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Signs of Drug Addiction Drug abuse and drug addiction is rampant in the United States: an estimated 20 million Americans over the age of 12 – or eight percent of the population -- have used an illegal drug in the past month,... May 10, 2013
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Begin to Quit Your Compulsive Gambling Addiction Today If you think you may have an issue with compulsive gambling, you are not alone. There are approximately two million people in the United States that are considered to be pathological gamblers, or have... May 5, 2013
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The Effects of Internet Addiction European researchers from Swansea and Milan Universities have found that young people who use the Internet for long periods of time can suffer from withdrawal symptoms similar to substance abuse users... April 28, 2013
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Recreational Use of Oxycodone The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently took a step in trying to halt the abuse, or recreational use of oxycodone (OxyContin). On April 16, 2013, the FDA approved abuse-deterrent labeling... April 21, 2013
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Symptoms of Crystal Meth Addiction Addiction to crystal methamphetamine – also commonly referred to as “crystal meth,” “speed,” “ice,” “glass” or “chalk” -- is a serious problem in the United States. According to the National Institute... April 1, 2013
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Facts About Gambling Addiction Gambling addiction, or problem gambling, like other addictions can disrupt or damage both a person’s personal and professional lives. Signature signs that an individual may be suffering from a gamblin... March 19, 2013
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Definition of Gambling Addiction Most people at one point or another have gambled at least once or a few times in their lives without any significant problems or issues. In fact, about 85 percent of American adults have gambled at le... March 19, 2013
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How to Tell if a Person is Using Cocaine Did you know that cocaine is one of the oldest recreational drugs? While the popularity of cocaine peaked during the 1980s and 1990s, the original source of cocaine – the coca leaf – has been chewed... March 13, 2013
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Is Oxycodone the Same as Percocet? Oxycodone and Percocet are both medications that are used to treat moderate to severe pain, which have important similarities and differences that people who suffer from pain and are prescribed these... February 28, 2013
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What is in Percocet? Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen tablets) is a brand name for a type of pain medication manufactured by Endo Pharmaceuticals. Percocet contains a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen. Sinc... February 20, 2013