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Drug Abuse Warning Signs: Symptoms to Look Out For

Drug Abuse Warning Signs Drug addiction is a dangerous and potentially fatal disease, but it can be treated and recovery is possible. If you suspect that your loved one may be struggling with drug abuse, there are some drug abuse warning signs and symptoms to be aware of. Drug abuse [...]

2018-09-21T04:22:03+00:00October 13th, 2016|

Disease Model of Addiction: Is Addiction a Disease?

Disease Model of Addiction Addiction is a complex disease affecting the brain and the body that involves compulsive use of one or more substances despite negative consequences. Addiction disrupts the parts of the brain that are responsible for judgment, memory, reward, and motivation. Addiction results in serious health and [...]

2018-09-21T04:22:03+00:00October 10th, 2016|

Drug Detox: A Guide for Family Members

Drug Detox: A Guide for Family Members Watching a family member’s life spiral out of control due to drug and alcohol abuse is an incredibly painful experience. Addiction is a family disease and it affects everyone it touches. Living with active addiction can put family members under intense stress [...]

2018-09-21T04:22:03+00:00September 26th, 2016|

What Is Fentanyl? The Dangers of this Deadly Drug

What Is Fentanyl? The Dangers of This Deadly Drug Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an alert to health professionals, public health departments, first responders, and others about the increase in fentanyl-related overdoses and deaths throughout the United States. Fentanyl-laced heroin has been linked [...]

2018-09-21T04:22:03+00:00September 26th, 2016|

Alcohol Detox: What to Expect When Detoxing from Alcohol

Alcohol Detox: What to Expect When Detoxing from Alcohol Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive, and fatal disease if left untreated. People struggling with alcoholism experience incessant cravings for, increased tolerance of, and physical dependence on alcohol. Alcoholics continue to drink despite the many negative consequences their drinking has caused [...]

2018-11-20T13:27:16+00:00September 26th, 2016|

Adderall Abuse on the Rise in the United States

Adderall Abuse on the Rise in the U.S. According to a joint investigative report by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and MedPage Today, Adderall abuse is on the rise in the United States. The report states that legal amphetamines, prescribed as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs, are causing a “trail of [...]

2018-09-21T04:22:04+00:00September 26th, 2016|

Opiate Detox: What to Expect When Detoxing from Opiates

Opiate Detox: What to Expect When Detoxing from Opiates Drug addiction is a chronic, progressive, and fatal disease if left untreated. Currently, the United States is in the midst of an opioid epidemic, with 78 Americans dying each day from an opioid overdose. The National Institute on Drug Abuse [...]

2018-11-20T13:59:54+00:00September 26th, 2016|

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