Category Archives: drug addiction

Is Addiction to Blame for Violence Against Partners

Research published recently by the University of Michigan revealed an alarming fact, that 1 out of every 5 men in the United States admit to having been violent towards his partner at some point. The study was conducted with a … Continue reading

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Trying to Understand a Methamphetamine Addict

  From time to time, there are shocking and painful news articles that feature a person who was using methamphetamine heavily before the event reported in the news. For example, this story from Utah, June 2014. A woman apparently gave … Continue reading

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E-Cigarette Use – Harmless or Another Gateway to Drug Abuse?

Electronic cigarettes are growing in popularity, first being offered as an alternative to smoking, a way for smokers to kick their habits. They provide nicotine and flavoring but not tar and other harmful chemicals. An electronic cigarette uses a small … Continue reading

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Benzodiazepines and Cognitive Loss

Benzodiazepines are a widely-prescribed class of anti-anxiety drug. You may not realize it, but most of these drugs are intended for short-duration use. After several weeks or months of use, most of them lose their therapeutic effect. All of these … Continue reading

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After Naloxone – What’s Next for Opiate Addicts?

One after another, police departments and emergency responders are being equipped with naloxone devices. If you haven’t heard of these yet, they are devices that provide a pre-set amount of the drug naloxone. This drug will quickly reverse the effects … Continue reading

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Robin Williams: Drugs Legal and Illegal

“It’s just literally being afraid. And you think, oh, [the alcohol] will ease the fear. And it doesn’t.” This is Robin Williams, four years ago, speaking with an interviewer from the British newspaper The Guardian. He is explaining what it … Continue reading

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Bringing Back a Culture of Sober Living to America

It has not been that long since drug use was something that few people struggled with or talked about. Before the 1960s, marijuana was just used in isolated areas and heroin use was restricted to certain circles of the population, … Continue reading

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Watching for the Abuse of Over-the-Counter Substances

If there are young teens or even pre-teens in your household, it would be smart for you to learn about the drugs that they might be tempted to use. There are two types of drugs that this age group might … Continue reading

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Are Certain Workplaces More Prone to Drug Use

A recent online article reported on what may be a relatively little-known side of drug use in the workplace.  Oftentimes, drug use is linked to poverty and lack of an education adequate to gaining anything more than menial employment. It … Continue reading

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Can Addiction Be Predicted

The subject of addiction and what causes it is rife with theories.  Any area of life or behavior which is problematic and not well understood all too frequently lends itself to a plethora of complexities and proposed solutions which ultimately … Continue reading

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