Top 10 Warning Signs I Am Addicted to Drugs

Am I Addicted to Drugs? Drug abuse can affect all people from any walk of life. Chances are, you have stopped and thought about whether or not your drug use has turned into an addiction. Whether you have been prescribed medication, have fallen into drugs through partying or have been surrounded by drugs your whole life, anyone can succumb to drug addiction. Knowing the warning signs of being addicted to drugs is important so that you can know when to get the help you need. Addiction can look different on everybody. However, it can produce noticeable symptoms. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the below symptoms, it is very important to look into getting proper addiction treatment before it spirals any further. The 10 Warning Signs You’re Addicted to Drugs You can’t control your use. People who are addicted to drugs cannot slow down or stop their use, no matter how hard they try. Staying sober without any help is very hard. In addition, using drugs often turns from having a good time to needing drugs in order to feel normal. There have been changes in your sleep and eating habits. You may notice that you are sleeping less, staying up for days at a time, going to bed later or are suffering from insomnia. Alternatively, you may find that you are sleeping way too much. In addition, you are either eating way less or way more than you were before, and it is all generally unhealthy food. Your social circle has changed. When people are addicted to drugs, they ...
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Publication date: February 2020Source: The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, Volume 141Author(s): Fernando Hevia, Juan Antonio González, Ana Cobos, Isaías García de la Fuente, L.F. SanzAbstractRelative permittivities at 1 MHz, εr, at 0.1 MPa and (293.15–303.15) K and refractive indices, nD, at similar conditions have been measured for the alkan-1-ol (methanol, propan-1-ol, butan-1-ol, pentan-1-ol or heptan-1-ol) + N,N-diethylethanamine (TEA) systems. Positive values of the excess permittivities, εrE, are encountered for the methanol system at high alcohol concentration...
Source: The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
ConclusionsGöttingen Minipigs fed CDAHFD developed pronounced steatosis with inflammation around steatotic hepatocytes and incipient fibrosis, thereby showing potential as a model for human NASH. Further studies are needed to investigate the period needed for marked fibrosis to develop.
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 September 2019Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental HepatologyAuthor(s): Shivaram Prasad Singh, Rakesh Kumar BarikAbstractNon-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease worldwide. NAFLD encompasses a spectrum of disease ranging from simple steatosis (NAFL) to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. However, despite the growing recognition of this important disease burden, there are significant challenges to accurately and non-invasively diagnose the various forms of NAFLD, especially to differentiate benig...
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Frustration: that's the word Vancouverite Jacqueline Sinclair uses most often to describe her insomnia. Increasingly, doctors and sleep experts recognize that insomnia and sleep disorders affect women differently.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 21 September 2019Source: Progress in NeurobiologyAuthor(s): Adrien Peyrache, Adrian J Duszkiewicz, Guillaume Viejo, Sandybel Angeles-DuranAbstractOur thoughts and sensations are examples of cognitive processes that emerge from the collective activity of billions of neurons in the brain. Thalamocortical circuits form the canonical building-blocks of the brain networks supporting the most complex cognitive functions. How these neurons communicate and interact has been the focus of extensive research in “classical” sensory systems. Similar to visual, auditory or somatosensory tha...
Source: Progress in Neurobiology - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 September 2019Source: Neuroscience &Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Anna G. McGrath, Lisa A. BriandAbstractStress is an important risk factor for the development of substance use disorder (SUD). Exposure to both stress and drugs abuse lead to changes in synaptic plasticity and stress-induced alterations in synaptic plasticity may contribute to later vulnerability to SUD. Recent developmental neuroscience studies have identified microglia as regulators of synaptic plasticity. As both stress and drugs of abuse lead to microglial activation, we propose this as a potential mechanism un...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Detox from Benzodiazepines Benzodiazepines are highly addictive medications. They are used to help treat anxiety, sleep issues, and even seizures. They work to calm the body and can be a great, helpful tool for many people when used as prescribed. There are many different types of Benzodiazepines, as they differ in strength and onset time. Some Benzodiazepines, such as Librium, is used to help treat symptoms associated with alcohol withdrawal. Detox from Benzodiazepines can be difficult, but it is possible. The names that people know most commonly know Benzodiazepines as include: Xanax Valium Ativan Klonopin They are onl...
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Ryan R. Kelly1,2†, Lindsay T. McDonald1,2†, Nathaniel R. Jensen1,2, Sara J. Sidles1,2 and Amanda C. LaRue1,2* 1Research Services, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC, United States 2Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, United States The significant biochemical and physiological effects of psychological stress are beginning to be recognized as exacerbating common diseases, including osteoporosis. This review discusses the current evidence for psychological stress-associated mental health disorders as risk factors for os...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
What is a Crystal Meth Addiction? Crystal meth is the name for the street drug crystal methamphetamine. Crystal meth can also be known as ice or glass, and it can be either snorted, smoked or dissolved and injected. It is a very strong and highly addictive drug. It affects the central nervous system, and crystal meth addiction has dangerous life-threatening effects. Understanding Crystal Meth Crystal meth is a man-made stimulant drug that has no legal use. It is made with methamphetamine, pseudoephedrine and a combination of other chemicals. Methamphetamine has been around for a long time, originally created to keep soldie...
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With all the news media accounts and reports from governmental health organizations about the opioid epidemic, including the 70,237 drug overdose deaths in 2017, a newly emerging threat is gaining attention: use and misuse of benzodiazepines, opioid drugs and Z-drugs. Specifically, combining these three drugs can create a deadly combination that snuffs out lives. Benzodiazepine Overdose Deaths on the Rise Benzodiazepines, a class of sedative narcotic drugs including Xanax and Valium used to treat anxiety, insomnia and other disorders and classified as Schedule IV under the Controlled Substances Act by the Drug Enforcement ...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Substance Abuse Suicide Source Type: news
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