Tag - Addiction

Benzo Addiction Health Risks

Xanax has become the new high among high school and college age individuals. Referred to as zanies, planks or bars, the feeling achieved from abusing the drug is similar to that of being intoxicated. Many argue that it has become one of those over prescribed medications that an overwhelming number of individuals have in their medicine cabinet. However, advocates argue that the drug is safe. The truth is that while taking Xanax,...

Read more...

Addiction; Desperate Maladies Require Desperate Remedies

An addiction is an uncontrollable strong craving for something, or to be abnormally dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming. There are many types of addiction, the most common are alcohol addiction, narcotic addiction, and drug addiction; also known as substance dependence.Drug addiction is the compulsive use of drugs, to the extreme point where the user has no other choice but to continue to use them. A drug addict might address his beloved drug in De...

Read more...

Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction

In recent years prescription drug abuse has reached near epidemic proportions in the US. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), about 3 percent of the US population engaged in non-medical use of psychotherapeutic drugs in 2006. Recent studies show that these numbers are rising steadily every year. The term "psychotherapeutic drug" is applied to medicines traditionally used in medical treatment to alter a patient's mood or state of mind. Drugs...

Read more...

Addictions – Why Are You An Addict And Can You Learn To Live Addiction Free?

Cheryl has a dirty secret. Her husband is unaware that she has accumulated millions of dollars in debt due to her obsessive online gambling. Luke cannot seem to stop watching porn. Not an occasional video now and then; but for more than 4 hrs every single day. Kate had resorted to drinks as a way to reliever her stress after a nerve-wracking day at the office. But now she...

Read more...

Oxycodone Addiction – It's Just Medicine Right?

Oxycodone is an narcotic analgesic used to control pain and an anti-cough medication. A common brand name is Oxycontin. Oxycodone addiction and use has been increasingly dramatically in the past ten years. In fact, the average use of oxycodone in the United States has increased by 300% of the past decade. Likewise, the number of emergency room visits related to to oxycodone addiction and use has increased by 500%. Since oxycodone...

Read more...