Methamphetamine and amphetamine

The Difference Between Methamphetamine and Amphetamine

It is common for people to mix up methamphetamine and amphetamine. This is understandable, since both are similar in many ways. However, there are many differences between methamphetamine and amphetamine; read below to learn what they are. Although they have a lot in common, amphetamines and methamphetamines are not the same drug. Each one acts…
Low self esteem and drug and alcohol addiction

Low Self Esteem and Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Self esteem and addiction go hand in hand. Low self esteem is considered the number one factor for causing a drug or alcohol addiction. Most people with a drug or alcohol addiction, or people who are at risk for developing an addiction, have a low self esteem. Psychologists have come up with four causes of…
Clonazepam use, abuse, and addiction

Clonazepam Use, Abuse, and Addiction

What is Clonazepam? Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine and it marketed under names like Klonopin and Rivatril. It contains properties that act as a muscle relaxant and anticonvulsant. Clonazepam is a fast acting and a long lasting drug; therefore, a user does not need many doses per day. Short Prescriptions Doctors normally prescribe this drug for…
How alcoholism affects the family part 2

How Alcoholism Affects The Family Part 2

*Please Note: This article is meant to help the reader to understand the specific effects that alcoholism has on family members and parental capabilities, as well as provide background reading for professionals. It is not meant to offend anyone who may be in this particular situation, but to help them. This is a continuation of…
How alcoholism affects the family

How Alcoholism Affects The Family Part 1

*Please Note: This article is meant to help the reader to understand the specific effects that alcoholism has on family members and parental capabilities, as well as provide background reading for professionals. It is not meant to offend anyone who may be in this particular situation, but to help them. Alcoholism affects millions, perhaps up…
The effects of mdma ecstasy in the drug user

The Effects of MDMA / Ecstasy in the Drug User

MDMA / Ecstasy has become a popular drug in many parts of the world and has serious side effects in the user. In this article we will look at the short term effects that MDMA / Ecstasy has on the user, and also the long term; such as, long term brain damage. MDMA was a…
Ephedrine use, abuse, and addiction

Ephedrine Use, Abuse, and Addiction

Ephedrine is a stimulant and a thermogenic and comes from the herb known as Ephedra. It is commonly used as a stimulant, appetite suppressant, concentration aid, decongestant, and to treat hypotension associated with anesthesia. Ephedrine stimulates the brain, increases the heart rate, increases blood pressure, expands bronchial tubes, increases metabolism, and increases body heat. Because…
10 Side Effects of Prescription Drug Abuses

10 Side Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse

Like any kind of drug abuse, using prescription drugs against what a doctor’s orders is abuse and has serious risks for a person’s health. With prescription drug abuse comes numerous side effects. It is important to recognise these side effects and get help; in doing so, further health risks may potentially be avoided. Most Abused…
Women are affected by ecstasy differently than men

Women are Affected by Ecstasy Differently Than Men

Recent research is showing that the drug ecstasy affects women differently than men. Ecstasy is a synthetic drug and acts a stimulant and a mild hallucinogen. This drug affects the levels of serotonin; a chemical in the brain. This chemical regulates mood, cognitive functions, and sleep. Users seek out the relaxed and euphoric state, and…
Countries with the worst drug related problems

Countries with the Worst Drug Related Problems

Throughout the world countries are battling drug use, abuse, and addiction. Most countries have drug related problems, some are minimal, and some countries have some of the worst drug related problems in the world. Many of these countries with the worst drug related problems manufacture and trade drugs. In some countries the manufacturing or trading…