Tag: 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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Tiger Woods Eagles Recovery as Addiction Brought Back His Winning Game

September 22, 2018

Tiger Woods and the Battle With Addiction It might seem odd to say that it may have been the drug addictions plaguing Tiger Woods that brought him back to his career limelight. If you have been through addiction treatment and recovery, it wouldn’t seem strange at all. For those yet to deal with the demon […]

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The Great Pretender

September 21, 2018

A suburban mother’s journey through trauma, addiction, and recovery “And all the while I feel like I’m standing in the middle of a crowded room, screaming at the top of my lungs, and no one even looks up.” I remember watching Titanic as a kid, empathizing with Rose and her emotional turmoil. Growing up, I […]

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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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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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How Is the 90-Day Rehab Program Effective?

August 16, 2018

Addiction rehab programs are subjected to several myths and misconceptions. It is commonly believed that the drug rehab is considered to be a 30-day program, but this is not always the case. The sobriety ratio is higher among the people who choose to enroll in longer programs at inpatient rehab centers. Different programs are offered […]

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Four Ways to Avoid Addiction Relapse

August 14, 2018

Going through drug rehab is only the first step of recovery. There are many, many challenges that arise during the quest for a sober life. Your commitment to staying clean will be met with frequent obstacles, like triggers and stressors, that might compel you to revisit your old habits. The risk of relapse remains a […]

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