Category: Drug addiction

Synthetic Drugs and Their Effects

October 5, 2018

The rate of synthetic drug consumption is steadily rising all over the world, especially in the United States where their popularity is increasing at an alarming rate. This is because most people assume that these types of drugs are naturally grown and are perfectly safe for consumption. Unfortunately, the reality begs to differ. Do you […]

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Personality Type and Drug Addiction: Are They Linked?

September 20, 2018

As far as substance abuse and addiction are concerned, it is clear that there is no single factor responsible. Individuals who struggle with drug addiction tend to have a variety of factors that contribute to increasing their susceptibility to substance abuse addiction. Both environmental and biological factors seem to play a role, exposure to drugs […]

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ADHD Prescription Misuse and Abuse

September 17, 2018

Whether you have ADHD yourself or know someone who does, the thought of help from a stimulant seems counter-intuitive. How could an upper help someone who’s already restless, impulsive and stymied by distraction? Interestingly, the revved-up symptoms of ADHD are actually the result of decreased brain activity from a neurotransmitter deficiency, which is why this […]

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The Glamorization of Drug Use in the Entertainment Industry

September 15, 2018

It’s no secret that a lot of celebrities have a tendency for drug use. Famous singers, rappers, actors, and other in the entertainment industry are generally open about their habits, and this is made evident through their music and documented social behaviors. We’ve seen it in television shows, movies, music videos, and even in their […]

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Becoming Addicted to Drugs After Surgery: How it Happens and How to Help

September 8, 2018

The opioid epidemic is a real and serious thing happening in America today. Studies show that about 80% of people who are heroin users first misused prescription opioids, and that more than 115 individuals across the country die every single day from an opioid overdose. One of the reasons behind the origin of the opioid […]

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Clearing Up the Negative Stigma Around Addiction and Addicts

September 5, 2018

In a study done by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), there are over 21 million adults (over the age of 12) in America who have a substance abuse disorder. This survey was done in 2014, and the numbers continue to grow. With that magnitude of those battling an addiction, it would […]

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The New Face of Addiction: Demi Lovato

August 30, 2018

Up until recent years, drug addiction was often seen as something that only affects the unsuccessful and otherwise marginalized figures amongst us. However, thanks to the brave, bold efforts of the well-known pop singer, Demi Lovato, many people are now reconsidering what it means to be addicted to drugs. Indeed, the narrative that asserts that […]

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Mindfulness and Overcoming Withdrawal

August 28, 2018

Mindfulness practices have been used by Hindus and Buddhists for thousands of years. Today it is an important part of many holistic treatments including addiction. It goes without saying that your mind controls your addictive tendencies. Once your brain becomes chemically dependent on the effects of drugs and alcohol, it can be nearly impossible to […]

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How Nature, Wellness and Lifestyle Variables Influence Addiction

August 27, 2018

For those of you who struggle with addiction, or have a loved one who is on the road to recovery, you understand the challenges associated with drug and alcohol addiction. It affects the life of the addict, the lives of the people around them, and the overall lifestyle of everyone involved. Addictions are stressful because […]

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3 Activities That Help Young Adults Remain Sober After Rehab

August 25, 2018

Young adults are extremely impressionable, and tend to follow in the footsteps of their friends and peers. Unfortunately, just because a friend seems to be able to balance substance use and a normal lifestyle doesn’t mean this will apply to you. Everyone’s chemical composition is different, and levels of addiction can be high in one […]

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