Addiction Recovery – Alcohol Abuse Alcohol addiction refers to the uncontrolled consumption of alcohol. In many cases, alcohol consumption leads to impulsive behavior and it has negative effects on health and personal relationships. Alcohol addiction is difficult to overcome. It is a neurological disorder that affects the liver, heart, and nervous system. Some people with
An Online Guide to Nicotine Withdrawal
An Online Guide to Nicotine Withdrawal Nicotine is a toxic, oily liquid that is the main ingredient in tobacco leaves. Tobacco is ingested into the body by smoking, chewing, or sniffing; yet the most common way is through smoking cigarettes. Other ways include smoking pipes, chewing tobacco, and nasal tobacco. Nicotine is highly addictive and
Extreme Drinking: Creative and Dangerous Buzz
According to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about 10 million Americans between the ages 12-20 report current alcohol consumption, and the number continues to rise. Teens are finding new ways to drink without getting caught. One New York teacher received a lesson on a new trend from her students. Some of
Effect of Drugs on Neurotransmitters and the Brain
The brain is an amazing, finely tuned organ as it is delicate and durable simultaneously. The brain is able to withstand a great deal of abuse and still find a way to balance the body’s functions, but with a constant onslaught of toxins, the brain’s ability to rebound is diminished. While the capacity to
Dual Diagnosis: It’s Not Just About the Drinking
Sometimes we drink to forget our problems, or to make us feel relaxed, to make us feel happy. Have you ever wondered why those feelings of nervousness or sadness are there? Sometimes we can’t shake those feelings off and we self-medicate with alcohol. Well, this could mean that there is something else going on inside
Drinking While Driving and Fatal Car Crashes
Before the mid-1990s, the odds of an underage drinker involved in a fatal car crash were heavily stacked against young males at any blood alcohol level. New statistics reveal that since 1996, the gender gap has almost closed. There are two new realities revealed in the statistics. First, fatal accidents among underage male drunk drivers
Designer Drug “Smiles” Brings Devastation
So what exactly is Smiles and what does it do? Smiles is part of the 2C family of drugs that causes psychedelic effects much like LSD. It causes hallucinations and a euphoric sensation that can last up to eight hours. You can buy it in tablet, blotter paper or in powder form. The drug is
College Students, Alcohol and Red Solo Cups
Whether nestled in a small town or in a big city, alcohol is present on many college campuses across the country. It seems that attending college parties is a rite of passage and the ever popular red solo cup filled with an alcoholic concoction is the accessory of choice. Drinking has become a common activity
Codependent Behavior: Are you Loving to Death?
You see your loved one struggling with alcohol and drugs and it is so difficult. You just want to be the best significant other, spouse, parent, sibling or friend. You help them with rent money or paying bills or you have even bailed him or her out of jail. That’s what family and friends
Can Body Language Predict Relapse?
Your body language may be able to predict if you will relapse on alcohol, according to a study by researchers from the University of British Columbia. The leading variable? Shame.The study interviewed newly sober alcoholics twice. At the first interview, they were asked about when they drank and felt bad about it, while being recorded.