Prescription opioid abuse has reached an all-time high and new mothers are joining the ranks of accidental addicts who are prescribed too much opioid medication after a C-section.
Misuse and addiction to opioids, including prescription pain relievers and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, have been front and center in the news for several years. Every day, more than 115 Americans lose their lives to opioid overdoses.
The loss of property, businesses and personal possessions, coping with life-threatening illness and tragic deaths due to natural disasters are well-documented. Although peer-reviewed articles, blogs and memoirs have been written on the impact of natural disasters on drug users, this important issue is not engraved in the collective public conscience.
Binge drinking is a pattern of consuming a large amount of alcohol in a short amount of time. This type of alcohol use disorder may not involve physical dependence on alcohol, but it can still lead to a lot of unpleasant and unintended consequences, such as accidents, violence, health problems or job loss.
Love is the subject of many songs and films, creating a culture in which people are driven to make relationships the most important thing in life. For some people, being in love or having relationships isn’t rewarding. Instead, it is full of drama, turbulence and unpredictability, which may be due to codependency.
While some women may be incarcerated for being married or associated with male partners who deal drugs, some women do so themselves to escape poverty and support their families.
Alcoholism is a serious health condition that requires targeted medical intervention. For problem drinkers in need of rehab alcohol inpatient treatment services are usually recommended, although outpatient programs are sometimes offered as an alternative.
College students, and even high school students, sometimes abuse Adderall in order to benefit from its stimulating effects. Some students use it in order to spend a late night studying, but there’s another recreational use of Adderall that is gaining popularity: mixing it with alcohol.
Many people who contemplate getting help for their drug or alcohol addiction worry that their job won’t be there when they return to the workforce. Examples of how drug use impacts work include being late to work repeatedly, taking an inordinate number of sick days, acting combative with colleagues or producing subpar work. Unless you…Details
The teenage years are a time of new and exciting experiences, including falling in love for the first time. During these years, the adolescent brain is going through a period of growth and development involving the reward system, which is the way the brain is able to motivate behavior. During the period of these age-related…Details