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The Most Addictive Drug in the World

What is the Most Addictive Drug in the World Today?

If you said “heroin,” you are right.  Heroin is considered one of the most addictive substances in the world today.  In recent years, the dangers of heroin increased dramatically when dealers began lacing the drug with fentanyl.  This situation is especially troubling since heroin use in the US has more than …

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Senior Citizens and Benzos

Senior Citizens and Benzos:  Are They at Risk for Addiction?

Many of our senior citizens are taking a cocktail of potent and dangerous drugs daily.  Of course, some of the drugs are necessary for conditions such as high blood pressure, arthritis, heart problems, and more.  But, they are also taking a variety of pills for sleep problems, anxiety, and depression.  Benzodiazepines such …

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What is Recovery Month

Recovery Month:  Promoting and Celebrating the Benefits of Addiction Treatment

What is Recovery Month?  It is a national event that seeks to increase awareness about substance abuse.  It is also an opportunity to celebrate with those who are succeeding in recovery.  We Americans acknowledge the milestones achieved by those in recovery from heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and other health …

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Fentanyl Laced Cocaine

Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine – A Dangerous Compounded Addiction

Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine – A Dangerous Compounded Addiction. Fentanyl has been one of the primary drivers of the national uptick in opioid overdoses for the past ten years. A powerful synthetic drug that is one-hundred times more potent than morphine, fentanyl has proven to be one of the deadliest and most …

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After Completing Addiction Rehab

After Completing Addiction Rehab, Where do You Go?

You have completed your addiction treatment program at rehab, so what is your next step? Do you go back home to the same environment in which you abused substances such as drugs or alcohol, or do you relocate somewhere else? These are questions that must be answered when preparing to …

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What to Expect at a Substance Abuse Evaluation

What to Expect at a Substance Abuse Evaluation

Recent innovations in addiction treatment have heavily favored the deployment of targeted and customized care, in which patients are treated as individuals and not merely a composite of their symptoms. A fundamental component of making sure patients are receiving the treatment they need is a substance abuse evaluation. These assessments …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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, …

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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 …

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