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Nicotine is one of the most addictive substances known to man, and tobacco is the most widely used psychoactive substance in the world. However, if someone has come to the decision to try and quit, there are many kinds of assistance available. This article seeks to explore those ways and give a list of reliable helplines and products to aid in the quit process. Smoking is legal in almost all countries in the world, and available over the counter in the majority of outlets in every corner...
People who abuse prescription drugs often do so believing the pills are safe because they are prescribed by doctors and approved by the Food and Drug Administration, addiction experts say. In 2005, non-medical use of painkillers contributed to more than 8,500 deaths. Overdose deaths involving prescription pain relievers increased 114 percent from 2001 to 2005, the most recent year for which nationwide data is available, according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Heath Ledger...
Introduction Although there are many different opiates and opioids (I shall abuse notation and lump them together under the single term opiates), all can lead to addiction and dependence. I shall discuss in this post the most common methods used to come off these drugs, and outline some specific detoxes. Let me add at this point that many of the drugs referred to are prescription only, and you are advised to see a doctor as with any drugs there are possible side-effects and dangers. If you...
Alcoholism, or alcohol dependence is a medical term with a deliberately more precise meaning than the problems that can occur, sometimes as one-offs, through an uncharacteristic binge. In alcohol dependence a number of features come together in the behaviour of the person affected. Drinking begins to take priority over other activities. It becomes a compulsion. Tolerance develops, so it takes more alcohol to produce drunkenness. Withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety and tremor develop after...
The Substance Information Network is a registered non-profit (in Dutch: Stichting) with the following objectives: To aid people with addiction. To provide tools aimed at recovery. To educate about drug addiction, recovery from addiction and educate about drugs. To collect and disseminate information about substance abuse, addiction and related topics. To spread warnings and drug alerts for dangerous drug trends. The foundation provides a platform of online tools to deal with addiction and...
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