Most Heroin Addiction Programs use Further Drugs

Heroin addiction is one of the most alarming of all the addictions and the reasons why people start off on this road, which is a road to hell, are many. Addiction can start with something as simple as using it as a painkiller like morphine – an opiate. Many cough medicines contain methadone, which is a synthetic opiate. These can be very addictive and one can often see addicts buying up cough medicine as a solution to their inability to obtain heroin. As one of it’s main functions is as a painkiller, the reason people want to continue with this drug is that it numbs the senses, including the heroin addict’s emotions. A further problem is that, once started on …

Drugs And Alcohol Are Not The Answers To Your Problems

Using drugs and alcohol are not the answers to your problems. They might make you feel better for a while but sooner or later you will have to face your fears and anxieties. In the meantime, here are some reasons why drugs and alcohol are not the answers to your problems. They are dangerous to your health. People die from using drugs and abusing alcohol. They do nothing for your short term or long-term health. Regardless of what you think, drugs and alcohol do nothing but add more problems. Avoiding your fears and your problems are not the answers. Eventually, you will have no choice but to confront your fears and stresses. Save yourself the time and heartache and confront …

Drug addiction is classified as a physical or psychological dependence on a drug.

It can be both. Addiction can occur with drugs as common as aspirin or as insidious as amphetamines, cocaine or heroin. Some people are genetically wired for addiction, while others need several exposures to a substance to become addicted. Very few substances are considered non-addictive, because psychological dependency can occur at any time. For some people, drug addiction is a way of life that will never stop. For others, they have the potential of quitting at any time. Psychological dependency occurs when the user becomes emotionally attached to the substance. Without it, they may feel strong “comfort cravings”, which do not alleviate any pains and provide little, if any physical pleasure. Physical dependency, on the other hand, happens when 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 …

Finding Treatment With Drug Detox

There are two types of people when it comes to drug detox, including those who voluntarily admit themselves because they are tired of the heartbreaking effect that drugs have on their life and there are those who are ordered by a court to attend. Drug detox is sometimes ordered by the court as the result of a conviction related to charges stemming from possession or use of an illegal substance. During a drug detox treatment program, individuals can expect to receive an immediate detoxification at the facility. This process usually lasts 3 to 4 days and immediately removes the availability of drugs. During this period, the body is cleansed and the individual’s immediate craving for their addiction is treated. These …

Drug Rehabilitation – No easy options

Drug Rehabilitation centers provide the essential support that addicts need, if they are to kick their drug habit. Drug rehabilitation is best handled in a residential setting, where the clients have no access with the outside world. Mobile phones, Internet access and phone calls are not allowed. This is to prevent clients arranging illicit supplies and undoing all the good work being done. They are not rest homes and many addicts find the regime unpleasant, but that is only to be expected with any system that deprives them of their daily drug needs. Before sending an addict for treatment you should visit the center and assess for yourself the level of care and treatment provided. Having made a careful decision …

Drug Rehab – The Basics

Drug and alcohol addiction is a disease where the individual suffering will need to detox or enter into rehab to recover. Addiction cannot be cured, so the individual might have craving’s their whole lives, but the addict can still live a happy, healthy life if they abstain from the substance. When substance abuse is stop, there are several withdrawal symptoms that occur, ranging from mild to severe, depending on the individual and the substance. Withdrawal from a chemical may be done at home or in a hospital, but should always been done under medical supervision, as detoxification from a chemical is always dangerous. Many individual might want to take the drug just one last time in order to cease the …

Drug Addiction And Withdrawal Symptoms

An addict is a person who has an uncontrollable compulsion to repeat a behavior regardless of its negative consequence. There are many drugs that can lead to a condition recognized as addiction. The common symptoms are a craving for more of the drug, increased psychological tolerance to exposure, and withdrawal symptoms in the absence of the stimulus. A risk of dependency exists in most drugs that directly provide pleasure or relief. There are two types of dependency – physical and psychological. Physical dependency on a substance is defined by the appearance of characteristic withdrawal symptoms when the drug is suddenly discontinued. Opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, alcohol and nicotine are well known addictive drugs known for their ability to induce physical dependence. …

Drug Addiction And Recovery

Several emotional or psychological reasons may drive you into taking drugs. At times it is mere curiosity that propels you to develop an addiction to drugs over time. Drug addiction refers to the compulsive use of psychoactive drugs to such a level at which the user of drugs has no other way out and continues to use it. Though addiction to drugs like opium have been common since historical times it is in recent times that the problem has been exacerbated significantly. This is mainly due to the cultivation of plants yielding drugs, advancements in biochemistry and improvements in means of getting access to drugs. The introduction of purified forms of active biological agents and the synthesis of new substances …

Common Symptoms of Prescription Drug Addiction

There are many common signs that people addicted to prescription drugs often exhibit. Prescription drug addiction symptoms are pretty universal, occurring in most addicts, such as an increased tolerance for the drug, and physical dependence on the drug. Treatment can begin once the symptoms are recognized and the addict realizes that he or she has a problem. Kicking a prescription drug addiction can be difficult and painful, but it is infinitely better than a lifetime wasted on drugs. One of the main signs of a prescription drug addiction is that the user develops an increased tolerance for the drug. This means that the user needs an increased amount of the drug to get the same effects that used to result …

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 …

Latest Drug Abuse Statistics in Young People

This November, there have been several new UK studies released which indicate a frightening trend in the abuse of drugs and alcohol, which affects young people and their safety. One survey of over 8000 young drivers (17-24 years old) carried out by Auto Trader, which is a UK motoring magazine and website, showed a dangerous trend towards driving under the influence of either drink, drugs or both. In today’s binge drinking and drug abuse culture amongst young people it is unfortunately no surprise that as many as 17% of those surveyed admitted regular use of Cannabis (Marijuana), more alarmingly 12% frequently use the dangerous class A drug Cocaine, and 10% revealed regular use of Ecstasy. However, the most considerable risk …

How To Select The Right Drug And Alcohol Rehab Center

A person suffering from an alcohol or drug addiction needs help immediately. Without it, it is highly likely he will continue down a never-ending path of self-destruction that could ultimately lead to death. Unfortunately, drug and alcohol addiction are both extremely difficult to overcome. Therefore, the only way most addicts are able to truly fight the battle against drugs and alcohol is to receive addiction treatment through a reputable drug rehab program. Furthermore, it is essential that the addict find the rehab center that is best suited for him and his personality because if care is not taken to find a program compatible with his needs, a relapse is highly probable. * The Specialty Not all drug rehab centers specialize …

Dangers Of Prescription Drug Addiction

In recent years, we have seen a growing trend, a dangerous trend that has unfortunately, cost people’s lives. While years ago drug addiction was related to street drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine, or heroin, we now see the dangers of prescription drug addiction. In fact, trips to hospital emergency rooms for prescription drug abuse from 2000 to 2002 rose a staggering 56%. Because of the huge problem, a number of new programs have been established to help educate doctors, parents, and even children. Unfortunately, doctors find themselves in a very difficult position, especially when it comes to treating chronic illness. For instance, treating people with painful illnesses such as MS, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, or Arthritis often requires narcotics to keep …

Alcohol and Drug Treatment

You find it everywhere, very often it’s even a sign of “coolness” or a sign of quality life style. But you know… Do you like an occasional beer, or maybe a sip of wine? It’s no big deal in moderation. We all love to kick back with a fine wine or frosty brew. However, too many individuals take this perk to a whole new level. How much alcohol is too much? Well, if you don’t know, then you might want to do a reality check. Don’t make the mistake of becoming complacent with your social life. Too many college kids do this with drinking and partying. Suddenly they’re downing a case a night just to stay satisfied. It’s time to …

Alcohol – Is there a comparison with hard drugs?

Alcohol is addictive. You will find many people who will argue with this statement, but alcohol fits all the definitions of a harmful and addictive drug; 1. You need to take more and more of it to get the same effect 2. Your body becomes physically dependent on alcohol. 3. People die from alcohol abuse An alcoholic is someone who has become physically dependent on alcohol. Alcoholism is permanent, it can not be cured. An ex-alcoholic is simply one who has not had alcohol for a long time. If the “ex”-alcoholic has one drink they are hooked again and have to go through the whole drying out process again. Alcoholism treatment centers allow the alcoholic to live in a supportive …