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March 2019

Doctor Shopping Contributes to Prescription Opioid Epidemic

By |March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Prescription Drugs|

America is in the midst of the worst addiction epidemic in the nation’s history. Trends have changed in regards to which drug is the worst offender at the time, but currently, prescription opioids are by far the biggest threat we currently face. They are responsible for more cases of addiction and more overdose deaths than any other drugs, and statistics [...]

Pet Owners Abusing Veterinary Drugs

By |March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Addiction|

Drug addicts will go to great lengths and find innovative ways to get their high. One trend is that addicts are using their pets or other people’s pets in order to get ahold of veterinary medications they can abuse. This is a relatively new trend, particularly with veterinary opiate painkillers, has gotten more common very quickly. Law enforcement and veterinarians [...]

How to Stay Sober at a Party

By |March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Alcohol|

Parties and other social gatherings can be a lot of fun, but they can also be a major challenge for people in recovery. More often than not, these gatherings will include some kind of alcoholic beverages. While this may be enjoyable for most of the people at the party, it can be a difficult and uncomfortable situation for someone recovering [...]

The Facts About Drugged Driving

By |March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Drug Related Crime|

Drunk driving has plagued our country for decades. As if things weren’t bad enough, some statistics indicate that drugged driving is now an even bigger issue than drunk driving, and one that is only getting progressively worse. Consider the following statistics from the Drug Enforcement Administration and other organizations: Every year, over 8 million Americans over age 12 drive under [...]

Are Drug Services in Jail Effective

By |March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Addiction Treatment|

It has long been debated as to what is the most effective way to deal with criminal drug offenders. When a person is caught using or carrying illegal drugs, they have obviously committed a crime, as using and possessing certain drugs is illegal. The question is, is it really a crime to suffer from an addiction? Many believe that addiction [...]

Addicts Hurting Themselves to Get Painkillers

By |March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Addiction, Opioid Crisis, Prescription Drugs|

Doctor shopping has become an all too common way that addicts use to score painkillers. Addicts will visit multiple doctors and hospitals to try to get multiple prescriptions. Today, however, doctors and hospitals are well aware that this practice is so common, especially when people present themselves with symptoms they can’t identify a cause for. Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs can [...]

Household Items Young People Can Get High From

By |March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Addiction|

Parents always want the best for their children. They want them to be successful, healthy, and happy. One of the greatest threats to a young person’s wellbeing, and one of the greatest concerns of parents, is that of substance abuse and drug addiction. There is no faster way for a young life to be ruined than through drug addiction. Parents [...]

Can a Single Injection Cure Meth Addiction

By |March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Addiction Treatment|

Year after year, it seems there is some kind of new exciting research promising that we can use a pill or medication as a miracle cure for addiction. The shortcoming of these claims is that addiction is not purely a physical issue, but a complex multidimensional issue that involves a person’s mind, emotions, behaviors, and circumstances. Even if a pill [...]

How Some Churches Are Addressing Substance Abuse

By |March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Addiction Treatment, Prevention|

Different groups have different ways of approaching the issue of drug abuse, whether that be government organizations, schools, communities, cities, states, and even churches and religious organizations. There are a lot of different opinions on the matter. It’s important to consider all different perspectives so we can determine which courses of action will be most effective. A recent event to [...]

All About Gateway Drugs

By |March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Addiction|

What exactly is a gateway drug? Is there really such a thing? What distinguishes a gateway drug from other non-gateway drugs? We’ll answer these questions and more. A gateway drug is any substance that became an addict’s first drug of choice. It was the drug that first started them on the path of drug use and experimentation, and acted as [...]