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How to Encourage Your Child to Avoid Drugs

Recent statistics from drug campaign group Monitoring The Future (MTF) reveal that frequent drug use among 12th graders is as high as 23%. Whilst many schools provide good drug education services, there are many possible methods to encourage your child to avoid taking drugs. This article outlines a number of [...]

2018-07-12T14:27:37+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Teen/Young Adult|

Why We Shouldn’t Trivialize Alcohol Abuse

Approximately 88,000 Americans die every year as a result of alcohol-related conditions, far outnumbering other drugs such as heroin, cocaine and prescription drug overdoses. These figures are sometimes brushed off as inconclusive, as other drugs are perceived as more dangerous. Why is alcohol misuse still not taken seriously enough? Moderation [...]

2018-07-09T14:54:20+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Addiction, Alcohol 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|

Alcoholism – A Deadly Addiction

Alcoholism is an addiction. When a person's life is interrupted by alcohol consumption and the resulting compulsive behavior and mental disorders that accompany it require alcoholism treatment to break the dependency and start the road to recovery. Alcoholism treatment begins when the alcoholic is able to overcome denial and have [...]

2018-06-28T00:04:26+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Alcohol Addiction|

The 3 Stages of Alcohol Withdrawal

Although the number of people who consume alcohol is steadily declining, alcohol abuse remains a serious problem throughout the world. Alcoholism is a disease that affects the sufferers in many different ways. Likewise, when sufferers abstain from alcohol to attempt recovery, the effects on their body is also varied. However, [...]

2018-06-26T16:33:09+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Alcohol Addiction|

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|

Psychiatry and Prescription Drugs: The Need for Reform

The modern ability to treat many ailments is amazing. Medications for psychiatric disorders, such as ADHD, anxiety, and depression, have granted people more manageable, comfortable lives.  In short, these drugs specifically work to regulate chemical imbalances in the brain. When used appropriately, otherwise debilitating disorders can be controlled.  Despite this, [...]

2018-06-20T12:48:54+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Prescription Drugs|

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|