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what are illegal drugs?
01
Mar

What are illegal drugs?

A drug is a substance that affects the way the body functions, if a drug is ‘illegal’, this means it is forbidden by the law for people to take or deal with the drug. To understand what illegal drugs are, Arrow Health has put together a small information guide that breaks down laws and regulations...
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what does addiction mean
23
Feb

What does addiction mean?

Addiction is a clinical syndrome that is usually associated with compulsive drug and alcohol use. People who are addicted to drugs will have formed a habit of using such drugs frequently, which will negatively impact the user’s health and wellbeing. Those who have become addicts rely heavily on drugs or other substances to get through...
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How to beat ice addiction
19
Feb

How to beat Ice addiction

Ice is a psychoactive drug that is also known as crystal methamphetamine. Australia has the highest rate of Ice use, and nearly 7% of the population have tried the drug, which equates to 1.3 million people. The number of methamphetamine users s significantly higher in Australia compared to the US, where meth us is at...
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How to quit marijuana
12
Jan

How to quit Marijuana

Cannabis, often known as marijuana, is one of the most used drugs all over the world. Many people think marijuana is a ‘soft’ drug, with little repercussion for the user, but this isn’t always the case. If you find yourself smoking marijuana regularly, then you have become addicted to the drug, and you might start...
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03
Dec

Addiction Treatment in a Pandemic

“Addiction prevalence is not going to slow down during this period, with recent research suggesting that the problem will only get worse during the lockdown.” – Doctor Lapa, Rehab Clinics The COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, affecting all of us in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and the world. Now more than ever, people are feeling the...
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long term effects of ectasy
25
Nov

What are the long-term effects of ecstasy?

Ecstasy, also known as MDMA, can have long term effects on the brain. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, MDMA increases the activity of three different neurotransmitters, including: serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. This means things such as sleep, pain, appetite, and mood are negatively impacted. Think no sleep, no appetite, and continuous mood-swings....
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what treatment is available for alcoholism
16
Nov

What is rehab?

What is rehab? What is Rehab? Addiction comes in many shapes and forms and so does the recovery process. Rehab or rehabilitation is a generalised word used to give a name to the supervised programme of recovery that addicts go through. It’s been specially designed to help people stop using drugs or alcohol and gives...
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04
Nov

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

What is Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) is a form of psycho-therapy designed to assist people with psychosocial disorders such as addiction and borderline personality disorder (BPD). When used as part of an addiction treatment program, it supports recovery by promoting abstinence and reducing the likelihood of relapse. It also serves to...
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what is detox
01
Nov

What is detox?

Detox or detoxification is a word that’s used for multiple things that all have the same aim. Often, you’ll hear of people detoxing as a New Year’s Resolution, cutting alcohol or bad foods out for health reasons. However, for people suffering from addiction, it’s a way to stop or prevent their addiction. What is addiction...
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Uncontrolled consumption of alcohol
16
Oct

What is alcoholism?

Alcoholism is the term used for a person who is addicted to alcohol. It’s the most severe form of alcohol abuse and the person involved is unable to control their alcohol consumption. Alcohol addiction makes individuals feel as though they can’t fully function without alcohol. According to statistics found by the Australian Bureau of Statistics,...
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