Dealing With My Substance Abuse

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I have had a horrible time in recent years when it comes to substance abuse. I haven’t been able to get out of the rut for a while and it is quite disappointing as someone who wants to make a change. I have been hooked onto acid for a very long time and it has been disconcerting. I have been meaning to make a change, but that is easier said than done these days. There are so many pressures and you just want to move forward in life, but something ends up pulling you back.

They say that Lysergic Acid Diethylamide has horrid effects on the body in the short and long-term, which means that I am walking down a very thin line right now and that is scary in itself. Who wants to get stuck in a position of this sort? It is not a nice place to be in and most people would be afraid, as am I. I think that my health could end up deteriorating as time goes on because of the LSD that is being consumed. I just want to move forward now and I think I have a plan that might just work out.

The plan that I have in mind when it comes to dealing with the blotter addiction would be to go to rehab as soon as I can. I know a facility that is of the highest quality locally and they will be able to produce the kind of results that I am looking for. Sure, it won’t happen overnight and I know that. I won’t be forcing them to make changes right away, but I do want to move in the right direction and that can only happen when I get closer to a rehab facility.

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A Dangerous Addition To Methamphetamines

152971494It goes without saying that there is a growing problem with methamphetamines all over the United States. Also known as crystal, crank or meth, this is a dangerous drug that is easy to become addicted to. Not only is it able to be manufactured in an easy and cheap manner, but it is widely distributed along all sorts of different age groups and cultural backgrounds. Because the drug is so powerful and addictive, there are some users who will fall into a pattern of addiction after the first time that they try it. Without the proper intervention or detoxification, it can be very difficult to deal with or even get over such an addiction.

As with any form of substance abuse, an addiction to meth comes with a lot of different symptoms as well as possible negative side effects. Methamphetamines produce a state of euphoria, give off energy, possibly increase libido and some say that it is able to help them with concentration. However, this is also a substance that can lead to major health problems such as convulsions, stroke, cardiac arrest and even untimely death. When it comes to physical side effects or symptoms, you will usually notice;

  • dry mouth
  • blurred vision
  • palpitations, dizziness
  • dilated pupils and much more

Once you or someone that you know has become involved in the dangerous world of meth, it is going to be important that professional help is sought out. The withdrawal period from methamphetamines can be filled with pain and stress and the side effects can be alarming once a person stops using the drug. The guidance of a medical professional or treatment specialist is the best way to try and get over an addiction to meth or similar drugs. Once you take the necessary steps towards rehabilitation, you will hopefully be on a path for a safer and healthier life.

Methylphenidate Substance Abuse

452990501Often referred to the street names of Vitamin R, MPH or R-Ball, Methylphenidate is a drug that is normally prescribed as a stimulant of the central nervous system that works to treat the symptoms of ADHD. In some cases, it can also be used to help treat patients who are dealing with a sleep disorder that is known as narcolepsy. There are actually quite a few teenagers, however that are now abusing this and other prescription medications when they start taking it to help them suppress their appetite or try to focus on studying for exams and more.

Believe it or not, there are even a lot of adults that have been known to take or abuse Methylphenidate that has been prescribed to their children to treat whatever their condition may be. Whether it is ADD or ADHD, any parent or person who abuses such a stimulant can start to develop any number of side effects. The addiction, while it is still not talked about as openly as it should be, is real and should be treated with the help of a professional that is trained in substance abuse.

Methylphenidate, or Ritalin, is a stimulant that is actually quite a bit stronger than caffeine, however it is not as strong as most amphetamines. Some of the side effects that have been noted can include irritability, blurry vision, tics, drowsiness, blood pressure abnormalities, psychosis and loss of appetite. Extremely high doses can even lead to potentially lethal seizures or cardiovascular failure.

If you know someone who has developed an addition to Vitamin R, it is important that you get them the help that they need so that they can stop abusing this prescription drug. With the right level of treatment, anyone can get the help to kick this substance abuse habit.

Addiction to Benzodiazepines

186065423Addiction to prescription drugs is a common problem in the country. There are a great many things that leave people feeling stressed out and unable to rest without some form of medication. While these can be useful for the short term, if other therapies are not also implemented, the patient may find themselves addicted to sleeping pills like Ativan and Valium.

Sometimes these drugs are also prescribed to help relieve anxiety. If the underlying causes of the anxiety are not addressed, the patient will build a tolerance and require more of the drugs just to stay calm. Both situations lead to addiction.

Benzodiazepines are a powerful class of drug that should only be used for a short period of time under the care of a competent physician. Those who are addicted may find themselves going to multiple practitioners in order to obtain enough drugs to stay high. Others will turn to the underground market in search of additional pills.

The habit becomes expensive and jeopardizes the health of the individual. It can slow heart and respiration rates, sometimes leading to death. Addicts have been known to fall asleep behind the wheel of a vehicle and harmed themselves or others.

Addiction to sleeping pills is not something that should be taken lightly. Fortunately, there is hope for anyone addicted to drugs. Treatment centers are designed to help addicts kick the habit for good. They begin with a detoxification program and follow up with addiction education. Patients have the opportunity to learn about their triggers and formulate a relapse prevention plan.

If you are addicted to sleeping pills, there is no need to feel ashamed. Reach out to a treatment center near you and seek help today. You deserve to live a life free from the grips of addictive drugs.

Abuse of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide

480389857Addiction is one of the most troubling issues around the world. People turn to substances to provide them with an alternative to reality when they lack the proper coping skills to deal with life. While alcohol and speed are often the most thought of products, there are many substances that a person can become addicted to.

Since the 1960’s, lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD as it is more commonly known, has been providing just such an option for people. This hallucinogenic drug causes users to experience auditory and visual hallucinations. The person may become intensely distracted by everyday objects.

Many feel that it provides them with a heightened awareness and an increased spirituality. This often gives them an excuse to continue to indulge in the use of LSD. Unfortunately, those who are under the influence of acid cannot function normally in society. Because they see and hear an alternate reality, they are unable to work or interact very well with others.

This behavior can cause a host of problems for the user. Lost work and distance from family and friends can make life without being high lonely and unbearable. This sets up the destructive cycle for the addict to continue to use more LSD in order to cope.

When a person reaches this point, it is important that they seek help from a professional treatment center that has experience in handling substance abuse involving hallucinogens. They will have the tools necessary to help the addict learn to live without being under the influence of drugs.

If you or someone you love is caught up in this cycle, find a substance abuse treatment center near you today. You will find they are glad to help people break the addiction habit and develop strategies to live life clean.

Substance Abuse: Dangers of Speed

151664070One of the most popular forms of drug abuse is addiction to speed. It creates a euphoric high that many addicts believe makes them perform better. While it may have some slight benefits at first, productivity and reason are quickly diminished by prolonged use.

When someone ingests amphetamines, their heart and respiration rates increase. This puts an unnecessary strain on the entire body. Additionally, it often decreases the appetite. Some people get hooked on speed as a weight loss program. Unfortunately, the addict loses the nutritional substances necessary for good health.

Speed will also increase paranoia. Those who are addicted become uncomfortable being in public or think that they are being followed. When they go through withdrawal, hallucinations are likely. This can further the paranoid delusions.

After a while of being hooked on amphetamines, the addict may begin to experience involuntary muscle twitches and grind their teeth in an effort to release some of the tension. Many addicts will begin to get blemishes that they pick at uncontrollably.

The long term consequences of use can be a diminished level of brain activity and difficulty processing new information. The addict may find that it is difficult to feel and express emotions. It is not uncommon for the addict to break laws in order to continue their addiction cycle.

If you are addicted to speed, it is very important that you get help as soon as possible. Look into what rehabilitation programs are available to you. Though it may seem to be overwhelming, and even frightening, it is the best choice you can make for yourself.

In a rehab center, you will be able to safely go through the withdrawal process. They will also provide you with tools to reclaim your life and to begin living fully again.

Ketamine And What It Can Do To You

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Ketamine is known for its disassociate properties and it is used by vets and surgeons too. Some people don’t realize that this drug is kind of like PCP in that it can make you hallucinate, become delirious, and a number of other things. If this is something you want to get off of, then you’ve come to the right place.

If you take ketamine at all then you are going to be messing with your health probably. Since you don’t feel much pain on this drug, you could end up getting hurt which won’t phase you until you come down. If you take too much of this, then you may not be able to breathe right and it could damage your heart because it acts on those systems.

You can have trouble with urinating on this drug too. It can make the bladder act up and it can cause you pain if you try to urinate. If you have any mental health problems, then this drug can bring those to the surface as well. You may become confused, get depressed, or you may suffer from various panic attacks when you generally wouldn’t panic.

Since ketamine is so dangerous, it is a classified drug. This means that if you are caught with it, you will go to prison and may have to pay a fine too. You will have trouble making good decisions on this drug, so if you’re caught driving on it or anything like that you can expect to get some kind of legal action taken against you which could make it hard for you to get a job or anything of that nature.

Now you know that this drug isn’t something you should play around with. You could be killed by this drug if you’re not careful. You need to get help and you should always make sure you don’t mix this drug with other drugs. Get yourself to a drug therapy counselor or go to inpatient treatment as soon as possible.