Meth Addiction: Signs, Causes, and Treatment

crystal meth addiction

Meth, also known as methamphetamine or crystal meth, is a synthetic substance, methamphetamine is a strong nervous system stimulant mainly used as recreational drugs. Meth addiction has been rampant these past years and there has only been less effort to combat such epidemic. But what are the symptoms, causes, and treatment of meth addiction? Continue reading “Meth Addiction: Signs, Causes, and Treatment”

Marijuana Addiction: Signs, Causes, and Treatment

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Marijuana, also known as cannabis, refers to the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from the Cannabis sativa. The plant contains the mind-altering chemical THC and other similar compounds. Extracts can also be made from the cannabis plant used for medicinal purposes. Although legal in many countries, marijuana addiction is also a cause of concern, same as drug and alcohol addiction. Continue reading “Marijuana Addiction: Signs, Causes, and Treatment”

Menthol and Nicotine, a dangerous side-effect

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Menthol mixed in nicotine cigar use has been gradually increasing and is more preferred by adolescents. Mentholated cigarettes give a minty feeling when inhaled and exhaled out through the throat, nose, and mouth. A study supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) bolsters evidence that it may also make cigarettes more addictive. Continue reading “Menthol and Nicotine, a dangerous side-effect”

Signs and Symptoms of Phone Addiction

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The smartphone, also known as a mobile phone, or the cell phone, is a new craze, since the invention of smartphones like iPhones and Androids, many people are now hooked into holding this piece of modern technology. Our lives are now controlled by smartphones, from online shopping to socializing, no wonder phone addiction had experts worried.  It is also listed as one of the modern epidemics that has infected many people. Continue reading “Signs and Symptoms of Phone Addiction”

Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction

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People can become addicted to prescription drugs, i.e Painkillers. If a person is taking more than what the doctors prescribed, then it is a serious problem that needs to be looked into. Prescription drug addiction has increased in the past decades, leading to a social and health issue in the United States [CDC]. Such drug addiction should not be ignored or else a major problem can occur. Continue reading “Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction”