пятница, 20 февраля 2009 г.

Addiction and Drug Abuse

Drug addiction is a scary thing, it turns you into a zombie who is possessed by one and only desire – to get a dose of drug and save yourself from suffering from withdrawal pains.
If you do not control the usage of the drugs either over-the-counter or prescribed (e.g. tranquilizers, sleeping pills etc.), it leads to you becoming addicted to them. Let alone such illegal drugs as cocaine, marijuana, heroin, LCD etc. which do not suggest the notion of control even, they just must not be taken under any condition.
Mind that there are many various kinds of substance abuse and addictions – you can be addicted to drugs, medications, alcohol, cigarettes and even sex! When you become a substance-addict you start feeling that everything that used to be prior in your life (family, friends, job, health) starts coming far after things you need most – drugs.
With regard to side effects of drugs that concern your health only, you must realize that they cause an incurable damage to your both physical and mental health. Drugs make you feel sickness and pain whenever you do not satisfy your constant stable need for the substance you are addicted to.
The initial-mid signs of drug abuse and addiction are represented by bleeding nose, sleep disorders, teeth problems, drastic weight loss or, on the contrary, the gain of extra kilos. Let alone the fact that drugs affect your mental health in a highly dangerous way – that implies your memory, concentration, general ability to think clearly, sensibly and actually soberly.
One thing you must remember regarding here: drugs are weapon, your ‘friends’ who offer them to you are killers who use this very powdery or liquid weapon to make money on your death.

воскресенье, 8 февраля 2009 г.

Alcohol Abuse Consequences

If a person drinks alcohol excessively, it means that he or she will face physical and spiritual devastation very soon. Even after a few drinks a person may lose control over his/her condition and get into an accident because of this. Alcohol abuse results in destructive changes in a person’s behaviour, brings harm to a person’s mental condition and physical state, moreover, it often destroys the lives of alcoholics’ families and loved ones.
So what are the consequences of alcohol abuse for a person’s physical health? First and foremost, a person loses control over his/her body (muscles) and behaviour when drunk. This can lead to total lack of normal coordination, hence fatal and even lethal outcomes.
Another physical effect of alcoholism is vividly presented by the so-called blackouts or memory losses. Excuse the triviality of example, but do you remember Britney’s masterpiece with the eloquent name ‘Blur’? ‘Where the hell am I? Who are you? What’d we do last night?’ – These and more than a few other quotes from the song reveal this amnesiac result of excessive drinking very brightly.
Ever felt hungover? I bet you just ‘love’ the feelings and sensations it rewards one with! Nausea, headaches, dizziness, fatigue… Mind that if one continues drinking heavily, he/she rapidly approaches alcohol dependency which prompts withdrawal! If one continues in the same spirit and becomes an ‘experienced’ alcoholic, he/she puts his/her liver at stake. Let alone the fact that continuous alcohol abuse contributes to erectile dysfunction in men and increases the threat of suffering from insomnia, high blood pressure, cancer, brain and heart diseases – the whole bouquet of diseases and conditions which one can easily avoid by common sense, strong will and control over oneself.
Do you think instant and transient pseudo-relaxation and pseudo-pleasure alcohol brings to a person is worth maiming your and your closest people’s life for it? I don’t think so. I’m sure you are of the same opinion.

воскресенье, 1 февраля 2009 г.

Alcoholism Symptoms

What is alcoholism? Alcoholism is a chronic and even often progressive disease which can lead to fatal and often even lethal consequences. Everybody knows alcohol is evil when abused, but many people still risk their physical, spiritual and even social health and start getting used to drinking heavily.
Do you tend to drink alone rather often than rarely? Do you find excuses to drink? Did you stop caring about your appearance? Are you aggressive and even slightly violent at work, with your family, anywhere? Do you hide a few bottles of booze from your family/girlfriend/boyfriend/ anyone who will be very worried about the whole thing afterwards? If the answer to most of these questions is yes, then Yes, you are Mr. Smith and you are an alcoholic.
Of course, not a single mister or Ms will admit that he or she is an alcoholic, that’s why the symptoms and signs of alcoholism presented in my publication are in the majority of cases a point to consider for alcoholics’ friends, relatives, mates, anyone who actually cares and notices their fellows’ addiction.
Pay attention to some psychological symptoms of alcoholism: weak will, lack of concentration and control, confusing relations with other people, ‘doubles’ ordered in the pubs or bars, the need to increase alcohol ‘dosage’ to feel its pseudo-soothing effect. Social consequences of alcoholism for a person are numerous arrests, violence at home or at any place where a person feels especially irritated. In case alcoholism progresses, its fatal influence suggests total deterioration of a person’s mental, physical, spiritual health and social image. And now the final question – do you need such a huge pile of problems at all?? If not – you better quit even starting depending on spirits.