Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Aside from the potential effects of the coronavirus itself, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a spike in the use of substances such as alcohol and opioids. Alcohol sales were up 350% in September 2020 compared with the same time a year earlier, and many of the people [...] Read More
America has an opioid problem. Opioid overdose is one of the leading causes of death in the United States . There are several different kinds of opioids. Some are prescription drugs, like Oxycontin, and others, like heroin, are street drugs. Prescription opioids like oxycontin are used for pain management. While it’s good that scientists have [...] Read More
Cocaine is a highly addictive drug . Cocaine is a stimulant drug and makes people feel euphoric and energized, and it can also make people more sensitive to sound, sight, and touch . Even though cocaine can make some people feel good temporarily, it does have short and long-term health effects. Short-term health effects can [...] Read More
Prescription benzodiazepine (or “benzo”) drugs such as Klonopin can provide lifesaving help and support to people suffering from numerous illnesses ranging from anxiety disorders to epilepsy. However, drugs like Klonopin also have a high potential for abuse and addiction. In fact, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimates that approximately 5.4 million people [...] Read More
Prescription opioid drug abuse is a serious and widespread problem, with approximately 15 million people suffering from opioid addiction around the world . In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that every single day, 44 people die from a prescription opioid painkiller overdose . One commonly abused prescription opioid [...] Read More
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