10 Reasons a Person Turns to Drugs

smokeIt would be hard to predict, for any particular person (young, old, or in between), as to what the exact tipping point might be that sends them over the edge into drug abuse. It’s hard to say why a particular emotional crisis, for example, might send one person down the dwindling spiral of drug abuse, where another person hangs on and makes it through without needing a chemical crutch. But there are a number of reasons that generally cover why most people do go down the wrong path. Continue reading

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Three Mistakes Family Can Make When Handling Addiction

families handling addictionDrug and alcohol addiction are problems wrecking the nation. As recently as 2009, over 23 million people 12 or older needed treatment for some kind of drug or alcohol addiction. Out of that number only 2.6 million people actually received treatment. Relapsing into addiction is also a very common problem with addicts and some methods of rehab are almost entirely ineffective when considering their rate of relapse. Continue reading

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Overcoming Crystal Meth Addiction

crystal methMethamphetamine is a high dangerous and highly addictive drug that is snorted, smoked or injected.  The drug gives the user a rush of confidence, hyperactivity and energy.  It can also create a feeling of happiness and well being along with a decrease in appetite.  Methamphetamine initially acts like a stimulant but is a chemical that immediately begins to destroy the basic functions and organs of the body.  Methamphetamine use can lead to memory loss, aggression, psychotic behavior and heart and brain damage.  Continue reading

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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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