Successful drug and alcohol interventions save lives. It is perhaps one of the most useful things that family and friends can do for a loved one who suffers from addiction.
Marijuana abuse is one of the most widespread problems in the United States. Marijuana is illegal in most states, except for medical use due to its function as a narcotic. Marijuana abuse can cause people to become forgetful, unambitious and can cost a lot of money.
There was an interesting study published in Dispelling the Myths about Addiction: Strategies to Increase Understanding and Strengthen Research, which discovered that the success of drug and alcohol rehabilitation is that same as the success rates of other serious health conditions.
Drug addiction should be looked at as your opponent. That word, opponent, will help you keep drug addiction in perspective. As your opponent it has always been against you.
Drug and alcohol detox can make an individual very sick and cause a lot of physical discomfort. Symptoms that are experienced during detox are related to which substances the individual has an addiction to. The severity of the symptoms can range from mild to life-threatening, partially depending on how much the individual used at a time and how long the addiction lasted. Drug and alcohol detox should always be performed under medical supervision due to the serious health risks of immediately stopping use.