Drug Addiction And Withdrawal Symptoms

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An addict is a person who has an uncontrollable compulsion to repeat a behavior regardless of its negative consequence. There are many drugs that can lead to a condition recognized as addiction. The common symptoms are a craving for more of the drug, increased psychological tolerance to exposure, and withdrawal symptoms in the absence of […]


The Effects Of Methamphetamine As An Addictive Substance

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There are many myths and/or justification for taking all mind-altering substances and the use of methamphetamine, (meth, crank, crystal, speed, etc.) certainly has its share. Probably the most detrimental myth about his drug is the idea that it is not addictive.Users of this drug will equate it to a potent caffeine-type substance, and in some […]


A New Definition Of Drug And Alcohol Addiction And Treatment Substance Abuse Has No Societal Boundaries

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An addict is not considered an addict just because he drinks and drugs too much, nor because his life spirals downwards because of drugs. These are just predictable symptoms of the progressive disease. Perhaps if we had a new definition for addiction, it would not be so difficult to accept that individuals may be suffering […]


Overcoming Addictions

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There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding the reasons why addictions occur. Some believe that substances in themselves are not addictive, that it is the bodies chemical reaction to the substance to which the individual is addicted. This claim could certainly seem plausible when considering gambling or shopping addictions. There is no foreign chemical entering […]


Nicotine In Cigarettes Addictive Or Not

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The debate continues between medical experts and rehabilitation specialists as to whether or not nicotine in cigarettes is actually an addictive substance. Many people are unaware of the hotly debated topic of nicotine as a n addictive substance. Some experts claim the substance is ‘only’ a psychological addiction, while other specialists claim it is in […]


Drug Addiction Chemical Dependency

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Drug addiction or chemical dependency involves regular taking of psychoactive drugs to the point where the user does not have any effective choice with him. The addictive nature of drugs varies from substance to substance and from individual to individual. Often drugs like codeine and alcohol typically require more exposures to addict their users than […]


Free Online Games Solving Puzzles Can Sharpen The Mind

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Online games have been under fire for some months now as addictive. The facts are different. Some games are surely addictive, but benefits far outweigh the negatives. For example there is a big range of puzzle games available free online. Can puzzles be addictive? Can puzzles spoil children? Let us look at the benefits of […]