Month: October 2012

Bid Adieu to Your Cocaine Addiction Inspire Malibu can help!

Cocaine addiction has been at the core of illegal drug abuse. According to a survey done by The White House, close to 14 percent of all patients who opt for rehab do so because of cocaine addiction problems. If this wasn’t enough, according to the same report, around 36 million people in US (above the age of 12) have admitted to trying cocaine at least once. Forget adults, The White House Drug Policy study also revealed that of high school and college students in the US, 3.3% confessed to being present cocaine users. These are not just statistical figures; these are startling revelations about the rising tide of drugs against human race. So what is it about this drug (and more specifically, cocaine) that affects so many people across the globe? The properties of cocaine make it a highly threatening substance. Cocaine increases heart rate as well as blood pressure which in turn block the arteries supplying blood to the heart. This can lead to a heart attack. Cocaine can also contract the blood vessels in the brain which can in turn cause a stroke. The nose and sinuses also get negatively impacted by cocaine. The sudden process of rhadbomyolysis (caused due to cocaine usage) can cause kidney damage or failure. Because of its high cost, cocaine is generally used by the rich. Some of the biggest celebrities across...

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Overcome “alcohol addiction” with the unmatched support of Inspire Malibu!

In comparison to illegal drug abuse, the problem of alcoholism has often been understated. But the fact remains that alcoholism has been perennially damaging the peace among families and societies. And it’s not just societal impairments, but the physical health of the people also gets adversely affected by alcohol abuse. Whether it is the brain, liver, pancreas, heart or other key organs, the physical state gets disrupted by chronic consumption of alcohol. While the problem of alcoholism among adults has been highlighted at various forums, newer phenomena’s of underage drinking and drinking among women have also come into the fray in the recent times. While the figures related to alcohol addiction among adults is as already hugely alarming, the problem has also been impacting teenagers and women in an unprecedented way. According to 2009 survey done by NSDUH, 10.4 million young people in the age group of 12-20 reported that they drank more than “just a few sips” of alcohol in the preceding month. Not just this, according to Surgeon General, in US, about 5,000 young people under the age of 21 die because of underage drinking. Moreover, according to Wave 1, a survey done by NESARC, almost 60% of women had at least 1 drink in the previous year. What do these figures indicate? For one, the problem of alcoholism must encompass a new set of drinkers. Secondly,...

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Inspire Malibu aids in prescription drug abuse!

While harmful drugs such as cocaine and heroin continue to play havoc on people’s lives, not much is being said or done in case of prescriptions drugs. Prescription drug abuse is when a person takes a specific medication that was prescribed for someone else. In addition, it also involves taking one’s own prescription in a way (or dosage) not according to what was prescribed. Among the problems caused by this form of abuse, the main ones include gastro-intestinal damage, abnormal sleep patterns, social inactivity as well as dryness of eyes and mouth. In the recent times, the number of young people getting afflicted by prescription drug abuse has risen considerably. It is pivotal to gain a better understanding of the ground realities. Do you know, (according to NSDUH) approximately 7 million people (in the US) reported non-medical use of psychotherapeutic drugs? This is not the only alarming fact related to abuse of prescription drugs. Consider this; according to the 2011 Monitoring the Future survey done by National Institute on Drug’s Abuse (NIDA), after alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco, prescription and over-the-counter drugs are the most commonly abused drugs by 12th graders. Based on the aforementioned statistics, it can be inferred that the problem of prescription drug abuse is not restricted to a certain age group. The generic notion that only the elderly are affected by this problem is only a...

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RSS Addiction News

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    Until there’s a social consensus, it bears repeating that addiction is a complex and complicated disease of the brain. People develop the condition for a variety of different reasons, which makes plotting out an effective treatment approach a challenge for patients, physicians, therapists and other addiction healthcare specialists. That said, the treatment of addiction continues […]
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    In all 50 states, the legal blood alcohol limit (BAC) for anyone operating a motor vehicle is .08, though advocates continue pressuring legislators to bring it down to a .05 BAC. Public awareness campaigns, new laws and stricter penalties regarding DUI violators were launched in the mid 1970s. The original campaigns highlighted the gruesome realities […]
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    As the grip of post-holiday wintertime clamps down on North America, it’s all too common to allow the shorter days, frigid temperatures and stress of getting back to work push us into isolation, both physically and mentally. In Denmark, where the average temperature in January is about 28 degrees Fahrenheit and 0 degrees in February, […]

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