Profile of the dependent person, in 9 traits and habits

Profile of the dependent person, in 9 traits and habits

Consumption of psychoactive substances it is a relatively common phenomenon in our society. The reasons for this use are many and varied, ranging from treating the effects of a disorder or disease to alleviating mental or physical suffering caused by certain circumstances or even simply for recreational use. But many people who use drugs regularly …

Loss of identity through addiction

Loss of identity through addiction

In the societies in which we live today, constantly subjected to a torrent of novelties and constant stimuli, the need for free time, moments to enjoy leisure at our own pace, is particularly important. Whether it’s going out with friends, hiking in the mountains or playing sports, these pleasurable actions don’t just bring us well-being; …

What is dual pathology and how does it affect people?

What is dual pathology and how does it affect people?

If drug addiction is such a serious alteration, it is, among other things, because these types of pathologies very often lead to other health problems. So much so that a term has been coined to refer to the clinical picture of those who have developed an addiction and who also have a mental disorder. This …

Concentration pills: can they lead to addictive disorders?

Concentration pills: can they lead to addictive disorders?

The concept of “focus pills” refers to various types of stimulant-type psychotropic drugs which, in most cases, are prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and narcolepsy. However, beyond their use in the clinical context, there are those who make the consumption of these substances a habit; they are mainly students or professionals who are …

The 4 lies that keep you from quitting smoking

The 4 lies that keep you from quitting smoking

Tobacco is the most common addiction in the world, Far surpassing all other drugs combined. Of course, when something is legal, the perception of danger among consumers decreases a lot. Beyond that, there are some uncomfortable truths about smoking, such as: Tobacco kills about half of the people who use it. Each year, more than …

5 Steps to Fighting Anxiety When Quitting Your Tobacco

5 Steps to Fighting Anxiety When Quitting Your Tobacco

Smoking is the most common addiction on the planet. In large part, this is because, unfortunately, tobacco is legal. This is why there is not as much risk awareness as with other illegal drugs, such as cocaine or heroin. Almost 8 million people die each year worldwide from diseases directly linked to tobacco. That is …

Alcoholic neuropathy: causes, effects and treatment

Alcoholic neuropathy: causes, effects and treatment

Neuropathies, or clinical disorders of the nervous system, are a large group of heterogeneous diseases that they affect the nerves responsible for the work of the body. While some affect the peripheral nervous system, resulting in impaired motor skills and sensitivity, others attack the autonomic nervous system. Alcoholic neuropathy, a nervous system disorder caused by …

What is “gray death” and what are the effects of this medicine?

What is “gray death” and what are the effects of this medicine?

The great variety and the danger of drugs currently available in the world pose a real public health problem in society, and in particular for the young population of countries all over the world. The emergence of new drugs represents a real challenge for the authorities in different countries, which find themselves more and more …

“Gray Death”: the deadliest new drug on the market

"Gray Death": the deadliest new drug on the market

In some of our articles, we have talked about the effects of drugs and their consequences on our health. And it is that these types of substances can make us feel really good, but can also cause us psychological, physical, economic, family and social problems. Even worse, some drugs can cause death by overdose, and …

Morphine: characteristics and short and long term effects

Morphine: characteristics and short and long term effects

Whether it is because we have received it on a certain occasion, through general knowledge, or because we have read or seen it on a certain occasion, most of the population knows what morphine is. This substance is derived from opiates it produces deep anesthesia while generally generating sensations of pleasure. However, most people generally …

It is the hallucinogenic honey of the Himalayan bees

It is the hallucinogenic honey of the Himalayan bees

As much as drugs are now associated with all kinds of synthetic substances created in laboratories, they have been around for millennia, and some of them don’t even need to go through “cooking” to have powerful effects on the body. human spirit. Hallucinogenic honey extracted from some Himalayan honeycombs is a clear example. In the …

Methamphetamine: characteristics of this very destructive drug

Methamphetamine: characteristics of this very destructive drug

Since ancient times, humans have always used psychoactive substances that alter the nervous system in different ways: they excite us and make us feel more energetic, they make us hallucinate or relax and take us into a state of transit. By the year 3000 BC, such products were already in use, but drugs have evolved …

Methadone: what is this medicine and what is it used for?

Methadone: what is this medicine and what is it used for?

Heroin addiction carries risks such as contracting a disease, developing liver problems, overdosing or consuming highly toxic products mixed with the drug, as well as significantly disrupting daily functioning. To treat this addiction, replacement therapies with methadone, a synthetic opioid with milder side effects than those of heroin, codeine or morphine. What is methadone? Methadone …

METACUALONA (Quaalude): history, effects and uses

METACUALONA (Quaalude): history, effects and uses

METACUALONA, commonly known as “Quaalude”, one of its trade names, is a very popular sedative as a recreational drug in the 1960s and 1970s. References to this drug can be found in films such as “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Scarface”, as well as in songs by David Bowie or Frank Zappa. In this …

Nicotine: what it is, its characteristics and how it affects our body

Nicotine: what it is, its characteristics and how it affects our body

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are more than 1.3 billion tobacco smokers in the world. Beyond this alarming figure, if we go further on the medical level, the thing worsens considerably: up to half of those who consume it eventually die. Lung cancer clearly illustrates this fact, as it is responsible for …

How is dependence on benzodiazepines expressed?

How is dependence on benzodiazepines expressed?

The line between what we think of as mind-altering drugs and what we usually call “drugs” is blurry than it seems. In fact, technically mind-altering drugs are drugs, although culturally their use is not associated with what is morally incorrect. However, there are cases in which the substances used in medicine can treat pathologies and …