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How to Inject HGH Demonstrated by Dr. Robert Carlson – Video

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How to Inject HGH Demonstrated by Dr. Robert Carlson
http://Andlos.com Dr. Robert Carlson instructs patients how to inject HGH (human growth hormone).

Genotropin mini quick tutorial.

Posted: May 20, 2014 at 4:28 pm



8 year old Julie teaches us, in her own words, how to use the genotropin miniquick. This is an HGH used for children who are GHD.

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How to Inject Testosterone Safely

Posted: May 20, 2014 at 3:57 pm



The folks from Defy Medical show how to safely inject testosterone in the glutes

How Not To Inject 200mg of Testosterone! Rookie Mistakes On Testosterone Replacement Therapy

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THIS IS NOT A “HOW TO” VIDEO. LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES AND CONSULT A HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL FOR PROPER INSTRUCTIONS.

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In this video I show viewers how I draw up, prepare, and administer my testosterone injection from start to finish. MY STORY

My name is Noah and on May 18 2011, I had a rare reaction to a vaccine called VIVITROL and consequently spiraled into a major, agitated, suicidal depression with depersonalization. I lost 25 lbs in 4 weeks and was in full panic or near panic for 8 weeks straight mixed with the darkest most painful depression I cold have ever imagined. I immediately could not work and had to move in with my parents who along with many siblings and friends had to watch me 24/7 as I was so suicidal. I was eventually hospitalized. Getting through each day seemed truly unbearable and I knew I would surely die. I have been put on many many different SSRI’s SNRI’s Tricyclics, Mood stabilizers, anti psychotics, holistic meds, acupuncture and even a form of shock therapy called RTMS. I barely saw any improvement in my condition for a full year. It was decided I had treatment resistant depression and I spent nearly every moment in tears. As a last ditch effort, 6 1/2 months ago I had my blood drawn and my Testosterone levels came back 200 ng/Dl and 150 ng/Dl. The average 25 year old male has 750 ng/Dl. With this discovery I for the first time had any type of possible explanation as to why I was not getting better and why I might be so so sick. The symptoms of such Low T are very similar to those of major depression. I started Testosterone replacement therapy soon after and have been checking in with the world and documenting my experience with treatment. I am blessed to say that I have slowly over the last 6 months been improving and becoming more stable wich I never thought to be possible. My low T manifested itself in the form of Major depression, anxiety, and depersonalization/ derealization for over a year. I am glad to report that I have experienced improvements in all areas and that is a miracle. I do not consider myself to be totally healed yet but I am closer now then ever before and aim to use what I have been through to help or at least offer support to others in need.

How to do a Testosterone Shot Injection

Posted: May 20, 2014 at 3:56 pm



http://santannaturalmedicine.com/ How to do a testosterone injection explained by Dr. Matt Mitchell.

How to inject Testosterone demonstrated by Dr Robert Carlson

Posted: May 20, 2014 at 3:56 pm



http://andlos.com Dr. Robert Carlson demonstrates how patients can inject testosterone.

HCG Diet Injections Mixing Instructions – Nu Image Medical

Posted: May 20, 2014 at 3:49 pm



This is the mixing instructions for the HCG Diet Injections.
Video by Nu Image Medical

HGH for Injury Repair | Hollywood | Los Angeles | Beverly Hills

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http://MetroMD.net/ Human Growth Hormone (HGH) for Injury Repair explained by Dr. Alex Martin, MD of MetroMD HGH Therapy in Hollywood, Los Angeles CA.
Offices near Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and Orange County.
Call (323) 285-5300 for more information.

How to Inject HGH Demonstrated by Dr. Robert Carlson

Posted: May 20, 2014 at 3:46 pm



http://Andlos.com Dr. Robert Carlson instructs patients how to inject HGH (human growth hormone).

Growth Hormone injection

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HGH injection introduction for New Patients

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This video is an introductory video for patients at PSLESRI.
Demonstration proper sanitary mixing and administration of HGH.
For more information Contact us at PSLESRI directly.

How To Give an HGH Injection

Posted: May 20, 2014 at 3:45 pm



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Sarah Tenbrink, Registered Nurse and Patient Educator at Hall Center Venice, explains how to give a HGH injection.

HGH anti-ageing drug controversy

Posted: May 20, 2014 at 3:43 pm



In the US the method of choice to slow the ageing process is a drug that’s injected daily, but is it a fountain of youth or a medical nightmare?

60-Year-Old Mom on Taking HGH

Posted: May 20, 2014 at 3:39 pm



Carolyn tells Anderson she’s been taking human growth hormone for the last 12 years and says she looks and feels great.

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How to Mix HCG Injections – How to Inject HCG in Stomach – Video

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How to Mix HCG Injections – How to Inject HCG in Stomach

HGH Dosage

Posted: February 1, 2014 at 8:45 pm

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HGH Dosage

How much Doctor Prescribed HGH does one use?

Typical Protocol of Human Growth Hormone

A typical protocol utilizing low doses has shown to have the best effects.

A typical protocol for someone over the age of 35, deficient in Doctor Prescribed HGH / IGF-1, and showing signs of Andropause (see symptoms of andropause) is approximately 1IU per day, with 5 days on (Monday through Friday using 1IU per day) and 2 days off (Saturday and Sunday no usage of HGH).

What is the Best time of Day to Inject Human Growth Hormone

Some research has shown the best time to take Doctor Prescribed HGH injections is in the mornings, upon awakening. Other research has also shown the majority of naturally produced Doctor Prescribed HGH is pulsed from the Pituitary Gland at night. This has lead to further studies showing that a once a day injection at night seems to have the most beneficial effect, while some have found injections in the morning provide the best results. A third option is distributed dosing.

Distributed Dosing: Using 2 or more injections of Doctor Prescribed HGH a day

Some researchers have administered Human Growth Hormone injections twice daily. A typical dose is split up, once in the morning upon awakening, and once at night before going to sleep. Generally however, most typical protocols recommend one time per day.

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Substance abuse – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Posted: August 15, 2015 at 3:44 am

Substance abuse, also known as drug abuse and substance use disorder, is a patterned use of a drug in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods which are harmful to themselves or others, and is a form of substance-related disorder. Widely differing definitions of drug abuse are used in public health, medical and criminal justice contexts.

The exact cause of substance abuse is not clear, with theories including: a genetic disposition; learned from others – or a habit which if addiction develops, manifests as a chronic debilitating disease.[2]

Drugs most often associated with this term include: alcohol, substituted amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines (particularly alprazolam, lorazepam, diazepam and clonazepam), cocaine, methaqualone, cannabis and opioids.

In many cases criminal or anti-social behavior occurs when the person is under the influence of a drug, and long term personality changes in individuals may occur as well.[3] In addition to possible physical, social, and psychological harm, use of some drugs may also lead to criminal penalties, although these vary widely depending on the local jurisdiction.[4]

Substance abuse is widespread with an estimated 120 million users of hard drugs such as cocaine, heroin, and other synthetic drugs.[citation needed] In 2013 drug use disorders resulted in 127,000 deaths up from 53,000 in 1990.[5] The highest number of deaths are from opioid use disorders at 51,000.[5] Cocaine use disorder resulted in 4,300 deaths and amphetamine use disorder resulted in 3,800 deaths.[5] Alcohol use disorders resulted in an additional 139,000 deaths.[5]

Public health practitioners have attempted to look at substance use from a broader perspective than the individual, emphasizing the role of society, culture, and availability. Some health professionals choose to avoid the terms alcohol or drug “abuse” in favor of language they consider more objective, such as “substance and alcohol type problems” or “harmful/problematic use” of drugs.

The Health Officers Council of British Columbia in their 2005 policy discussion paper, A Public Health Approach to Drug Control in Canada has adopted a public health model of psychoactive substance use that challenges the simplistic black-and-white construction of the binary (or complementary) antonyms “use” vs. “abuse”. This model explicitly recognizes a spectrum of use, ranging from beneficial use to chronic dependence

‘Drug abuse’ is no longer a current medical diagnosis in either of the most used diagnostic tools in the world, the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), and the World Health Organization’s International Statistical Classification of Diseases and ICRIS Medical organization Related Health Problems (ICD)

Substance abuse[6] has been adopted by the DSM as a blanket term to include drug abuse and other things, while the ICD uses the term Harmful use to cover physical or psychological harm to the user from use.

Physical dependence, abuse of, and withdrawal from drugs and other miscellaneous substances is outlined in the DSM a:

When an individual persists in use of alcohol or other drugs despite problems related to use of the substance, substance dependence may be diagnosed. Compulsive and repetitive use may result in tolerance to the effect of the drug and withdrawal symptoms when use is reduced or stopped.[6]

However, other definitions differ; they may entail psychological or physical dependence,[6] and may focus on treatment and prevention in terms of the social consequences of substance uses.

Drug misuse is a term used commonly when prescription medication with sedative, anxiolytic, analgesic, or stimulant properties are used for mood alteration or intoxication ignoring the fact that overdose of such medicines have serious adverse effects. Prescription misuse has been defined differently and rather inconsistently based on status of drug prescription, the uses without a prescription, intentional use to achieve intoxicating effects, route of administration, co-ingestion with alcohol, and the presence or absence of dependence symptoms.[7][8] Chronic use leads to a change in the central nervous system which means the patient has developed tolerance to the medicine that more of the substance is needed in order to produce desired effects.When this happens, any effort to stop or reduce the use of this substance would cause withdrawal symptoms to occur.[9]

The rate of prescription drug abuse is fast overtaking illegal drug abuse in the United States. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, 7 million people were taking prescription drugs for nonmedical use in 2010. Among 12th graders, prescription drug misuse is now second only to cannabis.[10] “Nearly 1 in 12 high school seniors reported nonmedical use of Vicodin; 1 in 20 reported abuse of OxyContin.”[11]

Avenues of obtaining prescription drugs for misuse are varied: sharing between family and friends, illegally buying medications at school or work, and often “doctor shopping” to find multiple physicians to prescribe the same medication, without knowledge of other prescribers.

Increasingly, law enforcement is holding physicians responsible for prescribing controlled substances without fully establishing patient controls, such as a patient “drug contract.” Concerned physicians are educating themselves on how to identify medication-seeking behavior in their patients, and are becoming familiar with “red flags” that would alert them to potential prescription drug abuse.[12]

Philip Jenkins claims that there are two issues with the term “drug abuse”. First, what constitutes a “drug” is debatable. For instance, GHB, a naturally occurring substance in the central nervous system is considered a drug, and is illegal in many countries, while nicotine is not officially considered a drug in most countries. Second, the word “abuse” implies a recognized standard of use for any substance. Drinking an occasional glass of wine is considered acceptable in most Western countries, while drinking several bottles is seen as an abuse. Strict temperance advocates, who may or may not be religiously motivated, would see drinking even one glass as an abuse. Some groups even condemn caffeine use in any quantity. Similarly, adopting the view that any (recreational) use of cannabis or substituted amphetamines constitutes drug abuse implies a decision made that the substance is harmful, even in minute quantities.[13] In the U.S., drugs have been legally classified into five categories, schedule I, II, III, IV, or V in the Controlled Substances Act. The drugs are classified on their deemed potential for abuse.

Depending on the actual compound, drug abuse including alcohol may lead to health problems, social problems, morbidity, injuries, unprotected sex, violence, deaths, motor vehicle accidents, homicides, suicides, physical dependence or psychological addiction.[14]

There is a high rate of suicide in alcoholics and other drug abusers. The reasons believed to cause the increased risk of suicide include the long-term abuse of alcohol and other drugs causing physiological distortion of brain chemistry as well as the social isolation. Another factor is the acute intoxicating effects of the drugs may make suicide more likely to occur. Suicide is also very common in adolescent alcohol abusers, with 1 in 4 suicides in adolescents being related to alcohol abuse.[15] In the USA approximately 30 percent of suicides are related to alcohol abuse. Alcohol abuse is also associated with increased risks of committing criminal offences including child abuse, domestic violence, rapes, burglaries and assaults.[16]

Drug abuse, including alcohol and prescription drugs, can induce symptomatology which resembles mental illness. This can occur both in the intoxicated state and also during the withdrawal state. In some cases these substance induced psychiatric disorders can persist long after detoxification, such as prolonged psychosis or depression after amphetamine or cocaine abuse. A protracted withdrawal syndrome can also occur with symptoms persisting for months after cessation of use. Benzodiazepines are the most notable drug for inducing prolonged withdrawal effects with symptoms sometimes persisting for years after cessation of use. Abuse of hallucinogens can trigger delusional and other psychotic phenomena long after cessation of use and cannabis may trigger panic attacks during intoxication and with use it may cause a state similar to dysthymia.[17] Severe anxiety and depression are commonly induced by sustained alcohol abuse which in most cases abates with prolonged abstinence. Even moderate alcohol sustained use may increase anxiety and depression levels in some individuals. In most cases these drug induced psychiatric disorders fade away with prolonged abstinence.[18]

Drug abuse makes central nervous system (CNS) effects, which produce changes in mood, levels of awareness or perceptions and sensations. Most of these drugs also alter systems other than the CNS. Some of these are often thought of as being abused. Some drugs appear to be more likely to lead to uncontrolled use than others.[19]

Impulsivity is characterized by actions based on sudden desires, whims, or inclinations rather than careful thought.[20] Individuals with substance abuse have higher levels of impulsivity,[21] and individuals who use multiple drugs tend to be more impulsive.[21] A number of studies using the Iowa gambling task as a measure for impulsive behavior found that drug using populations made more risky choices compared to healthy controls.[22] There is a hypothesis that the loss of impulse control may be due to impaired inhibitory control resulting from drug induced changes that take place in the frontal cortex.[23] The neurodevelopmental and hormonal changes that happen during adolescence may modulate impulse control that could possibly lead to the experimentation with drugs and may lead to the road of addiction.[24]

From the applied behavior analysis literature, behavioral psychology, and from randomized clinical trials, several evidenced based interventions have emerged: behavioral marital therapy, motivational Interviewing, community reinforcement approach, exposure therapy, contingency management[25][26]

They help suppress cravings and mental anxiety, improve focus on treatment and new learning behavioral skills, ease withdrawal symptoms and reduce the chances of relapse.[27]

In children and adolescents, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)[28] and family therapy[29] currently has the most research evidence for the treatment of substance abuse problems. These treatments can be administered in a variety of different formats, each of which has varying levels of research support[30]

Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are one of the most widely known self-help organizations in which members support each other not to use alcohol.[31]

Social skills are significantly impaired in people suffering from alcoholism due to the neurotoxic effects of alcohol on the brain, especially the prefrontal cortex area of the brain.[32] It has been suggested that social skills training adjunctive to inpatient treatment of alcohol dependence is probably efficacious,[33] including managing the social environment.

Pharmacological therapy – A number of medications have been approved for the treatment of substance abuse.[34] These include replacement therapies such as buprenorphine and methadone as well as antagonist medications like disulfiram and naltrexone in either short acting, or the newer long acting form. Several other medications, often ones originally used in other contexts, have also been shown to be effective including bupropion and modafinil.

Methadone and buprenorphine are sometimes used to treat opiate addiction.[35] These drugs are used as substitutes for other opioids and still cause withdrawal symptoms.

Antipsychotic medications have not been found to be useful.[36]

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The initiation of drug and alcohol use is most likely to occur during adolescence, and some experimentation with substances by older adolescents is common. For example, results from 2010 Monitoring the Future survey, a nationwide study on rates of substance use in the United States, show that 48.2% of 12th graders report having used an illicit drug at some point in their lives.[38] In the 30 days prior to the survey, 41.2% of 12th graders had consumed alcohol and 19.2% of 12th graders had smoked tobacco cigarettes.[38] In 2009 in the United States about 21% of high school students have taken prescription drugs without a prescription.[39] And earlier in 2002, the World Health Organization estimated that around 140 million people were alcohol dependent and another 400 million with alcohol-related problems.[40]

Studies have shown that the large majority of adolescents will phase out of drug use before it becomes problematic. Thus, although rates of overall use are high, the percentage of adolescents who meet criteria for substance abuse is significantly lower (close to 5%).[41] According to BBC, “Worldwide, the UN estimates there are more than 50 million regular users of morphine diacetate (heroin), cocaine and synthetic drugs.”[42]

In 1932, the American Psychiatric Association created a definition that used legality, social acceptability, and cultural familiarity as qualifying factors:

as a general rule, we reserve the term drug abuse to apply to the illegal, nonmedical use of a limited number of substances, most of them drugs, which have properties of altering the mental state in ways that are considered by social norms and defined by statute to be inappropriate, undesirable, harmful, threatening, or, at minimum, culture-alien.”[43]

In 1966, the American Medical Association’s Committee on Alcoholism and Addiction defined abuse of stimulants (amphetamines, primarily) in terms of ‘medical supervision':

‘use’ refers to the proper place of stimulants in medical practice; ‘misuse’ applies to the physician’s role in initiating a potentially dangerous course of therapy; and ‘abuse’ refers to self-administration of these drugs without medical supervision and particularly in large doses that may lead to psychological dependency, tolerance and abnormal behavior.

In 1973, the National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse stated:

…drug abuse may refer to any type of drug or chemical without regard to its pharmacologic actions. It is an eclectic concept having only one uniform connotation: societal disapproval. … The Commission believes that the term drug abuse must be deleted from official pronouncements and public policy dialogue. The term has no functional utility and has become no more than an arbitrary codeword for that drug use which is presently considered wrong.[44]

The first edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (published in 1952) grouped alcohol and drug abuse under Sociopathic Personality Disturbances, which were thought to be symptoms of deeper psychological disorders or moral weakness.[45]

The third edition, published in 1980, was the first to recognize substance abuse (including drug abuse) and substance dependence as conditions separate from substance abuse alone, bringing in social and cultural factors. The definition of dependence emphasised tolerance to drugs, and withdrawal from them as key components to diagnosis, whereas abuse was defined as “problematic use with social or occupational impairment” but without withdrawal or tolerance.

In 1987, the DSM-IIIR category “psychoactive substance abuse,” which includes former concepts of drug abuse is defined as “a maladaptive pattern of use indicated by…continued use despite knowledge of having a persistent or recurrent social, occupational, psychological or physical problem that is caused or exacerbated by the use (or by) recurrent use in situations in which it is physically hazardous.” It is a residual category, with dependence taking precedence when applicable. It was the first definition to give equal weight to behavioural and physiological factors in diagnosis.

By 1988, the DSM-IV defines substance dependence as “a syndrome involving compulsive use, with or without tolerance and withdrawal”; whereas substance abuse is “problematic use without compulsive use, significant tolerance, or withdrawal.” Substance abuse can be harmful to your health and may even be deadly in certain scenarios

By 1994, The fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) issued by the American Psychiatric Association, the DSM-IV-TR, defines substance dependence as “when an individual persists in use of alcohol or other drugs despite problems related to use of the substance, substance dependence may be diagnosed.” followed by criteria for the diagnose[6]

DSM-IV-TR defines substance abuse as:[46]

The fifth edition of the DSM (DSM-5), planned for release in 2013, is likely to have this terminology revisited yet again. Under consideration is a transition from the abuse/dependence terminology. At the moment, abuse is seen as an early form or less hazardous form of the disease characterized with the dependence criteria. However, the APA’s ‘dependence’ term, as noted above, does not mean that physiologic dependence is present but rather means that a disease state is present, one that most would likely refer to as an addicted state. Many involved recognize that the terminology has often led to confusion, both within the medical community and with the general public. The American Psychiatric Association requests input as to how the terminology of this illness should be altered as it moves forward with DSM-5 discussion.

Most governments have designed legislation to criminalize certain types of drug use. These drugs are often called “illegal drugs” but generally what is illegal is their unlicensed production, distribution, and possession. These drugs are also called “controlled substances”. Even for simple possession, legal punishment can be quite severe (including the death penalty in some countries). Laws vary across countries, and even within them, and have fluctuated widely throughout history.

Attempts by government-sponsored drug control policy to interdict drug supply and eliminate drug abuse have been largely unsuccessful. In spite of the huge efforts by the U.S., drug supply and purity has reached an all-time high, with the vast majority of resources spent on interdiction and law enforcement instead of public health.[47][48] In the United States, the number of nonviolent drug offenders in prison exceeds by 100,000 the total incarcerated population in the EU, despite the fact that the EU has 100 million more citizens.[49]

Despite drug legislation (or perhaps because of it), large, organized criminal drug cartels operate worldwide. Advocates of decriminalization argue that drug prohibition makes drug dealing a lucrative business, leading to much of the associated criminal activity.

Policymakers try to understand the relative costs of drug-related interventions. An appropriate drug policy relies on the assessment of drug-related public expenditure based on a classification system where costs are properly identified.

Labelled drug-related expenditures are defined as the direct planned spending that reflects the voluntary engagement of the state in the field of illicit drugs. Direct public expenditures explicitly labeled as drug-related can be easily traced back by exhaustively reviewing official accountancy documents such as national budgets and year-end reports. Unlabelled expenditure refers to unplanned spending and is estimated through modeling techniques, based on a top-down budgetary procedure. Starting from overall aggregated expenditures, this procedure estimates the proportion causally attributable to substance abuse (Unlabelled Drug-related Expenditure = Overall Expenditure Attributable Proportion). For example, to estimate the prison drug-related expenditures in a given country, two elements would be necessary: the overall prison expenditures in the country for a given period, and the attributable proportion of inmates due to drug-related issues. The product of the two will give a rough estimate that can be compared across different countries.[50]

As part of the reporting exercise corresponding to 2005, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction’s network of national focal points set up in the 27 European Union (EU) Member States, Norway, and the candidates countries to the EU, were requested to identify labeled drug-related public expenditure, at the country level.[50]

This was reported by 10 countries categorized according to the functions of government, amounting to a total of EUR 2.17 billion. Overall, the highest proportion of this total came within the government functions of Health (66%) (e.g. medical services), and Public Order and Safety (POS) (20%) (e.g. police services, law courts, prisons). By country, the average share of GDP was 0.023% for Health, and 0.013% for POS. However, these shares varied considerably across countries, ranging from 0.00033% in Slovakia, up to 0.053% of GDP in Ireland in the case of Health, and from 0.003% in Portugal, to 0.02% in the UK, in the case of POS; almost a 161-fold difference between the highest and the lowest countries for Health, and a 6-fold difference for POS. Why do Ireland and the UK spend so much in Health and POS, or Slovakia and Portugal so little, in GDP terms?

To respond to this question and to make a comprehensive assessment of drug-related public expenditure across countries, this study compared Health and POS spending and GDP in the 10 reporting countries. Results found suggest GDP to be a major determinant of the Health and POS drug-related public expenditures of a country. Labelled drug-related public expenditure showed a positive association with the GDP across the countries considered: r = 0.81 in the case of Health, and r = 0.91 for POS. The percentage change in Health and POS expenditures due to a one percent increase in GDP (the income elasticity of demand) was estimated to be 1.78% and 1.23% respectively.

Being highly income elastic, Health and POS expenditures can be considered luxury goods; as a nation becomes wealthier it openly spends proportionately more on drug-related health and public order and safety interventions.[50]

The UK Home Office estimated that the social and economic cost of drug abuse[51] to the UK economy in terms of crime, absenteeism and sickness is in excess of 20 billion a year.[52] However, the UK Home Office does not estimate what portion of those crimes are unintended consequences of drug prohibition (crimes to sustain expensive drug consumption, risky production and dangerous distribution), nor what is the cost of enforcement. Those aspects are necessary for a full analysis of the economics of prohibition.[53]

These figures represent overall economic costs, which can be divided in three major components: health costs, productivity losses and non-health direct expenditures.

According to a report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Medicaid was billed for a significantly higher number of hospitals stays for Opioid drug overuse than Medicare or private insurance in 1993. By 2012, the differences were diminished. Over the same time, Medicare had the most rapid growth in number of hospital stays.[55]

Immigrant and refugees have often been under great stress,[56] physical trauma and depression and anxiety due to separation from loved ones often characterize the pre-migration and transit phases, followed by “cultural dissonance,” language barriers, racism, discrimination, economic adversity, overcrowding, social isolation, and loss of status and difficulty obtaining work and fears of deportation are common. Refugees frequently experience concerns about the health and safety of loved ones left behind and uncertainty regarding the possibility of returning to their country of origin.[57][58] For some, substance abuse functions as a coping mechanism to attempt to deal with these stressors.[58]

Immigrants and refugees may bring the substance use and abuse patterns and behaviors of their country of origin,[58] or adopt the attitudes, behaviors, and norms regarding substance use and abuse that exist within the dominant culture into which they are entering.[58][59]

Street children in many developing countries are a high risk group for substance misuse, in particular solvent abuse.[60] Drawing on research in Kenya, Cottrell-Boyce argues that “drug use amongst street children is primarily functional dulling the senses against the hardships of life on the street but can also provide a link to the support structure of the street family peer group as a potent symbol of shared experience.”[61]

In order to maintain high-quality performance, some musicians take chemical substances.[62] As a group they have a higher rate of substance abuse.[62] The most common chemical substance which is abused by pop musicians is cocaine,[62] because of its neurological effects. Stimulants like cocaine increase alertness and cause feelings of euphoria, and can therefore make the performer feel as though they in some ways own the stage.

Another way in which substance abuse is harmful for a performer (musicians especially) is if the substance being abused is aspirated. The lungs are an important organ used by singers, and addiction to cigarettes may seriously harm the quality of their performance.[62] Smoking causes harm to alveoli, which are responsible for absorbing oxygen.

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Smoking Slows Brain Recovery During Alcoholism Treatment

Posted: August 8, 2015 at 3:49 am

Researchers at Yale University have discovered that smoking may be hampering treatment for alcohol abuse. Their research paper (“Tobacco smoking interferes with GABA receptor neuro adaptations during protracted alcohol withdrawal”) shows that, contrary to popular notion, continuing to smoke while abstaining from drinking doesn’t make the procedure of withdrawal from alcohol any simpler to handle – and in fact could be making recovery from alcohol addiction a lot harder than it already is.

An airbag for the nervous system

Within the analysis, the brains of the research topics – made up of a combination of alcoholic and nonalcoholic volunteers – were scanned to quantify the rates of GABA (A). Our responses are controlled by the GABA receptors in the mind to situations that are stressful. They are able to be considered as behaving in the manner of some sort of airbag in situations of tension they reduce tension and slow down brain activity, just like the particular airbag in an automobile, which cushions the force of impact in case of a crash.

In chemical dependents and alcoholics this cushioning effect is already not functioning at full capacity, and smoking, while no doubt providing an illusion of relaxation to many, could in fact be aggravating the problem.

The outcomes demonstrated a connection between the rates of GABA(A) in the brains of people who continued to smoke while abstaining from alcohol. Amounts of alcohol craving among people who continued to smoke during abstinence were additionally discovered to be as much as double as high as among the nonsmokers.

Cigarettes, the recovering alcoholic’s best friend?

For a few alcoholics in recovery, nevertheless, smoking can be one solution to alleviate their withdrawal which is well known that lots of alcoholics do really smoke. Truly, a smoke could be the companion of someone, particularly when that individual is experiencing alcohol withdrawal.

But as mentioned above, this new research from Yale University suggests that this so called best friend could actually be acting as an impediment to healing from alcoholism. In a perfect world, so, recovering alcoholics would do good to give up smoking, also.

The hard reality of withdrawal

Having said that, restraining two dependencies in once is something many alcoholics would say is not possible. So while the lessons of the research are very clear, in the chaotic world of alcoholism it can be a tall order indeed for someone while also attempting to give up drinking, especially in the first days of healing to kick a nicotine addiction.

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Health Information and Medical Information – Harvard Health

Posted: July 15, 2015 at 4:48 pm

Dr. JoAnn E. Manson is chief of the Division of Preventive Medicine and co-director of the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women’s Health at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Manson’s research has focused on several important areas: women’s health, randomized clinical trials in cardiovascular disease prevention, biomarker studies, and translational research. She is the principal investigator on several grants from the National Institutes of Health, including the Vitamin D and Omega-3 Trial (VITAL), the Women’s Health Initiative Vanguard Clinical Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Women’s Antioxidant and Folic Acid Cardiovascular Trial, and the Biochemical and Genetic Risk Factors for CVD in Women, among others. She is also leading the largest research trial to date to investigate the heart health benefits of cocoa flavanols by administering the concentrated nutrients in capsule form.

Dr. Manson has received numerous awards and honors, including the Woman in Science Award from the American Medical Women’s Association, the Population Research Prize and the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Heart Association, and has been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. She was also one of the physicians featured in the National Library of Medicine’s exhibition, “History of American Women Physicians” in Bethesda, Maryland. She is a Past President of the North American Menopause Society.

Daniel Pendick is the executive editor of the Harvard Mens Health Watch. He has previously served as editor and chief writer for the Cleveland Clinic Mens Health Advisor and Mt. Sinai School of Medicines Focus On Healthy Aging. Dan earned a master of arts degree in the history of science and medicine from the University of Wisconsin in 1992, and was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT in 1998-99. He is also a lecturer in the Professional Writing Program at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he teaches the next generation of physicians and biomedical researchers how to communicate more effectively with each other and the general public.

Dr. Robert Shmerlingis Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Clinical Chief of Rheumatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston MA where he is an active teacher in the Internal Medicine Residency Program and Program Director of the Rheumatology Fellowship. He has been a practicing rheumatologist for over 25 years.

Dr. Harvey Simon founded the Harvard Mens Health Watch in August 1996 and was its editor in chief until retiring in May 2012. Dr. Simon is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a member of the Health Sciences Technology Faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Simon completed his post-graduate training at the National Institutes of Health and the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he provided primary medical care to patients for more than 30 years. Dr. Simon was a founding member of the Harvard Cardiovascular Health Center. He also served on the Massachusetts Governors Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports and was elected to Fellowship in the American College of Physicians.

As author of more than 100 scientific articles and medical textbook chapters, including many on diet and exercise, Dr. Simon has been an active contributor to medical research. He is also committed to medical education, and he was honored to receive the London Prize for Excellence in Teaching from Harvard and MIT.

As the author of many consumer health publications, Dr. Simon is dedicated to informing people about health and medicine. He has written scores of articles for newspapers and magazines ranging from the Boston Globe and Washington Post to Scientific American and Newsweek. He has also authored six health books, including The Harvard Medical School Guide to Mens Health, Staying Well, Conquering Heart Disease, and The No Sweat Exercise Plan. Dr. Simon has received many national awards for his consumer health writing.

Patrick Skerrett is editor of the Harvard Health blog and Executive Editor of Harvard Health Publications. Before that, he was editor of the Harvard Heart Letter for ten years. Before joining HHP, Pat was senior editor for the Division of Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Womens Hospital/Harvard Medical School and senior news editor for HealthNews. He is the co-author of Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Guide to Healthy Eating, The Fertility Diet, and several other books on health and science. His work has appeared in Newsweek, Popular Science magazine, Science magazine, the Boston Globe, and elsewhere. He earned a B.A. in biology from Northwestern University and an M.A. in biology from Washington University in St. Louis.

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Many people do not understand why people become addicted to drugs or how drugs change the brain to foster compulsive drug abuse. They mistakenly view drug abuse and addiction as strictly a social problem and may characterize those who take drugs as morally weak. One very common belief is that drug abusers should be able to just stop taking drugs if they are only willing to change their behavior.

What people often underestimate is the complexity of drug addiction — that it is a disease that impacts the brain, and because of that, stopping drug abuse is not simply a matter of willpower. Through scientific advances we now know much more about how exactly drugs work in the brain, and we also know that drug addiction can be successfully treated to help people stop abusing drugs and resume productive lives.

Drug addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the drug addict and those around them. Drug addiction is a brain disease because the abuse of drugs leads to changes in the structure and function of the brain. Although it is true that for most people the initial decision to take drugs is voluntary, over time the changes in the brain caused by repeated drug abuse can affect a person’s self-control and ability to make sound decisions, and at the same time create an intense impulse to take drugs.

It is because of these changes in the brain that it is so challenging for a person who is addicted to stop abusing drugs. Fortunately, there are treatments that help people to counteract addiction’s powerful disruptive effects and regain control. Research shows that combining addiction treatment medications, if available, with behavioral therapy is the best way to ensure success for most patients. Treatment approaches that are tailored to each patient’s drug abuse patterns and any concurrent medical, psychiatric, and social problems can lead to sustained recovery and a life without drugs.

As with other chronic diseases, such as diabetes, asthma, or heart disease, drug addiction can be managed effectively.Yet, it is not uncommon for a person to relapse and begin abusing drugs again. Relapse does not signal failure; rather, it indicates that treatment should be reinstated or adjusted, or that alternate treatment is needed to help the person regain control and recover.

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Compassion for loved ones struggling with substance abuse can help guide them towards much needed addiction treatment.

If you think that someone you love is addicted to drugs, its important to handle the situation carefully. Its natural to be afraid to approach your loved one about drug use, because of the uncertainty of how he or she will react. However, it could be a life changing effort for you to overcome your apprehensions and work towards finding the substance abuse help he or she needs. A variety of addiction treatment centers and therapeutic approaches exist to best match the specific needs of each individual. If you need more information on treatment options available or talking to a loved one about drug addiction, call our helpline at (800) 943-0566.

Before you talk to your loved one about treatment options, you need to approach him or her about the drug problem. Its important that you dont confront a drug abuser in a way that will cause an argument. Drug abusers tend to get angry easily, so you need to approach the situation with care.

As its such a sensitive situation, hiring an intervention specialist can make things easier. An intervention specialist helps you set up an intervention for your loved one. He or she coaches family and friends on what to say during the intervention process. Its important that you emphasize how much you love the person and emphasize that you will give your support during recovery. At the end of the intervention, the drug user is asked to enroll into a treatment program right away.

If you need help finding treatment programs in your area, call (800) 943-0566.

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People who use drugs tend to show signs of drug abuse in every aspect of their lives. Its common for an addict to miss work, neglect family obligations and have financial problems. Addiction consumes the addicts life, and finding the next high is the most important thing. If the drug has a powerful enough hold over the person, he or she may resort to stealing money to buy drugs. You might notice money or valuable items disappearing from your home. You might notice a chance in your loved ones sleeping patterns. Some drugs keep you awake for a long period of time, causing you to fall asleep when you come down from your high. Other drugs relax you, so that you sleep more often than normal. Physical signs of drug abuse vary depending on the type of drug the person is using. However, some common symptoms include a decline in physical appearance, sudden weight loss or weight gain, dilated pupils and bad dental hygiene.

The symptoms of drug abuse vary depending on the person. According to HelpGuide.org, common symptoms include using drugs to get rid of withdrawal symptoms, a tolerance to the substance and a continued use of drugs even though you know its hurting you.

Hydrocodone/acetaminophen has been the most dispensed prescription in the US every year from 2006-2010. (source)

When youre trying to find drug addiction help, its important to look into all of your options and choose the program that is right for you. People beat their addictions every day, using both inpatient treatment programs and outpatient programs. The type of program you choose should depend entirely on your personal needs.

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New to the forums, I picked up a pack of Norvotrop here in Canada. I am 31 years old, and weight about 196ish. I have lost about 15 lbs on a clean diet, and exercise. I am looking to HGH to shed some more fat around the waist.

What do you guys recommend for dosage? I have been doing alot of research online, and so far I have come up with 1-2iu per day. 5 days on, 2 days off.

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New to the forums, I picked up a pack of Norvotrop here in Canada. I am 31 years old, and weight about 196ish. I have lost about 15 lbs on a clean diet, and exercise. I am looking to HGH to shed some more fat around the waist.

What do you guys recommend for dosage? I have been doing alot of research online, and so far I have come up with 1-2iu per day. 5 days on, 2 days off.

A buddy of mine said I should up it to 4iu per day, but I would rather hear what more experienced users would say in regards to this.

Thanks so much!

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Real Life Teens Talk Drug Addiction & How to Resist Peer Pressure to try Drugs – Video

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