13-04-2011 by Drali @mesrahealth
Sniffing Out Drugs
When most people think of drug abuse, they think of illegal substances like heroin, cocaine and LSD. Would it surprise you to know that some of the most toxic substances abused by children and teens can be found in the home? Certain household and office products, including glue, shoe polish, gasoline and cleaning fluids can cause intoxication when their vapors are inhaled. Called “inhalants,” these vapors can have devastating side effects. They pose a particularly significant problem because they are readily accessible, legal and inexpensive. In a 2003 study, 12.7% of 10th graders and 11.2% of 12th graders said they had abused inhalants at least once.
by Drali @mesrahealth
Parents, educators, family physicians and other health care practitioners should be aware to the following symptoms of a serious inhalant abuse problem:
- Hidden empty spray paint or solvent containers and chemical-soaked rags or clothing Inattentiveness, lack of coordination, irritability and depression
- Slurred speech
- Drunk or disoriented appearance
- Chemical odors in breath or clothing
- Nausea or loss of appetite
- Paint or other stains on face, hands or clothes
06-03-2011 by Drali @mesrahealth
Exercise is more and more becoming a component of many treatment programs and has shown effectiveness, in combination with cognitive-behavioral therapy, for supporting smoking cessation.
Exercise may put forth positive effects by addressing physiological and psychosocial needs that nicotine replacement single-handedly does not; reducing stress; attenuating negative affect; and helping prevent weight gain following cessation.
Research is currently under way to determine if and how exercise programs can play a similar function in the healing of other forms of addiction and drug abuse.
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27-02-2011 by Drali @mesrahealth
If you see these sudden changes to your family member or your beloved friend, they usually are related to drug abuse. Contact your doctor or drug recovery officer to seek for certainty. Do not make your own diagnosis!
Symptoms or Signs of Drug Addiction
Give attention to these changes. Some of these symptoms can stand alone and some on the other hand combined with other symptoms.