Tag Archives: Substance Abuse

Fentanyl: What Causes this Drug to be So Addictive?

Man at the scene of an accident Fentanyl is one of the most addictive opiate drugs. It is not a long-lasting drug and is used medically for surgery recovery as well as reducing breakthrough pain. If a person is already taking an opiate but has breakthrough pain, fentanyl is typically used to help control it. It is a time-release drug meaning that [...]
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Fighting Drug Abuse in Your Community with Government Grants

Man explaining Addiction to Loved Ones while drinking coffee The United States is currently facing an overwhelming and undeniable problem with substance abuse. An inability to examine and solve this issue comes at a high price, costing our nation both financially and emotionally. In 2015, the economic cost of the opioid epidemic alone was six times previous years, costing the federal government $504 billion [...]
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What to Do If Your Sober Living Home Isn’t Really Sober

Man considering sober living It is often believed that recovery really starts once treatment is fulfilled. As the patients transition back into their normal life, they require continued support more than ever in order to help them prioritize recovery throughout this highly vulnerable time. These days, many drug treatment centers offer outpatient treatment services to make this transition smoother. [...]
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Acute Stress Management in Our Sad Era of Terrorism

Woman in hat struggling with Mixing Cold Medications with Prescription Drugs Everyone experiences pain, whether it be physical or mental. When pain becomes too intense to handle, as humans, we attempt to find a solution to cope. Some examples of coping with physical or mental pain can be consuming large amounts of alcohol or other drugs, engaging in bingeing and/or purging, or inflicting harm to oneself. [...]
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Can a Weight-Loss Drug be Used to Combat Drug Addiction?

doctor with woman patient using weight-loss drug Contributed by:  Staff of Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center There is no silver bullet to treat addiction. If there were, the United States wouldn’t be experiencing opioid deaths at epidemic-level proportions, with heroin and prescription opioids causing more than 33,000 deaths in 2015 alone [1]. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have identified this as [...]
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