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Substance Abuse: Drug Addiction and Help Information Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Drug Addiction category. Though topics may have since been updated they are listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Publication List

2017-01-02 - Many Smokers with Serious Mental Illness Want To Quit Smoking - Many people with serious mental illness want to cease smoking however few get treatment or counseling to help them quit.
2016-12-26 - Kerry Gaynor Method to Help Quit Smoking - The Kerry Gaynor Method helps people cease smoking permanently and has been recommended by doctors around the world.
2015-06-02 - Flakka: A New Synthetic Street Drug - Information regarding the synthetic drug Flakka that causes symptoms such as agitation, unusual behavior, delusions, paranoia and superhuman strength.
2015-03-01 - Number of Smokers Who Will Die from the Habit - 66% - Study of over 200,000 people provides independent confirmation 2 in every 3 smokers will die from the habit if they continue to smoke.
2015-01-17 - Heroin: Health Effects and Addiction Treatment - It is estimated that approximately 23% of people who use heroin become dependent on the drug.
2014-11-30 - U.S. Smoking Statistics Hits All-time Low - According to the US CDC cigarette smoking rate among adults dropped from 20.9% in 2005 to 17.8% in 2013.
2014-11-25 - Personality Disorders and Problem Gambling - Treatment of people with gambling problems often complicated because they also tend to suffer from personality disorders.
2014-10-15 - How Women in Recovery Manage Personal Networks of Family and Friend Drug Users - Substance abuse counselors and social workers often recommend recovering addicts establish new networks of non-using friends and supporters.
2014-01-05 - People with Severe Mental Illness have Higher Risk for Substance Abuse - People with severe mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder have a higher risk for substance use especially cigarette smoking.
2013-12-06 - e-Cigarettes or Vapor Cigarettes: Safety, Facts and Information - Information regarding electronic cigarettes also known as water vapor cigarettes as a quit smoking aid.
2013-09-16 - Abuse of Over-the-Counter Medications - Information regarding the dangerous trend of over the counter medication abuse today.
2013-08-09 - Prescription Painkiller Side Effects - Psychological and Physical Dependence - Article examines aspects of psychological and physical dependence or addiction of prescribed painkillers.
2013-07-22 - Addiction and Substance Abuse Among Persons with Disabilities - Article looks at people with disabilities and substance abuse in the U.S. including facts and statistics and cost to the community.
2013-07-07 - Binge Drinking and Adolescents - Information regarding excessive alcohol consumption among American adolescents including binge drinking and associated health problems.
2013-02-18 - Mental Illness and the Benefits of Quitting Smoking - Information methods and reasons to help quit smoking for immediate long-term health and social benefits.
2013-02-17 - Smoking and Mental Illness Connection - Study reveals 44.3% of cigarettes in the United States are consumed by people with forms of mental illnesses or substance abuse disorders.
2012-11-27 - Cigarette Smoking and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Studies of smoking and PTSD comorbidity have used different approaches to indexing the severity of a persons reactions.
2012-11-14 - Laser Therapy to Help Stop Smoking - Information on low-level laser treatment that stimulates nerve endings and touted as a way to help quitting smoking .
2012-10-09 - Veterans - Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Abuse - Veterans from recent conflicts often experience symptoms related to combat stress and many misuse drugs alcohol or tobacco leading to health and well-being risks.
2012-06-20 - K2 Synthetic Marijuana - Serious Health Risks - Synthetic marijuana known as K2 or Spice can cause seizures hallucinations rapid heart rate vomiting and death from overdose.
2012-02-11 - Predisposition to Drug or Alcohol Addiction - Society needs to bear in mind the potential for predisposition to drug addiction when a person becomes addicted to drugs.
2012-02-06 - Dangers of Common Painkiller Medication - Learning about some of the dangers of common painkillers can serve as a preventative measure to help keep the people that need them safe.
2012-01-06 - Creating a Healthier Cigarette - Lycopene and grape seed extract drastically reduced the amount of cancer-causing free radicals passing through the cigarette filter.
2011-08-04 - Why Heavy Smokers Feel Sad After Quitting - Heavy smokers experience sadness after quitting as early withdrawal leads to increase in mood related brain protein monoamine oxidase A.
2011-07-30 - Physicians Say E Cigarettes Should Remain On Market - Royal College of Physicians states commercial competition for the nicotine replacement therapy industry could very well be a good thing.
2011-07-16 - Treatment of Cocaine Addiction - New Hope - New discoveries by researchers offer potential for development of first ever pharmacological treatment for cocaine addiction.
2011-06-28 - Risks and Benefits of Alcohol for Seniors - Report related primarily to problems of unrecognized alcohol misuse among the elderly.
2011-06-27 - Contaminated Cocaine Causes Decaying Skin - Contaminated Cocaine causing crusty purplish areas of dead skin that are extremely painful and can open the door to nasty infections.
2011-06-21 - Alcohol's Damaging Effects on the Brain - Alcohol binds in a very specific manner to key protein targets in the brain to cause well known behavioral effects.
2011-05-26 - List of Ingredients and Additives in Cigarettes - List of ingredients found in cigarettes including listing of chemical poisons and cancer producing additives as well as the health effects of smoking addiction.
2011-05-26 - Calls to Abolish the Word "Habit" in Regards to Smoking Addiction - Smoking is a habit implies it is something easily overcome with willpower alone not acknowledging how addictive nicotine is.
2011-03-27 - Most Serious Addictions in America - Americans are capable of becoming addicted to virtually anything from plastic surgery to texting.
2011-03-17 - Number of Heavy Smokers in US Decreases - Throughout much of the early history of cigarette smoking in the United States, consumption was typically 1 pack or about 20 cigarettes each day.
2011-02-08 - New Cigarette Warning Labels and Effectiveness - Proposed rule that requires warning labels on cigarettes and cigarette ads some of which are rather graphic.
2011-01-27 - Substance Abuse and Addiction Among Nurses - Support Not Punishment is the Key - Addiction among nurses has been recognized by professionals in the field for over a hundred years.
2011-01-15 - Smoking Causes Genetic Damage Within Minutes After Inhaling - Cigarette smoke begins to cause genetic damage within minutes after inhalation into the lungs.
2011-01-02 - Health Warnings on Canadian Cigarette Packages - Canadian Harper Government to strengthen and enlarge health warnings on cigarette packages.
2010-10-20 - Scientists Find Gene Linked to Alcoholism - Researchers have discovered a gene variant that may protect against alcoholism.
2010-10-18 - Why Men Are More Susceptible to Alcoholism - Alcohol is one of the most commonly abused substances and men are up to twice as likely to develop alcoholism as women.
2010-09-24 - How to Tell if You Are an Alcoholic - Article provides a number of questions to help you determine if you may be an alcholic.
2010-09-22 - Alcohol Addiction, Destruction in Itself - Alcohol addiction is increased tolerance and dependency on alcohol usually accompanied by substance abuse like drugs and nicotine.
2010-09-16 - Why Cocaine Cravings Won't Go Away - People who have used cocaine run a great risk of becoming addicted even after long drug-free periods.
2010-09-15 - Electronic Cigarettes Continue To Face Scrutiny Despite Popularity - Are electronic cigarettes being scrutinized fairly or could there be an ulterior motive involved.
2010-09-07 - Too Many Americans Still Smoke and Are Exposed to Secondhand Smoke - Secondhand smoke is a proven cause of heart disease and lung cancer in non-smoking adults.
2010-09-07 - E Cigarette Popularity Increases Despite Quit Or Die Policy of Health Organizations - Electronic cigarette sales and popularity continues to increase on a daily basis despite the US Food and Drug Administration's attempts to label the products as unsafe.
2010-08-21 - Addicts Keep Using "To Feel Like a Better Person" - Patients hospitalized for opioid detoxification say they first got hooked on pain killing drugs legitimately prescribed for pain relief.
2010-08-16 - The Truth About Meth: A Devastating and Addictive Drug - Methamphetamine is a highly addictive drug that wreaks havoc on the entire body including oral health.
2010-07-22 - Can I Buy you a Drink - Genetics may determine sensitivity to other people drinking behavior.
2010-07-18 - Successful Addiction Treatment is a Family Affair - Having a family member involved in the addiction recovery process often means difference between temporary and life-changing treatment.
2010-07-14 - Clarifying the Role of Craving in Addictions - New behavioral economic behavior analysis by UGA researchers may help clarify the role of craving in addiction.
2010-06-28 - Drug Addiction and Ibogaine Treatments - Ibogaine is intended as a single administration drug not a maintenance drug like Methadone.
2010-06-08 - Companies Penalizing Unhealthy Behaviors Like Smoking to Save Money - More Companies Penalizing Unhealthy Behaviors Like Smoking to Save $10,000/yr Per Worker.
2010-06-03 - Cost Shifting for Smoking - Rewards for Weight Loss Fail But Cost Shifting Works Very Well For Smoking.
2010-04-28 - Pre-Adoptive FASD Education - Information provides pre-adoptive fasd education to prepare adoptive families for the unexpected.
2010-04-09 - Do you Know your Drinking IQ - Service members and their families can assess alcohol use by taking an anonymous online alcohol screening test.
2010-01-16 - Tips to Help Quit Smoking - Success strategies and tips for you and others wanting to quit smoking for good.
2009-12-30 - Addictive Effects of Caffeine on Children - Does consuming caffeinated drinks during adolescence contribute to later use of drugs.
2009-12-17 - Canadian Teenagers among Largest Consumers of Cannabis - Canadian teenagers are among the largest consumers of cannabis worldwide.
2009-12-03 - Nicotine Levels Higher in First Thing in the Morning Smokers - People who smoke cigarettes first up in the morning have higher levels of cotinine a by-product of nicotine.
2009-11-10 - Call for Alcohol Industry to Prove No Harm in Funding of Sports - Debate over whether alcohol industry sponsorship of sports increases drinking among sports participants.
2009-11-02 - Nicotine Patch Plus Lozenge Best for Quitting Smoking - A nicotine patch plus a nicotine lozenge appears most effective at helping smokers quit.
2009-10-05 - Cocaine Vaccine May Help Limit Drug Use - Vaccine for cocaine dependence reduces use of the drug in individuals who attain high anti-cocaine antibody levels.
2009-10-02 - Research Agenda for Substance Abuse Outline - What we need to know to reduce the use and abuse of alcohol drugs and tobacco.
2009-09-09 - Doctors Hesitant to Ask Mentally Ill Patients to Quit Smoking - Doctors afraid to ask smokers with mental illness to quit smoking as they assume their patients may get worse.
2009-09-04 - Meth Addiction and Consequences - methamphetamine is manufactured in small labs and the ingredients can be readily purchased legally.
2009-09-04 - Baclofen - A Pill to Stop Alcohol Cravings - The drug baclofen is a muscle relaxant, used to treat muscle symptoms caused by multiple sclerosis.
2009-09-04 - Methadone Addiction and Detox Treatment - methadone detox is that the drug is used to help a person avoid the discomfort of withdrawal.
2009-07-28 - Addiction to Prescription Painkillers by Patients and Physicians - Addiction and abuse of prescription opioid painkiller drugs are prevalent and they exact a toll on patients physicians and society.
2009-07-03 - Ways to End Drug Addiction - This article is written for those who want to quit drugs but have not been able to for whatever reason.
2009-07-03 - Intervention for an Alcoholic - What you can do to help if you are a friend or a family member of someone who is abusing alcohol.
2009-06-26 - Study Shows 1 in 25 Deaths Attributable to Alcohol - 1 in 25 deaths are directly attributable to alcohol consumption mainly due to increases in the number of women drinking.
2009-03-20 - Acetaldehyde in Alcohol - Drinking alcohol is the greatest risk factor for acetaldehyde related cancer.
2009-03-03 - Men Admit they Consume Drugs to Increase Sexual Pleasure - Men who consume drugs to lose their sexual inhibition use cocaine a narcotic substance which incapacitates at sexual level.
2009-03-02 - Adolescents Undertreated for Drug Addiction - Only about 10 percent of adolescents needing help for drug abuse problems actually enter treatment.
2009-03-02 - Pain Killer Addiction - Many people who are addicted to painkillers have assorted symptoms that they may not associate with the drug.

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