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The Allure of Drug Addiction

The effects a cocaine user feels appear almost immediately after a single dose. The “problem”, however, is that they disappear within minutes or hours resulting in the user wanting more in a fairly short space of time. In small doses,…

Spotting Cocaine Addiction

Addiction is a nasty word that many people find very difficult to confront. Usually it is because they are addicted or they know or suspect a loved one of being caught in the trap of addiction. It is not always…

Resolving Drug Addiction Easily

The word ‘cocaine’ refers to the drug in a powder form as well as a crystal form, which is smoked. It comes from the cocoa plant and, next to methamphetamine, creates the greatest psychological dependence of any drug. In the…

Recovery From Addictions: Part 1

(This is Part 1 of a 5-part series on addiction). Just about everyone in our society is addicted to something. Addictions can take many forms: SUBSTANCE ADDICTIONS: addiction to alcohol, recreational drugs, prescription meds, caffeine, nicotine, food, sugar, carbohydrates. PROCESS…

Pathological Gambling and Poly-Behavioral Addiction

What Happens in Vegas (losing) – Stays in Vegas (your money) Recently, I visited Atlantic City for a family reunion and while driving on the Atlantic City Express Way I noticed a flashing – neon road sign that read, “You…

Oxycodone Abuse & Addiction & Side Effects & Testing

Oxycodone is a prescription drug that acts as a depressant of the central nervous system. It is a narcotic, much like Vicodin and morphine and is used to treat moderate to severe pain like that caused by fractures, arthritis, childbirth…

Fighting Withdrawal: Methadone Abuse & Addiction & Testing

Methadone is a prescription medication that is used to treat severe pain. It also helps those addicted to heroin to cease their use of the drug without experiencing horrendous withdrawal symptoms. Since heroin causes an excess of dopamine to be…

Dealing With Addiction In The Family

Dealing with addicted family members is always a big challenge. There are some important issues to explore when someone you love is harming themselves. ARE YOU CONTRIBUTING TO THE PROBLEM? People use various addictions to avoid their painful feelings, especially…

Chewing Tobacco - How To Stop The Addiction

If you think smokeless tobacco is “up to snuff” and harmless, think again. Whatever you like to call it – spitting, dipping or chewing – it is every bit as harmful as smoking. The majority of medical researchers judge more…

Addiction Treatment Centers Using Experiential Therapies

Life is experience. Substance dependence overtakes a person’s ability to make her own decisions to experience life, and life is no longer actively participated in. Therefore, in overcoming addiction, it is vital to learn to re-experience life. This lesson helps…