Every year that substance abuse is delayed during the adolescent brain development, the risk of substance abuse disorder decreases. Research shows that substance abuse initiated earlier in adolescence is indicative of a greater prevalence of substance use disorder (SUD) into adulthood. Amid the present epidemic of opioid use disorder and overdose mortality, making the prevention [...] Read More
Parents in the U.S. have new worries when it comes to whether their teenage children have abused or will abuse drugs. While alcohol, marijuana, ecstasy and methamphetamine remains top concerns, parents might be overlooking dangerous substances that can come from right out of their own medicine cabinets. Recent data shows that many teens have experimented [...] Read More
People around the world use alcohol to escape the trials of life. Drinking can boost one’s mood and confidence. Because it slows the nervous system, alcohol has been used for centuries as a way to unwind and reduce stress levels. These positive effects, however, are only temporary. Just a few hours after consuming alcohol, the [...] Read More
College is a time of experimentation for young adults. They are figuring out who they are, what they want and what they like. For some students, this leads to the misuse of various substances: alcohol, marijuana and even hard narcotics. In some cases, students turn to substances for seemingly good intentions, such as to improve [...] Read More
The words “addiction” and “drug use” usually make people think of alcohol, tobacco or pills. Rarely do people recognize words like benzodiazepine, except as a term on a prescription label. You shouldn’t let the complicated name stop you from educating yourself. The more you know about benzodiazepines, the more likely you will be to recognize [...] Read More
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