Detox can be unpleasant and painful. However, with the use of IV-based therapy, this process is now more comfortable and can lead to a greater possibility of permanent recovery.
Holistic activities such as yoga, meditation, and even gardening can help release mental tension that will, in turn, make you feel better physically.
Can working long hours put one at greater risk for alcohol abuse? While overworking can lead to harmful health problems such as heart disease and depression, it is not known whether there is a direct link between overworking and alcohol abuse.
Liver Cirrhosis is a condition that often happens with alcohol abuse when scar tissue forms as the damaged liver tries to heal itself. Change of diet coupled and the help of a primary care physician are recommended.
A study shows a correlation between released prisoners and their high death rates are attributed to drug use once out of prison. It is believed that treatment for prisoners during and after incarceration could help reduce these rates.
Video Gaming and many other games, although on the surface seem harmless, can lead to dangerous addictions based on the intrinsic way human beings are wired with a positive and negative reinforcement system.
A high functioning alcoholic gives the appearance of living a normal life – but unseen to the outside world – is a person suffering from many of the symptoms of alcoholism such as dependence, withdrawal, and misuse.
Studies conducted by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) revealed that on average, alcohol and marijuana use begins as early as ages 12, and 14, respectively. This raises the question of the provocation for such early drug abuse.
While cocaine and crack used to be more widely used, today stimulant drugs seem to be the leader in the “most abused” category. We also see improvement on how some states such as California prosecute and punish drug offenders.
Prescription drugs should be used for their desired purpose but in the event of misuse, or abuse, the results could be devastating.