Stopping Addictions

Drug Addiction


The first step to recovery is acknowledging that substance use is a major issue in the person's life which has a negative impact on the quality of life. It can be caused by problems at school, work, social, recreational or other important areas of function.
According to the 2016 Monitoring the Future study, an annual survey commissioned through the National Institute on Drug Abuse the use of cocaine decreased among 10th and 12th grade students from 2013 to 2016. However it was found that the National Survey on Drug Use and Health revealed that there were 1.5 million cocaine users who were 12 or older the year 2014. The high associated with the use of cocaine will begin to take effect and last for as long as an hour in a single dose. The people who use the drug feel alert, energetic, talkative, and hypersensitive to light, sound and even touch. A large amount of the drug can result in erratic behavior and cardiovascular irregularities such as heart attacks and death. The combination of alcohol and cocaine is particularly dangerous. The two substances combine to create cocaethylene. This can increase and intensify the effects of cocaine and alcohol in the body.

ADDICTION & RECOVERY —

6 Treatments For Addiction That Are Proven Successful


A person with an addictive condition requires treatment. Most people will require treatment that could last for the rest of their lives. They will need to abstain from the substance for the rest of their lives, which can be difficult. Treatment plans for addiction disorders can change frequently to accommodate the requirements of the patient.
Paints, markers, spray paints, glue, cleaning fluids -All of them belong to the category of drugs called inhalants. The high that is derived from the use of these volatile substances is psychologically active (mind-altering). When combined with alcohol, inhalants could create dangerously low blood pressure and, over the long-term, can cause liver and kidney damage as well as nerve damage, impairment of brain function and an increased risk of developing pneumonia that could cause death if not appropriately treated.