How Substance Abuse While Pregnant Can Lead to Alcohol Withdrawal in Babies

There are many thousands of people across the UK suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction; this can have a detrimental impact on not only their life but also the lives of those around them; more so if they happen to be pregnant. If a mother abuses substances while pregnant, the infant will likely experience drug or alcohol withdrawal when he or she is born. This can be extremely distressing for the newborn, as the baby will experience extreme discomfort and go through many of the common withdrawal symptoms that an adult would go through. Guilt Will Stay with Me...

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Completing Addiction Detox and Achieving a Sober Life

Those battling a drug addiction may not know where to look for help when considering recovery options. In most cases, the first course of action is to complete an addiction detox, which involves eliminating all traces of the chemical substance from your system. However, a detox can be complicated, and the risk of severe symptoms is always present. Therefore, it is recommended to detox under medical supervision, in a rehabilitation clinic, for example. There are many drug rehabilitation clinics around the UK and more being built every year; however, sometimes there can be issues and backlashes with the building of...

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Prolonging Alcoholism Out of Fear of Alcohol Withdrawal

There are many reasons an addict would refuse treatment for his or her illness. It could be that the affected person fears the effects of alcohol withdrawal. Sadly, this is the case for many alcoholics, and they will prolong their addiction because of this fear, ultimately leading to negative consequences for themselves and others, usually those closest to them. Battling Inner Demons An example of someone in this situation is former alcoholic and husband of actress Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban. He was eventually ‘forced’ into checking himself into a rehabilitation clinic as his loved ones feared he was ‘going too...

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Avoiding Addiction Relapse with Medication

Drug addiction is a concern in many countries across the globe; particularly in the USA. In many cases, addicts fear recovery because they are frightened of an addiction relapse. This is not a valid reason to avoid recovery as by prolonging drug use the affected individual is putting him/herself at an increased risk of developing drug-related health problems. In the United States, they have come up with an innovative way to stop their prisoners from sneaking drugs into prison; by providing opioid addicts with an injection to ‘stop their cravings’. This is one way they are looking to help with...

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How Addiction Detox Can Improve Your Life

With the numbers of those suffering from drug addictions around the world showing no signs of abating, the ‘drug epidemic’ is becoming a concerning issue in many countries, including to a lesser extent here in the UK. The concerning thing is that many people do not attempt to overcome their addiction as they are frightened of addiction detox and what it entails. However, detox is a highly effective start to overcoming addiction, and it is not too difficult with the right support in place. Had a woman called Claire Fielding partaken in an addiction detox, she may still be alive...

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Alcohol Withdrawal and Crime

Often, people will assume that alcohol is far less dangerous and hazardous than illegal drugs. However, this is far from the truth as alcohol is extremely potent and has been known to cause a host of health-related issues. Moreover, when trying to overcome an alcohol addiction, the affected individual will often experience alcohol withdrawal, which acts as a barrier to their recovery. This can prevent the addict from wanting to recover as he or she might fear the alcohol withdrawals more than anything else. In many cases, the addict will leave the addiction to spiral out of control before finally...

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How the Fear of Alcohol Withdrawal Can Result in Crime

While alcoholism is a common problem here in the UK, many addicts do not want even to attempt to kick their addiction purely because they are frightened of the challenges they could face in regards to alcohol withdrawal. Overcoming any addiction is difficult, but it is entirely possible if the individual is committed and motivated. Alcoholism can make the person behave in a way they would not usually act. It can push them towards a life of violence and aggressive behaviour, which can, in turn, result in relationship breakdowns and, in some extreme cases, imprisonment. Excessive Alcohol Consumption Thirty-three-year-old Martin...

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How to Minimise the Risk of Addiction Relapse

It can be extremely challenging for those suffering from a drug addiction to actually overcome it. In many cases, the addict will need medical supervision to prevent him or her from suffering an addiction relapse. This can be problematic for anyone with a drug addiction, but it can also negatively impact their loved ones. It is often difficult to convince an addict that he or she has a problem. Many addicts will be in denial and will refuse to accept that they need help. This can cause many issues, including prolonging the amount of time that this person is abusing...

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The Welsh Police Chief and Cincinnati’s Heroin Epidemic

A heroin addiction can be dangerous and, often, deadly. As heroin is a highly addictive substance, an addict will need to go through an addiction detox to overcome this type of substance abuse. These kinds of addiction are not only increasingly common here in the UK but also across the Pond in the USA as well. One area in the States that has a concerning number of heroin addicts is the city of Cincinnati; in fact, the figures are so bad that heroin addiction is now considered a public health crisis in the city. Shocking statistics have emerged that reveal...

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Why the Idea of Addiction Withdrawal Symptoms Prevents Many from Getting Help

One of the hardest parts of recovery from addiction is addiction detox, and it is this that often prevents some people from reaching out for help. Many believe that the process is going to be far too painful and unpleasant, so they would rather continue with their addictive behaviour than attempt to quit. You may have seen images of addiction detox in the movies or on television programmes, where an addict was suffering from severe withdrawal symptoms while going ‘cold turkey’. It is true that most people will experience some withdrawal symptoms when they quit alcohol or drugs, but it...

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