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Drugs and Alcohol Dependiences in the Family

Drugs and Alcohol Dependiences in the Family

Due to my years of experience working with families, drugs and alcohol can destroy and family run loved everyone away. I dedicated this section to the dependency of alcohol and drugs in the family.

Drugs That Suppress the Central Nervous System-Sedatives

The objective of this article is to point out what drugs are considered sedative, their effects and dangers.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

Drugs That Suppress the Central Nervous System-Sedatives

Summary: Some sedatives are used legitimately for sleep and for anxiety reduction. However, many people use “downers” when they take “uppers” in order to come down from the highs generated by the stimulant drugs. Continue reading

The Hallucinogens

The objective of this article is to identify the effects and dangers of the drugs that are hallucinogens.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

The Hallucinogens

Angel dust, (PCP) acid, and other mind altering drugs affect perception, thinking and emotion. They can cause delusions and distortions and are very dangerous. Tis article provides a detailed description of their effects and dangers. Continue reading

The Amphetamines

The objective of this article is to point out the effects and dangers of amphetamines.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

The Amphetamines

Summary: Amphetamines are the stimulants that excite the central nervous system. In high doses, euphoria is present and, as the dose wears off, depression can follow. Amphetamines have been found in diet pills and taken as such for many adults who experienced many negative consequences. Continue reading

Cocaine Use

The objective of this article is to explain what cocaine is, its use, and its effects.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

Cocaine Use

Summary: Cocaine is a stimulant drug used medically as a local anesthetic. It can cause irritation of the tissues with which it comes in contact, and has serious emotional and physical side effects. Continue reading

Relationship of Drugs and Traffic Safety

The objective of this article is to examine the specific effects of drugs on driving capabilities in an effort to provide information as a deterrent to drinking, drugging, and driving.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

The Relationship of Drugs and Traffic Safety

Summary: It is commonly accepted that alcohol, drugs, and driving don’t mix. However, that thought often gets lost when people use and drive. Continue reading

Is Marijuana Really Harmful?

The objective of this article is to explain the effects of marijuana in the body and to answer the question as to its ability to be detrimental to the user.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

Is Marijuana Really Harmful?

Summary: Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug in the United States. Marijuana causes many harmful effects to users both medically, cognitively, psychiatrically, and socially. Continue reading

The Relationship Between Violence and Addiction

The objective of this article is to acquaint readers with the relationship between violence and addiction.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

The Relationship Between Violence and Addiction

Summary: It would seem to be self-evident that the consuming of substances lowers boundaries between people and therefore increases violence. With the consumption of alcohol, people are more likely to lose reason and then control and to act out negative emotion. Continue reading

Recovery Predictors in the Treatment of Substance Abuse

The objective of this article is to acquaint readers with the factors that make for clean and sober goal achievement in substance abuse recovery.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

Recovery Predictors in the Treatment of Substance Abuse

Summary: It is possible for people with alcohol and drug problems to maintain a clean and sober life style without experiencing a relapse-or, to stay clean and sober following a relapse. Continue reading