People have obviously used many different types of drugs before and during the pandemic. There are two that police were confiscating more during the pandemic than before: methamphetamine and marijuana . COVID-19 and Drug Use (Including Methamphetamines and Marijuana): How They’re Related The last year has been intense. The COVID-19 pandemic has been extremely stressful [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Aside from the potential effects of the corona virus itself, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a spike in the use of substances such as alcohol and opioids and risk of addiction. Alcohol sales were up 350% in September 2020 compared with the same time a year [...] 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
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