Is Coffee Good For You or Bad For You?

Many sober, law abiding people who would never dream of knowingly ingesting a mind- altering drug, actually consume one every day—caffeine! Caffeine is so pervasive in our culture and in many other cultures that we often forget it is actually a drug that affects our brain. Caffeine is present in coffee, tea, many cola drinks and over the counter medications. The most common way that most of us ingest caffeine is in the form of coffee. And some of us drink many cups of coffee in a day. If you are one of those people who drinks a lot of coffee daily, you probably wonder what all that coffee is doing to you. Is coffee really bad for you, or …

Alcohol And Drug Abuse In Mental Health

Word Count: 690 Summary: Alcohol abuse is overrated, while drug abuse is underrated. The DSM manual suggests that substance abuse there are differences in the definition of drug and alcohol use. To confuse matters worse the law has its own version of who is an alcoholic or drug addict. Some of the symptoms that help professionals determine if alcohol and drugs are a problem include, excessive drinking/drugging, problems with the law, withdrawal symptoms, shaking of the hands, and so forth. If a p… Keywords: Alcohol,drugs Article Body: Alcohol abuse is overrated, while drug abuse is underrated. The DSM manual suggests that substance abuse there are differences in the definition of drug and alcohol use. To confuse matters worse the law …

Alcohol – Is there a comparison with hard drugs?

Word Count: 330 Summary: Alcohol is addictive. You will find many people who will argue with this statement, but alcohol fits all the definitions of a harmful and addictive drug. Given the toxic nature of alcohol, if the substance was discovered today, it would never be licensed as a drug or food. Keywords: alcoholic, alcohol abuse, liver disease, alcoholism, alcoholics anonymous, AA, alcohol addiction Article Body: Alcohol is addictive. You will find many people who will argue with this statement, but alcohol fits all the definitions of a harmful and addictive drug; 1. You need to take more and more of it to get the same effect 2. Your body becomes physically dependent on alcohol. 3. People die from alcohol …

A Step Closer to Drug Addiction and Phobia Treatment

Word Count: 542 Summary: This article tackles a research study on a drug that seemingly can treat phobias. This drug, an antibiotic, can also make way in treating drug addiction, such as cocaine. Studies were made in mice, and results promises addiction treatment. Further studies will make this drug usable in the near future. Keywords: treatment, phobia, drug abuse Article Body: Scientists are now looking into solving drug abuse cases by studying on a certain medication that could possibly be the most effective drug for treating addiction. This specific drug is also known to control phobias. The US Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory provides further evidence that a drug known as D- cycloserine could play a role in helping …

A New Definition Of Drug And Alcohol Addiction And Treatment – Substance Abuse Has No Societal Boundaries

Word Count: 804 Summary: An addict is not considered an addict just because he drinks and drugs too much, nor because his life spirals downwards because of drugs. These are just predictable symptoms of the progressive disease. Perhaps if we had a new definition for addiction, it would not be so difficult to accept that individuals may be suffering from a disease that will eventually destroy their lives. We have all heard that addiction is a disease, but how do we truly feel about this issue? When … Keywords: addiction, substance abuse, drug rehab, drug treatment, drug recovery, alcoholism Article Body: An addict is not considered an addict just because he drinks and drugs too much, nor because his life …