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March 2019

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

January 2019

How the Internet Affects Drug Use

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Addiction|

The internet has completely revolutionized virtually every aspect of our modern society. It has completely changed business, shopping, entertainment, how we access information, and how we communicate and socialize with each other. For the most part, the internet has created a positive impact. But in some ways, the internet has had a considerably negative impact. Beyond the rise of online [...]

Dire Consequences for Women Struggling with Addiction

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Addiction|

Our country is currently struggling with the worst addiction epidemic in its history. The face of addiction and the specific challenges that come with it change year after year. Now, legal prescription drugs are posing an even bigger threat than illegal street drugs. Addiction affects people of all ages, genders, ethnicities, income levels, education levels, locations, and other demographics, yet [...]

Opium – The Original Addiction

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Addiction|

A recent PBS special detailed the history of opium, tracing its roots as far back as 3400 B.C. Humans have been getting high and getting addicted off of opium for over 5,000 years. The opium poppy plant was first cultivated in lower Mesopotamia. The ancient Sumerians, one of the oldest recorded civilizations, referred to the opium plant as the “joy [...]

Celebrities who have Died from Drug Overdoses

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Addiction|

There is an outdated stigma and stereotype about drug addiction that it only affects impoverished, low-educated, inner city communities. The truth is that while different drugs affect different demographics at different rates, but it affects people of all races, socioeconomic classes, ages, genders, religions, locations or any other demographics. Many highly affluent and successful people with prestigious careers have fallen [...]

Video Game Addiction

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Addiction|

Video games have become an extremely popular pastime among young people and adults alike. However, there can be risks on developing some negative consequences if video games are played to excess. It’s important that people realize that extreme cases of video game addictions can be almost as bad as drug or alcohol addictions. Gaming is a multibillion-dollar industry attracting millions [...]

December 2018

Certain Jobs Have Higher Substance Abuse Rates

By |December 5th, 2018|Categories: Addiction|

It seems strange that having a certain job could lead to a higher risk of abusing drugs and alcohol, but that is exactly the case. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute on Drug Abuse have identified certain career fields that have higher incidences of substance abuse. Furthermore, there are certain professions that tend to [...]