Controlled Substances

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 […]

Addiction to Opiates: Why It’s So Hard to Treat

Addiction to Opiates: Why It’s So Hard to Treat

An estimated 20.5 million American people reported having a substance use disorder during 2015. Out of the reported amount, more than 2.5 million were struggling with addiction to opiates and opioids. Medical use of opiates and opioids is common for people in need of pain relief. There is a difference between opioids and opiates and […]

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 […]