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The Consequences of Addictive Thinking Patterns

The Consequences of Addictive Thinking Patterns

Most of your thoughts and beliefs are based on prior experiences and your conclusions about what has happened. Thought patterns start early in life. Many of your views reflect messages from parents, siblings, peers, teachers and other influential people in your life. Addictive thinking patterns are, in fact, distorted thoughts. Your thoughts may be either rational or distorted. Sensible or realistic…

Many Challenges on the Road to Recovery

Many Challenges on the Road to Recovery

The 21st century brought a lot of new factors and challenges for the United States to conquer. There is no doubt whatsoever that drug and alcohol abuse and addiction is one of the top concerns in the country today. In fact, when it comes to the health and the vitality of the American people, drug and alcohol abuse and addiction…

The Long Term Effects of Using Weed

The Long Term Effects of Using Weed

Imagine the world where the youth run wild, driven to madness and manslaughter, attempted murder, reckless driving and even underage abuse and sex. Imagine the world where all of this is happening because every young adult is using weed. Sounds horrifying, right? Well, that was the driving focus of the most famous propaganda film of the last century, “Reefer Madness.”…

Rehabilitation Services: Primary Choices and Options

Rehabilitation Services: Primary Choices and Options

The road to recovery from substance abuse and addiction is a long and often painful one. However, there are a plethora of rehabilitation services available that are designed for the sole purpose of assisting you in your recovery, hopefully making it a little easier along the way. When considering a rehabilitation service, it’s important to look at all of the…

Prescription Drug Abuse Treatment

Prescription Drug Abuse Treatment

Prescription drug abuse is a serious problem in the United States. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 7 million people in the United States reported using prescription drugs for non-medical purposes in 2010. The first step of prescription substance abuse treatment is to recognize you have a problem. Addicts might consider seeking counseling to help recover from prescription…

What You Need to Know About Meth Abuse and its Dangers

What You Need to Know About Meth Abuse and its Dangers

Meth abuse in the United States is gaining popularity once again. It may pay us to refresh our memories about the many dangers of this drug. Methamphetamine floods the brain’s limbic system with up to 10 times the body’s maximum level of dopamine, drowning the brain in pleasure and euphoria. Norepinephrine cascades through the mind, inducing alertness and anti-fatigue. Ingesting…

Dangers of Meth Labs: The Hidden Risks of Meth Production

Dangers of Meth Labs: The Hidden Risks of Meth Production

Shows such as Breaking Bad present a clean, sanitized image of methamphetamine production. The labs in which Walter White works are a scientist’s dream come true. However, the reality of the situation is that much of the meth produced in the United States is made under hazardous and unsanitary conditions. Since meth can be produced efficiently on a small scale,…

Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse

Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse

The abuse of prescription drugs is so prevalent in our society that it would not be an exaggeration to refer to it as an epidemic. Adverse results of prescription substance abuse are seen in every social, economic, racial and national group in the country. Prescription drug abuse knows no age limit. This fact can be considered by the report published…