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Tempting Tinctures: 7 Worst Prescription Drugs for Recovering Addicts

When you’re a former drug addict, it’s crucial you don’t get back into your addiction. But there are times when you need medicine. Unfortunately, the medicine doctors prescribe isn’t always beneficial. 15 million people in the U.S. abuse prescription drugs. This number is higher than any drug abuse number, including extremely

peer pressure

The Word “No” Is Your Best Friend In Recovery: Learn How to Say No to Peer Pressure

Did you know that thousands of people in the country die each year due to a drug overdose? After all, more than 70,200 Americans died due to overdosing from both illegal drugs and prescription opioids. This is a two-fold decrease within a span of a decade. If you’re in rehabilitation, you know

heroin cuts

Heroin Cuts and Blends: What’s Really in Florida’s Drug Supply?

Heroin and other opiates are currently a big problem in Florida. While some opiates are prescribed as pain relievers, it can be a slippery slope when it comes to drug abuse and addiction. In this article, we discuss what’s in Florida’s drug supply; in particular, the heroin cuts and blends. What Is Heroin?

drugs in schools

Drugs in Schools: The Connection Between Academic Failure and Use

1 in 7 students walk away from academic achievement and drop out of high school. 42 percent of those drops out drink alcohol. Another 10 percent take prescription drugs and 27 percent marijuana. Drugs in schools have a direct effect on the children and teens who use them. Teens sneak drugs

alcoholic parents

Do It for Your Kids: How Living with Alcoholic Parents Shapes Kids’ Entire Lives

Around 26.8 million of American children experienced exposure to alcoholism in their family. This leads to a number of developmental issues that will shape how they function as adults. The problem here is that many alcoholic parents go unnoticed because they’re high-functioning individuals. To the outside world, they seem to be in control

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No More Excuses: A Guide to the Many Different Types of Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers

Did you know that substance abuse and illicit drug use cost the United States on average $740 billion each year? These costs result from: Lost work productivity Crime Health care What’s more, the total number of overdose deaths skyrocketed from 16,849 in 1999 to more than 70,237 in 2017. The sharpest

teenage drug abuse

Prevention Tips: The 9 Most Common Signs of Drug Use in Teenagers

There were more than 47,000 opioid-related drug deaths in 2017. With staggering numbers like that, it’s no surprise that parents are hyper-vigilant about signs of drug use in their teenagers. Parents want to keep their kids safe, and no one can argue that. Here are the top 5 most common signs of

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Detox vs Rehab: What’s the Best Option for You?

Death rates from drugs and alcohol have reached an all-time high in the United States. In the past 5 years alone, opiate overdose fatalities have increased by 45%. Though not as stark in numbers, alcohol-related deaths have been on the steady incline, as well. If you’re ready to break free from the deadly grips of drugs

Alcohol Abuse Statistics

The Most Shocking Alcohol Abuse Statistics

Did you know alcohol consumption in the United States has decreased from 1972 to 2002? It’s increasing again, though, especially in certain states. While this is good news for retailers, this is bad news for the whole society. Many may consider occasional drinking to be safe for the most part, but it

effects of bullying

Learn the Effects of Bullying That Lead to Substance Abuse

20 percent of students have reported bullying at one point or another. Out of the student population, 22.8 percent of girls get bullied compared to 18.8 percent of boys. Bullying can have deeper damage on children and teens than we know. Not only will these children suffer from depression and anger,