If you think you are moving on a road where there is only the deep abyss of addiction looming large in front of you, it is time you got yourself enrolled into a drug abuse or an alcohol abuse treatment center. Even if it is not you but someone you care for who is addicted, it is important that you intervene constructively when there is still time and get them enrolled.
It can be difficult for the average person to spot the signs of substance abuse in a family member, friend or even them self. However, knowing what you should look for and encouraging treatment or seeking addiction treatment yourself can be the most important thing that you do in your life.
Marijuana drug abuse can result from easy access. It is often grown for money, and can be sold at a high price, which gives a profit to the dealer. This is especially prevalent in California, where marijuana is the most widely grown.
Drug abuse can be caused by many different things. Contrary to popular belief, drug abuse doesn’t always have to be about a weakness of character or to have fun. An abusive childhood can leave emotional baggage that the person feels is only escapable by drug abuse, or perhaps sexual abuse occurred, which would have much the same result.
A common misconception about drug rehab programs is that finding them is easy. Each person has to have a program tailor-made for their own need, otherwise it’s very likely not to work and after discharge there will be a relapse.
In the beginning cocaine abuse doesn’t seem as bad is it ends up being. A little bit seems to put a nice spin on everything you do. But cocaine turns that spin into a fast moving spiral. That bump that you wanted becomes the line that you need. Then it becomes constant use, all day long. No longer are you using cocaine while you are doing other activities. You are now managing to do other things while you use cocaine. Finally you are using cocaine in places, and around people, that you never thought you would. No matter how much you increase your use, you will never get back to the feeling of the first high. Continue reading →
Most people who have a problem with alcohol abuse or alcoholism don’t realize that they do. In fact, research suggests that only 4 percent of the Americans who have drug or alcohol addiction will admit to it. There are some simple ways to determine whether you should seek additional help for substance abuse. Continue reading →
A recent study has shown that cocaine addiction and abuse can dull the brain’s sensitivity to rewards. This means that the individual will no longer feel as much pleasure from things in life that make most people happy. This research was conducted at the United States Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. The participants included eighteen adults who were cocaine addicts along with a control group of eighteen adults who were not addicts. Similar studies have been performed in the past and discovered the same results of cocaine addicts’ brains not reacting to rewards as strongly as a healthy brain would. Continue reading →
The nature of drug addiction is frequently misunderstood in our society. Family and friends don’t know how to deal with an addict partially because of these misconceptions. The following are some of the biggest myths about this condition.