Drug Addiction

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The Dangers of Celebrating with Drugs

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The Dangers of Celebrating with Drugs

Celebrating with drugs can lead to addiction. Although it may seem like fun, going to parties that center on drug abuse sets up a pattern of destructive behavior that is difficult to break. Street drugs and prescription medications are highly addictive, so tolerance develops after just a few uses, which can lead to dependency. People with a family or personal history of addiction have increased risks of addiction, especially if they celebrate with drugs. Using drugs in ways other than prescribed is dangerous, so Atlanta residents who do this should seek professional help to get and stay clean. What Drugs People Abuse to Celebrate Many people party with drugs from their...

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Poverty’s Influence on Drug Use

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Poverty’s Influence on Drug Use

People who abuse drugs may be very rich, very poor or anywhere in between. Nonetheless, socio-economic standing does appear to have an influence on the prevalence and character of drug use and abuse. Living in poverty can influence the way drug use develops and progresses. Atlanta residents struggling with drug addiction and poverty should seek professional treatment. What Atlanta Residents Should Know about Poverty and Drug Abuse Rates There is evidence that people living in poverty are more likely to use drugs. The National Poverty Center issued a policy brief in 2004 that provided estimates for percentages of people receiving welfare who used various kinds of drugs...

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Is My Child an Addict?

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Is My Child an Addict?

Despite knowing them better than anyone else does, parents sometimes cannot detect the signs of addiction in their children. Evaluating your child’s behavior against the signs of addiction may indicate that your child has a drug problem, so seek professional help to learn about drug abuse and to know when you should confront your loved one. Physical Signs of Drug Addiction in Children Parents may detect addiction in their children if those kids exude any of the following physical problems: Needle marks – The rush from many drugs can be heightened by injecting the substance directly into a vein. Habitually injecting drugs could cause subtle track marks on your...

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Drug Abuse in High-Schools

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Drug Abuse in High-Schools

In the public health campaign against drug abuse, one of the most important places to succeed may be high schools. The choices made and experiences gained in adolescence can set patterns which persist for a lifetime. Unfortunately, many young people in Atlanta spend much of this crucial time surrounded by drug abuse. The High School Drug Scene Some of the drugs which are commonly abused in high schools today might be familiar to students’ parents while others might be completely unknown. Preferences and availability of specific substances change over time. The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbia) conducts an annual...

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What Will Happen to Me if I Stop Using Drugs?

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What Will Happen to Me if I Stop Using Drugs?

Depending upon the drug or substance being used, there is a range of unpredictable symptoms that may appear when you stop using drugs. Withdrawal is a process that occurs whenever an individual becomes accustomed to using a particular substance. Even substances like caffeine can cause symptoms of withdrawal when a person who is used to drinking coffee every day, decides to stop. Drugs are powerful substances that chemically alter the brain which is why withdrawal from drug use is a very serious deal. Withdrawal can be life-threatening, create irreversible brain damage, and be so overwhelming that some Atlanta residents give up on their recovery attempt and resort to...

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What Is a Pain Clinic?

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What Is a Pain Clinic?

A pain clinic is a medical office that specializes in the relief of pain that does not respond to typical treatments. Some conditions that Atlanta residents seek treatment for at these pain clinics include the following: Cancer Shingles Fibromyalgia Migraine headaches Back pain Arthritis These clinics often treat pain through a combination of prescription medication, physical therapy, massage or nerve blocks. Why Are Pain Clinics Necessary? General practice doctors tend to refer patients to pain clinics when they have exhausted their standard treatments. These clinics function as specialists. Like urologists, allergists, or orthopedists, pain relief experts focus on...

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