The most recent drug abuse statistics in San Antonio reveal some changes in patterns of usage, as drugs illegally imported from Mexico have transformed local markets. This has led to increases in drug consumption overall, and three drugs in particular have seen use levels spike in the San Antonio area: marijuana, methamphetamine and heroin.
Posted on December 12, 2017 in Substance Abuse
Methamphetamine (meth) addiction is a serious condition with an extremely negative impact on your ability to function and avoid life-threatening health problems. Any signs of meth use in men and women may also be signs of diagnosable addiction. These indications often impact mental function and behavior rather than physical well-being.
Posted on November 6, 2017 in Substance Abuse
Methamphetamine (meth) is a powerful stimulant drug known for its ability to produce addiction and change the physical appearance of its habitual users. Some of this physical change comes directly from the effects of the drug itself, and some of it stems indirectly from serious alterations in long-term users’ mental health. Let’s briefly explore these issues and see exactly what meth does to your face.
Posted on October 24, 2017 in Substance Abuse
Many people ask, what is Ritalin used for? Is it safe to take? Is it OK to take Ritalin if I take other prescriptions or drugs? If you’ve been asking these questions, here is what you need to know about combining Ritalin with other drugs.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drug overdoses accounted for 52,404 U.S. deaths in 2015, the most recent year statistics are available, including 33,091 (63.1%) that involved opioids.
Naloxone (brand name Narcan) is a medication administered to those who have overdosed on opioids such as:
Posted on March 14, 2017 in Substance Abuse
With substance abuse stress is always a major concern, since drug and alcohol abuse is often a coping mechanism for people who feel stressed or overwhelmed by life’s challenges and are looking for a way to escape.
Recent studies have shown that the family and school environments can both protect Hispanic teens from and put them at risk for substance abuse. Many factors go into the initiation of substance abuse, including individual factors. However, the latest research is helping to pinpoint how external, social factors affect young Hispanics and may either lead them to substance abuse or prevent them from experimenting. Understanding these factors can help schools and communities develop strategies for preventing substance abuse in young people.
Posted on December 21, 2016 in Substance Abuse
Disparities between stated sexual orientation, sexual attraction and history of sexual behavior may contribute to hazardous drinking among sexual minority women, according to new research published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.
Posted on December 17, 2016 in Substance Abuse
Significant numbers of transgender men and women seek treatment for substance use disorder, according to new findings from a team of American researchers.