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Crack Cocaine Statistics in the United States

Mar 31, 2019
We experienced a surge in cocaine popularity in the 1970s. It reached its peak in the 1980s. Celebrities used cocaine at high rolling, glamorous parties. Can you believe that there...

Dangers of Mixing Ativan with Alcohol

Jan 30, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about 88,000 people die each year from alcohol-related causes.  Many of the deaths are the result of a combination of...

Senior Citizens and Rx Med Abuse

Nov 7, 2018
While you may not think of the elderly as a high-risk group for drug abuse, the fact is that abuse of prescription drugs is on the rise for adults older...

What is the Most Addictive Drug in the World Today?

Sep 30, 2018
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...

What to Expect at a Substance Abuse Evaluation

Aug 24, 2018
Recent innovations in addiction treatment favor targeted and customized care. Patients are treated as individuals and not merely a composite of their symptoms. Of course, a fundamental component of making...

Tidal Wave of Opioids Landing More Women in Jail

Aug 11, 2018
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...

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

Aug 4, 2018
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...

Is Opioid Abuse Among Women Worse than Men?

May 7, 2018
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...

Methamphetamine Raises Stroke Risks Among Young Abusers

Apr 2, 2018
It has been found that methamphetamine raises stroke risks in young people. These are called hemorrhagic strokes due to bleeding in the brain.  These strokes are more deadly than the...

Can Your Financial Status Put You at Risk for Cocaine Abuse?

Jan 28, 2018
In the United States, the history of drug trafficking dates back to the 19th century. Cocaine, along with a variety of other substances, has been illegally imported and distributed among...
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