Vicodin Drug Addiction

Many people have found themselves struggling with an addiction to the prescription drug Vicodin. Prescribed as a pain reliever, Vicodin is one of the most commonly abused prescription drugs because they do not take it exactly as the doctor intended it to be taken. When used according to instructions, it can be a very effective analgesic to help relieve pain. Prolonged use of Vicodin can lead to addiction because the body builds up a tolerance to the drug requiring more and more in order to produce the same effect. It takes over the brain’s normal pleasure and motivational systems making the need for the drug become priority. Vicodin produces a euphoric feeling relaxing both the body and the mind. People …

Coping With Drug Addiction In Your Family

Drug Addiction doesn’t happen overnight for the person abusing the drug. Often, families never see it coming. When someone you love begins their long journey down the road of drug addiction, it is a path that seems to have more twists and turns than a rollercoaster. The ups and downs occur every day and seem to be never ending. As a family, you start to doubt anything the family member has ever told you. If anything in your home was ever missing, you suspect they took it. If they go to the bathroom, you think they are doing drugs. There is absolutely no trust whatsoever and you begin to fear there never will be. You talk to people about help …

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 short-term, cocaine causes a short-lived intense high that is immediately followed by intense feelings of depression, edginess and a craving for more of the drug. Users often don’t eat or sleep properly and can experience greatly increased heart rate, muscle spasms and convulsions. Cocaine users can get paranoid, angry, hostile and anxious, even when they’re not “high”. Some of the long-term effects, in addition to those listed above, can cause irritability, mood disturbances, restlessness, paranoia and auditory hallucinations. Tolerance to …

Talking to Your Kids About Drugs: Why and How to Get the Dialogue Going

When you are a parent, there are many things to worry about. Keeping your kids safe is at the top of the list. First, you worry about the pacifier your infant dropped on the floor—so you pick it up and wash it with soap and water. Next, your toddler isn’t eating enough vegetables, so you do your best to hide some veggies in his meat loaf. Then, you bite your nails as your second grader scales the tallest tree in the yard. You want to run and catch him when he starts to slip, but you see that he’s beaming with excitement, so you stay watchful and quiet—careful not to spoil his fun. As the kids grow older, the dangers …