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Get to Know the Dangers of Mixing Substances Before It’s Too Late

Prescription drugs seem safe to many people because they have been legally prescribed by a physician. However, if you take your prescription medication in ways not intended, you can become seriously ill. Combining medications, even those prescribed to you, can have lifelong repercussions. Some dangers of mixing substances can even be fatal. If you routinely combine medications…

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The Signs of Substance Use Disorder

Public health specialists, doctors, and experts divide addictive substances into two broad categories when discussing the signs of substance use disorder. These categories include drugs (including prescription medications) and alcohol. The core signs of addiction for all of these substances are essentially the same. They define the presence of a diagnosable condition called substance use…

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What Are the Most Commonly Used Drugs in San Antonio?

The most recent drug abuse statistics in San Antonio reveal some changes in patterns of usage. Drugs illegally imported from Mexico have transformed local markets. This has led to increases in drug consumption overall. Three drugs, in particular, have seen use levels spike in the San Antonio area. These drugs include marijuana, methamphetamine, and heroin.…

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A Parent’s Role in Adolescent Addiction

Everywhere that adolescents look on television, on billboards, in magazines, on the Internet, and the radio, they see messages about alcohol, sex, and drugs. They are constantly being exposed to these messages and are impacted by what they see, read, and hear. The things adolescents see in their every day lives may negatively affect their…