Hair Drug Testing

During the last 20 years, both schools and employers have regularly implemented drug testing. Urine tests are usually the most common form of screening; however, many people have devised methods to beat these tests and created products used to make the appearance of the drugs. Synthetic urine and masking chemicals are widely available, and they can be effective in blocking even the most severe cases of drug abuse. Because of this growing market, many employers have chosen to use hair follicle drug testing instead. Hair drug testing costs much more than sweat, saliva or urine tests. However, the benefits often far outweigh the costs. Employers find hair follicle drug testing to be less invasive and it can often detect drugs …

How To Conquer Caterpillars

Butterflies, especially the colourfully marked types are very pretty to watch as the undulate through the summer breezes but there are certain varieties that can cause losses in your vegetable garden. The cabbage white butterfly The main culprit is the cabbage white butterfly which is mostly attracted to a chemical emitted from the leaves of brassicas. The brassica group covers such vegetables as cabbage, brussel sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower. The butterfly lands on these plants and in itself is harmless but the eggs it deposits are the problem, or what eventually emerges from these eggs. Emerging quite soon after are the dreaded caterpillars which are hairy and about 3 to 4 cm long. Caterpillars Caterpillars are the larvae or the …

Drug tests and detox tips

Rick never expected he would wind up with the problem of prescription drug abuse. He was a high school athlete, graduated college with honors, moved to Florida and was working successfully in his chosen career path. However, like many Americans, Rick found himself addicted to painkillers after being injured in an auto accident. After the accident, Rick was some time recovering. He was taking his medication and attending physical therapy like a good patient. The next thing he knew, his doctor cut off the prescription. That’s when Rick discovered his prescription drug addiction. Teen drug abuse is at an all time high, but not in the same way that most people might assume. Parents are accustomed to hearing about teens …

Diet Pills – The Answer Or Not?

So if diet pills work and I am overweight, why shouldn’t I use them to get myself back to where I want to be? The truth is that we live in an obese society. With that being the case, then it stands to reason that the business of losing weight is big. We are all busy, so we want the easy way out, the quick fix, and to lose those extra pounds without having to disrupt our busy lives. Diet pills seem to be an easy answer, so why not give them a try? Well there are actually two big reasons: harmful side effects and addiction (physical and emotional). The biggest reason that the dangers on diet pills exist is …

How Antidepressant Drugs Work & Effect Us?

While not necessarily addictive, antidepressant drugs can cause serious side effects that lead to erratic behavior. Such side effects create a dangerous situation in the workplace, the home, while driving and in many other instances. Those antidepressant drugs of particular concern are tricyclic antidepressants. Amitriptyline is an antidepressant drug that goes by the brand name Limbitrol. Nortriptyline is also a part of the tricyclic antidepressant family and is prescribed as Aventyl and Pamelor. Doxepin is used to treat both depression and anxiety and can be found under the names Adapin and Sinequan. Desipramine is sometimes also prescribed to treat eating disorders and withdrawal symptoms from cocaine addiction. It is sold under the name brands Norpramin and Pertofrane. How Do Tricyclic …

Bulk Forming Drugstore Laxatives Can Harm You

There are five basic types of drugstore laxatives you should be aware of. Some of these laxatives can be dangerous to use. In addition, some of these laxatives are combinations of these five types, which are designed to create an effective constipation product. In making this combination, a product is created that can be even more dangerous to your health. The five types of drugstore laxatives are: · Bulk Forming Laxatives – (clears constipation in 1-3 days) · Stool Softening Laxatives – Emollients – (works in 1-4 days) · Lubricant Laxatives – (works in 5- 9 hours) · Osmotic or Saline Chemical Laxatives – (works 1- 3 hours) · Stimulant Laxatives – (works in 6 – 24 hours) If you …

A New Definition Of Drug And Alcohol Addiction And Treatment – Substance Abuse Has No Societal Boundaries

An addict is not considered an addict just because he drinks and drugs too much, nor because his life spirals downwards because of drugs. These are just predictable symptoms of the progressive disease. Perhaps if we had a new definition for addiction, it would not be so difficult to accept that individuals may be suffering from a disease that will eventually destroy their lives. We have all heard that addiction is a disease, but how do we truly feel about this issue? When you hear the word “addict”, do you think of a junkie, crack addict, prostitute, or a homeless person who begs for money on a street corner? When you here the word addict, do you think of a …

Breast Enlargement Pills: Should You Take Them?

A lot of women are embarrassed because they have small breasts, and often they feel nervously ashamed when it’s time to wear a bathing suit, or conscious when they see the plunging necklines on other women’s evening dresses. Other women who used to have large, full breasts may be dismayed to find them sagging after giving birth. Breast enhancement is one of the most-discussed topics today among women, and include the highly publicized controversy over breast implants. With the health risks and dangerous side effects of implants, not to mention the costs, women have long searched for safe and proven alternatives. These days, a lot of different Internet firms advertise and sell breast enlargement pills. Most of them claim that …

Drug-Free Ways to Treat and Heal Insomnia

Insomnia is a very important problem because one-third of the population has symptoms of insomnia. There are three different types of insomnia. These are transient, acute, or chronic insomnia. Transient insomnia lasts only a few nights to a few weeks. This is often the result of jet lag, medication side effects, caffeine, transient stress. Acute insomnia lasts over a period no longer than six months, no shorter than 3 weeks. Chronic insomnia occurs nearly every night for a period of a month or longer. You can heal insomnia naturally without resorting to sleeping pills by developing these simple habits: Basic Sleep Hygiene: – Exercise at night.Insomnia is often caused by too much stress. Doing exercise at night makes blood to …

Drug Addiction Facts

The facts about drug addiction can be scary. They can be intimidating, and they can be all too real for those who are dealing with a drug addiction. Drug addiction is actually quite a complex disease that affects a person both physically and psychologically. Drug addiction is characterized by an uncontrollable craving for a drug and the inability to keep from using that drug. Whether your drug of choice is marijuana, nicotine, alcohol, or something stronger like heroin or cocaine, it takes control of your life making it impossible for you to live without it. The fact is that you have a physical dependence on the drug and when it is taken away from you – meaning if you don’t …