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How to tell if your child is using heroin

How to tell if your child is using heroin

How to tell if your child is using heroin

Heroin abuse affects every layer of a person’s life so being aware of the signs and symptoms can help you detect if a loved one is using the substance and how to assist them in their recovery.

What causes heroin addiction and dependency?

Heroin addiction is caused by both repeated use of the substance and by neuro-chemical and molecular changes in the brain.  Receptors for heroin are in the portions of the brain that are responsible for reward and the receptors of pain. The effect is that people who take heroin do not feel pain or discomfort and only feel pleasure, making the experience very enjoyable. When the drug is consumed on a regular basis, the brain cells start to burn out so the person needs to take in more heroin to fight the burn and the sensation of pain.

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The 6 Secrets of Self-Control

The 6 Secrets of Self-Control

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What is it about self-control that makes it so difficult to rely on? Self-control is a skill we all possess (honest); yet we tend to give ourselves little credit for it. Self-control is so fleeting for most that when Martin Seligman and his colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania surveyed two million people and asked them to rank order their strengths in 24 different skills, self-control ended up in the very bottom slot.

 


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