Tag: <span>Substance Abuse</span>

7 Telltale Signs and Symptoms of Opiate Addiction
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7 Telltale Signs and Symptoms of Opiate Addiction

Nearly 2 million Americans suffer from opiate addiction. Unfortunately, 130 of those people die each day from an overdose. Many make the transition to using heroin in place of prescriptive opiates. The line between relieving pain and abusing painkillers is thin. These medications are highly addictive and far too easy to acquire. If you or someone you...

How to Reach Out to a Someone Suffering From Drug Addiction
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How to Reach Out to a Someone Suffering From Drug Addiction

According to this study, our personal network’s attitude towards substance use and recovery can actually impact our future substance abuse. Having a network of supportive friends and family can make all the difference. With this guide, you can determine if your friend is suffering from drug addiction and take the necessary steps to help them.  Become...

5 Little-Known Facts About Hallucinogenic Drugs
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5 Little-Known Facts About Hallucinogenic Drugs

“Lucy in the sky with diamonds.” This Beatles lyric carelessly and dangerously glamorizes the use of LSD, a known hallucinogen. Unfortunately, many people don’t understand the risks and harmful effects of hallucinogenic drugs like LSD, PCP, and mushrooms. But what are hallucinogenic drugs exactly? Hallucinogens are drugs that disrupt your brain’s neurotransmitters. This causes powerful...

Time for Tough(er) Love: 6 Unhealthy Signs You’re Enabling Addiction
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Time for Tough(er) Love: 6 Unhealthy Signs You’re Enabling Addiction

As more than 23 million Americans struggle with addiction, there are more than 23 million ways that each addiction is expressed. While we might each find that someone in our life is dealing with addiction, it’s important to know how to react. If we’re enabling addiction in our loved one, we’re not doing our loved ones the...

Dangerous Substances: 8 of the Most Addictive Drugs out There Today
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Dangerous Substances: 8 of the Most Addictive Drugs out There Today

Most people know someone is addicted to drugs in one form or another. Over 19 million people battled drug addiction in 2017. That’s roughly 1 in 20 Americans. Chances are, someone in your orbit has a substance abuse problem. Unfortunately, as these drugs become cheaper and easier to make, this problem might only get worse. But what drugs...

“Do I Need Rehab?” Here Are 5 Eye-Opening Signs It’s Time for Professional Help
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“Do I Need Rehab?” Here Are 5 Eye-Opening Signs It’s Time for Professional Help

According to this survey, 19.7 million American adults battled addiction in 2017. Many people, however, find it difficult to recognize they even have a problem. Instead of avoiding the issue, you can tackle it head on and take back control over your life. That way, you can get your life back on track for a brighter future. Admitting to...

Is Ecstasy Addictive? 9 Signs of Ecstasy Abuse
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Is Ecstasy Addictive? 9 Signs of Ecstasy Abuse

Is ecstasy addictive? The research isn’t entirely clear. We do know that ecstasy (MDMA) targets the neurotransmitter systems that other drugs, like cocaine or heroin, also stimulate. Studies show that animals exposed to MDMA will then retake it of their own volition, which is an essential indicator of addiction. Data also shows that humans who use...

Types of Addiction: More than just Physical
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Types of Addiction: More than just Physical

When you think of addiction, the first thing that comes to mind is physical addiction, or the destructive habit of using drugs and other illicit substances. However, addiction goes far beyond the physical aspect of the term. In fact, addiction is just as individual as the person and can be associated with almost anything on...

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