Substance Abuse Related Posts

Going to addiction treatment at a drug rehab facility is difficult for everyone, but teens trying to overcome addiction face a unique set of challenges. While addiction treatment programs and sustaining a life in recovery are large enough obstacles, those who struggle with substance abuse in their teen years also juggle the added tension of […]

A 2011 study revealed that more than 23 million Americans aged 12 and older needed rehabilitative services to overcome an addiction to drugs or alcohol. With close to 10 percent of the population suffering from addiction, it could be argued that more people would be sympathetic to this public health crisis. Instead, people who are addicted to […]

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 […]

Medical professionals have recognized the disease of addiction for decades, but it’s been a longer road to acceptance for law enforcement and society. The stigma associated with addiction keeps people from getting the help they need and undermines the effectiveness of treatment and recovery. People living in recovery shouldn’t feel powerless against feelings of shame; […]

The ongoing heroin epidemic in the US has grown to the point where it is garnering coverage in other countries. A recent Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) feature profiled a suburban Maryland mom who was enjoying her first Mother’s Day in 10 years with her three children. It was also her first Mother’s Day with her […]

Experimentation has always been popular, especially among youth who have turned to household substances, cleaning products, prescription medications and even horse tranquilizers when looking for the next cheap, powerful high. Adventure seekers and bored young people have sampled everything from bath salts and misappropriated painkillers to gas fumes, canned air and hand sanitizer, turning themselves […]

In an ironic twist, there was once concern that Bitcoin would be used to buy illegal drugs but now legal currency is being used to buy a drug called Bitcoin. This hot new brand of ecstasy pills is named after the peer-to-peer payment system introduced in 2009. Bitcoin in Europe This variant of MDMA is […]