Those with drug addiction history know it can be very difficult to maintain friendships, keep stable jobs or succeed while dealing with addiction. Often the person manages to lose everything he or she values in life. As addiction takes over, every other area of life deteriorates. Another...
Since the death of acclaimed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in February, a nationwide spotlight has been placed upon heroin addiction and its growing popularity. According to the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, rates of heroin abuse in the US have increased significantly, as...
Reactive attachment disorder in children is often caused by neglect or abuse. Parents who are struggling with addiction may have difficulty dedicating the time and effort necessary to provide a loving and nurturing environment for their children. Addiction leads to an obsession with...
Temazepam, also known as Restoril, is typically prescribed to counter insomnia. There is a growing concern with prescription drug addiction, and there is a great potential for Restoril abuse for prescription and illicit users alike. Many people believe it is safe to abuse prescription...
Greater understanding of addiction is needed, especially when it comes to misconceptions surrounding drug overdose. The international community, including organizations such as the United Nations and the World Health Organization, wants to put an end to overdose stigmas and to use...
Substance abuse is a large societal problem. Cultural costs include increased crime, violence and family disruption. Health effects are also a large part of the cost of substance abuse. Overdose can be very dangerous and require intense and expensive medical care. Many overdose...
Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant that slows brain activity. The effects of intoxication are linked to this function. After a drink or two a person may feel more relaxed, conversational and humorous, as the part of their brain that manages anxiety, self-control and personal...
Drug addiction changes a person’s thoughts, desires and needs and makes drugs the focus of any user’s attention. This psychological addiction requires treatment, but often the addict simply doesn’t want to get well or can’t find the motivation to take action and get help to stop...
Drug overdose can be accidental or intentional, but is always brought on by some act of abuse, such as the following situations: Not following the dosage instructions labeled on prescribed medication Mixing or combining drugs Using drugs and alcohol simultaneously Taking larger or more...
Alcohol poisoning brings with it both life-threatening danger and the potential for legal problems, especially if the person affected by the alcohol overdose has violated underage drinking laws. If you are hiding an overdose in a family member in order to protect him or her from legal...