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How to Deal with a Drug Addict Mother

How to Deal with a Mother Addicted to Drugs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the number of infants born addicted to opioids has tripled over the past fifteen years. Data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicates that one in eight children seventeen years old or younger live in households …

Women in Jail for Drugs

Tidal Wave of Opioids Landing More Women in Jail

Women are being incarcerated in record numbers across America today.  In fact, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the number of women in jail for drugs rose from 13,258 in 1980 to 102,300 in 2016.  Since 1980, the number of arrests for drug possession or use tripled for women …


The Music Industry’s Effect on Today’s Drug Abusing Society

Music can massively affect the people who listen to it. Everything about a song ranging from the lyrics to the music, and even to the actions that people perform in the videos, can have an impact on our society. Our society already has a substantial drug epidemic going on right …


The Do’s and Don’ts of Helping Someone Battling Addiction

Over 23 million Americans struggle with some form of addiction. In fact, some believe that this issue could easily be one of the country’s most pervasive issues. Not only that, but research indicates that more than 64 percent of the population has dealt with addiction in someone close to them …

What Does Meth Do to Your Body?

What Does Meth Do to Your Body?

Methamphetamine is one of the most dangerous and addictive substances on the illegal drug market, and it is essential to have adequate information on how might affect your body and brain. Meth usage has also been sharply on the rise over the past few years, with the National Survey of …

Drug-Addicted Parents and the Effects on their Children

Drug-Addicted Parents and the Effects on Their Children

When a parent engages in prolonged and untreated drug abuse, their children are invariably the primary casualties. In addition to vulnerability to the immediate physical health risks of prenatal drug use, children of drug-addicted parents are robbed of the love, support, stability, and sense of home to which every child …


Drugs and Pregnancy: Pregnant Women and Drug or Alcohol Abuse

Taking drugs and abusing alcohol is very harmful to any individual, but for pregnant women struggling with these issues, it can be dangerous for not only yourself but also the child you are carrying in your womb. Women that abuse these substances have an increased risk of experiencing a miscarriage, …

Drug-Related Deaths

4 Minutes Ago Another Person Died from Drug or Alcohol-Related Causes

Drug and alcohol-related fatalities and suicides increased at a record pace of 11 percent in the last year.  To translate that number into actual individual deaths, it amounts to 142,000 American lives that ended at a rate of about one every four minutes. This number is the highest ever recorded, …

evidence-based addiction treatment

What is Evidence-Based, Scientifically-Sound Addiction Treatment?

While researching addiction treatment programs, you will find hundreds of choices. Among the variety of treatment methods offered, you’ll see the terms evidence-based addiction treatment or scientifically-sound addiction treatment programs. Let’s take a look at what these terms mean in the context of addiction treatment so you’ll have a better …

Anxiety and Drug Addiction

Is Depression or Anxiety Causing Your Drug Addiction?

When you’re struggling with anxiety and drug addiction, you may wonder if they are connected. In fact, you may ask yourself if the depression or anxiety is the cause for the drug addiction.  According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, “those with anxiety disorders may find that alcohol or …

Helping a Loved One Recover

What NOT to do When a Loved One Returns Home from Rehab

When a loved one returns home after rehab, those first few days or weeks are the most crucial.  Many recovering addicts leave rehab with high expectations and are eager to prove themselves. But, if they are in an environment that doesn’t support their efforts, relapse is likely.  It’s important for …

Babies Withdrawing From Opioids

Babies Born Withdrawing From Opioids:  What You Should Know About NAS

Almost every 15 minutes in the U.S. a baby is born withdrawing from opioids.  Let that fact sink in for a minute.  If you aren’t shocked yet, then consider this: between 2009 and 2014, the number of babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) increased 123 percent.  In 2009 the …

Misleading Beliefs About Addiction

5 Misleading Beliefs We Have About Addiction

Sometimes it’s difficult to participate in a conversation about addiction without stirring up a heated debate. It seems that everyone has a different opinion on the topic. But, the important thing is that they are talking about the issue and trying to reach some level of understanding the facts. People …

Family Role in Addiction and Recovery

What is the Family Role in Addiction and Recovery?

Most people don’t think that families have a role in addiction or recovery. However, this is far from true. There are many parts to the family role in addiction and recovery of practically all addicts.  Whether drugs or alcohol are involved, the family plays a role as well. Family Participation …


Is Opioid Abuse Among Women Worse than Men?

Opioid abuse among women seems to be occurring more with more opioid overdoses being reported in women than men. Reports show that opioid abuse among women occurs more in rural areas of the United States in middle-class citizens. Are women more susceptible to opioid abuse and addiction than men? Many …