DRUG ADDICTION

Ren in Drug Addiction
October 20, 2018

Drugs Throughout History, the Current Drug Crisis, and Why We Need to Talk About It

It would seem that year after year, the U.S. drug and alcohol addiction problem has only grown more complicated and more difficult. It always seems like every time we approach a position where we might be able to overcome this problem, another drug comes on the scene, or another issue makes itself apparent to us. There is almost this feeling that we can't win when it comes to drugs and alcohol.

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Ren in Drug Addiction
October 19, 2018

What Does it Mean to be a Poly-Drug Addict and How Do We Help Such Individuals?

One of the problems that we are seeing now more so than perhaps ever before is the problem of poly-substance abuse. This is also called poly-addiction, or poly-drug addiction. What it means is simply to have multiple addictions at once.

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Ren in Drug Addiction
October 18, 2018

The Dwindling Spiral of Addiction—What Happens When Addicts Don’t Get Help

Drug and alcohol addiction is a growing problem, a crippling health epidemic that has expanded across all aspects and areas of American health and life.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Addiction
September 22, 2018

Why Are More Addicts Turning to Crime to Fuel Drug Habits

Some are desperate for their next fix; others are high on drugs but the fact remains that more and more addicts are turning to crime to support and fuel their drug habits.

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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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