Non-Narcotic Pain Medication in Development in Dallas

In 2015, an estimated 119 million Americans were prescribed some form of psychotherapeutic drug, such as an antidepressant, stimulant, painkiller or tranquilizer. Of this population, 16 million reported abusing prescription painkillers alone. Since 2000, the death rates attributed to opioid overdoses have quadrupled. It is imperative that research and development of non-narcotic pain medication progress…

Music Therapy for Teens Suffering From Addiction | The Right Step

Compared to recent generations, teenagers today are increasingly less likely to drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes or abuse several kinds of drugs and medications. Still, teens all across the country continue to develop serious substance problems, up to and including addiction. For a number of reasons, substance treatment facilities must find ways to tailor their programs…

Most Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

In 2015, the misuse of prescription psychotherapeutic drugs was second only to marijuana as the most prevalent illicit drug use problem in the U.S. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), prescription psychotherapeutics include painkillers, tranquilizers, stimulants and sedatives. But what are the most abused prescription drugs?

Cocaine Addiction in Teens

A small but significant number of American teenagers use the illegal stimulant drug cocaine at least once a year. Unfortunately, exposure to cocaine (or any other drug) at this age can disrupt the natural course of brain growth and development. One of the potential consequences of this altered brain function is an increased chance of…

Co-Occurring Disorders in the LGBTQ Community

Co-occurring disorders is a term used to describe cases of diagnosable substance problems that overlap with separate diagnosable mental illnesses. Researchers sometimes use the term “dual diagnosis” to describe these overlapping issues. Unfortunately, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community have significantly increased chances of experiencing co-occurring disorders. This is true,…