Substance Abuse

Effects of cocaine use

October 07, 2019

Effects of cocaine use

Addiction Substance Abuse

Most people know that cocaine use is a bad idea, however, a lot of them may not know exactly why. While cocaine was originally developed as a painkiller, nowadays it is used as an addictive drug identified by multiple street names that can be snorted, ingested, and/or injected in an effort to gain a fast-acting…

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Pulmonary complications of using heroin

October 04, 2019

Pulmonary complications of using heroin

Addiction Substance Abuse

Heroin is a synthetic opioid which is 2 to 4 times more potent than morphine. Because of heroin’s remarkable ability to dull pain, some people who chronically use the drug might not notice when they become ill due to excessive use. When people hear about sicknesses associated with heroin, most people think about human immunodeficiency…

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September 17, 2019

‘Rethinking Positive Thinking’ guides mental health, substance abuse patients back to optimism

Addiction Mental Health Substance Abuse

How many times have we heard the phrase “think positively?” The power of positive thinking is endorsed by motivational speakers, religious leaders, teachers, as well as our parents. If we think positively, good things will eventually happen to us. This belief was further examined by Gabrielle Oettingen, a professor of psychology at New York University and the University of Hamburg. Her research resulted in…

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Dangers of polysubstance abuse

September 13, 2019

Dangers of polysubstance abuse

Addiction Substance Abuse

Substance abuse carries with it a number of health risks, both at a physical and psychological level. Yet when one ingests more than one controlled substance at the same time, there is consequently an even greater risk to their wellbeing. This can include a heightened likelihood for an overdose, as the combinations of certain mind–altering substances may cause less predictable responses. While…

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September 12, 2019

NAD therapy and addiction treatment

Addiction Substance Abuse

The number of people dealing with substance use disorder (SUD) in the U.S. is staggering. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), in 2017, 19.7 million American individuals aged 12 years or older struggled with an SUD. Therefore, it is pertinent that people dealing with addiction receive timely and appropriate treatment….

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