/Drug Addiction

Myths and Facts About Drug Addiction

Popular media depicts drug addiction in many different ways. Some show it in a dramatic sense, while others are comedic. Whether we're watching a real-life intervention on TV or seeing goofy "stoners" stumble their way through some frequent misadventures, it's easy for us to eventually associate these portrayals with reality. [...]

2018-08-15T19:34:37+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Drug Addiction|

Crystal Meth Addiction Treatment Programs

Crystal Meth is a highly addictive methamphetamine stimulant that has become increasingly common in recent years. Individuals struggling with crystal meth addiction are encouraged to enter one of the various kinds of crystal meth addiction treatment programs. The ingestion of methamphetamines through snorting, needle injection, smoking or ingestion leads to [...]

2018-08-01T03:24:18+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Drug Addiction|

Fake Prescription Drugs: Real Dangers

There’s an epidemic of fake prescription drugs sweeping the US, and it’s killing people. Americans are now more likely to die of an opioid overdose than in a car wreck or of a gunshot wound. Drug agencies are saying that fentanyl is the biggest reason for this sudden new trend. [...]

2018-07-02T17:24:09+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs|

Young Adults Less Likely to Use Opioids For Pain Than Their Parents

Mom and Dad may reach for a prescription opioid when dealing with pain, but Junior is more likely to try a more natural and healthy approach, says a new study by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) that asked 1,011 adults from ages 18 to 92 about how they deal [...]

2018-07-02T17:26:45+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Drug Addiction, Teen/Young Adult|

Five Reasons to Include Buprenorphine in Opiate Addiction Treatment

Buprenorphine is a medication used to treat opiate addiction, and is it available in two forms: Subutex, which contains only buprenorphine, and Suboxone, which contains buprenorphine and naloxone. Using one of these medications in conjunction with traditional drug and alcohol counseling can increase a patient's chances of maintaining lasting sobriety.  [...]

2018-06-12T15:45:56+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Drug Addiction|

Your Drug Addicted Teen: 5 Considerations That Could Fast-Track Their Recovery

Addiction has become an epidemic among teenagers. As the increasing pressures of physical, social, and educational development bear down upon them, they find solace in drugs and alcohol. Some teens are able to navigate these pressures especially well and indulge infrequently, if at all, in mind-altering substances. Of the remainder, [...]

2018-07-02T17:25:01+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Drug Addiction, Teen/Young Adult|

Are You Protecting Your Loved One — or Enabling Them?

The anguish that an addict's family feels watching their loved one spiral into dependency is second only to the anguish of the struggling addict himself. During this difficult time of searching for an effective treatment and hoping that you can get help in time, however, you could inadvertently be enabling [...]

2018-02-14T18:04:20+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Drug Addiction|

How Stress Can Lead to Relapse in Addicts

New research conducted by Brown University could be the key to improved methods used to treat recovering addicts.  This research has identified that region of the brain where the neural process occurs which can lead to a relapse.  Finding ways to block a crucial step in this neural process [...]

2018-02-14T18:14:54+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Alcohol Addiction, Drug Addiction|