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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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The Silliest Lawsuits in Corporate World

Mostly people want to sue well-reputed and giant organizations only to get money or popularity. I am going to share such kind of silly lawsuits with you.

Norman v. Honda

This is a very famous case in which Karen Norman was died during driving Honda and parents sued the company and gave the reason that she was not able to hit the emergency button. They also made the sense that it only happened because of technical fault of Honda. However, the reality to entirely different from this and 0.17 % of alcohol was present in the blood of Karen and she was need of drug rehab services at that time. However, jury concluded the case in the favor of parents of Karen.





Rosenberg v. Google

Lauren Rosenberg also sued Google in 2009 as she was using Google maps for traveling purpose but were hit by car. However, according to legal experts, her case was legit but she should also have to use her eyeballs. Google maps mostly provide the right direction but sometimes, users should also have to use their own common sense as well.

Overton v. Anheuser-Busch

Anheuser-Busch is a brewing company and it’s headquarter is located at Missouri the state of MC Marine Corps. In this case, Overton just sued the brewing company for false advertisement and he claimed that he didn’t find any beautiful lady at beach after taking 6 packs that was just a silly claim.

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The addiction of anything could be harmful for human health. Similarly, addiction of alcohol can cause serious health issues and we are going to discuss short-term and long-term side effects of Alcoholism.

Before discussing the side effects, we will discuss the symptoms of alcohol intake. In the case of excess use of alcohol, you will suffer because of temporary loss of consciousness, vomiting, constipation and nausea. In severe conditions, coma and death can also occur.

Now come to main agenda of this article and describe short-term side effects of alcoholism. Decrement in body temperature, drowsiness, depression and slurring of speech are short-term side effects.

On the other hand, if we talk about long-term side effects of alcoholism then these are severe. Long-term overconsumption of alcohol becomes the reason of a dangerous disease pancreatitis. This addiction also disturbs the functioning of liver. On the other hand, overconsumption of alcohol for a long time can also leads cancer. However, withdrawal is really difficult but with consistent efforts and better rehab therapies, you can come towards sober life.

 

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Side Effects of Medical Drugs

4.5 million Americans admit in emergency room because of side effects of using prescribed drugs. It has also been reported that a large number of patients are dying or suffering because of use of prescribed drugs not only in US but also in entire world. This article is going to describe severe side effects of medical or prescribed drugs.

Many heart diseases such as heart attacks, congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy are linked with the use of Avandia and painkiller drug Celebrex. Similarly, some drugs cause blood clots and become the reason of strokes as well.

If we talk about some common side effects of prescribed drugs then dizziness is at the top that can also becomes the reason of broken bones. On the other hand, vomiting, itching and Nausea are also few common side effects of different medical drugs.

Another medical drug called ‘Adderall’ is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has also many side effects such as stomach pain, weight loss, constipation and muscle cramp. Many prescribed drugs also cause serious breathing and itching issues and Paxil is one of them. Overdose of prescribed drugs also cause serious side effects on human physical and mental state. Similarly, withdrawal of any medical drug is also difficult if you have been used it for a long time. In such situations, you can consult with drug rehab experts as well.

 

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