Category Archives: Drug Addiction

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The 3 Worst Drugs That Are the Hardest to Quit

You often hear that starting is the hardest part. But that statement doesn’t apply to drugs. If you struggle with addiction to the worst drugs, quitting is the hardest part. It doesn’t take long, and you’re quickly a slave to the euphoria that drugs bring. You want to wrestle free. But

opioid epidemic

10 Alarming Stats On the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic has had a huge impact in recent years, leading President Trump to officially declare it a national emergency. Drugs like Codeine, Fentanyl, Hydrocodone, and Methadone are now some of the most commonly abused drugs in the US. In this post, we’ll paint a picture of the opioid crisis using ten

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9 Signs of Cocaine Use That Show Your Addiction Has Gone too Far

7.5 million people between ages 15 and 34 have used cocaine at least once in their life. Why do so many people use cocaine? Cocaine is a stimulant that gives users lots of energy and induces a state of euphoria. While some use cocaine as a party drug, cocaine addiction

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Dangerous Dr. Feel Good: Recognizing Adderall Addiction Signs and Symptoms

Worried about addiction in a loved one or yourself? Not sure if you’re reading the Adderall addiction signs right? You may be barking up the right tree because Adderall is a very addictive drug. Many people think: Oh, it’s prescribed by the doctor, how can it be bad? But Adderall abuse

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Bad Romance: What You Should Know If You’re Married to an Addict

The most recent data from 2017 shows that substance abuse and suicides accounted for over 150,000 deaths in America. Addiction is a downward spiral that comes in many forms, not just drug abuse, though. It is psychologically draining to the point where one may contemplate suicide. You may not even

prescription drug abuse

How to Recognize Prescription Drug Abuse in a Loved One

If you think your family or loved ones are safe from prescription drug addiction, you may want to think again. In 2016, prescription drug abuse affected 11 million people.  46 people a day die from a prescription overdose, accounting for 35% of all opioid deaths. People of all ages, from

oxycodone withdrawal symptoms

How to Taper Off: 7 Tips for Avoiding Oxycodone Withdrawal Symptoms

According to the CDC, each day, there are 130 deaths from an opioid overdose in the United States. This epidemic has touched nearly every person in America, leaving a trail of misery and loss in its wake. A commonly abused opioid is oxycodone, which is the generic name for the brand

detox rehab

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

how to get sober

How to Get Sober: Your Step-by-step Guide to Finding Treatment and Staying Clean

For those who struggle with addiction, it can often seem like there’s no hope at all. Being trapped in a self-destructive cycle takes its toll on the addicted individual, ruining lives and relationships for as long as the addiction continues. There is help available for those who are wondering how

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Drug Rehabilitation: How to Talk to Your Loved One About Going to Rehab

Drug addiction is a great and terrible beast. According to experts, as many as 23.5 million Americans are addicted to drugs or alcohol.  This carries a myriad of negative side effects. Drug abuse wreaks havoc on the body and can lead to unemployment and stress in your relationships. And if someone you