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.

Teens and Marijuana – Concerning Perspectives on Weed

Lit Match American society’s opinions and regulations on marijuana use are shifting. In 2012, Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize marijuana use for recreational purposes. Since then, 6 states have followed [1]. A recent rapport by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicates that this shift is changing how today’s teenagers view, use, [...]
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How Do I Find the Best Rehab for Myself?

Woman researching Pseudoephedrine Abuse on her laptop When searching for a treatment program for yourself, choosing a center can be overwhelming. Given the array of options, it can be difficult to know what to consider. Below you will find different options when selecting a rehabilitation center that’s a good fit for you. Special Considerations Quality of an Addiction Rehabilitation Center When seeking [...]
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Trends and Statistics of Teens and Underage Drinking

Teen drinking alcohol Underage drinking is a common problem among youth in the United States. Each year underage drinking is the cause of over 4,300 deaths, and 11% of all alcohol consumed in the U.S. is in those aged 12 to 20 years [1]. High School In high schools, underage drinking is common among all age groups and [...]
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Why Do a Low Percentage of Drug Abusers Find Treatment?

Man at the scene of an accident Contributor: Staff member at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center 19.9 million adults needed substance abuse treatment in 2016 [1]. Of that 19.9 million, only 2.1 million received it [1]. That means, 17.7 million adults in the United States need help to overcome their addiction and did not find treatment. Something is wrong There are widespread [...]
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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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