alcohol and drug research

alcohol and drug research - Drugs/Alcohol AlcoholAddiction...

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Drugs/Alcohol Alcohol Addiction: Using alcohol or drugs regularly is usually just a step away from addiction — where you depend  on these substances just to feel good or get through your day. Here are a few of the early warning signs that someone may have a substance abuse problem: relying on drugs or alcohol to have fun, forget problems, or relax  having blackouts  drinking or using drugs alone  withdrawing or keeping secrets from friends or family  losing interest in activities that used to be important  performing differently in school (such as grades dropping and frequent absences)  building an increased tolerance to alcohol or drugs — gradually needing more and more  of the substance to get the same feeling  lying, stealing, or selling stuff to get money for drugs or alcohol  It's usually hard for people to recognize they have a problem, which is why friends or family  often step in. People who are addicted to drugs or alcohol may promise over and over that they'll  stop. But quitting is hard to do, and many people find they can't do it without help. The best  thing you can do is to talk to someone you trust — preferably an adult who can support you —  so you don't have to deal with your problem alone.
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2011 for the course UNIV 102 taught by Professor White during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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