Addiction changes multiple aspects of a person’s life, including their physical, emotional, and social health. In particular, it can make an addict physically dependent on his drug of choice. The following information on the addictive process can help to explain why extricating oneself from... Continue reading →
Drug and alcohol abuse is often approached with a dual-diagnosis strategy to address both addiction and mental health disorders. This method is highly successful for long-term treatment, because drug use and mental health problems are closely intertwined. Here is a closer look at this complex... Continue reading →
Alcoholism may be fueled by a number of emotional or mental problems, but some people tend to have more addictive personalities. Evidence for this has been seen in patients of gastric bypass surgery.
As this video explains, the difficulties following surgery may lead patients to consume... Continue reading →
The United States is facing a drug epidemic among female Americans. This video reports on how prescription drugs are contributing to a skyrocketing rate of medication overdoses.
Studies indicate that women are vulnerable to prescription drug overdoses for several reasons. First, women are... Continue reading →
The face of addiction can be seen in all demographics and socioeconomic groups. As this video explains, even those in the military can succumb to chemical dependency.
Members of the military may not abuse street drugs such as heroin and cocaine, but statistics indicate that approximately... Continue reading →
Does someone you love suffer from addiction? Knowing what this term means can help you find out. This video explains the central tenets of addiction.
For a person to have a chemical addiction, he must exhibit a high tolerance for a drug. Tolerance refers to how much of a given chemical a... Continue reading →
Make no mistake—prescription drug abuse can be dangerous and deadly. This video reports on how prescription drug abuse can ruin the lives of those who suffer from it as well as their loved ones.
Prescription drug abuse has surged. Central to this epidemic is how easy it is for individuals... Continue reading →
Meth is a devastating drug that has both long-term health effects and the potential for serious legal consequences. You can get a glimpse at how deeply and permanently meth can affect a person’s life by watching this video.
In the clip, two meth addicts talk about how using the drug again... Continue reading →
The passing of actor Cory Monteith due to heroin complications has generated interest in the problem of heroin usage in the United States. This video reports on the increasing number of people who abuse this drug.
In 2002, studies indicated that approximately 400,000 Americans had used... Continue reading →
Addiction can evolve from a number of circumstances, but a common thread runs through each instance of it: the non-prescribed usage of a drug. This video explains situations that can give rise to addiction.
Some individuals become addicted to medications originally given to address a... Continue reading →