Actor Wes Bentley’s Battle with Heroin Addiction

Actor Wes Bentley’s Battle with Heroin Addiction

Wes Bentley, a regular on the television show American Horror Story: Hotel, experienced success as an actor at a young age. Bentley was born in Arkansas and is the son of a minister. He led a pretty normal life and wanted to...
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11/03 2015
National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

There are many reasons why people start to abuse drugs and alcohol, one being a lack of the right information about substance abuse. October was National Substance Abuse Prevention Month by proclamation of President Obama. The substance abuse prevention movement engages families, schools...
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11/02 2015
Lamar Odom, Drug Overdose and Healing

Lamar Odom, Drug Overdose and Healing

Many people were stunned and saddened last week when news broke of Lamar Odom being found unconscious around 3:15 p.m. at the Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nevada, on Tuesday, October 13. It has been reported that brothel employees found him lying...
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10/19 2015
Love Addiction versus Sex Addiction

Love Addiction versus Sex Addiction

Anyone who reads this title will think, “Wow, that’s a hot topic! …love addiction versus sex addiction!” Well, they are right. It is a sizzling hot topic. So hot in fact that anyone who is addicted to love or sex will be...
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10/15 2015
The Link between Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence

The Link between Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence

The link between substance abuse and domestic violence is complex. Batterers who are violent toward their significant other often misuse alcohol and drugs. Victims of domestic violence may also have a substance abuse problem that causes friction in the home. People on...
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10/15 2015
Synthetic Drugs in Vapes Have Led to Hospitalization

Synthetic Drugs in Vapes Have Led to Hospitalization

Vaping is done by using an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) device which is a personal vaporizer (PV). When the user takes a puff from the PV, they inhale an aerosol called vapor. PVs have a heating element that atomizes a liquid solution that...
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09/25 2015
Naloxone (Narcan) and Its Effects

Naloxone (Narcan) and Its Effects

Naloxone is a pure opioid antagonist medication that reverses the depression of the central nervous system and the respiratory system. In drug abuse, this depression can be caused by opioid drugs such as heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, methadone etc. Naloxone has proven...
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09/23 2015
Addiction Suppressing Brain Mechanisms

Addiction Suppressing Brain Mechanisms

According to the Scripps Research Institute there are specific brain mechanics that suppress addiction to cocaine and alcohol. The Institute was given two research grants totaling just under $4 million, to fund research into brain mechanics involved with addiction. Nobuyoshi Suto, an...
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09/21 2015