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10 April, 2015
Rx Drug Abuse

Dangerous Trends in Rx Drug Abuse Today

Prescription, or Rx drug abuse is a serious problem that spans all ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, and ethnic groups. Not only are these medications being prescribed at record rates, the cases of abuse have gone up as well. With millions of people abusing prescription medication every single day, this is one […]
14 April, 2015
Addicted Family Member

What Can an Addict’s Family Members Do to Help Themselves Cope?

Dealing with an addicted family member can be quite frustrating. Most people want to do all that they can to help their loved one, but they feel like there is nothing they can do. You cannot change an addict, but there are many things you can do to cope with […]
18 April, 2015
Drug and Alcohol Combinations

What Are the Most Deadly Drug & Alcohol Combinations?

Combining alcoholic beverages with particular medicines could trigger nausea or vomiting, migraines, sleepiness, fainting, or loss of synchronization. In addition to these risks, liquor could make a drug much less reliable or also worthless, or it could make the drug unsafe or dangerous to your physical health. Whether done actively […]
1 May, 2015
Heroin Addiction Help

Help for Heroin Addiction

Of the estimated 13.5 million people in the world who take opioids, approximately 9.2 million are users of the addictive drug heroin. Unfortunately, all too many find the drug highly progressive, and a first-time user can quickly find themselves on the road to an addiction they never expected. If you […]
16 May, 2015
Inpatient Addiction Treatment

What Are the Benefits of Inpatient Addiction Treatment?

According to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more than 23 million people aged 12 and above admitted to abusing some form of drug in 2009 alone. Fortunately, recovery is a possibility through inpatient addiction treatment. Deciding to get treatment for alcohol or drug addiction […]
18 May, 2015
Amphetamine and Methamphetamine

What Is the Difference Between Amphetamine and Methamphetamine?

Many individuals consider amphetamine and methamphetamine interchangeable, assuming the drugs are the same or at least similar. While the two drugs do share similar characteristics and qualities, they are not exactly the same. It’s important to understand the difference between the two as they are used for very different purposes. What […]
20 May, 2015
Underage Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol Abuse and DUI Deaths Among Teens

According to the National Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, drivers from the ages of 16 to 19 are three times more likely to die in an automobile accident than drivers 20 years and older. Despite repeated warnings and strict parental rules, many teens seem to adopt an invincible attitude […]
22 May, 2015

Do Addicts Really Have Physical Changes in the Brain?

One of the reasons why it’s difficult for drug addicts to stay clean is that their substance abuse has a major effect on the structure of their brains. Here is some background on why the brain reacts to drug use: Dopamine Dopamine is one of the chemicals in your brain that […]

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