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Dedicated Worker or Workaholic?

Dedicated Worker or Workaholic?

It is hard to know when someone is a workaholic or just someone who wants to log in as many hours to please their boss. Work addiction is considered the most socially acceptable form of addiction. ProjectKnow says that 5%-10% suffer from work addiction where a person really enjoys work or feels compelled to where that is all they do. While it is important to work hard, we need to remember that we should not work too hard or we can suffer physical and mental effects as well as forgetting about the people who matter in our lives. Workaholics tend…

Common Misconceptions of Drug Addiction

Common Misconceptions of Drug Addiction

People think that having an addiction is a choice as well as a character flaw. It is important to set the record straight about the truth of drug addiction so that more can be done in regards to treatment and how it is viewed. One misconception is that drug addicts live in dark alleyways, are criminals, have bad hygiene, unemployed or cannot hold a job, sad people, ambitionless, homeless, under forty years-old, and cannot maintain a relationship. All of these stereotypes are far from the truth as addiction can happen to anyone in the world. The truth is that a…

Fentanyl- A Deadly Opioid Addiction

Fentanyl- A Deadly Opioid Addiction

Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate pain reliever that is prescribed with those who suffer severe pain or injury after they have surgery. Like all drugs, fentanyl can be abused too in that many experience a state of euphoria and feel relaxed after. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, more than 1,000 died in the U.S. from fentanyl from 2005-2007. Those under the influence of fentanyl need to seek treatment to prevent the chances of contributing to this statistic. The American Association of Nurse Anesthetics Journal, nurses and anesthesiologists have a higher probability of being under the influence of this opiate…

FAQ on Drug Addiction

FAQ on Drug Addiction

Q. What is drug abuse and how is it developed? Drug abuse is a complex, serious brain disease where you find yourself craving drugs as well as seeking and using them despite the negative consequences they can bring to your life. It can develop when the continued use of drugs causes health problems, lacking responsibility in school, work, and relationships. Addiction changes the parts of the brain responsible for self-control and decision making. Q. How quickly can someone be addicted? Depends on the person’s age, gender, biology, environment, and the interactions they have. A person can do drugs once and…

Coffee and Cigarettes- A Bad Combination

Coffee and Cigarettes- A Bad Combination

Having a cigarette with your coffee has been a trend for a long time. People take cigarettes to treat their nerves and coffee helps you stay awake. The truth is that coffee and cigarettes together can do damage to your heart as you are dealing with two stimulants. Coffee is a stimulant that enhances awareness and makes you more energized. According to the National Coffee Association, 83% of Americans drink coffee everyday. It is said that people tend to drink an average of three cups of coffee a day which is 587 million cups of coffee being drank a year….

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…