Addiction Related Posts

So you’ve finally done what for so long seemed the impossible. You’re in recovery. Now what? Central to avoiding relapse is carefully choosing who you surround yourself with. And while friends are a good starting point, the self-examination shouldn’t stop there. For many of us, co-workers represent some of the people we see the most. […]

Editor’s Note: Part One of “Why I Quit” can be found here. M. was 24 years old when she was arrested for drunk driving after rear-ending another car. No one was hurt, but M.’s car was totaled. Even worse, it was her second DUI. The daughter of a drug addict, she had already been drinking […]

When we enter into recovery, we commit to total abstinence from all mood and mind altering substances. We learn that regardless of our drug or drink of choice, we will never be able to safely use chemical substances in any form. Most of the time, this ‘golden rule’ is relatively straightforward – we can easily […]

Unfortunately, this research can’t be called surprising, but it does sound an urgent alarm. Among 18- to 25-year-olds, the number of people becoming hooked on Vicodin and Percocet spiked 37 percent between 2002 and 2014, according to a review of federal data published in the journal Addictive Behaviors.1 Among young adults 26 to 34, the […]

Detox Local’s Periodic Table of Drug Addiction This table is organized to Detox Local based on statistics from National Institute on Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Drug Enforcement Administration and US Food and Drug Administration, among other reliable sources.

For most, college is a time of self-exploration, academic accomplishment, and the beginning of what will hopefully be a lucrative and long-standing career in one of many potential fields. College allows us the opportunity to network with others who have similar interests, form lasting connections, and set a solid foundation for future successes. We develop […]

Most people have a tendency to think about addiction in terms of individuals, which is understandable. After all, this is a disease that develops through the choices and behaviors of individuals. However, addiction is a unique disease in that its direct influence extends far beyond individuals, reaching throughout their families, social groups and communities. There’s […]