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Cannabis user resolve problems earlier, says study

Cannabis user resolve problems earlier, says study

April 27th, 2018 | Rachael

Cannabis, undoubtedly, is quite exceptional with federal and state policies having differing viewpoints on its use and possession. While, according to federal law, it is still a Schedule I drug, 29 states and the District of Columbia have legalized its use for medical purposes and eight states have decriminalized it for recreational purposes.

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How to thwart cravings during recovery

How to thwart cravings during recovery

December 21st, 2017 | Rachael

Cravings are powerful urges and obsessive desires for an addictive substance. As a byproduct of substance abuse, such feelings can be triggered even during the challenging phase of treatment and recovery. Therefore, a thin line separates recovery from relapse. It has been widely observed that alcohol or drug cravings can occur on and off for […]

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Dangers of using alcohol for pain relief

Dangers of using alcohol for pain relief

November 9th, 2017 | Rachael

Alcohol, one of the oldest and widely used substances in the world, is extensively used for alleviating pain. As such, people have used alcohol to relieve pain since the ancient times. Historically, alcohol was used for the reduction of pain during surgeries before the advent of modern anesthetics. In most Hollywood movies, scenes like using […]

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Challenges faced by women during recovery from addiction

Challenges faced by women during recovery from addiction

September 21st, 2017 | Rachael

Whitney Houston’s death in February 2012 sent a wave of shock amongst her millions of fans across the globe. After all, the American singer cited as the most awarded female act of all-time by Guinness World Records in 2009 was regarded as one of the most successful singers of her time. However, she failed miserably […]

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Long-term inhalant use may cause brain damage

Long-term inhalant use may cause brain damage

September 14th, 2017 | Rachael

It is quite common to use inhalants in the form of incense, oils, resins, spices and perfumes that have the capability of altering a person’s consciousness.  Most of the people look for a range of euphoric effects, such as hallucinations, exhilaration, excitement, head rush, etc. However, the extended use of inhalants can inflict a number […]

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Alcohol with tobacco preferred over marijuana by young adults

Alcohol with tobacco preferred over marijuana by young adults

September 12th, 2017 | Rachael

People use a drug in combination with another to either heighten intoxication or increase the effect of the substance. Such a practice of mixing more than one drug at one time is commonly known as polydrug use. Sometimes mixing of two or more substances happen quite by chance when people are in an inebriated state […]

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Young consumers of energy drinks at risk for substance abuse later in life, finds study

Young consumers of energy drinks at risk for substance abuse later in life, finds study

August 17th, 2017 | Rachael

Energy drinks, one of the most popular dietary supplements among American teens and young adults, are reported to contain high amounts of caffeine. Previous research shows that long-term consumption of such drinks can have serious side effects, such as palpitations, high blood pressure, nausea and vomiting, among others. Now, a new study suggests that young […]

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What triggers substance abuse among adolescents?

What triggers substance abuse among adolescents?

May 15th, 2017 | Rachael

Various researches in psychology, human development and other fields suggest that early experiences in an individual’s life indicate how he or she will behave and make decisions in the future. This is called a life-course trajectory. For example, adolescents and young adults who abuse drugs find themselves in such a predicament. Past circumstances and events […]

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Importance of good nutrition during detox

Importance of good nutrition during detox

April 26th, 2017 | Rachael

More often than not, individuals who enroll themselves into a specialized treatment facility for detoxification from addictive substances are likely to be malnourished. This stems from their dietary deficiency experienced during both addiction and detoxification phases. Individuals with the problem of addiction are more likely to neglect their health by not taking care of their […]

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Gradual tapering of buprenorphine and naloxone spikes abstinence rate among opioid abusers

Gradual tapering of buprenorphine and naloxone spikes abstinence rate among opioid abusers

March 23rd, 2017 | Rachael

Scientists and health care providers continuously strive toward determining the ways to boost recovery rates among people addicted to a substance or engaged in some form of substance abuse. Due to the high relapse rates for addiction, it can become exceedingly difficult to determine whether people enrolled in recovery programs for substance abuse will successfully […]

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