In general, addicts can only be helped if they want to be helped. By staging an intervention with the help of a professional, loved ones can help the addict break through the wall of denial.
Medical marijuana is becoming increasingly accepted as a tool for relieving pain and some medical conditions. But medical marijuana use still comes with its risks.
Substance abuse often results in prison time. But what happens to prisoners once they are incarcerated? Are they given the help they need to break their addictions safely and effectively?
Anything a pregnant woman ingests can be passed onto the fetus, including drugs and alcohol. The addiction effects on the baby can be devastating, and so can withdrawal after the baby is born.
People suffering from addictions can recover with the help of inpatient rehab or outpatient addiction treatment. There are benefits to each approach.
Cannabis is the second most abused substance globally, although some countries have legalized it to various extents. Cannabis poisoning can cause serious short term and long term harm in people of all ages.
The severity of alcohol withdrawal symptoms depends on several factors, such as age and health, frequency of alcohol consumption, and duration of addiction. Medical supervision is recommended for alcohol addicts who want to go through detox and withdrawal.