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Drug Addiction

When You Need Help for Addiction

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Most addicts will try several different ways to get help for addiction. This is because they know they need help. They know they need to reclaim their lives from the grips of their addiction. As an addict you can probably relate to this. After all, it’s easy to fall back in to your old self-destructive habits. It’s really hard to stay sober though.

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A Look at the Psychedelic Drug LSD

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Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD, a.k.a. acid) is an illegal hallucinogenic or psychedelic drug. It’s in the same class as drugs like phencyclidine (PCP) and magic mushrooms. They bring about an affect that’s similar to actual psychosis. You may not experience this the first time you use LSD. However, with the more you use this drug, the more it will happen. You’re more likely to have your perspective and personality completely changed. Nevertheless, many people still use them illegally to derive a high today. This is especially true in certain types of illegal psychotherapy and meditation.

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Cocaine Use Today

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Cocaine (a.k.a. coke) is an addictive drug. It can come from the cocoa plant or be prepared synthetically. Either way, it’s a strong, illegal stimulant that was originally used medicinally as a local anesthetic. Today, cocaine use is done on a recreational basis by snorting, inhaling, or smoking the drug. Sometimes it’s turned into a solution that’s injected into your veins.

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Drug Abuse and Your Brain

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Drug abuse and your brain are strongly linked. This is because of the affects drug addiction take on you physically. Research has actually shown that addiction is a disease of the brain. It isn’t a moral weakness or character flaw. However, it’s understandable why people see it this way. After all, the initial choice to use drugs is voluntary. It’s the repeated use that changes your brain’s structure. Read More

The Benefits of Being Drug-Free

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Drugs aren’t only addictive, they’re also very problematic today. They can cause physical effects on your body – including damaging your brain, heart, and organs. Beyond that you’ll also lose your ability to concentrate. You won’t be able to think clearly or make wise decisions. Of course, these are only a few of the reasons being drug-free is so important.

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Using the Easter Holiday to Start My Life Anew

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My addiction was spiraling out of control, so I know that I needed to start my life anew. The choices I made were making me sink like I was standing in quicksand. If I didn’t do something soon, I was going to drown. How much of each drug I used was quickly growing, and getting to where it was hard to control. The drugs had more control over my life than I did. Accepting this was terrifying, especially since I didn’t know what to do. When my sister offered to help me pay for luxury rehab, I jumped at the chance. She went through it before, and knew it would help. I’m so glad she made that offer.

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Prescription Drug Abuse in Seniors

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Today many people are taking more than their allotted dosage of their prescription painkillers. This is a serious worldwide concern with crippling long-term effects. Unfortunately, it isn’t only effecting young adults. Prescription drug abuse in seniors is also a serious issue but they often go unnoticed. Nevertheless, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) discovered surprising statistics. They found Americans 65-years-old and over account for one-third of the money spent on prescriptions.

There are many physical, psychological and social factors at work here. Some of the most common reasons include serious injuries, chronic pain, insomnia, and depression.

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What a Failed Drug Test Means

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Drug tests are often given as part of a pre-employment screening. As such, they can really make the difference between whether you get the job or not. Of course, random drug tests are also given once you’re employed. These will determine if you remain employed by the company. Clearly, you can see why a failed drug test could be a major concern here.

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