How Low Self-Esteem Can Lead to Addiction

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People with low self-esteem are often more predisposed to developing addictions. Find out what links low self-esteem with the addictive personality.

How you view yourself affects your life. If you have low self-esteem, this can affect how you accept the experiences and events in your life. Those who have low self-esteem usually finds it hard to experience genuine satisfaction and happiness in their lives. They also find it hard to appreciate the things that they have. This will make them have attention-seeking behavior for approval. They may also turn to abusing drugs and alcohol or engaging in addictive activities in order to seek solace. Read More

Top 5 Careers with High Risk of Substance Abuse

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There are certain professions that have been found to have more people struggling with substance abuse. These people are using drugs or alcohol more commonly than in any other profession or industry, also making them at high risk for developing addictions.

There are many factors that bring a person to use drugs or alcohol. Genes, environment, and early introduction to these substances are just some of the factors. However, one of the biggest reasons why they turn to these substances is to cope with high level of job-related stress and anxiety. Read More

Shabu and Your Baby: Effects of Meth on Pregnancy

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There are many negative effects of meth on pregnancy, which put you and your baby at risk. However, not everyone are aware of these risks. The sad and dangerous truth is, many women who are pregnant are addicted to meth and therefore continue to use.

According to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), there are an estimated 4.7 drug users in the country. This means, according to the Agency, that there is one drug personality in every 8 households in the country. Their drug of choice: methamphetamine or shabu. Read More

11 Ways to Spot a Drug Addict in Your Workplace

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People who are addicted to drugs like shabu (methamphetamine), marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, and other substances are everywhere. It doesn’t matter what their economic status, educational background, location, age, job, or physical appearance. You can’t judge a drug addict by looks alone, nor by superficial stereotypes.

Addiction can come to anyone regardless of status, job, education, religion, or gender. And this is why it’s hard to see if someone you know is already addicted to drugs or a high-functioning addict. In fact, you may have someone in your workplace who is already a drug addict and is bringing grief to you or your organization. Read More

7 Things You Should Know About Drug Dealers

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Many who use drugs end up selling them, most probably because it’s the only way they know to support their addiction. They may have lost their current job and have no steady way of earning income. Furthermore, looking at their own drug dealers, they may think that it’s a fairly easy way to make money.

However, there’s more to drug dealers than meets the eye. While there are drug addicts that turn out to sell drugs, there are those who don’t use drugs and are relatively successful drug dealers.

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How Do You Help an Addict Who Doesn’t Want Help?

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Finding out that your someone dear to you, like a close friend or family member, is addicted can be devastating. You will feel a mix of different emotions. You may also feel helpless and confused. After all, how do you even start to sort things out? How do you help someone you care about when you see them going down a destructive path?

If you feel unsure about how you can express your concern regarding their addiction, don’t fret. You’re not the only one. And there’s a way. Read on to find out how you can help an addict who doesn’t want help or are in denial that they have a problem. Read More

Meth and Your Heart: The Lurking Dangers

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It’s no surprise that meth is dangerous. It can wreak havoc in many parts of your body, including your heart. Find out the lurking dangers of meth that may leave you suffering from a stroke or heart failure.

Meth is a very highly addictive drug. And no wonder; it can give users an intense high. However, once the effects subside, users can feel drained and depressed.

Meth’s effects doesn’t just manifest itself on the brain, though. The intense highs and low lows can also affect the body, damaging various organs, such as the heart.

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Meth Triggers: What to Watch Out For

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Meth is one of the most widely used and highly addictive drugs here in our country. Its rampant use has led the government to a heightened nationwide crackdown of drug traffickers and sellers as well as the rehabilitation of users.

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Violent Drugs: Most Common Substances That Make People Violent

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There are many so-called violent drugs that create changes in people’s brain to make them more aggressive. Let’s explore what these violent drugs are. Read More

Which Drug Are They Using? Find Out the Tell-Tale Signs of Addiction

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You may notice that a friend, family member, parent, sibling, offspring, or colleague is showing strange behavior. You may suspect that they could be on to something as you watch them slowly yet drastically deteriorate over time. You think: This person could have a drug problem or addiction.

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