Category: Health

Articles about your health and the overcoming the health effects of addiction

What Are the Effects on the Quality of Life of a Drug Addict?

Drugs are often associated with a decline in quality of life, but to what degree? You’ve probably heard of people losing their homes, friends, family, and jobs, and may be wondering if this is true for every drug addict. We talked to former drug addicts, did as much research as possible, and feel qualified to […]

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What Are the Effects of Drug Use On Blood Pressure?

Drug usage has risen over the past decade and only seems to be increasing. It seems like we all know, or have known, someone in our lives who has fallen into the addiction of drug usage. While many people think about the problems, drug addiction brings, not many people think about the long-lasting health effects […]

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Making A Reward System When You Quit Drugs & Alcohol Can Help (CBT)

No matter what the details of your addiction recovery journey, experts agree - the use of CBT (or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as it is known) is a powerful tool to prevent relapse and fight off temptation.  One study[1] of cocaine-dependent patients even showed 60% of patients subjected to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy remained clean upon a […]

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How Does Drug Use Affect the Environment? - Amazon Fires & Cocaine

When you think of illegal drugs, the environment may not be the first thought in your mind. Contrary to what most people may believe, illegal drug use does harm the environment in multiple ways. Cocaine is one of the most serious offenders in the drug world. Before we get into the actual process by which […]

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How to Spot Drug Seeking Behaviors: Warning Signs of Substance Abuse

Drug addiction often involves many different substances and is certainly not limited to only illegal drugs. Drug seeking behaviors can be developed from a legally-obtained prescription from a doctor, this happens quite often. One of the leading causes of drug addiction in the United States is the over-prescription of pain-blocking narcotics. These painkillers are quite […]

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Does the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Cover My Rehabilitation Process?

Inevitably, one of the first questions asked when discussing drug or alcohol rehabilitation programs is, “will my insurance company pay for it?” If you have employer-provided or otherwise “private” insurance, you must contact your insurer to discover the exact terms under which your insurance covers your recovery journey.  However, if you are one of the […]

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What Illicit Drugs Cause Red Eyes? Signs of Substance Abuse

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH), the number of Americans using illicit drugs is on the rise. According to a study conducted in 2013, an estimated 24.6 million Americans (9.4% of the population) over the age of 11 had used an illegal drug in the past month. A similar study was conducted […]

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Who Is More Likely to Do Drugs? Knowing the Risk Factors

Nearly everyone is exposed to drugs at some point in their life, whether it be at school, work, with friends, or something you seek out on your own. One hot topic of debate has been whether we can predict who potential drug addicts are before they become addicted.

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Can Drugs Make You Permanently Crazy?

Society seems to be focusing more and more on instant gratification; however, a quick fix tends to come with long term consequences. With the stresses of life weighing down on people, some tend to turn to drugs - not understanding the long-term mental effects that come with them. This article will help to shed some […]

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What Do Drugs Do to The Heart? 5 Dangerous Drugs

Drugs are an increasingly prevalent topic in today’s world, and for a good reason. It seems like just about everyone knows someone who has fallen into the addiction of drug abuse.

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