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The Dangers Of Designer Drug Abuse

When you hear the word ‘designer,’ most people will think of the newest and latest fashions in the market or that fantastic pair of shoes that you see in the window. But now the word ‘designer’ is being used in a more dangerous category. Designer drugs have taken their aim at the youth of our society and are now targeting younger individuals between the ages of 16-24. Designer drugs are …Read More

Wanting To Recover Is The First Step In Overcoming Drug Abuse

Many people have heard the saying that the first step in recovery from any addiction is admitting to the problem. Without knowing that you have a problem and without wanting to change, change will often not come. Admitting to the problem and wanting to make it better are both essential parts of any substance abuse recovery. If you or someone you love has a drug or alcohol abuse problem, wanting …Read More

Addiction Myths – What’s Real And What’s Not

There are a number of myths regarding drug and alcohol addiction. Definitions used to describe addicts are often not reliable and in many cases, these definitions are self-imposed. Someone may consider himself a drug addict simply because others have told him that he is one. In order to determine if someone really is addicted to any substance, there are contributing factors that must be considered. Often, when someone drinks because …Read More

The Truth About Methamphetamine Addiction

Methamphetamine’s have been around for many years and began as treatment for a number of health conditions. Today however, methamphetamine’s are among the most popular drugs of choice for many who are addicted to chemical substances. While the physical aspects of being addicted to methamphetamine’s can improve after detoxification and treatment, the long term effects of addiction can last for several years. Many people relapse when they seek treatment and …Read More

The Importance Of Talking To Your Teen To Prevent Drug Abuse

It’s hard to imagine going through multiple near death experiences, let alone surviving them, but Brianna had done just that. She had begun taking marijuana at the tender age of fifteen and experienced her first overdose just two years later. She overdosed again twice, with the second time almost killing her after she collapsed and her heart stopped beating. She’s doing fine these days and is living free from Xanax …Read More

Drug Abuse Can Affect Anyone From Any Lifestyle

Many people believe that the only ones who fall victim to drug abuse are people from broken homes that have led hard lives or live in poverty. The truth is that anyone can become a victim of drug abuse and at any time. There are many stories of people who were very successful in life who have fallen into drug use. Many who are addicted to substances have Bachelor’s degrees, …Read More

Prescription Drug Addiction And Abuse In America

Studies have shown that prescription drug abuse has grown substantially in the United States over the past few years. Prescription drug abuse is intentionally using medication without having a valid prescription for it or using it in a way other than what it was prescribed for. While this is certainly not a new issue in the United States, it is one that is quickly growing out of control. A study …Read More