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What are the highest risk periods for drug abuse among youth?

April 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Research has shown that the key risk periods for drug abuse are during major transitions in childrens lives. The first big transition for children is when they leave the security of the family and enter school. Later, when they advance from elementary school to middle school, they often experience new academic and social situations, such as learning to get along with a wider group of peers. It is at this stage early adolescence that children are likely to encounter drugs for the first time.

When they enter high school, adolescents face additional social, emotional, and educational challenges. At the same time, they may be exposed to greater availability of drugs, drug abusers, and social activities involving street drugs. These challenges can increase the risk that they will abuse alcohol, tobacco, and other substances.

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Tags: Drug Abuse

Rating Drugs – Which Are The Worst?

April 7th, 2007 · No Comments

Drug misuse is one of the major social, legal, and public-health challenges in the world. The total burden of drug misuse, in terms of health, social, and crime-related costs, is in the billions of dollars every year.

Recent research conducted in the UK has found that alcohol and tobacco are more dangerous than some illegal drugs / street drugs. Tobacco is estimated to cause 40 percent of all hospital illnesses, while alcohol is a factor in more than half of all visits to hospital emergency rooms.

Research Categories of Harm

There were three main factors that together determined the harm associated with any drug of potential abuse:

1- the physical harm to the individual user caused by the drug
2- the tendency of the drug to induce dependence
3- the effect of drug use on families, communities, and society

Two independent groups of experts were asked to do the ratings on the various drugs.

Results of the research:

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Tags: Prescription Drugs Addiction · Street Drugs

Alcoholism – Physical or Mental Disease?

April 6th, 2007 · No Comments

According to Joan Mathews Larson, Ph.D., author of Seven Weeks To Sobriety, alcoholism is not just a psychological disorder or a sign of emotional weakness or flawed character that can be resolved with talk therapy but a physical disease.

Alcoholism is a physical disease, rooted in the genes and activated by the effect of alcohol on the biochemistry of the brain and body.  An enormous number of well-controlled scientific studies by distinguished researchers the world over has shown that alcohol undermines physical health and mental stability by destroying the vital nutrients responsible for their maintenance.  Additional studies have shown that alcoholism can be conquered by undoing this damage.

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Tags: Alcohol Addiction

Holistic Medicine

April 5th, 2007 · No Comments

Holistic medicine is the art and science of healing that addresses the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. The practice of holistic medicine integrates conventional and alternative therapies to prevent and treat disease, and most importantly, to promote optimal health. This condition of holistic health is defined as the unlimited and unimpeded free flow of life force energy through body, mind, and spirit.

Holistic medicine encompasses all safe and appropriate modalities of diagnosis and treatment. It includes analysis of physical, nutritional, environmental, emotional, spiritual and lifestyle elements. Holistic medicine focuses upon patient education and participation in the healing process.

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Tags: Drug Addiction Alternative Treatment

Drug Addiction Signs

April 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

Symptoms of drug addiction usually include the following:

  • Mood swings
  • Irrational behavior
  • Puffy or red eyes
  • Dilated pupils
  • Irregular breathing
  • Runny nose
  • Trembling hands
  • Poor eating habits

If you or a loved one is experiencing these drug symptoms, get help as soon as possible.  One of the first actions you can take is improving your diet. Just by improving your nutrition, you can start to balance the body chemistry. It is recommended that you eat mostly alkaline foods.  More details will be stated in upcoming reports.

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Tags: Drug Abuse

Pharma Power

April 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

The drug industry has impressive political power.  Did you see the CBS 60 Minutes show on Sunday April 1st? In one of their segments they showed how the industry lobbyists have immense power in influencing our Congressman and getting the votes favorable for the pharmaceutical companies.

The story also pointed out that numerous Congressman leave and take high paying jobs in the drug industry. So, the question is, who are they really representing? The public or big pharma?

We are overwhelmed with TV ads about prescription drugs. Don’t let the drug companies push drugs on you and your family. Most of them are not really safe and have long term damage to your body.

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Tags: News - Addiction and Alternative Health

Alcohol Addiction and Sugar

April 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Alcohol addiction is essentially a sugar dependency. Low blood sugar is a major factor for most alcoholics. Drinking alcohol gives a temporary rise in blood sugar so the drinker feels relaxed and energized. When blood sugar drops, then there is the desire to drink more. Brain chemistry is generally malfunctioning. This is why an excellent diet and nutrition is vital for recovery.

Research has shown that genetics may play a part in becoming an alcoholic. Children of alcoholics are more likely than the general population to develop alcoholism. But there are other factors such as allergies that may contribute to the condition.

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Tags: Alcohol Addiction · Main

Addiction and The Brain

April 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Brain chemistry is crucial to the optimal function of the brain and body. Research shows that many addictive people have a flaw in the way they process sugar and carbs. An addict responds to sugar as if it were alcohol.

How can you expect to function at an optimal level if you are not getting the correct nutrients to the brain cells?

Specific types of brain scans can help determine various brain disorders and what areas of the brain need attention. We will be providing further information on this as we go along from our own research observations.

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Tags: Drugs and Brain Disorders · Main

Smoking Chemicals

April 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Smoking tobacco is highly toxic. Cigarette smoke contains many lethal gases and more than a thousand different chemicals.

Why would anyone want to smoke?

Cigarettes function as a stimulant and sedative. Tobacco leaves are cured in sugar and when smoked they raise blood sugar levels. As the nicotine fades, the smoker initially feels relaxed but then becomes uncomfortable and depressed. Blood sugar levels drop and the smoker feels anxious to have another smoke and the cycle starts again.

An addict usually has poor nutrition and that is why we consider a great nutrition plan a vital part of quitting.

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Tags: Main · Smoking - Nicotine Addiction

Addiction Solutions with Alternative Health Treatments

March 21st, 2007 · No Comments

This site is focusing on the most current alternative medicine treatments for drug, alcohol, nicotine, and sugar addictions. Many times these addictions are inter-related and people have more than one item that they are addicted to.

In most cases, nutrition and the overall health of the individual is a key issue. We will look at how important “cellular” health is and what we can do about improving it.

I urge you to find a solution for addiction so you do not have to use any drugs – prescription or otherwise – to solve your problems and cope in this world. As this site evolves, we will provide numerous addiction treatments and resources for you.

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Tags: Drug Addiction Alternative Treatment · Main