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Blog - Category: Drug Addiction

Staging an Intervention

If you seem to have tried everything to get your addicted loved one to go to rehab for treatment and nothing has worked, maybe it is time for you to try staging an intervention. Staging an intervention might be your last attempt at getting your loved one to see that they indeed do need professional help for their addiction. When a family member has an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it affects the entire family in many ways. Is it possible that you are enabling […]

addicted & pregnant

With the opioid crisis raging across states and media headlines in the US, public awareness of drug abuse and addiction has rarely, if ever, been higher. This means that more is being done now to prevent future addiction and to provide more accessible, and affordable treatment options for those who are already addicted than ever before. Despite these efforts, the numbers of people with drug abuse, or addiction problems in the US continue to rise. Clearly, more must be done. Some actions that may help […]

is addiction a disease?

Is addiction a disease and why are we treating it like one?  Humanity has had a long and often unhappy relationship with drugs, alcohol and other harmful and addictive substances. Most likely for about as long as there have been people there has been addiction in some form or another. The oldest records we have found of what we might recognize as drug use come to us from the ancient Sumerian culture in 5000 B.C. These ancients are believed to have had knowledge of opium […]

iv drug abuse

‘IV’ drugs, or intravenous drugs, are illicit, prescription, or other drugs that are taken by injecting them directly into the bloodstream. A common example of an intravenous drug would be heroin. There are many other drugs, however, that can be taken intravenously. Taking any type of drug intravenously can be very dangerous and pose severe risks to the health of the user. The effects of intravenous drug use can be direct or comprehensive. In other words, complications can occur at or near the injection site […]

addicted mothers with newborns

No one is at this point denying the fact that drug and alcohol addiction is a tough and a brutal issue, to say the least. No one is denying that drug and alcohol addiction and substance abuse as a general crisis factor is something that is getting worse and worse and which is becoming more and more concerning with each and every year. It is all on the order of magnitude of things that need to be directly and concisely taken up and focused on. […]

drug classification

Many different types of substances exist within our society. Some of these have various purposes within the medical realm, whereas others are completely illegal and have no medicinal value. The numerous substances that are used these days are broken down into a few different categories. The types of drugs and their classifications depend upon the effects that they have on an individual’s physical and mental state. Various Drugs and Their Classifications Depressants One large category that includes many well-known substances is depressants. These substances reduce […]

ecstasy abuse

The types of substances used within our society are quite numerous. Many of these are used within the younger crowds for the purpose of getting high. One very prominent substance used within this realm is ecstasy, which is a synthetic “party” drug. It generally comes in the form of a pill, tablet, or capsule. Ecstasy is known as somewhat unique within illicit drugs of abuse, and this is because it has both stimulant and hallucinogenic effects. When taken, it gives an individual the stimulant energy […]

drug rehab

Addiction can be an extremely despairing condition for an individual to be afflicted with. It can realistically take over an individual’s life to the point where their substance of choice is their only motivation for living. In fact, things like family, friends, careers, and education can all become relegated to meaningless in the face of the person’s addiction. As a result of this, it will often require comprehensive treatment for an individual to be able to overcome this hellacious condition. There are several different types […]

heroin addiction

Opiates are one of the largest addiction issues within our society today. Of course, we have the various opioid pain medications that serve a valuable purpose within the medical realm, but they are also abused recreationally by many people. We also have the other side of the situation with completely illegal substances, and the most prominent of these is heroin. Heroin is used by a massive amount of individuals all over the country. Unfortunately, many people end up on it after having previously used opioid […]

crack addiction treatment

There are various substances that individuals can become addicted to, and each of these can potentially require different methods to best treat them. Each substance may need separate detox or behavioral intervention methods. For instance, one drug that many are addicted to is crack cocaine, and there are certain best practices for addressing this type of addiction. The first step to addressing an addiction to crack cocaine is detoxification. Crack cocaine may not produce the particular type of physical dependency that a multitude of other […]