Oxycodone Addiction in Teens

Oxycodone is the generic name of a prescription painkiller called OxyContin. OxyContin was first manufactured 20 years ago and is an extended release opioid when taken orally. However, OxyContin used to deliver its full rush all at once when injected until Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, developed an abuse-resistant form of the pill.

Why Does the LGBTQ Community Have a Higher Rate of Addiction

Figures show that members of America’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community have significantly higher chances of developing diagnosable substance problems than the population as a whole. These problems include both non-addicted substance abuse and addiction (officially grouped together under a single heading called “substance use disorder”).

Techniques to Establish (and Keep!) Your Limits

From short-term effects like injuries and alcohol poisoning to long-term risks like cancer and mental health problems, excessive drinking seriously impacts your health. Whether your drinking is primarily due to happy hour binges or just drinking heavily at home, establishing and keeping your limits is essential to reducing the risks. There are many self-help tips…