prescription drugs that can be addictive and cautions you should take

Not What the Doctor Ordered: 8 Common Prescription Drugs That Can Be Addictive

Each year, more than 15 million American citizens are abusing prescription drugs. Often addiction and substance abuse are perceived as hard street, illicit drugs such as cocaine and heroin. Yet, realistically, prescription drugs get abused much more than illicit substances. And millions of people in the U.S. are now dealing with addiction to a medication…

9 Serious Signs of Marijuana Addiction That You Need to Be Aware of

Approximately 52% of American adults have reported smoking marijuana at least one time. That adds up to nearly 162 million people in the U.S. There are many reasons why marijuana has become such a popular substance such as availability, positive publicity, perceived safety and much more. Due to all of the great things marijuana has going in its favor,…

helping a drug addict get help

How to Help An Addict Who Doesn’t Want Help: Yes, There’s Still Hope

  It’s not a secret by among Americans, millions are suffering from addiction to drugs and alcohol. However, 23.5 million people in the U.S. are also in recovery from addiction, today. If your loved one is impacted by some type of substance addiction, its vital that you focus on their recovery potential. This is especially…

5 Tips for Family and Friends of an Addicted Loved One

5 Tips for Family and Friends of Opiate Addicts

But while drug abuse is potentially deadly to people with opiate addiction, its also crippling to friends and relatives. Mother and father, siblings, kids, and many others often watch from the sidelines as their loved one progressively losses their fight against abuse of substances. Fortunately, there are activities that families and friends of opiate addicts can do to offer support. If…

Signs and symptoms of heroin withdrawal

Signs and Symptoms Your Loved One is Experiencing Heroin Withdrawal

Attempts to hide substance abuse is not easy, especially when the use of drugs or alcohol turns into an addiction. Additionally, having to cover up any signs of withdrawal is equally as challenging. If a loved one is showing signs of heroin withdrawal, taking action is urgently needed. dealing with withdrawal symptoms alone is potentially…