Meth, Crack Cocaine, Marijuana, and eating disorders have also contributed to oral illnesses. Tooth decay, gingivitis, and other chronic oral infections await the unwary addict in recovery. This is because dental illnesses may still pervade long after sobriety is achieved.
Addiction treatment and care, even as it helps to find the rhythm of your life, always runs the risk you going back to the state of chaos. It has a name: relapse. And at Solace Asia, it has a solution; it has a phrase: The Solace Continuum.
Marijuana is the most commonly used recreational drug (World Drug Report, 2015) but there has been very little evidence on what it is like being a user of marijuana who is in recovery. This brings upon the question of “what are the effects of heavy users who have abused drugs before who have currently quit using?
Pressure here refers to any stimuli that pushed the addict towards an addiction. It could be that a family member or friend was abusing substances, and steered the addict towards it. Or it could be the absence of care provided by loved ones who were not aware of what was happening to their loved ones.
Alcohol Use Disorder or AUD is a problem. Anyone with a drinking problem who meets 2 out of the 11 question criteria of AUD will be diagnosed as AUD. This can range from mild binge drinking to severe alcoholism. In all this, binge drinking is a defining symptom of this illness.
Imagine this: the lord of death has arrived and is in a mood to award you a boon. It tells you, “Dear…, your time in the world is up. But given that I am on a high, I am letting you live. But death will come to you nonetheless. You can either die by overdose of opioids or by a motor vehicle crash. The choice is yours!” And the deity simply disappears.
Religions predispose people to codependence due to its theology, dogma, and organizational structure. Yet, once people can make the decision to be fruitful, honest, loving, and caring over the demands of their respective religions, their practice of religion, may in fact, ennoble them to be better human beings.
From financial and economic instability, to mental health disorders, the consequences of the lockdown to curb the spread of Covid 19, are numerous. One of the often-overlooked consequences, is addiction problematics, which have been on the rise in Malaysia since the implementation of the movement control order.
If you or someone you love enjoys alcohol, it may be difficult to recognize the line between use and overuse. Unlike drug use, alcohol is widely available and often accepted as the center of social gatherings and celebrations. Because of this, it can be hard to tell the difference between a friend who enjoys having a few drinks and someone who is on the verge of alcohol addiction.
When it comes to the likelihood of a person experimenting with drugs or alcohol developing an addiction, the playing field is not equal. There are a number of factors that affect addiction, most of which the individual has little to no control over. Here are a few of those risk factors.
Most of the portrayals of drug addiction that we see in the media are extremely overt and anyone walking down the street could identify the individual’s struggle. In reality, drug addiction can be very covert and those closest to the struggling individual may not be able to readily identify that there is a problem, at least at first. Since early intervention is critical to reduce the impact on life, relationships, and work, identifying early signs of a drug addiction is imperative.
Though we hear about drug addiction in the media and even displayed in movies or on television, there are many aspects of drug addiction that are misunderstood in our modern society. Let’s take a look at some common ideas surrounding drug addiction and parse out fact versus fiction.
An addiction doesn't just affect the person struggling with the addiction; it also affects those closest to them. Whether it be a romantic partner, a parent, a child, or a best friend, the loved ones of those facing these challenges most likely feel the effects of the addiction as well. Here are a few of the common ways that addiction may affect relationships.
Sometimes a drug or alcohol addiction is very easy to see but other times an individual may be struggling with a substance addiction and the signs are not as obvious as you would think. If you are concerned that your loved one might be struggling with a hidden addiction, here are some signs and symptoms to look for.
Drug Addiction in Malaysia has had an incremental history in spite of desperate measures by the government to prevent such things from happening. The ubiquity and pervasiveness of drugs has been due to the small time drug dealers who operate in the private spaces of the young due to having access to easier means of communication such as the ability to be online and connected through mobile and computing devices.
Loneliness is a common emotion, albeit an unpleasant one. Although many factors can cause a feeling of loneliness, it is most commonly attributed to the simple state of being alone or isolated, especially for prolonged periods of time. The feeling may also be amplified when someone finds themselves alone at times which people generally spend together, such as Christmas or Valentine’s day. Sounds sad, doesn’t it? Being alone on Valentine’s day? Well, it doesn’t have to be.
Facts Every Recovering Addict Needs to Know: “Stinking thinking” is a colloquial term for cognitive distortions. They are a set of negative thoughts and beliefs about a particular situation, which in the long run makes life unmanageable without some kind of panacea.
Triggers are the stimuli that make an addict want to use again. They originate from the addict’s memory in active addiction. Triggers can be any sensation: sights, sounds, smells and touch. At an emotional level, triggers could be: anger, sadness, depression, anxiety and fear to name a few. Spiritually, or in essence triggers happen due to a lack of serenity and connection in one’s life.
Addiction doesn’t just happen in a vacuum or one day you just become addicted without any precursor. We became addicted because of… certain traits we have as addicts, which may have been inherited from our ancestors, or were predisposed to in our genetic make-up.