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Addiction to opioids and other pain pills can be very overpowering and has led to a rise in pain pill related crimes. Oxycodone abuse, as well as the abuse of other pain pills such as hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin), is largely responsible for this alarming trend.
Posted on September 29, 2017 in Blog
Learning how to stay sober from drugs can seem like a daunting task, especially if you have a long history of drug or alcohol use. However, there are techniques you can use to retrain your brain so the urge to use is less powerful or even goes away entirely.
Posted on September 28, 2017 in Blog
Hallucinogen addiction is relatively uncommon, but when it does occur, it can be frightening for teens and loved ones alike. Chances are, if your teen experiments with hallucinogens, he or she has also tried other substances as well (or vice versa).
Posted on September 27, 2017 in Blog
Across the U.S., significant numbers of teenagers abuse an illicit/illegal drug or a prescription medication. By the time they reach age 13, a substantial percentage of adolescents have already begun to consume drugs at least occasionally. Teen drug abuse facts reported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse show that the risks for involvement continue to rise steadily with age. These figures highlight the need for teens to seek drug abuse treatment before their addictions worsen.
Posted on September 26, 2017 in Blog
If I rely on my pain medication to ease my chronic pain, and I now require two pills to get the same level of relief that I used to get from one, does this mean I’m addicted? Not necessarily.
If I smoke weed (marijuana, cannabis) regularly, but not every single day, yet I feel super grumpy on the days I don’t have it, does this mean I’m addicted? Maybe.
If I feel like I can’t go a day without at least one drink and I get the shakes and feel panicky when I try to do without my habitual alcohol, even though I can see it’s affecting my life, does this mean I’m addicted? Probably.
When it comes to the use of alcohol and other drugs, people get confused about the distinctions surrounding tolerance, dependence and addiction. Many people believe these are just different words for the same thing — addiction. This is a common misconception. Here we aim to clear up the widespread misunderstanding about these terms.
If you are a person with an addiction to alcohol, drugs or food, the holidays can be rough. Even anticipating the holiday season can send people with addiction into high alert, worrying they will spin out of control as soon as the autumn leaves start to fall.
The reality is that people around you are going to be drinking more around the holidays — and alcohol-spiked drinks seem to be everywhere — making it more difficult to avoid alcoholic relapse, or any other kind of relapse, for that matter.
Posted on September 22, 2017 in Blog
Ecstasy addiction is a serious and dangerous problem, especially for American teens. In 2016, 1.7% of 8th-graders, 2.8% of 10th-graders and 4.9% of 12th-graders reported using ecstasy, also known as MDMA. To prevent ecstasy addiction in teens, know the warning signs and risk factors.
Posted on September 21, 2017 in Blog
Unfortunately, many young adults don’t stop to ask what is binge drinking until its too late. The truth is that young adults are most at risk of engaging in binge drinking behavior for a number of reasons.
Posted on September 20, 2017 in Blog
Cocaine is a powerful, illegal stimulant that comes in both a powdered form and a hardened, rock-like form that is often referred to as “crack.” Teenagers and older users sometimes rely on slang terms to shield or disguise their communications regarding the drug. A review of the drug slang list for both powdered cocaine and crack will help you detect these coded communications. If you or someone you love has an addiction to cocaine, consider seeking treatment for cocaine abuse.