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When it comes to drugs, knowledge is power. Not only can a healthy education about drugs, their effects, and how they work keep individuals from experimenting and/or develop a drug addiction, but it can also help those who have drug users in their family understand addiction in ways that encourage treatment and support. Being educated in this area not only pays off for those who might have an interest in using, but also benefits those who are trying to help addicted loved ones.

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The path to drug addiction all starts with the first puff, drag, dose, hit, etc. Some drugs can create dependency issues immediately, while others might require numerous doses to develop a full-blown addiction. However, as time goes on and use continues, individuals will require more of their drug of choice, regardless of how their use began. This will occur because an individual will require more of the drug to achieve the effect of being high. As users continually work to chase their next high and increase their tolerance, their behaviors become compulsive and habitual to a point where nothing else matters but obtaining and using drugs. Drug addiction makes drug use a compelling need, not a casual choice, which can be difficult for on-lookers and loved ones of a user to understand. 
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What is Amphetamine Addiction?

Amphetamine addiction is often looked at as being a non-threatening form of addiction. Drugs in this class, such as Adderall, Ritalin, create stimulant effects in the body such as increased heart rate and blood pressure, increased focus, extreme euphoria, rapid speech and much more. Even though amphetamine is often times viewed as the less threatening “little brother” of the dangerous and highly addictive drug crystal meth, it remains a significant threat to both adolescents and adults who begin to misuse it for personal purposes. Those who find themselves using amphetamines typically continue to use as a method of self-medication for psychological issues, a way to fight off fatigue and drowsiness, enhance concentration, obtain an edge in a competitive event, and much more.   Read More

Drug Addiction an Illness, Not a Crime

Addiction as a disease has always been a hot topic debate. Some people still believe that addiction is a choice, despite science proving that it is in fact a disease of the brain. Even though the evidence is out there, it is impossible to change the minds and opinions of those who feel otherwise. Since addiction is such a nasty disease that causes individuals to act cold and heartless towards others, it is understandable that many people feel as though it is a choice. However, addiction is in fact a disease, and one that can lead to a number of associated troubles.

It is not uncommon for those who are addicted to drugs to find themselves in legal battles and/or criminal trouble. In a sense, it is part of the territory of being a drug addict, especially as drugs can make users behave in ways that are not true to their real character. However, it is important to remember the definition of addiction:

Any departure from health presenting marked symptoms; malady, illness; disorder”.

Those who are diagnosed with a drug addiction present marked symptoms, malady, illness and disorder – many of which contribute to issues such as legal trouble. However, like most other diseases throughout the world, addiction can be successfully treated through therapy, medication, or a combination of the two. Read More

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The drug addiction Newsletter is published periodically, and provides up-to-date information concerning advancements in the treatment of drug addiction, as well as drug addiction trends.