Drug Addiction

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

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

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, […]

10 Myths About Drug Addiction That People Need to Stop Believing

10 Myths About Drug Addiction That People Need to Stop Believing

It’s true that substance dependency and addiction is an urgent issue in the U.S. Every year millions of individuals are struggling with some type of drug abuse or dependency. That said, there’s also a lot of data about alcoholics and drug addicts that are simply wrong. This information normalizes addict stereotypes. and makes it harder […]

5 Tips for Family and Friends of Opiate Addicts

5 Tips for Family and Friends of Opiate Addicts

[dt_highlight color=”” text_color=”” bg_color=””]Most recent statistics indicate an average of 91 Americans die a day because of an opioid-related drug overdose. The number of deaths has increased greatly over the last two decades.[/dt_highlight] 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 […]

Stars Can Fall, Too: Country Singer Seeks Sobriety

Stars Can Fall, Too: Country Singer Seeks Sobriety

Stereotypes are a part of life and there’s no denying it. For those who suffer from addiction- whether the individual or loved ones- those stereotypes are almost comical. Ask any of the hundreds of thousands of people in recovery who is at risk for addiction, and the answer is simple- anyone. From young kids to […]

Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Risking the Lives of Tucson Addicts

Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Risking the Lives of Tucson Addicts

Drugs have been a difficult element of human society, from the 19th-century opium dens to today’s increasing outbreak of heroin addiction. The desire to take the edge off is understandable in a world filled with social pressures, an unstable political climate, stress from work and school, and the problems that come with personal relationships. Unfortunately, […]

Signs and Symptoms Your Loved One is Experiencing 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 […]