Alcohol Withdrawal Dangers Mean that Getting Sober Requires Professional Help

*+-For most people who are addicted, there are those moments where the addicted person wants sobriety more than anything in the world. It might be early in the morning, when the person is starting to sober up and they realize that once again, they were out of control of their drinking. Maybe it’s when their spouse announces that they are leaving with the children – or after they are gone and the addicted person realizes what he or she has lost. Or the job is lost or the business is bankrupt, it’s a different moment for everyone. Alcoholism comes with…

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Could LSD be Offered as a New Treatment for Alcoholism? Is That Even a Good Idea?

*+-Those trying to overcome alcoholism may struggle with this problem for years before they find the right treatment to help end the battle. But along the way, they could encounter treatment that does more damage than the disease. In a new report, LSD has been tested in Norway as a treatment for alcoholism and is being touted as a solution to the chronic, relapsing nature of the problem. In this study, more than 500 alcoholics were studied to determine their response to treatment with the hallucinogenic drug LSD. Two-thirds received LSD while the others received different treatments, and then their…

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While Crack Cocaine Initiates Have Dropped Dramatically, this Addictive Drug is Still Ruining Lives

*+-Between the mid-1980s and 2002, hundreds of thousands of Americans started using crack cocaine each year. This number finally began to decline and by 2010, fewer than 100,000 people were starting to use crack cocaine each year. This is one of the best things that could happen in this country because of the ravages created by crack, both to the body and to the user’s life. The changes that occur in the life of a habitual crack user are rather staggering. Crack symptoms include: Cardiac and vascular damage Cardiac arrest Stroke Stomach perforations Birth defects Lung problems including what’s called…

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