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Brief Information On Sleeping Pills

You can get addicted to sleeping pills. While they may be considered to have wonderful benefits if taken properly, some people do develop an addiction and suffer from devastating results such as death and cancer. Studies have found a cancer link and also show that people on sleeping pills may end up dying sooner than those who do not use them as a sleep aid.

Due to the way the brain works, sleeping pills are addictive because, as learned with other drugs, once something gets into the bloodstream, it goes directly to the brain. The brain's reaction to things taken into the body is a lot like a young child in a candy store: “oh wow, that felt good, when can I have it again? I want some more. More! More! More! Now! Now! Now!” Do you see the similarities there?

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Our brain gives us our common sense but once we alter it, then it can be like a child. It is up to us to protect it from becoming addicted to sleeping pills and/or other drugs from the beginning. This is why it is important to seek a doctor's guidance when dealing with sleeping pills, especially if you start using them on a regular basis. It is no secret that even over the counter medications can be addicting, so sleeping pills should always fall under the “ask the doctor”, whether over the counter or given by prescription.

If you think sleeping pills are not the same as any other drug when it comes to addiction, or that people do not take it as seriously, you are wrong. Celebrities such as John Stamos and Eminem have come forward with their problems with sleeping pills and they are even connected to the death of the talented actor, Heath Ledger. Do not think anyone will scoff at you if you are dependent on sleeping pills. Call our helpline today so we can help you help yourself.


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.

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