Treatment for Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction Prescription drug abuse and addiction is becoming a more common form of substance abuse due to the easy availability of pharmaceuticals from physicians. In most cases of prescription drug abuse, the user was prescribed medication for a temporary or long-term medical condition. Occasionally, individuals begin to use a […]
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Drugs and addiction are now viewed a lot differently than they used to be. The idea of substance abuse and its consequences used to only be mentioned behind closed doors. Today, discussing the topics of the legalization of marijuana and admission to an addiction treatment center is becoming the norm in society, the Economic Voice […]
A new study compared the risks associated with teen alcohol use and teen marijuana use. With the controversial concept of marijuana legalization looming overhead, many are discussing exactly how dangerous the substance is. In January, President Obama stated that he believed marijuana was not more harmful than alcohol. More people are beginning to view marijuana […]
A study from New York University researchers revealed that New York City teens who abuse prescription drugs nonmedically are at a high risk of overdosing. The study authors, from New York University’s Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, investigated overdose knowledge and teens’ experiences for the first time to try and figure out how […]
Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown is making a valiant effort in the war against opioid addiction. He is currently pushing a bill, called The Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act, to try and expand the amount of addiction treatment centers and programs in Ohio, the Columbus Dispatch reported. Currently, the numbers are dismal. A packed house […]
What once was touted as a drug that was immune to addiction now may not be. With the legalization of marijuana underway in two states already, more people are beginning to discuss their growing concerns for the substance and whether it is addictive. The prevalence of marijuana The National Institute on Drug Abuse reported that […]
A researcher from the University of Pittsburgh believes she may have uncovered the solution to cocaine relapse. Yaoying Ma, a research associate and assistant professor of neuroscience at the university’s School of Arts and Sciences, stated that triggering an internal anti-addiction response in the body may help prevent relapse. Her findings were published in the […]
Like it is in so many other major cities, heroin is becoming a serious problem in Chicago, NBC News reported. Locals in the Windy City have even nicknamed a highway known for drug trafficking and sales as “Heroin Highway.” The rise of heroin in Chicago Immense heroin use is not uncommon in Chicago. The city […]
Wisconsin resident Michelle McKenna stood in front of several strangers telling her story about battling alcohol and substance addiction. When she believed she had hit rock bottom, she actually had further to go. McKenna spoke at an event that kicked off Recovery Month in Milwaukee County, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel stated. National Alcohol and Drug Addiction […]
Chicago counties have joined together to fight heroin addiction and overdoses by using tombstones, the Chicago Tribune reported. Residents like Audrey Albright, who lost her son to heroin addiction a few years ago, believe the tombstones are a great idea. Albright openly welcomed placing the tombstones in her yard. The plastic foam tombstones will travel […]