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Category Archives: Substance Abuse

Why is Cocaine Addictive?

Cocaine Addiction. Just the mere mention of the word elicits thoughts of struggle, homelessness, and broken hearts. While drug addiction is one the rise, cocaine is sometimes glamorized in movies, songs, and television shows. Even though there is a heavy association with Hollywood and fame, cocaine is a highly addictive drug that can tear people Continue Reading

Yes, You Can Get Addicted to Marijuana

The researchers noted that marijuana seemed to change the chemistry of the brain in a way that made it more vulnerable to ‘harder’ drugs like cocaine and heroin.

How Are Drugs and STD's Related?

According to the University of Hawaii, individuals who abuse drugs have a higher risk of contracting an STD when compared to the general population. In a study of individuals who use crack cocaine, roughly 61 percent of the participants had herpes, another 13 percent tested positive for syphilis and roughly 11 percent tested positive for Continue Reading

How Tolerance Builds from Drug or Alcohol Use

Using a drug or alcohol can cause changes to the way that the substance impacts the body. Over time, tolerance can build up and an individual may need to take more of the substance to obtain the same effect. By recognizing the way that tolerance builds up, it is easier to determine if it is Continue Reading

Should the government enforce mandatory limits on the length of methadone substitution treatment? In Britain, at least, the answer is now a resounding “no”. According to a report released in early November by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD), imposing a blanket timeline on methadone substitution treatment “would lead to high rates Continue Reading

What to do if Your Intervention Fails

After discovering that a loved one is abusing drugs or alcohol, you and your family members may have decided that an intervention would be the best way to help. Interventions require time, planning and the guidance of a professional addictions counselor. Even with the investment of time and expertise, it’s possible for an intervention to Continue Reading

Alcohol Withdrawal

Dealing with an addiction to alcohol can quickly become overwhelming not just for the individual who is using alcohol, but surrounding friends and family members who are struggling to help with the addiction itself. Overcoming and defeating an addiction to alcohol can be done by understanding withdrawal signs, symptoms and how to help those in Continue Reading

Long-Term Effects of Drug Addiction

While many drugs may make users feel like they’re receiving a reward in the short term, regular drug use over an extended period of time can have serious long-term effects on both physical and mental health. It is important for anyone with a drug addiction to learn about the long-term consequences of substance abuse, as Continue Reading