Can Postpartum Depression Lead to Addiction?

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Postpartum depression can cause some mothers to resort to drugs and alcohol as a form of self-medication. This can lead on substance abuse, which may later on develop into addiction.

Motherhood, especially for first-time moms, can be filled with so many unexpected challenges. Even for those who have had multiple births can find that each baby also brings different challenges, as not all babies and situations are the same. Read More

10 Common Things Drug Dealers Say and Why It’s All Wrong

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With drug use and drug addiction on the rise, business is definitely booming for drug dealers. However, unlike all other businesses, this kind of business isn’t something you can get out of alive. Even as a drug user, you’ll eventually see how drugs can ruin not just your life but that of your family’s and the community in general.

Here in the Philippines, drug dealers abound. They are even known to hang around schools, enticing young children and students to get a taste of their wares. Read More

Mixing Drugs: What is Poly Drug Abuse

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Mixing drugs, or poly drug abuse, is often used by people who are addicted to substances but have already developed a tolerance for their initial drug of choice. And so, they would experiment mixing drugs together to get the high that they want or even get higher still.

In that insatiable thirst for the high, the addicted person would often stop caring what kind of drugs or substances they use as long as they get off on them. Often, these mixes of substances can cut it, but there are also times that these mixes of drugs can be prove to be a fatal recipe. Read More

Drug Cocktail: Why It’s Exponentially Dangerous to You

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Taking more than one drug at a time, like a drug cocktail, can magnify the effects of each drug and cause lethal consequences.

Taking two or more drugs is not uncommon. Polysubstance use, which is the act of taking more than one drug to augment, supplement, or complement the effects of the first drug, is actually the norm for many drug users.

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Are You At Risk for Cross-Addiction?

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Cross-addiction occurs when you trade one addiction for another. For example, you may have abused marijuana and then developed dependence for meth after trying it out for a few times.

Cross-addiction can also happen when you are recovering from one substance or behavioral addiction and have found yourself developing another addiction, such as sex, gambling, or any other substance. Knowing what cross-addiction is, its signs, and how it can be treated, can help you before it’s too late.

So you are recovering from meth addiction pretty smoothly–until something in your life takes a sudden turn. One moment you’re going to your meetings with your support group, motivated with your ongoing commitment to sobriety; and the next moment, you’re derailed. Maybe a family member gets seriously ill, you lost your job, you broke up with your partner, or you had unexpected problems at work.

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Pop It: Sleeping Pill Addiction

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Often, when you think about addiction, you just see an image filled with illicit drugs such as marijuana, meth, cocaine, and heroin. However, there are many other substances that are highly addictive, and one of this is the sleeping pill. By knowing the signs of sleeping pill addiction, you might be able to save your life, or that of someone dear to you.

Insomnia can be a distressing, disconcerting condition that can leave you drained. It can take a toll on your daily life, your relationships, your body, and your mind. Many people who suffer from insomnia turn to various medications to cope with their sleeping difficulties. However, it is when you develop dependence on these sleeping pills over a long period of time that it becomes an addiction risk.

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