How to Deal With A Drug Addict Son

July 19th, 2018

How to Deal With A Drug Addict Son

Nearly half of all US adults have a family member or close friend who is addicted to drugs, according to recent data from the Pew Research Center. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that men are more likely than women to use almost all types of ...

Dealing With A Daughter Suffering From Drug Addiction

July 9th, 2018

Dealing With A Daughter Suffering From Drug Addiction

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that nearly sixteen million women use illicit drugs per year and that nearly five million misuse prescriptions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that every three minutes a woman goes to ...

How to Go to Rehab and Keep Your Job

June 28th, 2018

How to Go to Rehab and Keep Your Job

People in need of addiction treatment have a multitude of concerns going in. Taking time off from a career for inpatient treatment is daunting: the fear of losing income and, in turn, losing the ability to support the household can make rehab seem out of reach. Some worry that their jobs won’t ...

Can You Convince Someone to Go to Rehab?

June 25th, 2018

Can You Convince Someone to Go to Rehab?

The tragic reality of drug and alcohol addiction is that it alters brain chemistry and often renders individuals incapable of sound and lucid decision-making. Prolonged and untreated drug and alcohol abuse create serious and sometimes permanent changes to the central nervous system that make it ...

How To Detox Your Body From Drugs And Alcohol

June 6th, 2018

How To Detox Your Body From Drugs And Alcohol

Detoxification, or “detox,” is a fundamental part of the addiction treatment process. It’s the means by which patients are able to arrest and repair the damage that their bodies have suffered in the wake of prolonged and untreated drug or alcohol abuse. Determining how to detox your body from ...

Examining The Link Between Anxiety And Addiction

May 21st, 2018

Examining The Link Between Anxiety And Addiction

Substance use disorder (SUD) is often linked to a diverse range of underlying mental health issues, one of the most common of which is anxiety. When people experience these two mental health issues simultaneously, it can be difficult to determine which caused the other (or if they’re even ...

Can You Force Someone Into Rehab When They Refuse Treatment?

May 21st, 2018

Can You Force Someone Into Rehab When They Refuse Treatment?

Caring for someone who struggles with addiction can leave you feeling hopeless. If you have set boundaries or pleaded with your loved one to seek treatment without success, it’s time to come up with a new strategy. You might consider “committing” your loved one to treatment, even if it’s ...

June 20th, 2017

Prescription ADHD Stimulant Abuse

Prescription ADHD stimulant abuse remains an incredibly popular trend that affects teenagers, college students and adults. Although ADHD medications are legal as prescribed by a doctor, they prove to be highly addictive, widely abused and extremely risky. What is ADHD? Attention Deficit ...

Prescription Drug Addiction

May 16th, 2016

Prescription Drug Addiction

It’s alarming, but the increase in rates of prescription drug addiction that we have seen is becoming exceptionally high. In the 2000s, the rates of people, especially younger people, who have become addicted to and abused prescription drugs was markedly higher when compared to the 1990s, and ...

Meth Addiction

May 9th, 2016

Meth Addiction

Meth is easily one of the most addictive drugs out there, by creating a rush in the user when the brain is flooded with a neurotransmitter and dopamine. The role of dopamine in the brain is to regulate pleasure and pain feelings. Since dopamine levels are so high when the user is ingesting ...

Marijuana Addiction

May 2nd, 2016

Marijuana Addiction

The ways to ingest marijuana into your body. Most of the time, marijuana is ingested into the body via smoking. This can be completed using joints, cigar wraps, vaporizers or pipes. A vaporizer causes the ingredients in marijuana to evaporate without burning. This produces a stronger ‘high’ ...

Heroin Addiction

April 25th, 2016

Heroin Addiction

Heroin Addiction When heroin is ingested by a user, it creates an almost immediate rush that makes the drug so addictive. As soon as the drug enters the blood stream of the user, the brain interprets it as morphine and binds it to opioids receptors that are located inside of the brain.   ...

Cocaine Addiction

April 18th, 2016

Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine is either injected or smoked to get high. Medical use of cocaine is extremely rare these days due to the high rates at which it is abused. Under the Controlled Substance Act, cocaine is considered to be a schedule II drug. This means that there is very high potential for cocaine to be ...

There is Something Dangerous About Molly

April 11th, 2016

There is Something Dangerous About Molly

MDMA, otherwise known as Molly in New York, isn’t just getting young adults and teenagers high, it is also killing them. In early February this year, 10 students and two guests from Wesleyan University hospitalized after taking the popular club drug.. It left two of the victims in ...

What is THC and How Does it Get You High?

April 4th, 2016

What is THC and How Does it Get You High?

Marijuana is still a very profitable drug for traffickers all across the United States. Many people also grow their own for recreational use and with laws changing, possessions of small amounts of this herb are no longer illegal. Recreational users are seeking the “high” that ...

Is My Teenager Taking Ecstasy? Signs of Ecstasy Addiction

March 28th, 2016

Is My Teenager Taking Ecstasy? Signs of Ecstasy Addiction

Is My Teenager Taking Ecstasy? Signs of Ecstasy Addiction The use of club drugs like Ecstasy, Ketamine, GHB and LSD is on the rise all over the country. These drugs are easily found in nightclubs or at parties for teens and young people called raves. These drugs are also present on many college ...