DRUG ADDICTION

Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Addiction
July 5, 2018

More on – Is Drug Addiction a Disease?

If you are researching or studying the subject of addiction, you will come across many statements that addiction is a disease. But if addiction can be overcome based on a completely different premise, this seems to disprove the necessity of believing that addiction is a just a physiological disease.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Addiction
July 4, 2018

Better Solution Needed when Abuse of Opioid Drugs Hits All-Time High

It’s one thing to talk about the problem and completely another to define the solution. Many voices are in agreement that abuse of opioid drugs has hit an all-time high. But few voices define a solution that will have a better result than that which is offered at the moment.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Addiction
June 30, 2018

Living with an Alcoholic or Addict

There are plenty of challenging situations in life but surviving life with an alcoholic or addict is one of the most severe. The problems created by that person’s addiction can be life-threatening, can cause bankruptcy and the mental and emotional stress are unrelenting.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Addiction
June 29, 2018

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 prove unworkable and do not result in a betterment of the condition. So it is with addiction…

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Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Addiction
June 28, 2018

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 anymore. The problem is that it often takes the family a very long time to learn this lesson.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Addiction
June 8, 2018

How Addiction Patterns Differ Based on Gender

Drugs are addictive, and they can cause addiction in anyone, from any walk of life. But is there a difference between men and women when it comes to addiction?

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Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Addiction
June 7, 2018

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 of an opiate overdose.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Addiction
June 5, 2018

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 uncertainty to deny everything and continue to use drugs.

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Karen Hadley in Drug Addiction
June 5, 2018

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

There are some subjects that can be successfully addressed with a narrow focus. And there are 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 to understand it.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Addiction
June 4, 2018

Trying to Understand a Methamphetamine Addict

When a person uses methamphetamine heavily, they often stay up for days. While they are in this condition, they will very often be delusional or highly paranoid. They may imagine that their children are demons or trying to harm them.

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