Physical Health

Preventing an Emotional Relapse Before a Physical Relapse

According to an online resource by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, relapse is not the same thing as using drugs and alcohol again. The act of renewed substance abuse is an event while relapse is a process with escalating stages that if left unchecked ultimately leads to…

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Respiratory Effects of Inhaling Drugs

The respiratory system consists of the diaphragm, trachea, lungs and other organs involved in breathing. Just as these organs allow people to inhale oxygen, they can also be used to inhale other aerosol substances. In 2005 the Respiratory Care journal described inhalation as a very old form of medication delivery…

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The Dangers of Using Contaminated Drugs

Contaminated drugs lead to health problems and deaths every year. If the contamination involves legitimate prescription drugs, government agencies can typically respond more effectively by tracking the drugs back to the manufacturer. Eliminating dangerous product is more difficult, however, if it involves illicit drugs like heroin, cocaine, hallucinogens, methamphetamines, or…

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Prescription Medication-Induced Movement Disorders

Movement disorders are conditions that hinder how well people can control their bodies. This can involve the inability to produce or coordinate motion (hypokinetic conditions) or the presence of unwanted movement (hyperkinetic conditions). A variety of factors can contribute to movement disorders, including a number of prescription medications. However, if…

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Autoimmune Disorders and Prescription Drug Abuse

There are times when the body does not understand its internal messages and alters its behaviors; which in some cases can result in an autoimmune disorder. Normally the immune system’s white blood cells help protect the body from harmful substances such as bacteria, viruses, toxins, cancer cells, and blood…

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