Category Archives for Substance Abuse

Addiction Treatment

Addiction is a rather complex kind of disease. It is often characterized by at times uncontrollable and usually intense craving. Those who suffer from it often seek the substance they’re addicted to even treading over devastating consequences. Because of these as well as a host of other reasons, there is really no universal addiction treatment out there. Path towards Addiction Addiction will always begin with a voluntary surrender of one’s will. For example, one voluntarily takes prohibited drugs...

Drug Treatment

Treatments for drug addiction can be divided into several categories. Any of the following methods may be tried. What is important is to stick to the program. Stopping treatment prematurely may lead to a relapse. Therapy Sessions and Counseling The chief aim is to get yourself off the drug and prevent relapse. The sessions can take place in three main ways: inpatient, outpatient and residential. Counselors may be able to help you overcome the temptation to take drugs. Behavior therapies on the other...

Hangover Remedy

A hangover is typically experienced the next morning, after a night of heavy drinking. It refers to the unpleasant physiological consequences of excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages.  The symptoms of a hangover usually include one or more of the following: headache sensitivity to light and sound nausea diarrhea increased heart rate and blood pressure fatigue lethargy anxiety sometimes, depression thirst Hypoglycemia (abnormal glucose levels), dehydration, acetaldehyde (product of...

What Causes Hangovers?

Definition A hangover describes the sum of unpleasant physiological effects following heavy consumption of alcoholic beverages. The most commonly reported characteristics of a hangover include headache, nausea, sensitivity to light and noise, lethargy, dysphoria, diarrhea and thirst. A hangover may also induce psychological symptoms including heightened feelings of depression and anxiety. Causes of hangovers Dehydration Alcohol is a diuretic, i.e. a drug that increases urination and flushes fluids...

Alcohol Treatment

The first step for effective alcohol treatment requires the patient’s sincere desire to get help and more importantly, accept that help willingly. It has been observed that alcoholics who have either been forced to quit due to certain circumstances in life or due to the pressure from family and friends, often tend to fail in the long run. The patient’s own volition is crucial and it is one of the key factors for the entire treatment process to become successful. Taking the Initiative The decision...

Substance Abuse Treatment

Drug addiction can lead to physical, emotional and problems. It can also lead to legal troubles. However, there are many substance abuse treatments, ranging from counseling to self help groups. You can also get help from family and friends. Counseling Counseling can come from a psychologist or counselor. Counseling can be individual or with the family. These therapies can develop ways to deal with drug longing. Through a counselor you can talk about problems with jobs, family or yourself. Treatment...