Tag Archives: Preventing Misuse

Preventing Teen Substance Abuse is More Important Than Ever

Young teenager thinking about Teen Substance Abuse 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 [...]
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Addicted To Sugar? You May Be At Risk For Alcoholism

Sweet Tooth Addicted To Sugar Alcoholism - Addiction Hope What do you think is the most widespread addiction in America? Studies show that it could actually be sugar. On average, each American consumes an astounding 22 teaspoons of added sugar each day. This is sugar that does not come from the daily intake of fruit. Instead, this sugar comes from junk food and drinks [...]
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What Can Be Done About The Steep Rise in Babies Born to Opioid-Addicted Mothers?

21000 Babies Born To Opioid-Addicted Mothers In 2012 - Addiction Hope Legal opioid use while pregnant can adversely affect a newborn for life. The effects of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) range from newborn withdrawal symptoms to permanent disabilities. There are alternatives to opioids during pregnancy, such as less dangerous painkillers. NAS is preventable, but in order to do so, we must understand why mothers use opioids [...]
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Should The U.S. Follow Portugal’s Example In Decriminalizing Drugs?

What You Need Know About Decriminalizing Drugs - Addiction Hope The decriminalization of drugs remains a hot topic in the United States. Currently, it is legal to smoke marijuana recreationally in Colorado, Oregon, Washington state and Washington D.C., and many advocates hope other states will follow. Some medical experts tout the benefits of cannabis oil in medical treatment, especially for serious diseases such as cancer. [...]
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Should Parents Allow Their Kids To Try Their First Joint At Home?

Parents Control Childrens First Joint At Home - Addiction Hope The 1980s provided a clear message about drugs to all parents: Just say no! However, today’s drug landscape is far more complex, with conflicting messages about alcohol, tobacco, opiates and marijuana coming from various sources. Recently, business magnate Richard Branson thrust this issue into the spotlight. How? By stating that if kids are going to [...]
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