Knowing the warning signs or symptoms of alcohol or drug abuse allows you to intervene before there are more dangerous consequences.
Xanax, generically known as alprazolam, is one of the most widely-abused prescription drugs in this country. As prescriptions for this highly addictive drug rise, the rates of abuse and dependence increase as well. As many have discovered, Xanax is highly addictive. Xanax is a benzodiazepine in the sedative-hypnotic class of drugs. It is generally prescribed..
Although drinking in moderation can be safe for adults, drinking by anyone under 21 can be a serious issue and should not be ignored, dismissed or minimized. There are, of course, the immediate risks and harms a young adult may experience from drinking alcohol: they are more likely to have driving accidents, experience death from..
Prescription drugs are often abused or misused. Like all types of abuse and addiction there is usually a component of secrecy or denial surrounding the problem. According to Foundation for a Drug-Free World here are 10 warning signs that someone is abusing prescription drugs: 1. Usage increase increased tolerance, taking a higher dosage to feel..
Heavy teenage marijuana use could damage brain structures critical to memory and reasoning and the effects may be long lasting. Heavy pot use during teenage years is also connected with lower IQ. It is well known that the human brain is not fully developed until 25-28 years of age. Chronic or heavy pot use by..
Are you concerned your teenager or young adult is using marijuana? Below you will find 38 warning signs and symptoms for marijuana use. Marijuana use is very controversial across the nation, but something that cannot be denied, is the detrimental effect it has on young adults. It has been proven that young adults/teenagers who use..
Heroin use in Chicago and surrounding suburbs has continued to escalate. Heroin is an extremely addictive opioid drug that is synthesized from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seedpod of the Asian opium poppy plant. Heroin usually appears as a white or brown powder or as a black sticky substance, known as black..
Do you worry that you or a loved one is an alcoholic or is abusing alcohol? What factors distinguish the difference between a social drinker and someone that has a problem? A huge factor in what people consider to be normal drinking is how they grew up and the habits of those around them. Just..
How can you tell someone is abusing or addicted to crystal methamphetamine? Crystal Meth (also called crystal, ice, tina, glass, quartz, tweak, crank) is an extremely addictive stimulant. It is made from extremely caustic chemicals, which cause damage to any users beyond its simulative effects. Here are 32 common symptoms of crystal meth abuse to..
When people abuse alcohol or drugs, they are taking risks with their health. With Drug and Alcohol abuse it does not take long for damage to occur to ones brain, body, and mind. Along with the substance itself, there are risks and dangers associated with the lifestyle of substance abusers. Certain lifestyle risks include financial,..
Are you wondering if you or a loved one is addicted to gambling? It is not always easy to determine what constitutes gambling addiction or gambling obsession. How to tell if someone you love is addicted to gambling: It can be difficult to tell if someone close to you is addicted to gambling. Gambling addicts..