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Pre-Natal Exposure to Meth Can Cause Malformations In The Brain

For a while now, researchers have known that prenatal exposure to drug abuse can be quite harmful to the brain of a fetus. But, going by the results of a new study, prenatal usage of methamphetamine can impair the fetal brain worse than prenatal alcohol exposure. Published in a recent issue of the Journal of […]




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5 Myths Associated With Prescription Drugs

When it comes to prescription drugs, it is best to follow the facts and not get swayed by myths. So, the next time you intend to use prescription drugs, you should clearly be able to differentiate between fact and fiction. Here are a few big myths about prescription drugs that you shouldn’t believe. 1) Myth: […]




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Why Only Some People Succumb To Addiction

Not everyone who uses substances like alcohol becomes an addict.  This is an anomaly and has been a matter of scientific research for quite some time now. Experts found that if the same substance is given to two people and they both react differently then this is most likely due to the variation in their […]




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Seeking Help For Addiction is a Courageous Act

It goes without saying that it takes a lot of courage to admit oneself to having an alcohol or drug abuse problem. People who are able to come to terms with their addiction issue can be content with the fact that they have crossed the first major hurdle. You can ask any recovering or fully […]




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Recovering From Drug or Alcohol Addiction

No one is unscathed from the challenges, stress, interpersonal conflicts and difficulties in life. Some experiences in life may leave us extremely traumatized resulting in the ability to feel happy and appreciate the small gifts of life. In fact, individuals having a long history of abuse or tragic loss often succumb to drug or alcohol […]




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4 Drugs Every Parent Should Know About

Drug usage among teens is on the rise in the US. Parents are having a hard time dealing with this widespread problem prevalent in even the well-respected schools. One of the major issues is the exposure of kids to new and more dangerous kinds of drugs. Here’s a list of some of the new drugs […]




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Getting Rid of Heroin Addiction

Addiction of any kind is bad and not only for the addict but for relatives and loved ones. Among the various types of substance abuse the most common one in the USA is heroin addiction. The drug causes extreme physical dependence and leads to symptoms such as withdrawal.  Today there a variety of effective treatments […]




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Alcohol Abuse: Cutting To The Bones

Doctors and medical practitioners have been warning people about the ill-effects of drinking alcohol for years. In fact, even the drinkers are well aware of the risks. However, once you become addicted it becomes difficult to kick the habit. According to the National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism, one out of every 12 American adults […]




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Drug and Alcohol Addiction

As the percentage of drug abusers and alcoholics in the USA continues to increase, there are only a few rehabilitation centers and facilities offering science and evidence based treatment. Most people struggling with drug abuse have an underlying psychological issue that fuels their abuse of substances. These psychiatric conditions may include: Depression Bi-polar Anxiety Panic […]




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Overcoming Opiate Addiction Successfully

Opiates are mainly used for the treatment of pain. However, opiates are also illegally consumed by people as recreational drugs. The temporary ‘high’ and feeling of overall well-being provided by opiates motivates people to consume them.  Most people who start using opiates fail to realize that opiates are highly addictive and may completely ruin the […]




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