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

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

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

What is EMDR Therapy?

Friday, November 16, 2018

For a long time, trauma therapy was something that sort of baffled and challenged doctors and psychologists around the world. Research has been extensive on the topic since the 1800’s in France, but during the World War’s, trauma became something taboo, that just wasn’t really discussed much. Luckily, in the time since then, there has … Continued

What Are Stimulants Most Commonly Abused

Friday, November 9, 2018

Did you know that over half a million Americans receive treatment for stimulant abuse every year? In our society, stimulants have long been hailed as somewhat of a “wonder drug.” We use them to get good grades, to keep the kids calm, to help give mom that extra boost, and to aid in our ever-present … Continued

Consequences of Long Term Vicodin Abuse

Friday, November 2, 2018

Vicodin is a prescription painkiller that is both extremely addictive and damaging to one’s health. Vicodin is often prescribed for treating moderate to severe pain, but has been administered after wisdom tooth extraction, sprained ankles, and severe menstrual cramps. Vicodin abuse occurs in shockingly prevalent numbers for those who are taking the medication as prescribed … Continued

Signs of a Lortab Addiction

Friday, October 26, 2018

In the United States and around the world, opioid abuse has continued to rise, resulting in massive amounts of addiction, incarceration, and overdose. For a majority of people, thinking about the major drugs that caused the problem largely brings up prescription names such as Oxycontin, Fentanyl, and Percocet. However, studies show that a larger majority … Continued

What to Expect in Alcohol Detox

Thursday, October 18, 2018

More and more, Americans are experiencing the harmful effects of alcoholism, be it through a loved one, an acquaintance, or through their own drinking. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that more than 80,000 people die every year due to alcohol-related deaths. Despite that fact, alcohol continues to be one of the … Continued

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