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Don’t Put All the Blame on the Booze

Don’t Put All the Blame on the Booze | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it

You’re probably on the verge of becoming an alcoholic if you can’t let a day pass without drinking alcohol. You’re getting heavily addicted to alcohol and still can’t get rid of it even if you know the negative effects of too much consumption on your family, health, and personal life.


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I personally agree with this article, I believe that rehabilitation centers are the best way to cure addiction. With support and guidance by friends and family a person can overcome their addiction sooner and more effeciently. This creates less stress on loved ones and the addict. I think that people reading this article should take from it that alcohol addiction is a serious issue and it needs to be treated effectively and quickly in order to save lives.

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Alcohol Abuse May Come With a Parkinson's Disease Risk - dailyRx

Alcohol Abuse May Come With a Parkinson's Disease Risk - dailyRx | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Alcohol Abuse May Come With a Parkinson's Disease Risk
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After following up with patients who had been to the hospital due to alcohol abuse, researchers investigated whether alcoholism was linked to Parkinson's disease.

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This article talks about how alcohol addiction can lead to severe illnesses later in life, such as Parkinson's Disease. It was found that younger patients with heavy alcohol consumption had the greatest risk of developing Parkinson's disease. This should be known to the public, so that people who frequently drink alcohol know the risks they're taking by consuming it. I believe that this information should be publicized and taught to prevent people from developing Parkinson's due to alcohol addiction.

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Canadian health official calls for warning labels on alcohol - DigitalJournal.com

Canadian health official calls for warning labels on alcohol - DigitalJournal.com | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
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Canadian health official calls for warning labels on alcohol
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Warning labels on alcoholic beverages are required in more than two dozen countries across the globe, including the U.S.

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I find it very hard to believe that some countries do not have warning labels on alcoholic beverages. People need to know the risk they take in consuming excess amounts of alcohol. By not having a warning label, someone could overdose and kill themselves because, they weren't aware that too much alcohol could kill them. Canada should make a warning label for alcoholic beverages to keep the consumer safe, and to reduce the number of alcohol related deaths.

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Drug addiction not a criminal issue, says chief medical officer (UK)

Drug addiction not a criminal issue, says chief medical officer (UK) | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Sally Davies says drug addiction should be seen as a medical problem and admits eating hash cookies at university

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This article talks about how drug addiction should not be looked at as a criminal issue, but; instead as a mental issue. I believe that drug addiction should be looked at as both a mental and criminal issue because, it is becoming so common and overused in society and it leads to hundreds of deaths a year. This article, however,  only provides  one point of view on the issue of drug addiction.

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Maine's high opiate addiction rate endangers newborns - Press Herald

Maine's high opiate addiction rate endangers newborns - Press Herald | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Maine's high opiate addiction rate endangers newborns
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The recent increase of drug abuse in the United States has started to have an impact on newborn babies. Mothers taking drugs while pregnant have lead to an increase in the number of babies addicted to drugs at birth. This rasises a concern for families because it is not only a health issue, but; an economic issue that the family has to cope with. I think that this article provides for the reader an insight on how drugs can not only effect the user, but; others that constantly live with drugs present.

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Scientists can now block heroin, morphine addiction

Scientists can now block heroin, morphine addiction | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
In a major breakthrough, an international team of scientists has proven that addiction to morphine and heroin can be blocked, while at the same time increasing pain relief.

Via Sakis Koukouvis
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A major breakthrough in the treatment of morphine and heorin addiction was found. Scientists have discovered a way to stop the addiction of both heroin and morphine while still acting as a pain killer. This will potentially lead to a new drug that can prevent the addiction of morphine and heroin, both of which are highly addictive drugs. This is how the drug works: "The drug (+)-naloxone automatically shuts down the addiction. It shuts down the need to take opioids, it cuts out behaviours associated with addiction, and the neurochemistry in the brain changes -- dopamine, which is the chemical important for providing that sense of 'reward' from the drug, is no longer produced."

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Drink that's like alcohol... but without hangovers or addiction: 'Healthy' version could be on the market within two years

Drink that's like alcohol... but without hangovers or addiction: 'Healthy' version could be on the market within two years | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Revellers will first take the drink which produces the same happy, fuzzy feeling of alcohol. Before then consuming an antidote pill that instantly sobers them up.

Via Arabian Gazette
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I think that this new drink that is "healthy" for the body, is a much better option than alcohol. People can still fulfill their "pleasure" but, the drink will not cause any harm to the liver, heart, or stomach. This is a great breakthrough in science but, it could still lead to a number of deaths associated with drunk driving and blurred perceptions. This alcohol created still has more testing to be done, and the scientists are trying to figure out if this synthetic alcohol is also addictive.

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Discovery could yield treatment for cocaine addicts

Discovery could yield treatment for cocaine addicts | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a molecular process in the brain triggered by cocaine use that could provide a target for treatments to prevent or reverse addiction to the drug.

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I think that this new research will help to improve a lot of peoples lives who have been battling with addiction. If this research does work and become a treatment, cocaine addicts will no longer be addicted and dependent on cocaine. This research has only been conducted on rodents and further testing still needs to be done. This treatment could save hundreds of lives and be a significant breakthrough in science.

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The financial toll of living with a drug addict - NBCNews.com

The financial toll of living with a drug addict - NBCNews.com | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
The financial toll of living with a drug addict
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There's not much worse for parents than the terror of witnessing a child slip away into a life of drug abuse.
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"According to the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, almost 22.2 million Americans had abused or been dependent on drugs or alcohol within the previous year." The quote above shows the substantial number of drug addicts in the United States. This article talks about how drug addiction has a large financial burden on a family because of treatment. Treatment for drug addiction is very expensive and varies on cost based on the severity of the addicton. Trust with family members also takes a toll on the relationship and many people find it harder to connect with their loved ones after they have experienced an addiction. The reader can gain from this article the understanding that addiction is very costly and emotional for everyone involved.

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OxyContin Tops List of Abused Prescription Drugs - WebMD

OxyContin Tops List of Abused Prescription Drugs - WebMD | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
OxyContin Tops List of Abused Prescription Drugs
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Both drugs come in pill form, but almost 64 percent of oxycodone abusers and just over one-quarter of hydrocodone abusers crushed the tablets and inhaled the drug.
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This article talks about drug abuse in America and the growing addiction of drugs. The article quotes "Researchers surveyed more than 3,500 prescription painkiller abusers in 160 drug-treatment programs across the United States. They found that 45 percent of participants favored oxycodone and 30 percent favored hydrocodone.". With so many people taking and becoming addicted to the prescription drugs, bans are being recommended on certain products. More research is being done on popular prescription drugs, such as Tylenol because, people are now becoming addicted to the pain killer. I personally believe that a ban should be implemented because, too many people harm themselves and become addicted to drugs that aren't meant for daily consumption. People viewing this article could benefit by being aware that prescription drugs can be very addictive.  

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