Category Archives: Drug Addiction

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Surprising Effects of Alcohol on Skin: How it’s Aging You Inside and Out

When you think about the impact alcohol has on your health and wellbeing most people only consider what it does to their internal organs. But, do you really understand its devastating effects on your body’s largest organ? One in eight adults in the US is battling alcoholism. If you find the recurrent use of

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Teenagers and Drugs: How to Confront Your Child About Their Addiction

By the time children in the United States reach the 8th grade, 28% of them have tried alcohol. 15% of them smoke cigarettes, and 16.5% of them use marijuana. These are children that are barely over the age of 13 using illicit substances. There is nothing scarier than suspecting that your

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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

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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

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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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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

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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