Anabolic Steroids: A Deadly Addiction

Thinking of anabolic steroids conjures up the image of professional male athletes and bodybuilders.. Steroids are also used by men and women seeking more muscular bodies or performance enhancement in sports and physical activities. Abuse of anabolic steroids has been linked to not only health problems but legal problems as it is illegal to use

Addiction: An Equal Opportunity Disease

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Uncomfortable feelings sometimes cause individuals to look for people, places, and substances to feel better. Wanting to feel better when things are not going well is a natural desire. Self-medicating with substances is a common negative choice to escape unwanted feelings. The excessive constant use of substances can lead to the disease of addiction. The

Detoxification: Just the Beginning of Drug Treatment

Drug detox centers provide the medical staff, 24/7 supervision and facilities necessary for you to detox successfully. Drug withdrawal symptoms can be life-threatening and put extreme physical and psychological stress on your body. Using drugs recreationally or even as prescribed can leave you vulnerable to addiction. Depending on the type and amount of drugs used,

Adderall Addiction – Smart Drugs Not the Smart Choice

Adderall is appropriately prescribed for people suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) and attention deficit disorder(ADD). Adderall contains the stimulant amphetamine which helps those with ADHD concentrate and focus. While many who take the drug function better, others do not like how the medication makes them feel. Adderall is a Schedule II class drug because

Climbing Out of the Depths of Addiction

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Society looks at the lives of Hollywood actors with awe. You might imagine star-studded parties, red carpets and working on incredible films to be a wonderful part of these stars’ everyday lives. However, some actors don’t revel in the limelight and have trouble dealing with the lifestyle. For actor Wes Bentley, fame and fortune were

5 Steps Toward Alcohol Addiction Recovery

If you are an alcoholic, then you know the destruction that alcohol causes in your life. Your relationships have suffered, your job performance has declined and your financial situation went downhill. Even if you have tried to stop drinking, you physically can’t because of the pain and danger of alcohol withdrawal. So what are you

5 Deadly Drug Combos

You imagine that taking medication as prescribed is safe but even that can be a hazard. When you start combining medications with alcohol, you run the risk of serious health issues and even death. So before you start taking these deadly cocktails, find out what can happen to you if you chase these highs. It

What is a Relapse Prevention Plan?

Getting sober is a monumental first step, but what happens after rehab? One of the biggest fears going into addiction treatment is the prospect of facing life sober. Those fears aren’t entirely unfounded. According to statistics, 60 percent of relapses occur within the first six months of sobriety. Through a combination of therapy, peer support, and introspection,