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Studying gender differences in drug addiction

Studying gender differences in drug addiction

05-16 | CDAH Team

Until the 1970s, the research about drug abuse was dominated by men and entailed the study of mostly male participants and male laboratory animals. The deterrence of research on gender difference in drug abuse posed a major hurdle in the advancement of treatment. With sex difference occurring in all the phases of drug addiction, female […]

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Early marijuana use can hamper brain function, says study

Early marijuana use can hamper brain function, says study

02-27 | CDAH Team

Of all the addictive substances, marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug in the United States. While some prefer to smoke cannabis for its psychedelic effects, others prefer it for its medicinal properties to get relief from pain and suffering resulting from trauma and prolonged suffering. In the U.S., 29 states, including the District […]

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Tips to tread the path of sobriety after rehab

Tips to tread the path of sobriety after rehab

02-13 | CDAH Team

Addiction is a chronic disease similar to other chronic medical conditions like diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) defines addiction as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use habit, despite knowing its harmful consequences. It is considered a brain disease because […]

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Addiction and drug abuse - Part 4: Helping loved ones wean off drugs the right way

Addiction and drug abuse – Part 4: Helping loved ones wean off drugs the right way

02-06 | CDAH Team

The devastating force of drug addiction has the potential to leave behind a toxic trail. The effects of addiction are felt not only by the victims but also by their friends and family members. Supporting the loved one without aggravating their drug abuse and not losing sight of one’s own needs and well-being is not […]

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Tips for parents to help their children struggling with drugs

Tips for parents to help their children struggling with drugs

01-17 | CDAH Team

Addiction does not know discrimination. Many a times parents find themselves between the devil and the deep blue sea when they identify that their children have developed a proclivity to use drugs. There are adolescents who receive everything they would ever want, but they still find themselves escalating down the path of drug addiction.

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Scientists recommend combination of exercise and meth to treat meth addiction

Scientists recommend combination of exercise and meth to treat meth addiction

01-12 | CDAH Team

Dependence on methamphetamine can be hard to get rid of due to its highly addictive properties. Methamphetamine can be smoked, chewed, inhaled or injected. The signs of meth abuse include increased level of attention and reduced degree of exhaustion.

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Addiction and drug abuse – Part 1: Helping a person with drug addiction

Addiction and drug abuse – Part 1: Helping a person with drug addiction

01-02 | CDAH Team

It is a common notion that people addicted to substances can get away from drugs if they are willing to change their habit. However, it is not as easy as it sounds. Addiction is a disease that alters the brain and replaces old priorities with drug seeking behavior.

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Differentiating between drug use and abuse

Differentiating between drug use and abuse

12-14 | CDAH Team

Drugs have become an important part of many American’s lives. Using any form of drug by snorting, smoking, injecting or absorbing has an effect on an individual’s brain and physical health. Drugs are available in the market in various forms such as prescribed and non-prescribed that are again available in different types such as opioids, […]

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Five factors causing high methamphetamine abuse

Five factors causing high methamphetamine abuse

12-09 | CDAH Team

Methamphetamine, commonly known as meth or crystal meth, is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant drug which is much more potent than other stimulants such as cocaine. Similar in structure to amphetamine, the drug is often available as a crystal-like powdered substitute and can be abused by individuals orally, snorted intra-nasally, smoked or injected directly […]

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Need to understand chemistry of addiction to rein in the epidemic

Need to understand chemistry of addiction to rein in the epidemic

12-01 | CDAH Team

Addiction involves changes in a person’s lifestyle and habits involving a particular substance or activity (nicotine, alcohol, gambling, shopping, sex). Exposure to these substances or activities can stimulate the brain in pleasurable ways. Experts say prolonged exposure can lead to overindulgence and as the involvement with the particular substance or activity gets stronger over time, […]

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