Tag: drug addiction definition

  • Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction, Who is At Risk?

    Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction, Who is At Risk?

    Prescription drug abuse is on the rise and many more people are finding themselves with an addiction to those prescripton drugs. Think about how you feel when you’re in pain – not just a little bit of pain – a lot of pain. What is the first thing you think about? If it’s me, I…

  • The Psychiatric Aspect of Drug Addiction

    The Psychiatric Aspect of Drug Addiction

    There is a reason people become addicted to drugs. The psychiatric aspect of addiction to drugs can be very powerful. Our minds are very complex and the thoughts we have can become rulers in our lives. Because we are these complex beings with the capabilities of thinking and reasoning, we often discount the mind as…

  • Drug Addiction and Pregnancy

    Drug Addiction and Pregnancy

    When a woman is struggling with drug addiction during her pregnancy, that drug use affects more than just her – it affects her fetus as well. The drugs can also have devastating effects on the child one he or she is born. Drug addiction and pregnancy should be treated as a very serious issue. A…

  • Effects of Drug Addiction You Didn’t Know

    Effects of Drug Addiction You Didn’t Know

    The effects of drug addiction are far reaching and go way beyond just affecting the life of the addict. Drug addiction has an effect on families, companies, schools, and friendships. It also has an effect on the body of the addict and could possibly affect the health of those around the addict. People who use…

  • Teenage Drug Addiction

    Teenage Drug Addiction

    As prevalent as drug addiction is in our society, the most troublesome part is teenage drug addiction. Our children are being exposed to dangerous drugs at younger and younger ages. Plus, they are exposed through their family members as well. With drugs everywhere, it’s hard to imagine how we can take steps to prevent teenage…

  • Family Therapy with Drug Abuse and Addiction

    Family Therapy with Drug Abuse and Addiction

    The role of the family when dealing with drug abuse and addiction is a huge one. Family therapy can have a huge impact in conquering the drug abuse and addiction that has affected, most likely, every aspect of your family dynamics. It’s not an easy road to walk on, but when family therapy is implemented,…

  • Is Alcohol A Drug?

    Is Alcohol A Drug?

    Many people don’t really consider alcohol a drug. After all, it is legal to drink – as long as you’re of age. But the real truth is that alcoholism is a form of drug addiction just as serious and harmful as addiction to other drugs. Because alcohol is legal to drink, many people just think…

  • Some Causes of Drug Addiction To Know

    Some Causes of Drug Addiction To Know

    Why do some people choose to use drugs when they’re so bad for you? The causes of drug addiction are as varied as the amount of drugs that are available for use – both legally and illegally. There is no one cause for drug addiction just like there is no consistent profile of a drug…

  • Drug Addiction Vs Drug Abuse

    Drug Addiction Vs Drug Abuse

    People use drugs for a variety of reasons – mostly, though, to numb the pain of everyday life so they don’t have to face it. Eventually drug use turns to drug abuse and finally to drug addiction. Most people use the two terms interchangeably, but the truth is there is a difference between drug abuse…

  • Drug Addiction in Ghana

    Drug Addiction in Ghana

    With much of the focus on drug use in the world, many people probably don’t pay much attention to drug addiction in Ghana. Why should we? Because it is an ever-increasing problem for the people of that country and they shouldn’t be ignored. Drug addiction in Ghana has increased at alarming rates lately. Sadly, the…