Addiction Withdrawal

Alcohol and Anxiety: What You Need to Know

According to statistics gathered by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a little more than 86% of adults in the US have used alcohol at some point in their lives. Over 70% have had a drink within the last year, and 56% have [...]

How to Tell if Your Loved One Has an Addiction Issue

Addiction rates across the U.S. have steadily climbed over the past few decades, and you would be hard-pressed to find a community, a family or an individual who hasn’t been affected by the epidemic in some way. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, [...]

Best Ways to Handle Drug or Alcohol Relapse

Addiction is a pervasive issue throughout the United States. It affects every state, impacting most communities and many families. According to a report from the U.S. Surgeon General, more than 27 million Americans use illegal drugs or abuse prescription medications, while more than 66 million [...]

Don’t Fall for the Cute Names, Substance Cocktails are Lethal

Powerballing, chasing the dragon, cocoa puffs; sounds like fun, doesn’t it? The names given to many mixed substance cocktails can often sound like a joyous theme park ride, but instead are terms invented to hide the fact that mixing lethal drugs or mixing drugs with [...]

Why You Need Professional Help Once Addicted to Xanax

There are quite a few prescription drugs available on the market that, although in most cases are medically effective, have highly addictive qualities. Many who become addicted fall into certain demographic categories with the ability, or lack thereof, to afford appropriate medical care. Xanax and [...]

OxyContin, Oxycodone and Prescription Opioid Abuse

Addiction to prescription opioid painkillers has been a problem from just about the time that opioids were first prescribed. The take-away from this is that all opioids have a high potential for abuse and addiction. Not only are they physically addictive, they are also mentally [...]

6 Myths About Opioid Use Disorder

The United States may represent fewer than 5% of the world’s population, but we consume more opioids than any other country: approximately 30% of the world’s supply.(1) It’s no wonder why addiction was declared a national emergency. Opioids, including prescription opioids, heroin and fentanyl, killed [...]

New Research Indicates Vaping Increases Risk of Smoking in Teens & Young Adults

Although e-cigs were initially marketed as a smoking cessation aid, a new study indicates that vaping is influencing greater numbers of young people to smoke tobacco cigarettes. This is especially concerning to public health experts since youth smoking rates have been declining steadily since 2010—and [...]

2019-11-26T17:05:51+00:00June 18th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Signs of Cocaine Use and Cocaine Abuse Symptoms

14% of Americans, age 12 and older, have used cocaine at least once in their lifetime, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The reason may be that when a person uses cocaine, it floods the brain with dopamine, which increases feelings of [...]

Why You May Not Be Able to Stop Using Drugs on Your Own

You want to stop using drugs – congratulations! You’ve taken the first step. The decision to stop is the fundamental step to making a much-needed change. The next step is to set yourself up for success - and there are some important points you should [...]

2019-11-26T16:45:27+00:00April 26th, 2019|Tags: , , |