Inhalants Abuse

January 23, 2013

Drugs all over the world

Here in the USA we have many problems with drugs and the abuse of them. But what about in other countries? Are they having similar problems? The answer to that is a resounding yes…
Just recently the government of Rwanda put into place strict measures of fighting drug abuse and illegal liquor and this is what the residents did with that. They crossed over to neighboring countries to get what drugs and alcohol they wanted and then they came back home. People who want and need drugs can be quiet smart sometimes. All of this information was given out during the meeting that was held in Muhanga district and it was chaired by Speciose Mukagahima from the Ministry of Youth and ICT. Mr. Mukagahima says, “Residents cross over to use drugs and come back because they can’t risk bringing them to Rwanda.”
There has definitely been a turn up of anti-drug and illegal alcohol measures and so the residents are being resourceful and getting what they want and need. They are crossing borders and this is reported to be happening at Rwanda-Uganda borders where there are no definite demarcations like rivers allowing residents to cross and make it back. Some forms of these drugs can include inhalants.
The most reported is Gatuna border where Ugandans set up brewery factories and confirm the biggest clientele are Rwandans. So where does all the blame for this lie? It seems it is being blamed on the fact that these residents listen to radios of neighboring countries instead of listening to Rwanda radio and follow government programs.
Well there you have it some problems with drugs across the planet. It seems like the use and abuse of drugs are existent it other areas as well as the USA. It believe it is up to each and every one of use to be responsible and don’t do drugs.

If you or someone you know has a drug abuse problem, contact us.

August 18, 2012

Drugs Trick Pleasure Center In Brain

Loved ones of alcoholics and addicts cannot comprehend why they continue to use despite consequences and even stints of sobriety.

An article by the National Institute On Drug Abuse helps explain the compulsive need to use.

“Our brains are wired to ensure that we will repeat life-sustaining activities by associating those activities with pleasure or reward. Whenever this reward circuit is activated, the brain notes that something important is happening that needs to be remembered, and teaches us to do it again and again, without thinking about it. Because drugs of abuse stimulate the same circuit, we learn to abuse drugs in the same way. Why are drugs more addictive than natural rewards?”

NIDA points out, “When some drugs of abuse are taken, they can release 2 to 10 times the amount of dopamine that natural rewards do. In some cases, this occurs almost immediately (as when drugs are smoked or injected), and the effects can last much longer than those produced by natural rewards. The resulting effects on the brain’s pleasure circuit dwarfs those produced by naturally rewarding behaviors such as eating and sex. The effect of such a powerful reward strongly motivates people to take drugs again and again.”

The addict or alcoholic is no longer able to feel any pleasure without drinking or getting high. When they are sober they feel depressed and anxious on top of the physical pain of withdrawal.

How can someone in this condition start over and live sober?

We can help. Call for more information about our drug abuse solutions. A caring, experienced drug counselor is waiting on the other end of the line to assist you towards living a better, drug-free life.

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