously can be overwhelming and difficult to contemplate, but can and should it be done? Continue reading

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