Are You Using Drugs and Alcohol to Self Medicate?

Are You Using Drugs and Alcohol to Self Medicate?

Self Medicating Is a Common Cause of Drug and Alcohol Abuse For people experiencing anxiety, depression, pain, stress, trauma, and all sorts of other life challenges, it’s so easy to pick up a drink, swallow a pill, or use some other substance...
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12/23 2020
Common Signs and Symptoms of Cocaine Addiction

Common Signs and Symptoms of Cocaine Addiction

Recognizing Common Signs of Cocaine Abuse  While the opioid crisis across the nation reaches epidemic proportions, other types of drug addiction problems, such as cocaine addiction, often receive less attention.  However, cocaine addiction remains prevalent across the nation, and those who are...
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11/30 2020
Marijuana Addiction in the Age of Legalization

Marijuana Addiction in the Age of Legalization

Marijuana Use Continues to Rise   With the perception of marijuana changing from an illegal substance to a socially-acceptable and medical alternative, individuals are starting to abuse the drug more than ever before. With several states legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, also...
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11/09 2020
Is Addiction a Disease?

Is Addiction a Disease?

As a Disease, Addiction Requires Medical Treatment To the uninformed and inexperienced, drug addiction can seem like a mental failing, one that simple willpower should be able to overcome. This popular misconception about addiction and how it impacts an addict’s brain has...
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10/05 2020
Drugs That Require a Medical Detox

Drugs That Require a Medical Detox

What Is Medically Assisted Detox? When patients are admitted into treatment for alcohol or drug addiction, they will typically have to go through a period of medication-assisted detox. This treatment encompasses the first step in the overall recovery process and addresses the...
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09/11 2020
Is It Safe to Go to Rehab During COVID-19?

Is It Safe to Go to Rehab During COVID-19?

How COVID-19 Impacts Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers Amidst a global pandemic impacting every person worldwide, the reach of COVID-19 also extends to those in need of drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
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08/24 2020
Recognizing a Drug Overdose: Common Signs and Symptoms

Recognizing a Drug Overdose: Common Signs and Symptoms

What is an Overdose?  Drug overdose represents the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States. If an individual consistently abuses drugs, drug overdose always remains a possibility. However, it can become a matter of when, not if, for chronic drug...
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08/13 2020
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
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