Are you searching for the truth about how to overcome alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse / addiction?
You will get your answers here.
Drug Addiction Alternatives
Most drug recovery programs are a failure and people keep relapsing! Most people also do not know they have options regarding drug recovery programs. Don’t waste your money. Get my reports and you will see why.
Continue with this post and you will see a chart that shows the difference between conventional drug treatment and alternative drug treatment programs.
[Read more →]
Tags: Drug Addiction Alternative Treatment
Could Your Job Support Your Addiction?
If you or a loved one has struggled with drug or alcohol abuse, you know that it’s a complex, hard-to-understand circumstance. It can be difficult to make sense of the situation, and finding answers can be a seemingly impossible road to follow. Recently, however, studies have revealed that drug and alcohol abuse could have a common underlying link that was previously unexplored: career choice.
The video infographic below provides details to support this claim, but keep reading for a brief overview.
While no one wants to be a statistic, in certain cases, especially this one, statistics bring certain trends and commonalities to light.
· 73% of illegal drug users work full or part time.
· 3.1% of professional workers have used drugs before or during work hours.
· 60% of the world’s illegal drugs are consumed by Americans.
Individuals struggling with drug and alcohol abuse are professionals. They are trying to maintain a productive lifestyle, but something holds them back…could it be their employment?
Which Careers Are Most Conducive to Drug Addiction?
While there are individuals struggling with drug abuse across a variety of industries, those listed below have the highest rates:
· Food Service
· Protective Service Workers
· Community and Social Service Workers.
What do they have in common? More than what appears to be on the surface.
Stress and Its Link
According to a recent study, Americans are working harder than ever. Americans work longer hours with more stress, less vacation time and a later average retirement age than at any point in history. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms that over 20% of the American workforce – 25 million – works a minimum of 49 hours a week, with 11 million of those working over 59 hours a week.
In the video infographic below, the fact that high stress, fatigue and long hours contribute to addiction is illustrated, which brings the aforementioned facts to light. If Americans are working more than they have ever worked before, in high-stress industries, it makes sense that there is more than a casual link between career choice and drug addiction.
The Impact of Drugs on the Workplace
The American economy is impacted by increasing levels of addiction. In fact, 500 million workdays – 4 billion hours – are lost annually due to substance abuse, with the average drug user calling off 2 days per month. Furthermore, the situation is dangerous, as 10-20% of workplace deaths have a direct link to drug or alcohol use.
It’s important to note that careers do not cause drug addiction. There are many professionals employed in the industries listed that do not struggle with addiction. Genetics, family life, the environment and numerous other factors often contribute to addiction.
The good news is that help is available. Those struggling with addiction do not need to face the situation alone. Taking the time to evaluate contributing factors is one of the first steps to recovery. Check out the video below to learn more.
For the first time in history, a country – New Zealand – has created a regulatory agency to oversee recreational drugs. Passed by their government this past summer on a vote of 119 to 1, the legislation has already granted interim approval to over 50 products.
We should watch this development closely to see what happens. If implemented carefully, New Zealand’s new laws offer the first genuinely scientific and public health-oriented approach to dealing with the negative aspects of drugs.
All new drugs will still be illegal for people under 18. They can only be sold at specific, licensed outlets and must carry packaging identifying the ingredients and including health warnings about the known and potential risks. No advertising is permitted, except inside the store itself.
Regulation won’t make recreational drug use completely safe — this is clear from our experience with alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drugs. But, it also won’t add to the harm done by drug dealers and throwing people in prison. There will always be some people that seek chemical euphoria and escape from reality — so instead of locking them up and ceding the market to organized crime, we need to give them the safest possible choices and spend the money on treatment and education instead.
[Read more →]
Tags: News - Addiction and Alternative Health
September 29th, 2013 · No Comments
Molly is the street name for a drug that is pushed as the pure powder form of a banned substance known as MDMA, the main chemical in ecstasy. In the last five years, Molly has made its way into popular culture, helped by references to it made by various entertainers.
If you’re in your twenties and frequent music events such as raves — you have more than likely encountered the drug. While ecstasy was popular in underground nightclub raves in the nineties, molly has become the drug of choice for millennials. Every generation is characterized by one drug or another: the sixties and seventies with pot and hallucinogenics, the eighties with cocaine, and so on.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) considers MDMA to be a Schedule I controlled substance, which means it has a high potential for abuse, and no accepted use in medical treatment. The DEA notes that MDMA can cause confusion, anxiety, depression, paranoia, sleep problems, and drug craving.
[Read more →]
Tags: Street Drugs
September 11th, 2013 · No Comments
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, recently completed a documentary titled “Weed”, which discusses the value of medical marijuana. He stated that the public has been terribly and systematically misled for nearly 70 years because marijuana was listed as a Schedule 1 substance and one of the most dangerous drugs that has “no accepted medicinal use and a high potential for abuse.” But in reality the Drug Enforcement Agency does not have the science to back it up.
Dr Gupta did express a concern that young people who are still developing their brains are likely more susceptible to harm from marijuana than adult brains. Some recent studies suggest that regular use in teenage years leads to a permanent decrease in IQ. Other research hints at a possible heightened risk of developing psychosis. He urged the youth to wait until their mid 20s after the brains are developed to try it.
[Read more →]
Tags: Marijuana Addiction
Watch this enlightening video that talks about how similar alcohol and fructose is in the damage that it can do to your body.
When you compare the metabolism of 150 calories of soda with 150 calories of beer (a 12-ounce can of each), about 90 calories reach the liver in either case. Fructose causes most of the same toxic effects as ethanol because both come from sugar fermentation. Both ethanol metabolism and fructose metabolism lead to belly fat, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.
Tags: Alcohol Addiction