The Stages of Addiction: How Casual Use Evolves into Dependence

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Addiction is one of the greatest public health concerns facing the United States today. More than 21 million people are addicted to drugs and alcohol, and thousands of people die each year due to drug and alcohol-related overdoses. In fact, a startling 130 people die each day of opioid overdoses alone, never mind any other … Continued


Alcohol and Anxiety: A Dangerous Combo

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

If you have turned to alcohol as a means of relieving stress, you are certainly not alone. One study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry found that 13% of American adults surveyed reported drinking alcohol to moderate feelings of anxiety, stress or panic at least once in the previous year. The researchers also found … Continued


Differences Between Physical and Psychological Addiction

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

When you’re caught in the grip of addiction, it’s a very frightening and confusing place. You may feel bewildered, angry, scared and out of control. In fact, there are a whole host of emotions you may be experiencing. It’s true that when you’re struggling with addiction, it can be a very lonely experience — especially … Continued


The Dangers Of Laced Marijuana You Need To Know About

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Marijuana is the most commonly used drug nationwide. Its growing popularity and legalization have also led to talk of laced marijuana, which is cannabis that has had other substances added to it such as meth, cocaine, PCP and ecstasy. Fortunately, laced marijuana isn’t as common as talking on the street would have you believe. Although … Continued


Key Differences of the Baker Act and Marchman Act

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

When a loved one of yours is struggling with a substance use disorder and/or a mental illness, watching them go through that struggle can be extremely difficult. Not only do you feel for your loved one and his or her current situation, but you are also dealing with the residual effects of his or her … Continued


Quitting Alcohol Cold Turkey May Cause Death

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

If alcoholism or alcohol abuse is causing negative effects in your life, you may feel at your wit’s end, ready to quit once and for all. While stopping addiction is a life-changing decision with many positive effects, it’s not safe to treat alcoholism alone. Once you’re ready to be sober, you can be tempted to … Continued


22 Reasons People Use Drugs and Alcohol

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Drug use is a dynamic issue that begins in different ways for different individuals. There are countless reasons why people begin to abuse drugs, whether they’re illicit drugs or prescription medications. The range of reasons why people take drugs is as broad as the types of people who use them. Drug addiction can affect anyone, … Continued


What Are The Types of Synthetic Marijuana?

Friday, December 7, 2018

Synthetic marijuana is a dangerous and addictive drug that has been pretty quietly sweeping the nation to become of the leading sources of overdoses in the past few years. As of right now, the drug stands as mostly unregulated, legal, and sold at a majority of bodegas and gas stations. According to news articles, police … Continued


What You Should Know About Scopolamine Abuse

Monday, November 26, 2018

Scopolamine isn’t really a drug that has yet become a household name in the United States, but its effects and increasing abuse rates have begun to start catching people’s attention. For the most part, the drug has been used as a post-surgery medication that alleviates nausea, but it is also often used in divers, fisherman, … Continued


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