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.

Finding the Keys to Overcoming the Opioid Crisis

U.S. Capital Contributor: Roseann Rook, CADC Clinical Addictions Specialist Timberline Knolls Recent news headlines have brought the opioid crisis in America back into the spotlight, particularly as lawmakers on Capitol Hill weigh in on funding for addiction in light of healthcare changes. In March of this year, the president labeled opioid abuse in the United States as [...]
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Alternative Therapies for Substance Abuse Addiction

Woman utilizing alternative therapy for substance abuse There are a number of options available for individuals seeking Alternative Therapies for Substance Abuse Addiction. With any kind of therapy treatment, it is important to consider what therapies best fit your needs and recovery focus. In general, holistic programs look at an integrated physical, mental, and spiritual model for treating substance abuse and addiction [...]
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Like me! Teens Sharing Drug and Alcohol Abuse on Social Media

Group of Happy Teens Contributor: Amy Kuechler, PsyD, psychologist for the adolescent dual diagnosis program at Rogers Behavioral Health. For many teenagers, having hundreds or even thousands of followers and friends monitoring their every move on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Vine is just the new norm. Likes, views and favorites for social media photos, statuses [...]
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Porn and Its Destiny

Man in sunglasses Recently I had the AWESOME privilege of attending a three hour “seat belt class”….allow me to explain: I was a bad boy and took off my seatbelt 2 blocks away from my driveway (in my own neighborhood) and apparently the local sheriff hadn’t got his monthly quota so he pulled up to my house: Cop: [...]
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Complications of Chronic Alcohol Abuse

Man by the lake Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance in the U.S. Almost 15 percent of Americans is dependent on alcohol. Alcohol causes estimated 88,000 fatalities every year, making it the fourth leading preventable cause of death in U.S. Normal amounts of alcohol are quickly absorbed and majority of ethanol is metabolized in the liver. However, individuals [...]
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