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.

Recreational Use of Xanax: A Slippery Slope to Addiction

Woman Sitting Outside In Leaves Xanax has emerged as nothing short of a life-altering prescription drug for many individuals battling anxiety. It has allowed them to regain some control of their life, allowing them to live a more independent and active lifestyle. From 2005 to 2013, Xanax was the number one prescribed psychiatric medication in America. Yet, this popularity was [...]
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Addiction Treatment Alumni: Staying Connected to Community

Jimi Hendrix t-shirt in addiction treatment Contributor: Sandra Hamid, MSW, LSW, CADC – Addiction Specialist, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center One of the bigger changes made in addiction recovery revolves around lifestyle. People, places and things will all need to change in order to thrive in sobriety. The lifestyle change, in and of itself, is something that may have to be [...]
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Tapering Off Opioids to Improve Pain Management

Woman working There is no question that opioids are negatively affecting countless of individuals across the country, particularly when it comes to abuse and addiction. However, for many people, opioids are pain medications needed to help effectively deal with chronic pain, which may be the result of injury or illness. Despite the overwhelming evidence that demonstrates the [...]
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From the Privilege High Life to the Pit of Alcoholism

Young man struggling with alcoholism Privilege, wealth, and living the high-life are a part of our culture. Many affluent individuals in today’s Westernized societies live lives of overindulgence and immediate needs are filled. Alcohol and drugs are becoming an increasing issue among upper class adolescents. News reports over the past decade show increases in underage drinking, injuries leading to fatalities, [...]
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Bands & Drugs: Talented Musicians Falling Into Addiction

Drugs and rock and roll seem to have gone together throughout the generations of music lovers. In an interview with Q Magazine, Damon Albarn reported, “Once I’d tried [heroin], I found it initially very agreeable, and very creative” [1]. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as 105 individuals die [...]
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