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On This Page: Hydrocodone and Memory Loss Signs of Hydrocodone Addiction Getting Help Hydrocodone is classified as an opioid, a classification which also includes morphine, codeine, fentanyl, and oxycodone. It is used to control pain, and is typically found in combination with other drugs such as acetaminophen, aspirin, or ibuprofen to help prevent addiction to […]

The National Household Survey on Drug Abuse estimates that 6.2 million people in the US have experimented with crack at one point in their lifetimes. Of those, one million have done so in the past year. These are frightening statistics as crack is a devastating drug that can ravage all aspects of a person’s life. […]

It’s arguably the worst drug crisis in American history. On average, 115 Americans are dying from opioid overdoses every day. In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies assured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers, and the number of prescription opioids sold to hospitals, doctors’ offices and pharmacies practically […]

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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; […]