Addiction: Alcohol, Drugs, Smoking

Cocaine, Crack Abuse – Addiction Signs, Overdose Side Effects

What Is Cocaine? Cocaine is a powerful and addictive brain stimulant. It is a popular recreational drug, but illegal in US and most other countries. Naturally appearing cocaine is an alkaloid benzoylmethylecgonine, extracted from the leaves of a coca plant, mostly raised in South American countries Bolivia, Columbia and >> Read More ...

Nicotine Addiction, Effects, Toxicity, Poisoning

Nicotine is a highly addictive substance, which when smoked through cigarettes or administered by other means, can result in a substance dependence (nicotine addiction). Nicotine itself has harmful effects in the body but it is the method of administration that is at times more detrimental to one’s health. The health >> Read More ...

Pain Pill Addiction Treatment

Pain pill addiction is an innocuous attempt for the simple goal of leading a pain free life. However, it can have grave consequences even summing up to one’s death. Hence, it is very important that we take some of the few steps in understand why it occurs and how it can be prevented or >> Read More ...

Pain Pill Addiction Can Have Serious Side Effects

Pain Pill Addiction or Pain killer abuse is a very common occurrence among orthopedic patients. These patients generally belong to the elderly age group and have chronic diseases, like arthritis, back pain, and so on; for which they cannot find a permanent cure. They tend to assume that taking painkiller pills is the only >> Read More ...

Drug (Medication), Supplement and Home Remedy

What Is a Drug? Broadly speaking, a drug is any substance other than food intended to affect the structure or any function of the body (1). Drug As a Medication According to the United States Federal Drug Agency (FDA), a drug is an article (substance) intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation (lessening), >> Read More ...

Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment – Alcohol Detox

Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease that requires a multi-pronged approach to treatment. Unlike other medical diseases, alcoholism is not only a physiological disease but has psychological and social contributing factors. Therefore alcohol treatment has to target all aspects of the alcoholic’s physical, >> Read More ...

Treating Alcoholism – Alcohol Withdrawal Signs & Symptoms

Alcohol withdrawal sign and symptoms may vary depending on the level of alcohol dependence. Withdrawal symptoms may not be present in every case of alcohol addiction and is usually not present in alcohol abusers and binge drinkers. Alcohol withdrawal sign and symptoms may last between 7 to 10 days during the alcohol detox >> Read More ...

Alcoholism – Alcohol Addiction & Alcohol Abuse

Alcoholism is not a clearly defined condition as the presentation differs among alcohol users. From alcohol abuse to alcohol addiction, the broad term of ‘alcoholism’ depends on the extent that alcohol usage is affecting a person’s health and social functioning. Definition of Alcoholism Alcoholism is a >> Read More ...
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