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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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Good parenting helpful in curbing substance abuse among teens

Good parenting helpful in curbing substance abuse among teens

July 25th, 2017 | Rachael

Teen years are marked by a lot of biological, physical, mental and emotional changes. Adolescents undergo academic stress, peer pressure, mood fluctuations, tussles with parents, fear of acceptance, and changing desires and needs. They are also highly vulnerable to the risk of substance abuse and addiction. Since the brain is still developing, it impacts their […]

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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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Recovery from substance abuse can lead to addiction replacements

Recovery from substance abuse can lead to addiction replacements

March 20th, 2017 | Rachael

Addiction is a disease and though it is viewed as a craving or dependency on a physical substance, the relationship shared between the user and a substance has detrimental effects on physical, psychological and emotional health. The act of self-medication or attempts to get a high turn into an addiction over time and gives individuals […]

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Wilderness therapy expedites recovery from substance abuse

Wilderness therapy expedites recovery from substance abuse

February 3rd, 2017 | Rachael

The tonic of wilderness is essential to fight away any confusion, diseases or stress, as it holds answers and solutions for most of the problems. As a result, many medical practitioners are nowadays more inclined upon making experiential therapies an integral part of recovery treatment. Of the many alternative therapies, wilderness therapy, which as the […]

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Coping with meth withdrawal symptoms during detox

Coping with meth withdrawal symptoms during detox

January 25th, 2017 | Rachael

Methamphetamine or crystal meth belongs to a stimulant class of narcotic substances. It is an extremely powerful drug that acts on the central nervous system (CNS) and causes significant damage to the brain and body functions. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), meth can devastatingly interfere with functions of neurotransmitter dopamine in […]

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