Tag Archives: Substance Abuse

Treatment and Recovery for Addiction and Co-occurring Disorders

Man with co-occurring drug abuse and addiction If an individual is struggling with a substance abuse disorder, there are significant chances that that individual is also battling a mental health disorder such as depression, anxiety, mood/personality disorder or compulsive behavior. Similarly, it is not unlikely for people with mental health disorders to abuse drugs, prescription medications or alcohol to cope with their [...]
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The Serious Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana

Making synthetic marijuana Even though increasingly marketed as legal and safe, the campaigns promoting synthetic marijuana are largely misleading. A recent review highlighted the dangerous repercussions of the consumption of synthetic cannabinoid products, mostly unknown to most of its consumers. What is Synthetic Marijuana? These chemicals are profoundly similar to those found in the marijuana plant, due to [...]
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Addiction Recovery Options for High School Students

High school kids 46 percent of high school students are addicted or abusing some substance, be it alcohol or drugs. Needless to say, this trend has emerged as America’s number one health problem. Typically, substance abuse among kids begins at a young age. Studies depict that nine out of 10 addicted Americans most commonly initiated smoking, drinking or [...]
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Impact of Addiction on Military Veterans

Military Veteran In 2011, the American Public Health Association published a report that found the fatal overdose rate among military veterans to be almost double the national average. In fact, over one in four deaths in the military are associated to substance abuse. War comes with many unintended and horrific consequences. Some are more obvious than the [...]
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Celebrities Who Have Overcome Opioid Addiction

Woman looking down In 2015, around 20.5 million Americans, 12 or older, had a substance use disorder. Out of these, 2 million had a substance use disorder involving prescription pain relievers and 591,000 abused heroin. The opiate abuse skyrocketed during the late 1990s, when chronic pain presented to be a leading challenge for specialists. In 2012, 259 million [...]
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