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The Connection Between Drug Use and Gun Violence

The Connection Between Drug Use and Gun Violence

The Correlation Between These Two Vices A huge problem facing many large cities across the U.S. is illicit and prescription drug abuse. Add guns into the mix and it is a true recipe for disaster. When an individual is under the influence...
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07/02 2019
Substance Abuse in Urban Areas vs. Rural Areas

Substance Abuse in Urban Areas vs. Rural Areas

Addiction and Substance Abuse Vary by Locality Recent studies have discovered a shocking difference in drug and alcohol abuse between those who reside in rural areas when compared to those living in urban areas. Substance abuse can affect anybody, regardless of age,...
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06/27 2019
Common Street Names for Illicit Drugs

Common Street Names for Illicit Drugs

Drugs can go by Many Different ‘Code’ Names While drugs have their rightful names, they also go by street names which can be code for the certain drug itself. Unfortunately, being familiar with the popular street names of drugs can allow for...
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06/20 2019
Preparing for Change

Preparing for Change

Getting Ready for the Road Ahead When an individual has made the decision to seek treatment for their drug or alcohol addiction, they need to be prepared for the challenges ahead. Recovering from addiction is not easy and it will take a...
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06/06 2019
Top Worst U.S. Cities for Drug Abuse

Top Worst U.S. Cities for Drug Abuse

Cities With the Highest Substance Abuse Across the Nation Drug abuse across the United States is at epidemic proportions, with a record number of individuals becoming addicted to not only illicit drugs but legal prescription drugs as well. There is a strong...
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06/04 2019
Common Characteristics of an Addict

Common Characteristics of an Addict

Addicts Exhibit Certain Traits There are certain characteristics that individuals exhibit that can indicate a drug or alcohol abuse issue. When an individual that you know well has turned to drugs or alcohol, it is almost immediately apparent that their behavior, attitude,...
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05/17 2019
Relapse Prevention: Tools and Strategies

Relapse Prevention: Tools and Strategies

Sustaining Sobriety Through Coping Mechanisms Since addiction is classified as a disease, it requires constant monitoring in order to keep it under control. Ensuring that you are taking part in aftercare programs and utilizing trigger management tools means that you are taking...
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05/13 2019
The Dangers of Cocaine Use

The Dangers of Cocaine Use

The Increasing Potency of the Drug It is not uncommon for individuals to underestimate the potency and power of cocaine. The drug can be snorted, injected, or smoked depending on the variation of the drug that individuals obtain. Many people use cocaine...
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04/17 2019
Leaving a Relationship With a Substance Abuser

Leaving a Relationship With a Substance Abuser

Knowing When to Walk Away Relationships can sometimes be difficult and hard to manage even without one of the partners abusing substances. When you throw in an alcohol or drug issue, though, the effects on the relationship are exacerbated. Knowing when to...
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04/16 2019