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ASAM- Addiction

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors.


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Drug addiction (substance use disorder)

Diagnosing drug addiction (substance use disorder) requires a thorough evaluation and often includes an assessment by a psychiatrist, a psychologist, or a licensed alcohol and drug counselor. Blood, urine or other lab tests are used to assess drug use, but they're not a diagnostic test for addiction. However, these tests may be used for monitoring treatment and recovery.


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Addiction- StopRxDrugAbuse

Addiction is a preventable, treatable but not curable disease.  No one would ever choose a life of addiction however it is  poor choices lead a person to a life of addiction.  Often misinformation or lack of information play a key role to making these poor, life changing choices.  For this reason drug prevention education is essential in every school, community center and home.


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Center on Addiction

At Center on Addiction, we are on a mission to transform how our nation addresses addiction. We are the only national nonprofit committed to supporting the whole family as they address every aspect of substance use and addiction, from prevention to recovery.


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     The purpose of this website is to educate families and the community about prescription drugs and some potential consequences of misusing, abuse or overusing prescription drugs. This includes taking any prescription medications that are not prescribed to you which is also illegal.   My goal is  help people better understand the disease of addiction and the recovery process and thus bring people suffering from addiction and their families and friends hope for the future. This website is a collection of links and resources. 


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avigating the Pathways of Addiction to Recovery



 

Pill-Mill Tip Line DEA's 24 hour tip line  
1-877-RxAbuse
      
& How to dispose medication             

National Drug Take Back  
Locate a Prescription Drug Drop-off Box

 


  • Fentanyl, an opioid, was originally intended as a strong pain reliever used in hospital. It is in the same family as heroin, morphine, methadone and codeine.
  • Fentanyl is around 50 to 100 times more toxic than morphine.
  • There is no way to detect by looking at it if fentanyl is in other illicit drugs.
  • Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid normally used as a sedative for large animals.
  • It can be 100 times more toxic than fentanyl.

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The Relationship Between Video Games and Anxiety

Do video games cause anxiety? This is a common question without an easy yes-or-no answer. Researchers haven’t found evidence that video games cause anxiety directly; instead, studies continue to show that video games and anxiety are correlated. This means that, rather than having a cause-and-effect relationship, the two relate and contribute to each other.


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Wasted: Exposing the Family Effect of Addiction

 

After her brother was diagnosed with the disease of addiction, Sam Fowler and her family had to change the way they lived their lives. In her talk, she tells about her experiences suffering from “the family disease."


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