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Fear: A Major Factor in Addiction

It may not seem like it to a person who has never been addicted, but fear is a big reason that the addicted stay addicted. The continuous presence of fear is a big part of what keeps them locked in … Continue reading

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Philip Seymour Hoffman: A Life Taken Too Soon Because of Addiction

On Saturday the 1st of February, America went to bed looking forward to Super Bowl Sunday the next day, but on the 2nd the nation awoke to the tragic news that one of its favorite actors had been found dead … Continue reading

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Will Zohydro be the New Favorite of Opiate Addicts

In December 2012, a group of experts in pharmaceutical drugs was called together by the Food and Drug Administration to provide an opinion on whether or not it was a good idea to permit the manufacture of a new painkiller … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Overcoming Addiction

Is Beating A Drug Addiction A Daunting Task People who start using drugs typically do so because they want to feel good. Whether they are seeking an escape from the stress and pressure they experience in their lives or are … Continue reading

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How Drugs Can Change Your Personality

To most people, the effects of drugs and alcohol on the user are obvious. They may act out, become violent, and get into verbal altercations or simply act like a different person. Drugs and alcohol can intensify behaviors. Take someone … Continue reading

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The Effects Of Ecstasy On The Brain

The drug Ecstasy has been labeled as one of the most popular drugs for teens, young adults and adolescents and one of the most dangerous and damaging drugs in existence. According to Drug Fact research and statistics from the National … Continue reading

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How Should Drug Addiction Be Treated

The United States drug czar, R. Gil Kerlikowske, who is the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy recently delivered a speech in Little Rock, Arkansas. He spoke before an assembly of around 700 people who … Continue reading

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The Affects Of Long Term Drug Use On The Brain

Drugs work by changing the brain’s chemistry and by affecting the neuron signaling in many ways. The job of the neurons are to control cognition, muscle movement, sensory information and emotions. They communicate with each other using synapses. As the … Continue reading

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Why Helping Others Can Be Best Cure for Addiction

People Magazine recently featured a cover story on actor Matthew Perry. For more than a decade in the 1990s and 2000s, Perry had a starring role in the mega-hit NBC sitcom “Friends,” a position which earned him international fame and … Continue reading

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How Drugs Affect Your Sex Life

Believe it or not, but illicit drugs aren’t the only ones that can have a great impact on ones sex life. Many prescription drugs wreak havoc on the bodies sexual system. Statins and fibrates, which are used to treat high … Continue reading

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