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Addiction

Oxycontin Addiction

Chances are good that you know somebody addicted to drugs, or at the least, abusing some substance—even if you don’t know that they are addicted or using. The drug addict in your life is not necessarily a street bum wheeling around a shopping cart filled with garbage bags. More likely, it’s the elderly woman in the condo next door who had surgery last year and got hooked on painkillers in the aftermath.

The Most Addictive Drug: Substance Abuse Ranked By Chemical And Societal Effects

Ali Venosa, Mar 8, 2016
The manner in which we classify a drug as dangerous, addictive, or relatively benign is based on an intricate intersection of chemistry and social norms.

Just say no: Processed food turns Americans into malnourished, dumbed-down addicts

L.J. Devon, December 05, 2015
Authorities often call marijuana an addictive "gateway drug." The US Drug Enforcement Agency classifies cannabis as a Schedule I drug, more addictive than methamphetamine and cocaine.

Sugar: Eight times more addictive than cocaine - learn how to break the habit now

By Wright: (NaturalNews) "The $1 trillion industrial food system is the biggest drug dealer around, responsible for contributing to tens of millions of deaths every year and siphoning trillions of dollars from our global economy through the loss of human and natural capital," asserted Dr. Mark Hyman in the article "Sweet poison: How sugar, not cocaine, is one of the most addictive and dangerous substances."

Understanding addiction - with herbs to help overcome and heal

By Devon: (NaturalNews) Many cultures today are at war with addiction, armed and ready to capture the guilty in the act. Instead of devastating the guilty and separating them from society, we should look at addiction in a new light. We should devastate the guilt, not the guilty, and realize that addiction is the result of a person's desperate, failed attempts to bond and connect with others in spiritual authenticity. Addiction may also stem from being out of touch with the Source that breathed life into us.

Nature wins the war on drugs: Low-cost, super-potent plants prevent addiction and treat withdrawal safely


Addiction is a rampant problem in the United States, and in 1995 it was shown in the National Comorbidity Survey that 51% of individuals used drugs at some time in their lives, and 15.4% did so in the last 12 months. These drugs included the list 'marijuana/hashish, cocaine/crack, heroin, hallucinogens), nonmedical prescription psychotropic drugs (sedatives, tranquilizers, stimulants, analgesics), and inhalants'. Certainly there must be enough research to halt the impact of illicit drugs on American people. This would be one advisable path to restore the budget deficits across the 50 states as well as reducing the risk of the mentally ill affecting personal and national security. If nothing else, consuming alternative compounds would reduce the morbidity experienced by family members dealing with the progression of the addiction in loved ones.

Internet addiction now being treated in Pennsylvania hospital


Definitely a first of its kind, a new Pennsylvania hospital is organizing an inpatient treatment program for people who suffer from severe Internet addiction. Opening September 9th, the 10 day rehab program will launch from the Behavioral Health Services at Bradford Regional Medical Center in Pennsylvania. Professionals and cognitive specialists have been analyzing gaming addictions for over a decade and believe many Internet gaming addicts show similar behaviors to alcohol and drug addicts.