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.

No Family is Immune to Today’s Opioid Crisis

Shadow of family facing opioid crisis Contributor: Rogers Behavioral Health, with Michael M. Miller, MD, DFASAM, DLFAPA, Medical Director of the Herrington Recovery Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital. Overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). From 1999 to 2015, prescription opioids contributed to more than 183,000 deaths. What’s behind [...]
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How Do I Know if I Have a Problem with Alcohol?

Man struggling with alcohol The 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) revealed some alarming facts depicting a wide prevalence of alcoholism amongst the masses. It was revealed that: 6.9 percent of people, aged 18 or older, reportedly indulged in binge drinking in the past month 6.2 percent of adults, aged 18 and older, roughly 15 million [...]
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Why Models Abuse Adderall, Cocaine, and Other Drugs to Avoid Eating

Woman in the Modeling Industry I have clear memories of partying in many “hot spot” cities around the world with dignitaries, celebrities, and my modeling agents. Often, I would fly from a city where I was working, do drugs for a weekend with my agents, then come back and work. Sometimes, agents would stay at a house where I was [...]
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Impact of Substance Use Disorder on Teens at Elite High Schools

Teens facing substance use disorder Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, Addiction Specialist Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Center There are multiple factors that influence a person’s risk for a substance use disorder (SUD), including biological components and environmental issues. The reality is that addiction does not discriminate based on gender, race, culture, or even socioeconomic status. Under the right conditions, any [...]
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When Leadership Leads to Addiction

Father and daughter discussion leadership My dad recently came to visit me for nearly a week. We forgot about work and responsibilities, and after he left, I was able to look at the bigger picture of my life and what’s most important to me. More specifically, I realized that while I’ve been able to recover from my eating disorder for [...]
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