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Protection is another the best way to treat addiction. Most of the parents just wait for the age of 13 or 14 of their children but it’s too late and adopts any addiction. According to a recent report, it is estimated that most the teenagers start using drugs at the age of 9 or 10 and then went on more strong drugs. Therefore, it is very important to tell your children about the drug and its outcomes.

Here are five tips that will help your children to keep away from this kind of dangerous addictions:

1. Be supportive.

This one is very important of being supportive and cooperative with your child. Try to support your children in every field of life because being supportive, it will give good result and your child will share each and everything with you.

2. Teach your child negative actions to have consequences.

It is the duty of the parent to build a sense of right and wrong in a child's brain because parents are the most important authority figures for children. Always try to apply less strictness because sometimes, more strictness increases the sign of rebel on children.

3. Educate yourself about the signs of drug addiction.

Ensure that any unusual behavior has some consequences so monitor the behaviors of your child in your child and observers an unusual behavior. If you aren't sure whether something is a sign of addiction, do a drug test?

4. Be involved in your child's life.

It is very important to get updated about your children activity. Their sports, hobbies, interests and at school activities. Give them some reward for good behavior and teach the consequences of bad behavior.

5. Build self-esteem in your child.

Always keep in mind that low self-esteem and a biochemical propensity for addiction is a lethal combination. Self-esteem can decrease the confidence of your children and go towards bad things. So, it’s up to parents to build confidence and make your children strong.

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Is Addiction a Disease?

The most common discussion nowadays is that “is addiction a disease?”

The main purpose of the medical model of mental disorder aligned that addiction is one of the most dangerous, chronic and relapsing diseases of the brain. In this situation, the drug becomes the involuntary and give negative effects. The main point is that addiction is a disease as it totally changes the brain and gives negative consequences. The usage of drugs become most compulsive and chronic control over the user.

Marc Lewis, a neuroscientist, and former drug addict argues that addiction is “uncannily normal,” and he gives what he says the learning model of addiction, which he contrasts to both the idea that addiction is a choice and to the idea that addiction is a disease. Lewis said that addiction changes the mind and brain.

Therefore we can say that there is an option involved in addiction that people who are addicted to something is considered a weak and it is also obvious to overcome addiction because it is a difficult task. It is very hard for some people, practically impossible to undo years of habit.

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It is obvious that the Psychologists and treatment staff often hear this question that when will my loved one get to the point of needing rehab, and what can I do to help? It is very important to understand that how much dangerous drug and/or alcohol abuse. The major side effects it can cause psychiatric conditions like anxiety, depression or PTSD.

Can Substance Abuse Alone Lead to Severe Mental Illness?

Most of the cases, substance abuse can “unmask” which means that it is the first episode of serious conditions like schizophrenia. But, it mostly occurs to that individual who is suffering predisposed to the condition. Some substances also cause some short-term psychosis-like violent, bizarre or reckless behavior. The reason behind this condition is that psychosis is a connection with another psychiatric condition.

Substance Abuse and Mental Illness: Deadly Partners

The Individuals who are fighting with undiagnosed symptoms of mental disorders often “self-medicate” with alcohol or drugs in order to feel good. For example, if there is a business event, someone needs some glasses of wine before attending a business-networking event. That’s the reason, how the toxic cycle of substance abuse and worsening of psychiatric symptoms starts. 

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Alcoholism, or alcohol dependence, is a disease that causes

  • Craving - a strong need to drink
  • Loss of control - not being able to stop drinking once you've started
  • Physical dependence - withdrawal symptoms
  • Tolerance - the need to drink more alcohol to feel the same effect

With alcohol abuse, you are not physically dependent, but you still have a serious problem. The drinking may cause problems at home, work, or school. It may cause you to put yourself in dangerous situations, or lead to legal or social problems.

Another common problem is binge drinking. It is drinking about five or more drinks in two hours for men. For women, it is about four or more drinks in two hours.

Too much alcohol is dangerous. Heavy drinking can increase the risk of certain cancers. It can cause damage to the liver, brain, and other organs. Drinking during pregnancy can harm your baby. Alcohol also increases the risk of death from car crashes, injuries, homicide, and suicide.

You may have an AUD if you can answer yes to two or more of these questions:

In the past year, have you:

  • Ended up drinking more or for a longer time than you had planned to?
  • Wanted to cut down or stop drinking, or tried to, but couldn't?
  • Spent a lot of your time drinking, or recovering from drinking?
  • Felt a strong need to drink?
  • Found that drinking - or being sick from drinking - often interfered with your family life, job, or school?
  • Kept drinking even though it was causing trouble with your family or friends?
  • Given up or cut back on activities that you enjoyed just so you could drink?
  • Gotten into dangerous situations while drinking or after drinking? Some examples are driving drunk and having unsafe sex.
  • Kept drinking even though it was making you feel depressed or anxious? Or when it was adding to another health problem?
  • Had to drink more and more to feel the effects of the alcohol?
  • Had withdrawal symptoms when the alcohol was wearing off? They include trouble sleeping, shakiness, irritability, anxiety, depression, restlessness, nausea, and sweating. In severe cases, you could have a fever, seizures, or hallucinations.

If you have any of these symptoms, your drinking may already be a cause for concern. The more symptoms you have, the more serious the problem is. If you think you might have an AUD, see your health care provider for an evaluation. Your provider can help make a treatment plan, prescribe medicines, and if needed, give you treatment referrals.

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Is Gaming Addiction Real?

In a recent study, it shows that an internet gaming addiction is not a dangerous psychiatric condition. According to a New Scientist article, researchers at Cardiff University think that an individual who is playing online games has capabilities to compensate for other problems in their life.

“We didn’t see a large number of people with clinical problems,” observed Netta Weinstein, Cardiff’s lead on the research project. “The study’s results suggest that it’s not clear how many resources should go to gaming addiction, compared to other addictions like drugs.”

An American Psychiatric Association claims that gaming addiction is not an official disorder as it didn’t meet the criteria of psychiatry disorders symptoms and signs. A group of 2,316 people more than 18 age were participated in answered a questionnaire about their lifestyle, health, and physical activity. Only nine participants (0.004% overall) classify that an online gaming is a disorder.

Internet disorder treatment programs are spreading all over the world especially in East Asia. A recent survey claimed that the methods used for a treatment for online gaming are imperfect at best. After monitoring 30 previous treatment studies among 2007 and 2016, cognitive-behavioral therapy yielded the best results in treating internet gaming.

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Is Addiction a Disease?

Many people who have no idea about addiction. We are addict of several things like smartphone, television, video games etc. The addictions which do not effect your life is not as much dangerous but the addiction which effects your life and lead to the wrong path is dangerous for an individual health.

Most of the people are not aware of addiction and they think that it is not a disease but it is a disease. Addiction is not as simple as other disease, it is an illness that requires an assistant to treat. Many people who drink alcohol or use drugs are mostly want to escape from their thinking. The only way to get rid of these addictions are 12 step programs and practicing AA’s 12 steps. These steps help to remove their past, amend their wrong behavior and develop a relationship with high power.The anti-disease advocates believe that those individuals who are suffering from alcohol or drug addiction lose their mental capabilities. These types of addiction directly attack their brain and prevent to get better.

“I wasn’t so sure at first,” Debbie said, a former patient of addiction recovery center. “Everyone told me that I was weak. I was drinking only because I was weak, they said—not because I might have a disease. A Better Today really opened my eyes to that difference,” she admitted.

Life is very important for everyone. Don't waste it by doing wrong things.

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How to Overcome Addiction

Drug Abuse is a very harmful thing. It has become a very serious issue nowadays in the United States.There are so many problems and diseases that may be caused by drug abuse but the most common issue regarding drug abuse is the high risk of getting into some severe addiction.Drug abuse has the worst effects on a person's mental health as well as physical health.

The younger the person is, the more will be the chances for an individual to get addicted to some drugs.When the youngsters and teens get addicted to some substance or drug, it leads them to some pattern of unsafe responses ad behavior like unsafe sex or unsafe driving. Another main problem which is the major cause of the increase in the number of drug addicts is the availability of these drugs in the market. Their availability motivates the teens and youngsters to get into some dangerous and harmful drugss like " Club Drugs" that may lead to some serious mental and physical issues mentioned below:

  • Memory Loss
  • damaged lungs
  • Kidney and Liver Failure
  • mental health issues
  • Addiction
  • Injury caused by intoxication
  • overdose or death
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Mostly experts argue that recovery is easy as compared to maintain sobriety for lifetime. It is a fact that patients found themselves helpless to maintain recovery however, this article is going to provide you few reliable tips to maintain sobriety.

First of all, after recovery, you should deeply analyze your environment, your company and your habits. You should remove all those facts that can trigger you towards drugs from your environment. Similarly, keep distance from such friends who take drugs, remove alcoholic drinks and beverages from your office, and home as well.

To maintain recovery for lifetime, you can also work voluntarily to help other addicts and can serve the community. You must also have a reason to leave addiction and that reason could be your family, your career or your academic life. You deserve lot of credit at the completion of addiction treatment but don’t forget aftercare and keep in touch with your rehab experts to maintain recovery.  

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Tips to Overcome Alcohol Addiction

To overcome any kind of drug addiction from smoking to heroin addiction your journey would be full of barriers and hurdles. This article is going to describe few effective tips to overcome alcohol addiction.

First of all, you will have to prepare a list of pros and cons of alcohol addiction. Then, you will have to decide that which side is beneficial for you, for your health, for your career and for your family. If you go with cons then it is the time to take serious actions to get rid of alcohol addiction. After selection of any valid reason due to which you want to leave alcohol addiction, you must have to boycott all triggers of alcohol. In this regard, you will have to remove all alcohol beverages from your office and home.

Secondly, if you were thinking it would be difficult for you to fight against alcohol addiction then go to a drug rehab center and get alcohol addiction treatment. On the other hand, leave the company of friends who are involved in alcohol addiction. Similarly, spend your spare time in house chores and adopt interesting habits like having fun at the beach or gardening in the home garden. Tea or coffee would also help you to get rid of alcohol addiction.


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Different Types of Drugs and their Effects

Drug abuse has become very common problem of civilized societies. Mostly people use drugs to get relief from stress, depression and to escape from responsibilities. Similarly, a little number of youth also uses drugs to have fun and it is strongly condemnable. This article is going to discuss few kinds of drugs and their negative effects.


Mostly all of us know the name of Heroin and consider it a harmful drug. Heroin is extracted from plant opium poppy. This drug becomes the reason of many physical problems including constipation, bad teeth, paralysis and inflammation of gums. If we talk about mental problems then memory loss, depression and deep introversion are few of them.


This drug is obtained from the leaves of coca plant. It is very harmful for mental health and physical health. Some major side effects of having this drug are high blood pressure, increment in heart rate and breakage of nervous system.


Methamphetamine looks like ice. This drug increases the excitement level in addicts and they prefer to perform distinct tasks like hand wash several times. The rehab treatment of drug addiction is long term process because for addicts it becomes very tough to stay away from meth and craving reaches at peak. 

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