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What Every Professional Needs To Know About Alcoholism And Drug Addiction

What Every Professional Needs To Know About Alcoholism And Drug Addiction

Alcoholism & Drug Addiction are common realities in todays society. Some estimates have shown that over twenty percent of the United States population battles with a substance abuse problem. Not only health caregivers and social workers encounter this population on a regular basis. Indeed, even company managers and professionals most likely Read more
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PCP: Effects of Deadly Angel Dust Addiction

PCP: Effects of Deadly Angel Dust Addiction

What is PCP, exactly? While developed during the 50s to be used as anesthesia, phencyclidine, or PCP, has never made it to the market for human use. Due to the erratic side effects, it was deemed illegal. Now going by such street names as angel dust, rocket fuel, and wack, PCP is sold as an […] Read more
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Oxycodone Abuse & Addiction & Side Effects & Testing

Oxycodone Abuse & Addiction & Side Effects & Testing

Oxycodone is a prescription drug that acts as a depressant of the central nervous system. It is a narcotic, much like Vicodin and morphine and is used to treat moderate to severe pain like that caused by fractures, arthritis, childbirth and serious diseases like Cancer Going by such brand names as Percocet, OxyContin, Tylox and […] Read more
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Drug Addiction – Physical or Psychological Dependence

Drug Addiction – Physical or Psychological Dependence

Drug addiction is classified as a physical or psychological dependence on a drug. It can be both. Addiction can occur with drugs as common as aspirin or as insidious as amphetamines, cocaine or heroin. Some people are genetically wired for addiction, while others need several exposures to a substance to become addicted. Very few substances Read more
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Drug addiction

Drug addiction

When looking at drug use, drug abuse, drug dependency and drug addiction, one finds that there are many divergent opinions about these terms and how they identify the drug-using behaviors of the public. Dr. Alan Leshner, the Director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse for the U.S. Government, states: “There is a unique disconnect Read more
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