Substance Abuse as a Remedy for Chronic Jet Lag

Substance Abuse as a Remedy for Chronic Jet Lag

Many people are constantly on the go. For those who travel often via airplane, jet lag can become a real concern – especially if they are traveling between different time zones. Unfortunately, many people in this position choose to take the easy way out and self-medicate their symptoms, especially since getting proper treatment can take too much time out of a busy schedule. However, self-medication is not the best option, especially when that medication comes in the form of substance abuse. Dangers of Substance Abuse and Chronic Jet Lag Some...

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How Do I Know I’m Dependent on My Anxiety Meds?

How Do I Know I’m Dependent on My Anxiety Meds?

If you struggle with anxiety, you are well aware of the many side effects that this particular disorder can have on your life. From irrational fears to unexplained panic attacks, an anxiety disorder has the power to disrupt your life. Luckily, there are a number of different treatments available if you struggle with this disorder. In most cases, treatment involves therapy, medication, or a combination of both. However, anxiety medications can be addictive to the point where you are no longer struggling with just anxiety, but a substance abuse...

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What Should I Do If I’m Addicted to Multiple Medications?

What Should I Do If I’m Addicted to Multiple Medications?

Few addicts only use one substance, and even the general public is no stranger to polydrug use. In fact, the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs found that 12% of the population uses prescription medications and alcohol in a given month. Using multiple drugs increases the likelihood of addiction, the risk of side effects and the chances of serious health consequences. Overdoses that involve multiple medications are more likely to be fatal, as medical responders must respond to symptoms as they arise rather than administering preventive...

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Credit Card Debt and Depression

Credit Card Debt and Depression

Credit card debt and other financial problems easily trigger depression, among many other mental health issues. The stress of collection callers, letters and mounting fees can create anxiety, panic and fear. The pressures of credit card debt can easily trigger depression, substance abuse and suicide. Dangers of Debt and Depression People with debt easily worry and panic, so it may seem like there is no way out. Many people with credit card debt are so overcome by fear and stress that, instead of seeking help, they dig themselves further into a...

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The Dangers of Self-Medicating Your Depression

The Dangers of Self-Medicating Your Depression

When an individual is in psychological pain, his or her reaction is the same as it is to any other kind of pain: he begins to search for the easiest and closest solution available. Some confide in family and friends, some try to distract themselves with more hours at work or more varied pursuits of pleasure and still others seek chemical relief through drugs or alcohol. Drugs Commonly Abused by Depression Patients The following are some drugs commonly abused by individuals suffering from depression: Depressants which calm the user and...

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How Depression Can Trigger an Overdose

How Depression Can Trigger an Overdose

Depression is a state of being that interferes with your ability to participate in everyday activities such as work, eat, sleep, engaging in relationships, study, and personal hygiene. Depression is often coupled with feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and worthlessness. In addition, these combined emotions are often intense and continuous. Signs of Depressions The signs most often associated with depression include the following: Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness Loss of interest in daily activities Appetite or weight...

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