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The Dangers of Drug Use: Side Effects of Commonly Used Drugs

Although not classified as a disease, substance abuse is a very destructive addiction that all too often ruins lives. Unfortunately, despite the risks associated with drug use, large numbers of individuals continue to experiment and regularly use one or several forms of dangerous substances.

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How to Choose a Drug Rehabilitation Center

Choosing a rehabilitation centre for yourself or loved one can be a daunting task and many people may be unaware of what they should be looking for. Because there is such a wide variety of programs and treatment facilities out there, asking the right questions becomes an essential part of choosing the right rehabilitation centre to fit your individual and family needs.

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How to Find a Drug Rehab Center: Taking the Guesswork Out of a Hard Choice

You are not alone; many people do not know how to find a drug rehab center, or what to look for in their search .  It is important to make the right decision.

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Short Term Treatment Programs

The first stage in any treatment program, short-term or long-term, is for the patient to break free of their drug dependency through a process of detoxification.

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Drug Rehabilitation Center Directory

The first step to drug rehabilitation is for an addict to recognize and admit to having a drug problem. The second step is to find a treatment center where he or she will learn how to cope with their addiction and how to live each day without a fix.

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Stages of Addiction

While there is no absolute scientific formula for identifying when an individual’s drug consumption has developed into a full-blown addiction problem, most rehabilitation counselors agree that there are four distinct stages of drug use that may lead to addiction.

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Drug Use Statistics in Canada and the US - Trends and Dangers

Drug use is a topic of great concern in both Canada and the United States; each year, injuries, illness and deaths related to drug use costs Canadians millions in health care dollars.

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Alcohol Abuse Symptoms and Signs

Alcohol abuse is not to be confused with alcoholism. Those who abuse alcohol are not necessarily addicted to alcohol; however, prolonged excessive use could eventually lead to alcoholism. Alcohol abusers do not possess a dependence on alcohol, but usually drink more than is considered healthy.

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Crystal Methamphetamine - The New Drug of Choice

Crystal methamphetamine, also known as ice, crank, glass and shards, is today’s street drug of choice. A popular stimulant among club-goers, it induces a long-lasting and euphoric high, preceded by a very intense low.

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