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  • The Effects of Steroid Use

    Are Steroids Harmful? Some steroids can be incredibly harmful to those who take them. Conversely, some types are used to help people with inflammatory conditions like chronic bronchitis, but those are categorized as corticosteroids . They are not ...

    ... unwanted short-term effects, which include: Acne. Mood swings. Fatigue. Restlessness/ agitation ... -borne diseases from injection use. Dependence Steroid use may lead to dependency . Dependency on the drug is illustrated ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Steroid Addict

    Help for Steroids Addicts People who are addicted to steroids may need professional help to stop taking the drug . While the dependency that develops may be different from other, more commonly abused substances, anabolic steroids can indeed be ...

    ... notice a strange odor from use of steroid creams. Sudden breakouts of acne can also indicate steroid abuse ... be able to minimize your time on a potentially dangerous drug . Call and our 24-hour hotline will be happy to ... continue reading
  • Steroid Abuse

    Overview of Steroid Abuse Steroids are lifesavers in many situations. For example, corticosteroids open up the lungs to allow for increased breathing during asthma attacks. However, there are steroids that can be incredibly damaging to one's health ...

    ... in the trash or in their bag. Acne is one of the major signs of use. Skin that once looked clear that suddenly ... is a good way to help your loved one get support from a group of people who have been there. In addition, ... continue reading
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  • The Effects of Adderall Use

    Is Adderall Harmful? Adderall is a form of amphetamine prescribed for the treatment of: 1 Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Narcolepsy. It is available in 2 forms : immediate release and extended release. 1 Both forms are suitable for ...

    ... breathing passages. 3 As a result of this, the use of the drug can cause feelings of energy and invigoration, similar to ... in the UK, physicians are advised to refrain from prescribing to children under 5 years old in any ... continue reading
  • Stimulant Drug Abuse

    Stimulants, both illicit and prescription, are known to increase energy and alertness. Prescription stimulants can offer therapeutic benefits when used as prescribed. However, both prescription and illicit stimulants have a high propensity for ...

    ... and over again, the circuit eventually gets used to the presence of the drug and without it, a person can struggle ... HIV, hepatitis, and sexually transmitted diseases from sharing needles and risky sexual behaviors. “Meth ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Dextroamphetamine Use

    Dextroamphetamine is a prescription stimulant used in the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Dextroamphetamine is commonly found under the brand names Dexedrine and ProCentra and a more recently approved ...

    ... addiction. According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug use and Health, an estimated 1.6 million ... shows that emergency room visits involving prescription stimulants increased from about 13,000 to more than 31,000 between ... continue reading
  • Effects of Stimulant Drugs

    Are Stimulants Harmful? Stimulants are a class of substances that increase certain types of cell signaling and amplify various physiologic processes throughout the brain and body. In particular, many types of stimulant drugs are associated with ...

    ... of stimulant abuse can cause damage to the user . From 2005 to 2011, the number of emergency department visits ... of their time seeking out and using the drug. They continue to seek the drug despite adverse effects on their ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Dextroamphetamine Addict

    How to Approach an Addict If someone in your life is struggling with an addiction to dextroamphetamine, you may be experiencing a lot of emotions, such as fear, concern, anger, and frustration. You may be willing to try anything to get them into ...

    ... the associated withdrawal, the process of expelling a stimulant from the body can be unpleasant enough to trigger relapse ... the drug's absence. Investing a lot of time in getting and using the drug. Using dextroamphetamine ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Adderall Addict

    Help for Adderall Addicts Adderall is the brand name for a drug that contains two active ingredients: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine . These ingredients work to stimulate and speed up the body. Doctors use this drug in the treatment of ...

    ... and speed up the body. Doctors use this drug in the treatment of attention-deficit/ hyperactivity ... you find the care you need. We've helped thousands recover from addiction and we can help you too. Is Adderall Addictive? ... continue reading
  • Snorting Adderall

    What is Adderall? Adderall is a prescription stimulant used and abused for its ability to increase energy and mental focus, as well as for its potential to elicit pleasurable feelings at high enough doses 1 . It is prescribed for the treatment of ...

    ... Americans reported misusing Adderall in the past year, either by using it without a prescription or in ways other than prescribed 8 ... The goal of detox is to safely eliminate drugs from the body and reduce the dangers and ... continue reading
  • Dextroamphetamine Abuse

    Dextroamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant prescribed for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. This substance is also known by specific brand names such as Dexedrine, ProCentra or Zenzedi. The ...

    ... Services Administration (SAMHSA). The 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that an estimated 1.6 million Americans ... numbers of high school seniors than in previous years, from 69% in 2009 to 55.1% in 2014. ... continue reading
  • Adderall Abuse

    What Is Adderall? Adderall is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine that is used primarily to treat the symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) . It has benefits with sleep disorders and reported, off-label utility ...

    ... than prescribed. Taking someone else's medication. Purchasing the drug from an illicit source for recreational use. Signs and Symptoms Even medically approved use of Adderall can cause side effects ; abusing the ... continue reading
  • Why Are Amphetamines So Addictive?

    Amphetamines are a class of synthetic drugs that similarly stimulate the central nervous system (CNS). They are prescribed for legitimate use in the management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy and, rarely, in cases of ...

    ... /interpersonal problems. Craving amphetamines when not using them. Developing a tolerance to the drug. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not using (see below). Withdrawal from Amphetamine To think of it simply, when ... continue reading
  • Side Effects of Vyvanse

    Vyvanse is a brand name for the medication lisdexamfetamine that is prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and binge-eating disorders 1,2 . Vyvanse belongs to a class of medicines known as central nervous system (CNS) ...

    ... doses to achieve the same high. Withdrawal symptoms appear with cessation of use. If you or someone you know suffers from an addiction to Vyvanse or any other drug, call our helpline at to speak to a treatment support ... continue reading
  • Adderall Withdrawal

    Adderall, a branded formulation of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine , is a stimulant that doctors prescribe for the management of: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Narcolepsy. As a prescription stimulant, Adderall can be used to ...

    ... the negative consequences that inevitably accompany drug use instead of just the good feelings that come from getting high. Self-talk. Use positive self-talk to counter automatic, pro-drug thoughts that often come with ... continue reading
  • Steroid Overdose

    In general, there are two kinds of steroid drugs: Corticosteroids, which are used for medical issues. Anabolic steroids , which may also have indications for medical use, but are often misused to improve strength, appearance, and athletic ...

    ... this damaging substance and may address any mental health issues that may be contributing to use of these drugs, such as body dysmorphic disorder . A structured treatment program can also help you deal with withdrawal ... continue reading
  • Adderall Overdose

    Adderall - the pharmaceutical combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine - is a prescription stimulant medication primarily used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults 1 . When taken as prescribed, ...

    ... adults between the ages of 18 and 25 using amphetamine drugs like Adderall or methamphetamine 8 . Being aware of ... . Seizures. Loss of consciousness. Symptoms may vary from person to person. If you notice any combination ... continue reading
  • Stimulant Withdrawal

    Stimulants are substances that increase the activity of several neurotransmitter systems throughout the brain, and are capable of creating a state of heightened energy and alertness. Additionally, many of the stimulant drugs elevate physiological ...

    ... the body through abstinence. Stimulants clear from the body relatively quickly, generally within a couple days, depending on the dose and frequency of use. As the drug leaves the body, withdrawal symptoms may set in. The ... continue reading
  • Vyvanse Abuse

    Vyvanse, also known in its generic form as lisdexamfetamine, is a medication used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also approved it for treatment ...

    ... Misuse and abuse of Vyvanse and other prescription drugs occurs when these drugs are used in a way other than indicated by ... to protect young people in their lives from taking their medications and facing the consequences ... continue reading
  • How to Get Help for Dexedrine Abuse

    How to Approach an Addict If you're worried about someone you love using Dexedrine, watch out for use of dextroamphetamine as other brand formulations like Adderall , ProCentra, and Zenzedi. If someone close to you is struggling with an addiction to ...

    ... groups) can be a good way for you to get support from people who understand and can help you care for yourself as you ... questions you can ask yourself to evaluate your use of the drug. You may be addicted to Dexedrine if…. ... continue reading
  • Effects of Desoxyn Abuse

    Desoxyn is a prescription drug that is indicated to treat two conditions 1,2 : Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children 6 and older. Exogenous obesity (obesity due to overeating) in individuals 12 years old or older (on a ...

    ... short term, someone using Desoxyn will experience a range of seemingly positive effects from the substance that include ... mental health, how long they've been taking the drug, and how much they've been taking. Symptoms of ... continue reading
  • Snorting Vyvanse

    Vyvanse is the brand name of a medication prescribed to treat attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and binge eating disorder (BED) 1 . This substance is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that interacts with several ...

    ... the powder 2,4 . While snorting many drugs—such as Adderall (another stimulant) and painkillers like ... About 11,600 of these people sought ER treatment from use of stimulants only while the others required treatment for ... continue reading
  • CVS Digs Deep into the Trend of Stimulant Abuse

    Although drugs like heroin and cocaine tend to grab flashier and more dramatic headlines in the media, arguably the biggest substance issue among young adults and college students is prescription medication. In fact, prescription stimulants are ...

    ... heard the stories…you know, the ones that say using these drugs can help students study round-the-clock and soak ... and Mary colleges have forbidden school clinicians from prescribing stimulants , instead choosing to refer ... continue reading
  • Wellbutrin Abuse

    Bupropion (Wellbutrin, Aplenzin, Zyban) is a drug that is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression, seasonal affective disorder, and to help people stop smoking 1 . Doctors also frequently prescribe bupropion to ...

    ... bupropion abusers may also engage in unusual behaviors connected with obtaining the drug or hiding use from others. These may include requesting Wellbutrin specifically from a physician despite never being prescribed the ... continue reading
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  • Dangers of IV Drug Use: What You Need to Know About Track Marks

    Certain drugs can be injected into the muscle, under the skin, or directly into a vein. The later is the most popular method, as the intense effects of the drug occurs very quickly. Those that use this method will begin to show marks on their body ...

    ... lesions, and bruising. Effects of IV Drug Use A common effect of intravenous drug use is the appearance of collapsed veins. ... blood-borne viruses can also be contracted from using unsterile needles. The two most commonly ... continue reading
  • Neighborhood Watch: Drug Sales Drive Drug Use

    Community prevention organizations have known for many years that one of the best predictors of drug use is what's known as “perception of risk.” In general, the higher the perceived risk for a particular drug, the fewer teens and young adults ...

    ... them to the perceived frequency of drug use and drug sales. Community Influence New York University's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR) used renowned data from the University of Michigan's annual Monitoring ... continue reading
  • Drug Use | Myths

    There are many myths associated with drug use and abuse. Debunking these myths is the first step in understanding how drug use affects society and how we can tackle the problems associated with it head-on. Below are just a few of the myths that need ...

    ... Myths Education can prevent addiction . While a good drug education program can certainly deter some people from trying drugs, education cannot completely prevent drug use and it certainly cannot prevent addiction. Once ... continue reading
  • Drug Use and the Pancreas

    The pancreas plays a major role in the body's digestive system. From blood sugar regulation to digestion, the pancreas is constantly hard at work. However, the pancreas can become inflamed and, over time, accumulate scarring and damage as a result ...

    ... sugar levels. These hormones help to keep sugar levels from getting too high or too low. Insulin is released ... course, the best way to lower your risk is to end all drug use. If you need help, call us today at and we can ... continue reading
  • Social Drug Use is Like Kryptonite to Healthy Relationships

    Heather always feels awkward at parties. She's quiet and shy. She never knows what to say and finds it hard to interact with people in these intimidating settings. To help her “loosen up,” she tries smoking pot before going to a party. Once ...

    ... and sends otherwise shy people like Heather onto the table tops. Not What You Bargained For The rationale behind using drugs is that it “helps” you meet people and interact more. The problem, however, is that it's a ... continue reading
  • The 25 Best Sources for Drug Addiction Research

    1. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) : Aims to bring effective substance abuse prevention to every community; works to improve accessibility to and quality of substance abuse prevention services. 2. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment ...

    ... drug abuse , drug use trends, consequences of drug use, and characteristics of those prone to drug use. 4. Drug ... support for individuals dealing with and recovering from drug abuse . 10. National Abandoned Infants ... continue reading
  • Mirror Mirror: Landmark Study Paints a Portrait of Synthetic Drug Users

    Use of synthetic psychoactive drugs like “ bath salts ” and “Flakka” has been growing in the U.S. and across the world in recent years. The unregulated substances, many of which are sold in bodegas or head shops as “legal highs,” are ...

    ... popular in cities than rural areas. And most synthetic drug users had used alcohol, tobacco or other illicit drugs like cocaine or ecstasy /MDMA. Other drug-related results included: More than 95 percent of subjects who ... continue reading
  • Drug Abuse Program

    A drug abuse program is normally located within a drug treatment center. These centers are licensed and approved facilities that are staffed by experienced physicians, trained therapists, qualified nursing staffs and numerous other support staff. ...

    ... Options For severe cases, long-term inpatient care is the best solution. The range of this drug abuse program averages from 2 to 12 months. The treatment facility is a safe, residential environment with a comprehensive ... continue reading
  • Drug Recovery | Programs

    Understanding Drug Recovery Programs Drug recovery is an ongoing process of denial and acceptance. The body is denied its cravings for drugs, and the mind begins to accept the reasons why drug abuse occurred in the first place. Drug recovery ...

    ... recovery program's primary goal is to help individuals attain a permanent and total abstinence from drug use. It emphasizes the fact that recovery depends upon utilization of all the skills attained to achieve a long ... continue reading
  • What's Your Generation’s Drug of Choice? Let’s Find Out…

    Every generation has its trends. From hairstyles, to music, and yes, even drugs. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) has been studying the drug habits of Americans for decades. Their survey results reveal patterns of drug use among ...

    Every generation has its trends. From hairstyles, to music, and yes, even drugs. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) has been studying the drug habits of Americans for decades. Their survey results reveal ... continue reading
  • Prescription Drug Abuse Problem

    For some time now, the abuse of illicit substances such as marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin has been a persistent national problem. In more recent years, however, our country has seen an alarming rise of prescription drug abuse - now ...

    ... ), and, lastly, stimulants such as dextroamphetamine (Adderall) and methylphenidate (Ritalin). Numbers from SAMHSA's 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) included non-medical usage statistics for these ... continue reading
  • 10 Ways Drug Abuse Hurts You and Those Around You

    Most of us have heard countless times that drug abuse isn't beneficial - the word “abuse” is in the name, after all. But a lot of people don't realize just how dangerous it can be, both to the person using and the people that person loves and ...

    ... when it comes to landing and maintaining a job. In the short term, impaired judgment and lack of sleep from drug use can make you perform poorly the duties you'd otherwise excel at. In the long run, desperation ... continue reading
  • Risk of Counterfeit and Laced Drugs

    Results from the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that approximately 27 million people aged 12 or older were current illicit drug users. That figure amounts to 1 in every 10 people having used illegal drugs in the past month. With a ...

    ... problem. Individuals are taking drugs from friends or strangers without knowing what is in the drug, resulting in unwanted drug interactions. In fact, substance use and sales of adulterated drugs at music festivals has ... continue reading
  • 30 Famous Athletes Who Have Battled Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

    1. Michael Phelps Eight-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps has not only plunged into the water, but into drugs. In 2009, he lost his endorsement contract with Kellogg's after a photo emerged of him taking a hit of marijuana . 2. Dock ...

    ... . He had previously been expelled from the league for cocaine use. 22. Steve Howe In 1992, MLB player Steve Howe became the league's first player to be banned for life due to drug use. 23. Todd Marinovich Football player ... continue reading
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Finding Help for Drug Abuse

    How do I know if I need help? Sometimes it's difficult to tell if you're addicted to a substance, and you may be wondering if you need professional help. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders outlines the signs of a substance use ...

    ... social activities in favor of substance use. Use of the drug in a dangerous situation , such as driving a car. You continue using even when physical or psychological problems result from use. You have become tolerant to ... continue reading
  • An Uncomfortable Truth: Drug Abuse Raises STD Rates

    A new study claims that swingers play a major role in the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STD), but in addition to the sex, it's their drug abuse that is ultimately contributing to this increase. Linking Drugs and STDs Researchers at the ...

    ... or group sex, and/or visit sex clubs for couples.” The researchers found that 48 percent of the swingers used recreational drugs while engaging in sex acts. And that number jumped up to 79 percent if alcohol and erectile ... continue reading
  • Drug Abuse Recovery Program

    No one expects to become addicted to drugs. Drug abuse isn't planned. It does occur however, and finding a drug abuse recovery program becomes an absolute necessity. When recreational or prescription drug use turns into uncontrollable drug abuse ...

    ... and every program will show you how a certain technique will help minimize the need for drug use. These drug abuse recovery tools will help you find alternative ways of dealing with stress, anxiety, depression and ... continue reading
  • Drug Abuse Articles

    Drug abuse articles can provide you with an incredible amount of valuable information. The drug abuse articles provided on this website offer you insight into drug abuse denial, warning signs of teenage drug abuse, drug abuse prevention techniques ...

    ... you suspect that you already have a teen who is abusing drugs, take the “Is your teenager using drugs” quiz. If after taking the quiz and reading the other drug abuse articles on this site you feel you need intervention ... continue reading
  • IV Drug Abuse: 3 Potentially Deadly IV Injection Sites

    The dangers of intravenous drug use are well documented. Although most available information focuses on the very high risk of overdose and the diseases associated with sharing needles (both very real dangers), injecting drugs can also be incredibly ...

    ... and groin. In the crease of the groin, the veins are shallow enough to tempt some intravenous drug users to use this location. This injection site is very dangerous. The femoral vein runs incredibly close to the femoral ... continue reading
  • Positive Workforce Drug Tests Increase for the First Time in a Decade

    A shocking new report released by Quest Diagnostics reveals that the percentage of positive drug tests among American workers has increased for the first time in over a decade. Increased stress in the workplace, a lack of job security, and the trend ...

    ... percent of workers polled admitted a co-worker's use of drugs or alcohol had a negative impact on their job performance. Drugs and Work Just Don't Mix On-the-job drug use creates a long list of problems. In addition to ... continue reading
  • Drugs at School: Are Zero-Tolerance Policies Really Working?

    Adopted over 20 years ago, zero-tolerance drug policies still dominate the conduct codes of most American public schools. In fact, the U.S. Department of Education reports an estimated 88 percent of schools enforce these policies. Zero-Tolerance as ...

    ... . Discrediting “policy-as-a-deterrent” proponents, there was a 60 percent increase in the likelihood of drug use at Victoria zero-tolerance schools. Victoria police involvement was only required 30 percent of the time ... continue reading
  • 7 Things You Don’t Realize About Teenage Drug Abuse.

    It's difficult to convince adolescents of the harmful and potentially deadly effects of drug abuse. After all, teens have an exaggerated sense of invulnerability: “Nothing bad will ever happen to me, regardless of what anyone says, thinks they ...

    ... health issues like anxiety, depression, or trauma lead to drug use; other times, the reverse is true: using drugs worsens mental health. Prolonged drug use side-steps the need to address underlying mental health issues ... continue reading
  • Drug Addiction Quiz

    The drug addiction quiz is designed to provide you an idea of whether a drug addiction or drug abuse problem exists. The drug addiction quiz is not perfect and the drug addiction quiz should only be seen as a guide. Take the drug addiction quiz ...

    ... Has your ever lost a job due to coming in late, mistakes or poor work performance due to drug use? Yes No Has your drug use caused problems or gotten you into trouble at your workplace? Yes No Have you been arrested for ... continue reading
  • Drug Abuse Help

    Drug abuse help is available for everyone. Whether it is for yourself or someone close to you, there is a drug abuse help center with a program to suit you. Our website provides confidential help, free of charge and provides you with a team of ...

    ... drug abuse and addiction to street drugs. Drug abuse help to stop smoking marijuana or using mushrooms ... everyday life skills in order to help you recover from drug abuse and addiction. Relapse triggers need to be ... continue reading
  • Who Manufacturers All these Crazy Semi-Legal Designer Drugs?

    Designer drugs have been subject of much media attention of late, as the Internet has made obtaining them easier than in the past. In many cases, it's simpler to order designer drugs online than to try to obtain street drugs. Designer drugs can be ...

    ... like heroin, cocaine , and marijuana . Designer drugs are drugs created in a lab to mimic popular drugs. Because they are chemically different, though similar, from drugs like heroin , crack , and others, up until 2012 ... continue reading
  • Drug Addiction | Health

    Drug addiction not only adversely affects the addicted individual, it can have a detrimental effect on the family and community. If you or a loved one is fighting a drug addiction, help is available. Call our confidential toll-free Helpline at . ...

    ... Liver and kidney problems Cardiovascular problems Neurological problems If you or someone you know suffers from drug addiction, help is available. Consult with a substance abuse physician or contact a specialist over ... continue reading
  • Six Colossal Drug Abuse Meltdowns and How to Spot the Warning Signs

    It's no mystery that celebrities, as well as the everyday Joe, can have problems with drugs. Because celebrities are in the limelight, though, we often see the drug abuse meltdown of famous people more prominently. The following six meltdowns were ...

    ... for the two expensive bottles of champagne that she took from the bar's kitchen, and he expected her to ... or more prescription amphetamine pills per day. Her prescription drug use was out of control, and the court ordered ... continue reading
  • Drug Addiction is Killing a Huge Number of Inmates

    It's common knowledge that a vast majority of the U.S. prison population is suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. Despite having months, years or even decades to work on themselves and overcome the chains of chemical dependency, almost none of ...

    ... 6 percent of all the prisoners (2,874) died within the first five years of their release. Among those who died from alcohol and drug-related causes, 42 percent of the male deaths and 70 percent of the female deaths came ... continue reading
  • Heartbroken Parents Use Obituaries to Raise Addiction Awareness

    When a loved one passes away, you want to remember them at their best. You want others to remember them at their best. You carefully select the words for their obituary to reflect their life's contributions and all the love and affection you feel ...

    ... for thousands of families across the nation as overdose from drug abuse claims the lives of more than 140 people ... in their child's tragic death. Some choose to use phrasing that leaves the cause of death less clear ... continue reading
  • Drug Abuse Addiction Treatment

    Drug abuse and addiction are problems that can have devastating consequences. Not only can they destroy the affected individual's life, they have a pervasive effect on all those who know or work with the individual. The best hope for recovery is ...

    ... everyone that uses drugs becomes addicted to them. There are various levels or stages of drug abuse ... that those suffering from drug abuse tend to become addicted (Sloboda, 2002). Immediate treatment from a quality ... continue reading
  • Drug And Alcohol Rehab

    When you or a loved one is dealing with a substance abuse situation , drug and alcohol rehab programs are available to help. Call our confidential toll-free Drug Abuse Helpline at . There is always someone available to assist you, 24 hours a day, ...

    ... Holistic medicine Most drug and quality alcohol rehab facilities use a combination of ... . Drug Addiction Hotline Number Alcohol Addiction Hotline Number Detox Centers Near Me Detoxing from Drugs at Home Free Drug Rehab ... continue reading
  • Mars vs. Venus: How Does Gender Affect Prescription Drugs?

    When the book Men are from Mars; Women are from Venus hit book shelves back in 1992, it was a huge hit. By highlighting the differences in men and women, the book's theory is still solidly ingrained in our culture. Though gender equality has come a ...

    When the book Men are from Mars; Women are from Venus hit book shelves back in 1992, it was a huge hit. By highlighting ... females translate directly to prescription drug use . The Link Between Drugs and Gender One of the ... continue reading
  • What’s Your Vote on Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients: Yay or Nay?

    With Obama out of office, Republicans are looking to nix the limits his administration imposed on drug testing the unemployed. Instead, they want to make it easier for states to enact drug screening requirements for various forms of public ...

    ... positive for drug use in states that have implemented these policies,” the Center for Law and Social Policy said in an issue brief last year. “Consequently, operating costs far exceed the fiscal savings from denying ... continue reading
  • The 20 Countries with the Harshest Drug Laws in the World

    United States drug laws are often considered harsh, but the penalties for carrying or trafficking drugs in other countries, particularly those in Central America, South America, and Southeast Asia, can be much more severe. Here are twenty countries ...

    ... criminal offenses in general, and drug offenses are no different. The use of opium is a particular ... Drug addiction hotline number Alcohol addiction hotline number Detox Centers Near Me Detoxing from Drugs at Home Free Drug ... continue reading
  • Drug Abuse Problems

    The Devastating Effects of Drug Abuse and Addiction Drug abuse problems - the myriad repercussions to substance addiction - are typically not high on the list of considerations when someone begins using drugs. Some people become addicted to drugs ...

    ... and behavioral issues associated with drug use. The problems associated with drug abuse extend beyond immediate personal ... death that may result from these accidents aren't always exclusive to the drug user themselves and, ... continue reading
  • Drug Abuse Effects

    Learn More About the Effects of Illicit Drugs Alcohol Bath Salts Cocaine Crack Crystal Meth DMT Ecstasy Flakka Kratom Hashish Heroin Inhalants LSD Ketamine Marijuana Meth Methoxetamine (MXE) Mushrooms Peyote PCP Spice Steroids Stimulants Long-term ...

    ... Abuse, addiction occurs when a chemical dependency to a drug is combined with an overwhelming urge to use the substance. Drug Withdrawal Treatment If you're struggling from a drug addiction, you don't have to battle your ... continue reading
  • 15 Warning Signs That Your Kid May Be Using Drugs

    Kids are a source of worry for every parent. You look after them for years, and you hope that they end up turning our alright. While there are hundreds of books and articles on how to raise your kids, few really work that well, and it's all down to ...

    ... something else, ask your kid about it. Rapidly changing grades are one of the common consequences of drug addiction or use. If you kid goes from being a straight-A student to getting F's or D's, something's changed. Of ... continue reading
  • Injecting Drugs: 9 Hidden Dangers

    Did you know that injecting drugs into your body can increase your risk for a number of health problems? Additionally, did you know that injection-related injuries not only include bruising, scarring, and venous injury, but also infectious diseases ...

    ... . From a social perspective, track marks can further stigmatize PWIDs. In a study, injection drug users ... you can lower your risk of HIV by not injecting drugs or using only new and sterile needles and/or works every time ... continue reading
  • Robert Downey Jr.'s Incredible Comeback from Addiction

    A great Hollywood comeback story, Robert Downey Jr. is now one of the most bankable and highly paid actors in show business, starring in blockbuster comic book films like Iron Man and The Avengers as Iron Man—a role he continued in 2019's ...

    ... The cult filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. also had a substance use disorder and allowed his son to try marijuana at the age ... Near Me Detoxing from Drugs at Home Free Drug Rehab Centers Near Me How to Help a Drug Addict State- ... continue reading
  • Released from Prison…and Still Addicted

    There are over 2.3 million people in American prisons and jails, making the U.S. the most heavily incarcerated country in the world. More than 65 percent of this segment meet medical criteria for substance abuse addiction, but yet are provided with ...

    ... offenders swept into the system is to enact various forms of decriminalization policies for drug use and possession. This not only makes sense from a human standpoint, but a financial one, as well. According to a 2010 ... continue reading
  • Drug Abuse Intervention

    Addiction and Drug Abuse Drug abuse is one of the most serious health risks in the United States. People of all ages can fall into a destructive habit of using illicit or prescription drugs. Over time, the human body builds up a tolerance to the ...

    ... the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 21.5 percent of adults reported using illegal drugs. Resources exist to ... it. If you or someone you know is suffering from a drug addiction, we can help. Call us at today to ... continue reading
  • Why are We Seeing More Drug-Dependent Newborns?

    Drug addiction not only impacts the chemically-dependent, it has serious ramifications on their friends and loved ones. While no one wants to watch someone they care about struggle with addiction, the unborn children of drug-dependent women don't ...

    ... unborn children of drug-dependent women don't get the luxury of choosing. who use during pregnancy, the ... Center, 85 percent of the 106 babies suffering from drug withdrawal are returned to their parents. Robert Sege, ... continue reading
  • Can You Get Addicted to Crack After the First Use?

    Crack, a solid, crystallized form of cocaine , is smoked and taken in through the lungs. Also called “freebase cocaine,” crack was first seen in the US in the 1980s, where it quickly became popular due to its accessibility and relatively low ...

    ... Crack Dangerous? Aside from its ability to quickly result in physical dependence , crack use - especially in binge ... For example, someone with a history of illicit drug use or mental illness may be at particularly high ... continue reading
  • Drug Abuse Centers

    Treatment can be provided on an outpatient, intensive inpatient or residential basis, depending on the type of center. Drug abuse centers are places where health, confidence, and optimism can be restored to people who have lost these positive ...

    ... a level of healthy functioning independent of any drug use. This is accomplished with the help of addiction ... , and sometimes dangerous period of withdrawal from drugs. Once the difficult period of withdrawal and ... continue reading
  • Heroin Use Increasing Across New Demographics, Study Finds

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  • Drug Prevention | Abuse

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    ... resulting from community drug prevention programs far outweigh the financial investment by the community. Programs should make sure to address all aspects of drug abuse. This includes underage use of legal drugs such ... continue reading
  • Workplace Drug Abuse

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  • The 9 Most Expensive Drugs in America

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  • The Effects of Psilocybin Use

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  • Drug & Substance Abuse Rehab

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  • Am I Addicted to Prescription Drugs? How Can I Quit Safely?

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  • The Thief, Pt. II: 7 Things Addiction Steals From Our Loved Ones

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  • LGBTQ and Gay-Friendly Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centers

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  • Drug Abuse Vs. Addiction

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  • Kicking Drugs (and Cravings) to the Curb

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  • Drug Abuse Recovery

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  • 5 Movies That Will Make You Never Want to Do Drugs Again

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  • 30 Famous Musicians Who Have Battled Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

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  • Study: Drug Forums Aren’t Very Helpful if You Want to Get Clean

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  • Side Effects of Demerol Use

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  • History of Drug Abuse

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  • Christian Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers

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  • The Effects of Painkiller Use

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  • 30 Famous Celebrities Who Have Done Drugs and Battled Addiction and Alcoholism

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  • MXE Drug Abuse

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  • Drug Abuse and Cardiovascular Health Risks

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  • Outpatient Treatment Centers for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

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  • Dying to Get High: Half of 2014 U.S. Drug Deaths Caused By Opiates

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    ... About half of all overdoses that year (23,000) came from prescription drugs and another 8,000 were caused by heroin . Heroin use has increased across the country by 50 percent between 2013 and 2014 alone, while seizures ... continue reading
  • Before & After: Physical Effects of Drugs

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  • Side Effects of DMT Use

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  • Drugs and Liver Disease

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  • Drug Abuse Prevention

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  • The Effects of Subutex Use

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  • Marijuana Use and Abuse

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  • The Effects of Ativan Use

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  • How Drug Addiction Hurts Relationships

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