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Domestic Violence and Addiction

Domestic Violence and Addiction

Domestic violence is when you exhibit abusive behavior to gain or maintain power and control over your intimate partner. Domestic violence can fall under emotional, physical, psychological, sexual, or financial abuse. According to Addiction Center, 80% of domestic violence cases are related to drugs. When people on drugs or alcohol, it causes them to be aggressive and have low impulse control, causing them to hurt the ones they love and not be able to stop. Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs can make you lose control of your inhibitors and increase the chances of abusive behaviors. Domestic violence…

Binge Eating Disorder- Those Who Want Control Lose Control

Binge Eating Disorder- Those Who Want Control Lose Control

Binge eating is a severe, life-threatening eating disorder that is the most common in the U.S. Binge eating comes in many forms whether it is eating large amounts of food quickly, losing control while binging, and experiencing shame and guilt afterwards. Many people eat quicker than others and keep eating until they are full. To avoid anyone staring at them for eating larger amounts than anyone, many with this disorder tend to eat alone. According to the NEDA, this disorder is common in 3.5% of women and 2% of men as well as three times more common than other eating…

Adderall Addiction

Adderall Addiction

Adderall is an addictive stimulant that tends to stimulate alertness and productivity. The effects of this drug are not like taking caffeine pills that help keep you awake but more like taking cocaine in which the consequences can be extreme and deadly. According to Addiction Center, there were almost sixteen million prescriptions for Adderall in 2012 which is triple the amount of prescriptions of 2008. When the signs of Adderall addiction are present, it is important to take control of your life by seeking treatment. While Adderall is to treat those who have ADHD and narcolepsy, many people take Adderall…

Alcoholism in Ireland

Alcoholism in Ireland

Because of St. Patrick’s Day, it is a common stereotype that when Americans think of Ireland, they imagine heavy drinking at the pub. It is true that Ireland does have a bad case of alcoholism. According to Alcohol Action Ireland, from 1960-2001, 4.9 litres to 14.3 litres of alcohol have been drunk per person for those aged fifteen and over. Ireland has suffered deadly consequences in economic loss and injury/death because of the growing alcohol problem. According to the World Health Organization, Ireland has the second highest rate of binge drinking. The National Alcohol Diary Survey says that 150,000 are…

10 Commonly Abused Drugs in Ireland

10 Commonly Abused Drugs in Ireland

Heroin: An opiate with strong sedative and painkilling effects. You can feel long-term drowsiness as well as fall into a coma and stop breathing. It can stay in your system for three to eight days. Cannabis: A hallucinogen made from the dry leaves and flowering parts of the female plant. While you can get a euphoric feeling in the short-term, long-term effects include being linked with depression and schizophrenia, affecting memory, coordination, motivation, and mood. Cannabis can stay in your system for 2-28 days. Cocaine: A strong, short acting stimulant that come in the form of white powder. Short-term effects…

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