What is the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse?

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) under the National Institutes of Health was created by the US Congress. Because of the alarming number of alcohol related problems and cases in the United States, the Congress has enacted laws to address these problems and promote prevention of alcohol abuse. Mission The main mission … Read more…

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Why Canadians Abuse Ritalin: Are ADHD Drugs Addictive?

Ritalin is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. It has effects comparable to, but more powerful than, caffeine and less potent than amphetamines. Understanding Ritalin The way Ritalin works in an abuser is not totally understood. What is acknowledged about how Ritalin “works” is that it produces malfunctions in the brain to a certain extent … Read more…

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Internet Addiction & Online Porn Addiction in Canada

Gone are the days when those who are addicted to pornographic materials would have to risk embarrassment over being caught in public. Today, with the accessibility of the Internet, millions of people around Canada can surf porn on the privacy of their own computers. The Internet has brought many benefits to society as a whole but … Read more…

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Am I Abusing Alcohol? 3 Questions To Ask Yourself

Alcohol abuse is the misuse of alcohol and alcoholic drinks. Alcohol abuse usually take place when a person drinks excess alcohol because of depression, peer pressure, or inability to meet one’s responsibilities. To find out if one is guilty of alcohol abuse, here are some questions to ask one’s self: 1. Was there a time … Read more…

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The Seemingly Innocent Progression of Codeine Addiction

Codeine or methylmorphine is an opiate used for its antitussive, antidiarrheal and analgesic properties. It is without doubt Codeine is the major and widely used opiate in the world with very high liability. In addition, it is in general the most frequently used drug as according to numerous information gathered over the years by reliable … Read more…

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What are the immediate effects of alcohol abuse?

After several minutes to an hour of taking alcoholic drinks, a person may experience several immediate effects. Impaired alertness When driving or operating machineries, drinking alcohol can immediately affect one’s response to situations. A person’s reflexes tend to be slower when he or she has taken an alcoholic drink. A person who has gone beyond … Read more…

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Can’t Stop Gambling Online? How Internet Gambling Escalates

Anything which is done in excess and taken into extreme levels produce less-than-desirable effects. Take gambling as an example. Betting for a game or two can be considered as harmless; however, once it escalates to a point when gambling takes over your whole life and you do not think of the consequences of your actions, … Read more…

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What are the different long-term alcohol abuse effects?

Long-term alcohol abuse can lead to serious physiological problems. Many social issues may also be caused by long-term alcohol abuse. Here are some examples of its ill effects: Liver failure This is the the most serious condition that can be the result of long-term alcohol abuse. The liver, being the organ for the detoxification of … Read more…

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How Hydrocodone Addiction in Canada Develops

Dihydrocodeinone or most commonly known as Hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two of the naturally occurring codeine, thebaine and opiates. Hydrocodone is an orally active antitussive and narcotic analgesic. It is normally presented in capsule, syrup, and tablet form and is regularly compounded with extra analgesics like ibuprofen or paracetomol. In the year … Read more…

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