Category Archives: drug addiction

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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Are There Really Opiates in Every Town in America?

It seems like everywhere you look these days, there’s news about opiates. This is both good and bad. It’s bad because this means there are so many opiates in circulation that people need to be notified that there’s a problem. … Continue reading

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How to Tell if Someone Has a Drug Problem

 One of the most common things that happens with the families of drug users is that they think there is a problem, they’re sure there’s some kind of problem, but they can’t identify it. A drug user will exploit their … Continue reading

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Newborn Babies – Some of Our Youngest Addicts

These are children who never reached out for a joint, a needle or a crack pipe. Their drugs came from a different source – their mothers’ blood, carried through the placenta and umbilical cord to the tiny, growing body. But … Continue reading

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Tunnel Vision Doesn’t Work When You’re Dealing with Drug Addiction

There’s some subjects that can be successfully addressed with a narrow focus. And there’s others where that just won’t work. Addiction is one of the latter. If you just focus on one aspect of the addiction problem, you will fail … Continue reading

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Is Krokodil the Worst Drug in the World?

If there were some kind of competition for Worst Drug, I’m sure krokodil would be in the running. If you have not heard of this drug, is a home-cooked drug that starts with codeine extracted from headache pills. In Russia, … Continue reading

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In the News: Naloxone Can Save Lives

Lately there’s been a lot of discussion and news coverage of naloxone (also known as Narcan). This is a drug that can be administered to a person who has overdosed on opiates (derived naturally from opium) or opioids (synthetic opiates). … Continue reading

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The Connection Between Gambling and Substance Abuse

In a study conducted by researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital and published in September of last year, we learn of evidence that appears to draw a link between gambling addiction and substance abuse. Gambling is commonly included on lists of … Continue reading

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Beyond the World Cup – Brazilian Street Children and Inhalants

When the World Cup is held, the world seems to hold its collective breath. Unlike sports that are primarily American – football, basketball and, to a lesser degree, baseball – soccer truly is international. If this year is anything like … Continue reading

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Fourteen Rules When Dealing with Addiction

When you’ve got a loved one who is addicted, it seems like all the rules change. The ways you have learned to care about and be patient with them just don’t work any more. The problem is that it often … Continue reading

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