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Drug-induced Psychosis

by Ray Sadoun ǀ July 12, 2021

Drug-induced Psychosis Psychosis is defined in the dictionary as a mental disorder characterised by symptoms such as hallucinations or delusions. A person suffering from psychosis will most often interpret reality differently from those around them and will not change their beliefs despite being shown evidence that what they believe is not real. Delusions may cause […]

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How to Help an Alcoholic Colleague or Employee

by Ray Sadoun ǀ July 11, 2021

How to Help an Alcoholic Colleague or Employee Alcoholism can affect anyone, and that includes any level of employee within a company. Whether it’s the person sat across the desk from you, or someone you rely on for guidance and leadership, the condition does not discriminate. It is a difficult thing to deal with in […]

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Is Addiction a Family Illness?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ July 7, 2021

Is Addiction a Family Illness? Addiction is frequently thought of as a disease that affects just one person. This person is usually dependent on the addictive substance and is unable to break a cycle of abuse. This is a common and understandable misconception that a lot of people have. However, addiction and substance abuse can […]

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Signs And Symptoms Of Cocaine Addiction

by Ray Sadoun ǀ July 4, 2021

Am I Addicted To Cocaine Commonly sold as a white powdered substance, cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant drug that is usually snorted, injected, smoked or rubbed on the gums. It is extracted from two different types of coca leaves and produces a euphoric high and temporary burst of confidence, making it a popular party […]

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Drinking Alcohol Everyday – When does it Become an Addiction?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ July 3, 2021

Drinking Alcohol Everyday – When does it Become an Addiction? Is it fair to answer this question before answering the question ‘what is an addiction?’ The Aarhus University Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research describes addiction as a ‘compulsive physiological need for and use of a habit-forming substance.’ But, what is addiction and how does […]

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Advice On Dealing With An Alcoholic Parent

by Ray Sadoun ǀ July 2, 2021

Advice On Dealing With An Alcoholic Parent Whether you are a child, teenager or adult, having a parent who is dealing with an alcohol addiction can result in a severe and debilitating effect on your life. Unfortunately, this situation is likely to be more common than many people believe. In 2017, 4% of men in […]

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The Relationship between Mental Health and Comorbid Substance Misuse

by Ray Sadoun ǀ July 1, 2021

The Relationship between Mental Health and Comorbid Substance Misuse The term comorbidity refers to two health conditions that co-occur in an individual. The high probability of mental illness and comorbid substance abuse occurring in individuals makes it a subject worth investigating. Interestingly, research indicates that comorbidity conditions cause each other and reinforce each other negatively, […]

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Getting Help for Drug Addiction

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 30, 2021

Getting Help for Drug Addiction The brain is a powerful tool but is easily affected by what we put in our bodies. The reward signals the brain receives are greatly affected by drugs and can lead to addiction. Positive forms of motivation, habits and routines are vastly influenced by what happens in the brain’s basal […]

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How long does cocaine stay in your system?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 26, 2021

How long does cocaine stay in your system? Cocaine is a very powerful and highly addictive drug. It can be snorted through your nose, rubbed on your gum, smoked, or injected. It is a very fine white powder and is often mixed with baking flour or corn starch to increase profits. Heavy cocaine use can […]

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