Substance Abuse Articles and Resources

Addiction Hope is dedicated to providing timely and helpful information on the dangers of various drugs as well as alcohol. Continue reading below to see our latest blog posts on substance abuse. Under the “Substance Abuse Navigation” menu, you can click on the drop-down arrow to see evergreen, general information on dozens of individual drugs, including prescription substances.

Marijuana Use at Highest Level in Three Decades Among High-School and College Students

Person smoking pot Synopses of Recent Addiction Research Provided by Dr. Mark Gold Dr. Mark Gold’s Research You Can Use The recent annual National Monitoring the Future Panel Study depicted record high marijuana use rates among college students and youth not in college in the past three decades. Crucial data depicting marijuana and other substance abuse statistics among [...]
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Depression & Self-Medication: A Dangerous Attempt at Self Care

picture of guy in midst of Depression & Self-Medication with head in hands and the picture is shattered Depression is a mood disorder that is technically referred to as Major Depressive Disorder. It is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. Sadly, depression and self-medication are far too often intertwined. The sadness and pain are frequently too much to handle and sufferers resort to self-medicating with recreational drugs and alcohol [...]
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Middle-Aged Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Couple working through Middle-Aged Alcohol and Drug Abuse Middle-Aged Alcohol and Drug Abuse mortality rates are on the rise, but this bucks the image of it mainly affecting the younger generations. In general, alcohol and drug abuse are thought to be the most problematic among younger generations, as statistics on the prevalence of substance use typically reflect this. For instance, in 2014, only [...]
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Losing A Spouse and Finding Comfort in Alcohol

Upset couple having an argument Losing A Spouse and Finding Comfort in Alcohol Losing a loved one is difficult. Almost more difficult than words can say. Learning to cope with the loss of your life partner is something that requires support, time, and patience. Grief and Depression Often, after losing a spouse, the surviving widow or widower will experience significant [...]
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