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The prescription addiction epidemic has spawned a bunch of new terms – and new addicts – as the problem spirals out of control. Prescription drug addiction in the south has given way to a new term, “pillbillies.” A recent article in The Guardian UK profiled this growing group who travels to Florida regularly to score […]

Those in stressful careers need to be even more vigilant about signs of alcohol or drug dependence. Addiction can happen to anyone in any profession, but some high-stress jobs can put you at higher risk. Law enforcement is one, dangerous jobs like the type of crab fishing featured on the show Deadliest Catch is another. […]

Addiction doesn’t just affect the individual with a substance abuse problem. Loved ones are impacted, too. It’s especially hard when there are children who are affected by a parent’s drug use. Almost as difficult is finding a way to talk to your children about your addiction. Children in Substance Abuse Homes Blame Themselves

Alcoholism is a serious problem, but treatment can be tricky, too. Can a monthly injection help curb the urge to drink? Approximately 8 million adults in the United States are alcohol dependent. This chronic disease can lead to myriad health problems, including liver failure, but detoxing from alcohol abuse can be difficult and dangerous as […]

Are those with a history of childhood sexual abuse at a higher risk for substance abuse? Is there a connection between childhood sexual abuse and substance abuse? While not everyone who experiences sexual abuse as a child is destined to become addicted to drugs or alcohol, a new study shows that the rates of childhood […]

The trend of misusing over-the-counter medicines to get high continues, but it can be deadly. It’s a dangerous trend: Individuals (usually young people) have found that they don’t need to score illegal drugs to get high. They can simply misuse over-the-counter medicines for the same purpose. Unfortunately, this can be just as dangerous as using […]

Death of singer’s dad reminds us that help is only helpful if someone is ready to make a change. British singer James Morrison, famous for the hit “You Give Me Something,” is said to be devastated by the recent death of his father, Paul Catchpole. According to an inquest held on Dec. 6, 2010, The […]

Bipolar sufferers are aware of the emotional issues it causes, but they also need to know it puts them at higher risk of substance abuse. Bipolar disorder can bring on mood swings, mania, panic and a deep depression. Add to that the results of a 1990 study that showed 56 percent of bipolar patients also […]

It’s the latest dangerous way kids are getting high, but what is it and how does it work? Kids are always looking for a new cheap way to get high and they’ve found it in the form of “robo tripping.” This teen drug trend gets its name from the over-the-counter cold medication Robitussin, a cough […]

For some substance abusers there’s a connection between their drug use and aggression or anger. Addiction experts have long recognized the link between certain substances and aggressive behavior. One recent study showed that a staggering 83 percent of homicide offenders were drinking at the time of the offense. That number was 60 percent for sexual […]