Substance Abuse

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

Where to Find Reliable Information on Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Saturday, March 8, 2014

When it comes to beating an addiction to drugs or alcohol, information is power. Although the field of addiction science is changing and growing every day, a wealth of information exists to help both people addicted to substances and their family members recover from this dangerous and damaging illness. Unfortunately, there are also many misconceptions … Continued

The Economics of Drug Abuse [Infographic]

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The United States spends $300 billion on drugs – every year! In a recovering economy, how do these astronomical costs add up? Approximately $100 billion is spent per year on the purchase of illicit substances like heroin, crystal meth, marijuana and cocaine by the 22.5 million current drug abusers in America. The resulting cost to … Continued

Which Jobs Lead to Substance Abuse? [Infographic]

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Each year, 4 billion hours of work productivity are lost due to substance abuse in the United States alone. Though this number is enormous, it’s unsurprising: 77% of illegal drug users have jobs. These workers are more likely to have skipped work more than two days in the last month, and are late to work … Continued

Drugs During Pregnancy [Infographic]

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The creation of life is a beautiful thing, something that nearly all hopeful parents dream about as they grow older. They say men become fathers the minute their child is born, and women become mothers the minute they discover they’re pregnant. But despite those inherent traits of mankind, not every parent is perfect. We all … Continued

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