Drug abuse has become a worldwide contagious illness, affecting everyone from individuals to entire communities. Unfortunately, most people still fail to grasp the causes of addiction. One of these is the abuse of over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. Prescription medicine is developed for the main purpose of curing illnesses, but using this in excessive dosages can become […]
Cocaine is a highly addictive illegal drug derived from the leaves of the coca plant. The worst part is that all it takes is to try the drug once to send someone into a pattern of cocaine abuse. Unfortunately, cocaine distribution is rampant, as evidenced by the 14 tons of cocaine seized by law enforcement, […]
When your back aches after sitting in front of your desk all day, taking a painkiller can help relieve your discomfort. Once the pain subsides, there is no need for you to take another pill—and that’s the way it should be. Unfortunately, that scenario isn’t always the case.
Certain drugs are considered dangerous not only due to their addictive nature, but also due to the effects of their long-term use. Many illnesses and disorders are associated with drug abuse. Surely, you don’t want anyone in your family to experience any of these negative effects.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimated 23.9 million Americans aged 12 or older had used or abused illegal drugs and psychotherapeutic medication in 2012. Only 11.2 percent of this population received treatment or rehabilitation in a specialty facility. As such, drug addiction remains to be a big societal problem. It’s affecting the lives of […]
Drug rehab for Orange County residents is often at the top of many concerns of loved ones who have fallen victim to the lure of drugs. However, illegal drugs like cocaine and heroin aren’t the only substances that get abused. Alcohol is another source of substance abuse. Thankfully, an addiction, whether for illegal substances or […]
Consumer Affairs reporter Mark Huffman released information on the continuing increase of alcohol consumption among Americans, ever since the era of Prohibition in the U.S. ended in 1933. Through the years, most people have come to associate heavy drinking with alcoholism. As new studies are keen to point out, however, there is a difference between […]
Wanting or needing something to feel good is only a natural part of being human, and the feeling of pleasure and well-being are made possible by neurotransmitters in the body. Once an imbalance in the interaction between neurotransmitters makes you feel restless or anxious, however, you may end up abusing mood-altering substances to correct this […]
Getting through college is no easy feat considering the pressure involved. While some resort to safe measures to help them stay focused and alert, a rising number of students opt to take stimulant medications that are prescribed for patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In fact, 17 percent, or one in six college students have […]
Successfully completing a drug rehab program gives an addict a second shot at life. Drug or alcohol addiction can ruin people’s lives, affecting their physical and emotional health, decimating their lifestyle, career, personal relationships, and their own ability to grow and thrive as individuals. Getting addicts to recognize their addiction is a huge accomplishment in […]