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

Every year, over 15 million Americans abuse prescription drugs. When most people think about drug addiction and substance abuse, they think of illicit drugs like heroin or cocaine. In reality, though, prescription drugs are abused on a much more frequent basis, and millions of Americans are struggling with an addiction to a substance their doctor told them…

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

52% of the American adult population has smoked marijuana at least once. That’s almost 162 million people. There’s a lot of reasons why marijuana is such a popularly consumed drug, including accessibility, positive connotations in the media, relative safety, and more. Given all of the “good things” marijuana has going for it, people are often surprised to…

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How Long Does Rehab Take? A Timeline for Drug Addiction Recovery

Regardless of the type of drug you’re addicted to, you’re putting yourself at serious risk. Last year alone, it’s estimated that over 72,000 people died of an overdose in the U.S. The first step in your road to recovery is alcohol or drug rehab. This is your best chance of getting and staying sober. However, facing full-scale…

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

  It’s no secret that millions of Americans are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. But, millions more (23.5 million, to be exact) are also in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. If you have a loved one who is struggling with some kind of addiction, it’s important to focus on their potential to recover.…

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