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Addiction and Codependency
Drug and alcohol addiction affects the lives of everyone around the addict. As the addict’s life begins to fall apart, those around them try to offer assistance to prevent the inevitable from happening, but there is a thin line between helping and enabling and it too often leads to codependency.
Treatment and Recovery from Heroin Addiction
Heroin addiction affects the lives of more than 9.2 million people across the globe, an estimated half million live in the United States. CDC resources show that there are 150,000 new heroin users each year and nearly 20 percent of people in treatment report heroin abuse as the reason. Sadly approximately 50 percent of drug overdoses are contributed to heroin (and morphine).
Are You Addicted to Barbiturates?
Often referred to as Purple Hearts, Downers, Mexican Yellows or Barbs – barbiturates is a class of drugs known as hypnotics and sedatives such as Phenobarbital, Penobarbital, Secobarbital Tunial and Amobarbital. These drugs have the same dangers for dependency and overdose as other prescription drugs and are part of the massive global epidemic of Rx drug addiction.
Alcohol vs. Marijuana: Both Can Lead to Addiction
There has been a lot of commentary lately in the ongoing debate regarding alcohol versus marijuana use and which is more harmful. The fact is that both alcohol and marijuana can lead to addiction.
Not too long ago, the words “alcoholic” and “drug addict” might have been defined by a middle- aged individual who had lost all that was important to them – their job, family, possessions – and the result was a life spent at the bottom of a bottle or with a needle in their arm.
Synthetic Drug Addiction
There is a dangerous drug phenomenon sweeping across the globe related to synthetic drug addiction. Synthetic marijuana, Molly and the drug known as Gravel (the main ingredients of which are Klonopin and bath salts) are among the leaders.
Dealing with Relapse
According to statistics released by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 90 percent of substance abusers attempting to stay sober will relapse at least once and 72 percent of that group will relapse multiple times. However, the National Survey on Drug Use and Heath clarify that the relapse did not begin with the action of substance abuse, but the events that led up to the action. In other words, there were warning signs along the way that could have been avoided.