The correct posture on your desk

I am hearing the cries of the marketing geniuses who did not understand the dissemination of these small tips because reading them will avoid many pains and also fewer visits by the office. But without any hesitation, we will fight for a “healthy back”!

The computer has become an unavoidable one of our offices, putting us to a click of clients abroad, allowing an almost immediate interaction, alias in Portugal is now our bank, our distribution of finances. We do everything or almost everything Through our computer: good or bad, and this would be another topic for colleagues who specialize in behavioral studies.

But also, it is necessary to imagine that after 40 hours a week behind our screen, this intensive use can cause discomfort and muscle pain. Aliases because our body has an impressive factor of adaptation: we will adopt the posture of greater comfort and less wear of energy to work on the computer. However, this accommodation affects little by little the structure of our body (an essential foundation in osteopathy). And years later back, neck, shoulder, and pulse pains are assured. Lean readers will say that I have forgotten the “stress” factor, and rightly so because they are unmistakable with the discomfort and musculoskeletal pains: and so I invite you to read the article on Stress and Osteopathy.

A frequent reason for consultation and also the puzzle for the medical class is the mouse syndrome or mouse syndrome. It is noteworthy for people suffering from musophobia (fear of mice) that we are not talking about rodents but the computing device.

It is denominated of the syndrome since it gathers a series of developed symptoms after the continued work on the computer.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of these conditions:

– tingling, cold hands, numbness, fist pain

– neck pain (neck pain)

– Shoulder pain

– Dorsalgia

– headaches (a headache, migraines)

Although each symptom has been the subject of an article, in this context it is referred to as the “ascending chain,” i.e., the primary dysfunction (the dysfunction that originates) is due to the use of the mouse, Patient discomforts only compensations and adaptations.

Although it is convenient to reduce musculoskeletal disorders “to the mouse syndrome”, the work to the registry expands the list: low back pain, sciatica, stress, digestive disorders (constipation, heartburn, reflux , varicose veins, heavy legs, fatigue of vision .


And how to followthe ergonomic sitting?

  1. Begin by sitting with your buttocks on the bottom of the chair or use an ergonomic chair for office.

2.Light forward to place the cushion across and straighten up.

  1. Close the secretary chair, leaving three fingers between your belly and the edge of the furniture
  2. Place your feet on the floor and knees at 90 ° (for smaller people it is possible to use a box or foot support)

5.Place the keyboard at a distance of 20 cm from your belly

6.Position the mouse so that it Sensitivity enough to only wiggle the pulse

  1. The screen should be at least at arm’s length

These slight modifications are affordable and affordable.

Consider making short breaks every hour. It is best to stand up for two minutes to drink water, for example.

Sitting can correctly perform gluteal contraction exercises, from heel to tiptoe movements to improve leg circulation.

In the case of doubts, ask your osteopath

Note: This article is merely the story of our experience and opinion.

Osteopathy is not a substitute for the use of medication and the consultation of your doctor.

Signs of Drug Abuse – Seven Clues to Look For

This question is one of the most often asked when one of our presenters is speaking to a group of parents or teachers. How to tell if a young person is abusing drugs?

While there is no single way to know with certainty when a person has started experimenting with drugs, there are actually many changes that can indicate drug use. These changes are in the areas of appearance, mannerisms and attitude. Also there can be changes in participation in group activities, a lessening in motivation toward prior goals and a lowering of his/her general willingness to help.

Because a person on drugs usually needs to hide his activities, usual mannerisms begin to change. This “hiding” shows up in many ways, no matter how much he tries to make everything appear normal.

Watch for Changes in the General Mannerisms

1. The person cannot comfortably look you in the eye when speaking,being spoken to or approached.

Even though this is sometimes merely a sign of low communication skills and basic shyness, when it shows up as a change, it is often an indicator of drugs.

2. The person is very unreliable.

The person is not dependable, shows up late to school/work and it keeps getting worse, despite efforts at correction.

3. Generally sad, grumpy or a not caring attitude.

This could be the person’s normal way. However it is also a tip-off that there is a drug abuse problem, especially if it is a sudden change from the usual.

4. Short attention span, does not listen well.

Children are easily distracted. That is why the average kid’s TV show is a constantly changing, flash-flash of images. Keeping them focused can be a challenge. But the inability to focus could also indicate a drug use problem, especially if it is a relatively recent change.

5. Sudden change in friends.

Another strong indicator is a sudden change in friends, especially if the new group acts a suspiciously and rarely wants to be around the parents or in the house. This is another way that the person separates himself from those who might not agree with his new activities.

6. Monday morning ‘blahs’.

Some of the new “club drugs” often leave the user with a pronounced depression the day or even days after they are used. The more often these drugs are used, the longer the period of depression can last.

7. Changes in sleeping or eating habits.

Normal sleep habits very often change when a person begins to use drugs regularly. They might stay up late and then sleep away the day. They also might begin to sleep very little for long periods and then sleep solidly for 36 hours. these are indications of drug abuse.

Always be alert

At first you might not see any physical signs of drug use. It takes time for the body to show the effects, especially when drug abuse starts

Again, the most important things to be alert for are sudden changes in attitudes, and behavior patterns. Of course, the process of growing up is a process of change, but things like being tired all morning, or suddenly happy or awake after lunch or a break could mean the person is using drugs to get through the day.

Drug Abuse Prevention, Communications & Information – The Keys to Helping Your Kids &Your Friends

You can prevent someone near you from getting hooked on drugs or stopping an addiction with not a lot of effort and talent. Start with honing your communication skills. Decide to get into a conversation about the dire effects upon the mind and body with the person you love or know has a problem.

But how to do it?

First, consider what NOT to do: Do not overload him or her with too many statistics or with a preacher-like lecture. There is an old saying that “A mind that ‘s changed against its will is of the same opinion still.” There’s a lot of truth in that bit of wisdom. Rather start any conversation establishing agreement (on any subject). Establish agreement so that the person feels comfortable with you in the conversation rather than being on the defensive because of the overload of information being shoved at him or her in a too-long lecture. A lecture is not a real communication.

A real communication is a two-way street in which information is both sent out, received with understanding, and then completed with an answer that deals with the subject at hand.

Also, any real communication is done by keeping a “low gradient” on the subject. In other words, start with a subject, such as the weather, sports, or another area of common interest in which agreement can be sought easily with no disagreement whatsoever. Instead of hammering a person with a ton of statistics about how bad drugs are, how much drug abuse is associated with crime, violence, unhappiness, etc., etc., etc., statistic, statistic, statistic, just keep the message easy to understand and with a minimum of emotion. You will know when you are successful at communicating when the two-way conversation is comfortable between the two of you. With a youngster, that may take awhile and might take several conversations spread over days or weeks.

When your youngster or other friend is comfortable talking to you about the dangers of street-drug abuse, you wil find that you need reference materials that are easy to read and understand. They, in effect, are third party influences that do not come from “mom and dad.” Instead, the youngster is more willing to accept the “third party” authority of the booklets that you can give them. (After all, what do mom and dad or grandpa and grandma know about anything anyway?)

Also, know that your children looks up to you more than you realize, even though they would never admit it.

Concurrently, they also face peer pressure so intense that you have to do something positive to offset it. You can also use the booklets to role-play situations in which your child is confronted by an overbearing drug-pusher. When your child stops the pusher in his tracks with a resounding “no,” you will have succeeded even though you were never told what happened.

Want to learn more about parental drug prevention communication? Go to my website: [], and open it now.

There are two great booklets offered. One is titled, “10 Things Your Friends May Not Know About Drugs.” The other is “How to Talk to Children About Drugs.”

They’re inexpensive and easy to order.

Once you have them in your home, they can be your invaluable reference booklets that keep drug abuse out of your life.

Prescription Drug Abuse and Ways to Tackle It

In an anti-drug event in Charleston, West Virginia, in October this year, President Obama spoke about the dangers of drug overdose and prescription drug abuse. The president said, “It could happen to any of us… 120 Americans die every day from drug overdoses, most involving legal prescription drugs – that’s more than from car crashes.”

President Obama also expressed his concerns about prescription drugs becoming a “gateway to heroin.” Fighting this menace will require a lot of effort from all political parties, organizations and individuals from every family. The sale of painkillers in the U.S. has skyrocketed in recent years, which is a clear indication of their abuse by people.

According to a study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States is in the throes of an unprecedented drug overdose epidemic. The report states: “By 2009, drug overdose deaths outnumbered deaths due to motor vehicle crashes for the first time in the U.S. Opioid analgesics, have been increasingly involved in drug overdose deaths. Opioid analgesics were involved in 30 percent of drug overdose deaths where a drug was specified in 1999, compared to nearly 60 percent in 2010.”

This is alarming, and adequate steps should be taken to curb this rising epidemic. One important step in this direction could be setting up of a helpline in every neighborhood to help out people and also spread the awareness.

Preventing prescription drug abuse

It is pragmatic to prevent it in the first place rather than focus on its cure after its onset. It is a cost-effective option that paves the way for longer life span, improved quality of life and academic performance and healthy interpersonal relationships.

In the CDC study, scientists also came up with several remedies to prevent this. According to them, “The most effective drug abuse prevention programs are those that help individuals to develop the intentions and skills to act in a healthy manner, and those that create an environment that supports healthy behaviors.”

“A brief universal prevention interventions conducted during middle school can lead to reductions in prescription drug misuse during adolescence and young adulthood,” the study says. These findings can be instrumental in supporting educational institutions to stop drug abuse among students and help them grow into healthy individuals.

Educating the patient and public

Creating awareness about it among people is one of the most important steps to prevent and reduce it. A public education campaign – Use Only as Directed – held in Utah resulted in a significant reduction in drug overdose deaths in the state.

Although people are watchful about purchasing illicit drugs from dealers, they often believe that prescription drugs are less harmful and non-addictive. This false notion has contributed to a substantial rise in the number of prescription drug abuse cases in the recent past.

Safe Use of Medicines Is Important in Drug Abuse Prevention

Many cases of drug addiction started from mere curiosity. An error in the use of a prescription drug, for example, could have led to experimentation. In a typical case, the person probably enjoyed the euphoria he experienced when he first took the drug, and this made him use the drug repeatedly.

This is the same reason why parents have to be extra careful about the drugs they keep in their medicine chests. A young child may be tempted to try what a bottle in the chest contains, adding to the many cases described above.

Time and again, it’s been said that prevention is better than cure, and this applies to drug addiction: It is a lot better to prevent the problem from happening than to deal with it when it does occur. There are many ways by which drug abuse prevention is applied best, and one of these is in using drugs safely.

If a list of safe drug use is to be made in this regard, it will most probably be topped by this: A person should not take doses of drugs beyond what have been prescribed by his doctor. In addition to this, he should follow the instructions indicated on the medicine label to a tee.

Unused portions of medicines should not be saved for future use, unless this has been consulted to a doctor. Also, drugs that have been prescribed to you must not be shared with anyone else just because you think you have the same case of illness. There could be serious consequences – drug addiction included – if a person takes medicines or drugs that are not intended for him.

If a person feels he is ill and decides to see a doctor, he should provide enough information to the doctor about what he feels is wrong with him. This is important so that the doctor can prescribe the appropriate medication and treat him effectively. The person also has to make sure that the doctor knows all the drugs he uses regularly, whether these are nonprescription or prescription medications. This is to avoid the risk of drug interactions or over-dosage.

A person should keep a record of any bad reaction he has had to a drug prescribed to him. Such reaction may include getting into an intense state of euphoria. The person may mistake the condition for well-being, and here lies the potential for addiction or abuse as the person craves for more of the drug.

Drug Abuse Prevention

As with so many of today’s social ills, the use of mind altering drugs and hallucinogenic substances became popular back in the sixties, along with the rise in sexual promiscuity, gang violence, teenage rebellion and many other social anomalies. This is also the time when we would begin seeing the beginnings of the dismantling of the traditional family structure, a key element in any drug abuse prevention effort. So the task of dealing with this menacing element of today’s society is more challenging. This is not to say however that drug abuse prevention is not doable it only makes it tougher when there is little to no strong family support.

So How Do We Tackle This 50-Year-Old Problem?

Two words: “Early education.” We can no longer afford to wait until a child is beyond his/her formidable years and on into the teenage and adolescence stages of their lives before we begin talking about the dangers of getting involved with drugs. We live in a very corrupt society and our kids are exposed to the ills and ugliness almost from conception. They watch violence and drug use on TV. Drugs and gang violence has even made it into the video games kids are playing. Children in the inner cities across America are all too familiar with the local neighborhood dealers. And on and on it goes.

Therefore a truly effective drug abuse prevention program must start at an early age in the child’s life. After all we are talking about prevention, which by definition means to “not allow”. Once a person becomes involved with drugs, you’re beyond the prevention stages and into the curing and rehabilitating stage.

Early education about the consequences of drug use can take on, and frankly should, take on many different forms, and involve several segments of the society. First and foremost the child needs parental guidance. Unfortunately today’s family structure as mentioned above may not always be ideal or as strong as it should be for a number of different reasons. Nevertheless some form of structured leadership within the home is vital to the success of a drug abuse prevention for children and adolescence.

Teachers and educators in our school system have a huge role to play in convincing kids of the dangers awaiting them with that first puff of Pot. Our education system must take a stronger stand in this endeavor, as more often than not, young kids have certain teachers they see as role models, and these are the people who can truly make a difference in this fight. Clergy and other religious organizations can and should step up as well. As leaders in the communities, they own as much of this problem as anyone.

And what about the rest of us? Should we stand by and wait for the government to come up with effective drug abuse prevention laws and measures? If that’s what you’re waiting for…Good Luck! And if you are of the belief that there’s nothing you can do to help resolve this issue, you’re dreadfully mistaking, for there’s lots you can do:

Start an after-school mentoring program
Become a softball, flag football, soccer coach
Become a tutor. Help kids with their homework
Give a child an after-school job
Join a “Big Brother/Big Sister” organization
Etc., etc., etc.

If enough of us can find ways to somehow place ourselves smack dab in the middle of a kid’s leisure time, we can become part of the most effective drug abuse prevention program ever. Hillary Clinton once said, “It takes a village to raise a child.” And she was right.

Drug Abuse Prevention In The Sports World:

One of the most unfortunate trends in the whole arena of drug abuse is the recent rise in abuse found among our major athletes. These men and women are our heroes. Our kids look up to them and want to be just like them. Developing a drug abuse prevention program for athletes is absolutely crucial. This is especially true when we consider the number of body-builders, wrestlers, football players, and other athletes whose lives were cut short because of substance abuse.

The world of sports thrives on competition. Being the best you can be. Getting that competitive edge over the other guy. And too often our bright young men and women risk their lives pursuing that “one little something” that will give them the edge and make them faster, bigger, stronger. Clearly finding the answer to drug abuse prevention for our young athletes will be a daunting task. But it can, and must be done.

One approach might be to consider using the drug-abusing athletes themselves.

“I’m sick, and I’m scared. Ninety percent of the athletes I know are on the stuff. We’re not born to be 300 pounds or jump 30 feet. But all the time I was taking steroids…My hair’s gone, I wobble when I walk and have to hold onto someone for support, and I have trouble remembering things. My last wish? That no one else ever dies this way.”

These are the words of professional football player, Lyle Alzado, before he died as a result of his steroids use. Who knows how many youngsters could be saved if we implemented a program that required athletes found guilty of drug abuse, to spend time with young high school and college hopefuls, warning them of the dangers of using performance enhancing drugs.

Legal Drug Abuse Prevention:

Lastly let’s talk a bit about the “pill poppers”. You know those people who think they cannot live without their, painkillers, sleeping pills, tranquilizers, muscle relaxants, etc. This group of individuals might just be the easiest group to help with a drug abuse prevention program. I say this because these people by and large have made themselves sick primarily by way of inadequate, nutrient-deficient diets. The old adage, “You are what you eat” is so true. Eating chemically processed foods and trans fatty fast foods is beginning to take its toll on the American society and many other cultures around the world.

The lack of readily available good wholesome nutritional foods is what causes many of the ailments that lead to loss of sleep, muscle tension, hyper activity, and other conditions that have individuals seeking drug relief from their physicians to fight these ills.

Fix the food nutrition problem in this country and you just may find another answer to effective drug abuse prevention for a number of pill poppers.

How Parents Can Prevent Drug Abuse

During a time where more and more children are abusing illicit drugs and alcohol, it has become vital for parents to be even more vigilant in monitoring their children’s activities and indicators. Drug use will take over a person’s life in a blink of an eye and the only way for parents to prevent this is by learning how to talk to their children. Remember, kids don’t wake up one day and just decide to start abusing drugs and/or alcohol, there are many things that led up to that, and that is what parents need to watch out for.

One of the most important things to do, is make sure that your child knows that they can talk to you. Often times, children will be upset about something, or concerned about something and keep it from their parent’s because they are afraid they will get in trouble, or that their parents will not understand. Now, some parents try to handle this problem be assuring that their child can tell them anything, and sometimes that works, however most times it does not. The best way to make sure that your child feels comfortable telling you their problems, concerns, or anything else that is going on with them, is by proving that they can tell you anything. That means if they decide to tell you that they didn’t do their homework even though earlier they told you that they had, show them that you are happy that they had the courage to tell you and then leave it at that. A general rule could be; if you tell me, you won’t be in trouble. This encourages children to have an open communication with their parents, and it also allows parents to really know what is going on with them. Of course, if the child really does something bad, and it would encourage them to continue doing that really bad thing if you didn’t punish them, then do it. Just let them know why they are getting punished and make sure that it fits the crime. Because, in the end, is it really important that you sent them to their room for eating a cookie before dinner, or is it more important that they are willing and comfortable to talk to you about the real problems that they will inevitably encounter?

Another vital tool in keeping children off drugs and alcohol is really knowing their friends, and their friend’s families. Although it is a nice thought that your child will want to spend most of their time with you and your family, at some point they are going to desire the company of their friends over you. These friends will end up being the most influential people in your child’s life. Know them, talk to to them, talk to their parents, make it safe for them to hang out at your house – where you can watch them. When you can trust your child’s friends, you have a much better grasp on their social life. Most children that abuse drugs and alcohol do so with their friends, as a way to experiment. Not many children decide to try drugs or alcohol for the first time on their own.

Know the warning signs of drug abuse. For parents who have had to send their child to drug rehab, they often say that they had no idea that their child was even abusing drugs until it was too late, don’t let this be you. When a person consumes drugs or alcohol they are basically ingesting poison, and their body and behavior is going to change because of that. They will lose weight, they will usually break out, they will become moody – happy one minute, angry the next, they will start to pick fights with you and the rest of the family, their grades will drop, they will stop bringing their friends around, and you will start to catch them lying. A good rule of thumb is this: if you suspect drug use, you are probably right – listen to your gut. A great way of knowing for sure it to administer an at-home drug test. These drug tests are available at most pharmacies and the results are usually ready within a few minutes.

Drug and alcohol abuse does not have to kill off our children, we can prevent it. Realize that you are still their parents and that you can create an environment for them that doesn’t make using drugs and alcohol a solution.

Prevent Teen Drug Abuse Using Drug Testing Kits at Home

Teen drug abuse became a serious health problem in United States. It is hurting the healthcare system, burdening the economy, and causing millions of deaths every year. Of the many causes that promote drug abuse among teens, lack of parental supervision is a major one. Teens should be guarded properly by their parents as they are still immature.

Since, early intervention leads to effective prevention of this unhealthy habit, parents should identify drug abusing habits in teens and take preventive measures. Parents can take help of home drug testing kits which are effective and easy to use.

In this article, we will discuss about teens and their vulnerability to drug abuse; how to identify teen drug abuse and how important are drug testing programs at home to prevent teen drug abuse.

Teens – vulnerable to drugs abuse: Many scientific studies have already proved that teenagers are more prone to risk taking and are vulnerable to drug abuse when compared to adults. This typical behavior of teens during adolescence is because of the major changes in parts of the brain that are responsible for functions such as self-control, judgment, planning, organization, and emotions. Since teen brains are not yet fully developed, they cannot take proper decisions and fall victims to unhealthy habits like drug and alcohol abuse.

Signs and symptoms of drug abuse: The primary step towards prevention of drug abuse in teens is to identify their unhealthy habits. Prominent changes, both in their behavior and in physical appearance can be noticed even at the early stages of abuse. Following are the warning signs:

Physical and emotional changes:
• Red eyes
• Finding difficulty to speak
• Sudden fall or rise in weight
• Lack of hygiene and showing less interest in personal grooming
• Aggression and arrogance
• Depression and irritation

Social and behavioral changes:
• Dissociation from old friends and acquiring new social group
• Sudden anger or depression
• Poor attendance and academics at school
• Spending time lonely
• Abnormal odor in breath or clothing
• Pipes, needles and other suspicious substances in their room

Importance of home drug test kits: The moment you see the signs that indicate drug abuse in your teen, it is the time to confirm drug abusing habits using reliable methods. They are useful devices for the parents to confirm these unhealthy habits in teens. They are simple, easy to use, provide instant and accurate results, cost-effective and above all ensure privacy. Some multi-panel drug testing kits can detect multiple drugs of abuse at a shot.

Best drug test methods to implement: When it comes to home drug testing, urine and saliva tests are considered to be the best methods. There are two other methods – blood and hair tests also, but they need special devices and expert supervision, hence are not recommended for home testing.

Urine test can detect the drugs in your teen’s system up to three days after use. If you believe that your teen has taken drugs during the last few days, then this method is effective in offering accurate results. However, it is necessary to check that your teen is not providing fake urine sample which can lead to false results.

Saliva drug testing is an ideal drug test if you suspect that your teen abused drugs on that particular day. These kits can detect drug use up to 48 hours.

Need for random drug testing: If you are conducting drug tests on your teens at regular intervals, following a regular pattern, your teen may notice the pattern and either try to manipulate the sample before the test or stop abusing drugs few days before the test. Hence, practicing random drug tests is always an ideal way to identify the drug use which effectively helps in detecting the drug abuse among your teens. Random testing makes teens say ‘NO’ to drugs as they know that you can conduct drug testing any time at home.

Home drug testing kits can be considered as effective solutions in controlling and preventing drug abuse in your teens. So, make sure that you have some of them at home to test your teen to help him stay away from drugs.

Drug Abuse Prevention – A Simple Approach For Parents

It’s sometimes a tough thing for you as a parent to confront, not being in control of what happens to your child.

But there are things you can do to have more influence. The basic fact is that the more a person knows about something, the more responsibility he can take for it and the more he can control it.

I want to emphasize straightaway here that the philosophy behind this article is all about applying simplicity to the subject. It’s about basics. The world can be such a complex place but the truth is simple – and the truth about drugs is simple. So it is possible to get it across to someone easily.

It may be a cliché but knowledge IS power and the knowledge which you have and then share with your young person can give you that control which you desire.

Now this is not control in a bad way. Let’s face it, a lot of us don’t like to be controlled and most certainly teenagers don’t generally like to be controlled. But being in control so that your teenager does not get into trouble is positive control and it just has to be exerted in such a way that it is not forceful, not make-wrong and hopefully not even obvious.

A survey done by the BBC in Britain a few years ago highlighted the fact that parents are still largely the number one role models in young people’s lives, not some pop singer or sports star. So here’s another thing for you to confront as a parent – your own behaviour, habits and attitudes concerning drugs and alcohol – because they are noticed.

This whole experience of ensuring a safe and happy start in life for your young person starts therefore with you. Just let me reassure you – the more you know and understand the subject of drugs, the easier it gets to deal with it.

Ask any person in his twenties who got into problems with drugs and he will go back to the first experience in his teenage years and tell you that things would have been different if he’d had some real knowledge about them.

Education does start in the home and if a young person is not getting the right knowledge at school or from his friends, then he definitely needs to get it at home. In a world full of misleading and false information about drugs and alcohol, a young person needs stable data to dispel the confusion that inevitably can occur. Just one stable datum can bring certainty where uncertainty existed before – and this reduces the vulnerability of young people in the face of peer pressure.

So help your young person to be more in control. Educate them on what drugs are and how they affect the body and the mind. With more certainty on a subject, young people will be more confident in their decisions. But give them the power of choice. Give them the responsibility. Of course there can be a lot of peer pressure to use alcohol and drugs, but ultimately it is their decision. Rarely is a person pinned down and forced to drink alcohol or take a puff of a joint.

Don’t preach and don’t force your opinions on them. Be honest in answering their questions. Treat them as intelligent, responsible individuals and you can get intelligent, responsible behaviour in return. That might sound like a leap into the unknown for you but just think back to when you were their age – how would you have wanted to be treated?

The author is a part-time lecturer in the field of drug prevention. He gave his first lectures in 1993 and averages about 10,000 young people a year. This he does around his work in the wellness sector where he works mainly with water, algae and salt. He puts a lot of emphasis on the power of simplicity.

“The Drug Attraction- what parents need to know to keep kids out of trouble” is an ebook he has written for parents to help their young people be in control of their lives as they grow up in this current drug culture.

The Difference Between Drug Abuse and Dependency Revealed

Lots of times when the terms drug abuse and drug addiction are talked about, people use them in the same context, but the fact is they are different animals. People become addicted to drugs by abusing them, but there is a lot more involved in the actual addiction than just abuse.

Abuse of drugs is simply using drugs in a way that they were not intended repeatedly. You could also define it as misusing a chemical substance habitually. Using drugs for something other than their intended purpose is what this definition includes.You could implement a number of different definition in reality for “drug abuse”, but they all will center around the idea of a drug being used or overused for reasons other than either therapeutic or medicinal.

An addiction to drugs on the other hand is something different in that a person goes through actual pain and trauma when they do not get their fix of the drug. They can experience things like uncontrollable shaking, nausea, and even insomnia to name a few. Lots of the drugs out there mess with the way that the brain function and alter it to where it cannot function correctly without the drug.

People who are addicted to drugs, will use the drug no matter what type of adverse health reactions they get from doing so. This behavior causes them to have complete disregard for their personal health as long as I get that next high or head change and that they need.|For these people quitting really isn’t a very easy option for them. This is a time when a person’s drug abuse becomes an addiction and it must be addressed and dealt with.

Knowing the difference between drug abuse and addiction can help you to prevent somebody from escalating to a point. It’s a lot easier to start looking for options for treatment when you know what it is you’re dealing with.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s you are loved one that is addicted to or abusing drugs, people who are in this situation and life need to seek out treatment as soon as they can in order to protect themselves from serious health problems. Drug treatment can profoundly affect both the user and society. Giving these people the help they need and getting them off of drugs helps to improve the society as a whole as it makes people who were not functional members of society into people who can now get along in society and creates a more peaceful community.

The number one cause of preventable illness and death in the United States is drug abuse. It doesn’t really matter which drug we are talking about, whether it is methamphetamine s, heroin, alcohol, cocaine or whatever it be, these drugs cause problems with the human body. Use of these things is preventable and educating people is the first step in that.

Addiction and drug abuse are plagues for our society. These problems have been around for many many years, and are likely to be around for a while longer, but recognizing the differences between the two will allow you to pay attention to the different signs and signals which can alert you to the problem and help you to take steps towards healing.