Logic of an Addict

To an outsider the behavior of an addict is completely irrational. Alcohol or drugs is obviously destroying their life yet they continue to engage in this activity. Even when the substance abuse is pulling the individual towards an early grave, or causing problems for loved ones, they persist with it. Those who have never been dependent on an addictive substance will see this behavior as highly irrational. They do not have the addict’s ability to rationalize the irrational in order to explain away their own self destruction. This individual is not willfully doing something to cause harm to themselves or other people. As far as they are concerned what they are doing is right. This is why directly challenging the substance abuse will often be ineffective because it just puts the addict on the defensive.

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Uncovering the Dark Web

This article is not about information technology or how the internet or world wide web works. Well some of it may be but this article brings to light the "Dark Web". A place on the internet where you go to find and BUY things in  secret. (Example: Illegal drugs, guns, child pornography, etc.). The real purpose of this article is to educate the families of the addicted. The street corner drug dealer is not the only place to purchase illegal drugs. All you need is a computer and the know how to get to the darkside of the web.

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Hepatitis – A Very Real Consequence of Substance Use

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. It can be caused by a variety of toxins (such as drugs or alcohol), autoimmune conditions, or pathogens (including viruses, bacteria, or parasites). Viral hepatitis is caused by a family of viruses labeled A, B, C, D, and E; each has its own unique route of transmission and prognosis. Hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) are the most common viral hepatitis infections transmitted through the risky behaviors that drug users often engage in. Approximately 800,000–1.4 million people are living with HBV and 2.7–3.9 million people are living with HCV in the United States.

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The Real Danger of Scopolamine Abuse

Another lethal drug that is being used recreationally and in connection with the commission of certain crimes is a substance called scopolamine. While it is an approved prescriptive medication, it is now being used as a party and date-rape drug.

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