A person is diagnosed as addicted when he or she is no longer able to function without consuming the desired substance. Drug abuse and dependence is among the most destructive of conditions, affecting individuals, families, and even entire communities.
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It’s a lot easier to tell when a child may have ADHD. An adult, on the other hand, exhibits far less diagnosable symptoms. Thus, many adults suffer from ADHD and may not even be aware of it. According to Health.com, about 4% of adults have ADHD, and research suggests that 1-5% of adults with ADHD […]
Alcoholics tend to be the last to understand that they have a problem because they cannot observe their behavior from an outside perspective. It’s difficult to determine when that extra glass is just an extension of “happy time” or when it already signals alcohol dependency and the need to seek therapy from a San Diego […]
Alcoholics and drug addicts often reach a point where they become destructive not only toward others, but to themselves as well. Addictive behavior only allows an individual to sink deeper into the hole that they built for themselves, oftentimes pulling others along with them. To loved ones, the self-destructive behavior leads to a time of […]
Your son comes home from school and goes directly to his room. You and other family members don’t even notice that he’s already home. He stays there for hours, even prefers to eat his dinner there instead of joining the family at the dinner table like he should. If this is a familiar occurrence in […]
Medical and pharmaceutical specialists develop drugs to cure illnesses, but some people tend to misuse these substances, which cause their irrational and sometimes violent behavior against themselves and others. Instead of becoming healed, the person eventually develops a medical condition called substance or drug abuse disorder. The most addictive, and therefore, the most abused drugs […]
Drug abuse has become a worldwide contagious illness, affecting everyone from individuals to entire communities. Unfortunately, most people still fail to grasp the causes of addiction. One of these is the abuse of over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. Prescription medicine is developed for the main purpose of curing illnesses, but using this in excessive dosages can become […]
Cocaine is a highly addictive illegal drug derived from the leaves of the coca plant. The worst part is that all it takes is to try the drug once to send someone into a pattern of cocaine abuse. Unfortunately, cocaine distribution is rampant, as evidenced by the 14 tons of cocaine seized by law enforcement, […]
When your back aches after sitting in front of your desk all day, taking a painkiller can help relieve your discomfort. Once the pain subsides, there is no need for you to take another pill—and that’s the way it should be. Unfortunately, that scenario isn’t always the case.
Certain drugs are considered dangerous not only due to their addictive nature, but also due to the effects of their long-term use. Many illnesses and disorders are associated with drug abuse. Surely, you don’t want anyone in your family to experience any of these negative effects.
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