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  • Concurrent Alcohol and Klonopin Abuse

    Each day, millions of people in the US use alcohol . Additional multitudes of people in the U.S. use Klonopin— the brand name for the benzodiazepine , clonazepam . Both substances are relatively safe when used in moderation (or as prescribed, in ...

    ... withdrawal. Motivations for using. Motivations for ending use. People with concurrent dependence on alcohol and Klonopin are ... to the Centers for Disease Control. Klonopin is a particularly dangerous drug for teenagers who ... continue reading
  • Understanding Addiction: A Guide for Families

    If your family member is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, you may feel a range of emotions such as anger, frustration, or sadness. You may want to help, but not know how. The challenges of supporting a family member with addiction can feel ...

    ... role in motivation and reward, and helps to encode behavior, learning, and decision-making. ... don't hesitate to reach out for assistance. American Addiction Centers offers a free and confidential helpline that you can call ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Marijuana Abuse

    Marijuana is the most popular illicit drug to use simultaneously with alcohol . It is a dried, leafy plant that has small, glistening hairs. Most often smoked, marijuana can also be consumed orally when baked into foods such as brownies or cookies. ...

    ... amount of marijuana consumed changes its effects, though ... motivation. Panic attacks. You don't have to live with the effects of substance abuse and addiction. Call today to learn how to find help. Treatment for Alcohol and ... continue reading
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  • Marijuana Addiction: Treatment and Rehab

    Marijuana addiction, otherwise known as marijuana use disorder, is estimated to occur in 10-30 percent of individuals who misuse marijuana. 1 Marijuana addiction has the potential to take a serious toll on your health and well-being. If you suspect ...

    ... types of marijuana addiction treatment centers . The appropriate setting for you can depend on your ... change by helping you identify your reasons and build motivation for wanting to stop substance use. Support groups and ... continue reading
  • Cocaine Addiction: Treatment and Rehab

    Cocaine use and cocaine addiction can be dangerous for your physical and mental health and have a detrimental impact on your life. If you or someone you care about is struggling with cocaine addiction, you know how difficult it can be to stop using ...

    ... It is a useful treatment for preventing relapse and helping maintain long-term abstinence. Motivational Interviewing (MI). This is designed to increase your motivation to make positive life changes and stop cocaine abuse ... continue reading
  • The Scary Facts About Designer Drugs and Legal Highs

    Read Time: 30 minutes Introduction What Are Designer Drugs and Legal Highs? The terms “designer drugs” and “legal highs” are used to refer to substances such as synthetic marijuana and “bath salts” that are engineered in a laboratory to ...

    ... synthetic cannabinoids is murky and constantly changing. Although synthetic cannabinoids have been around for over 20 years, ... others about their problem. Lack of motivation to do something about their addiction. ... continue reading
  • Crystal Meth Addiction: Treatment and Rehab

    Methamphetamine in all forms, including crystal meth, is a frequently abused drug throughout the United States. In fact, results from the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reported an estimated 2.5 million people ages 12 and older ...

    ... in our brain normally associated with motivation and the reinforcement of certain natural behaviors. ... (MET) : Assesses your readiness for change and develops treatment strategies consistent with readiness ... continue reading
  • Mental Health and Drug Abuse

    Chronic drug abuse and mental health disorders are closely related. Individuals who have psychiatric disorders, such as PTSD, bipolar disorder, or depression, may be more likely to abuse substances, and people who abuse substances may be more likely ...

    ... authorities. Secretive or strange behaviors. Appetite or sleep changes. Mood swings, irritability, or angry outbursts. Low motivation. Seeming paranoid for no reason. Bloodshot eyes. Abnormally large pupils. Tremors ... continue reading
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  • 6 Things to Look for in Addiction Treatment Centers for Women

    Drug addiction impacts men and women in different ways, which is why there are many women-only addiction treatment centers. Women who have issues with men or simply want the support of other women may feel more comfortable attending a treatment ...

    ... children. 1,2 Each rehab program is unique and offers different treatment approaches, amenities, and services. Here are 6 things to look for in addiction treatment centers for women. 1. Treatment That Addresses the Whole ... continue reading
  • Health Insurance for Drug and Alcohol Rehab

    If you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, it can feel overwhelming. Getting help through an addiction treatment program is a way to start the road to recovery, but the cost may seem out of reach. While you may be ...

    ... to ensure they receive the proper care for their substance use and/or mental health disorder(s). These levels ... rehabilitation, rehab for women or LGBTQ treatment centers . Perhaps you are looking for outpatient treatment ... continue reading
  • Addiction Self-Assessment Quizzes for Drugs and Alcohol

    Drug and Alcohol Self-Assessment Quizzes Use the following self-assessment quizzes to better understand common signs, symptoms, and behavioral changes related to substance misuse and addiction. The questions used in the following self-assessments ...

    ... common signs, symptoms, and behavioral changes related to substance misuse and addiction. The questions used ... similar to testosterone, which are often used for illicit athletic performance enhancement. While this ... 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 ...

    ... who are funding both the welfare and drug testing programs. “Very few applicants have tested positive for drug use in states that have implemented these policies,” the Center for Law and Social Policy said in an issue ... continue reading
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition characterized by intense, disturbing thoughts and feelings that may develop after someone has experienced or witnessed a life-threatening event, serious injury, or sexual assault. 1 ...

    ... to changes in the brain and behavior and may lead to drug or alcohol dependence and addiction . ... operate the National Center for PTSD and a crisis line for veterans. 17 American Addiction Centers can also assist ... 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 ...

    ... looking for a specific type of rehab treatment, substance related info or additional guides, below are some our popular and recommended. Drug addiction hotline number Alcohol addiction hotline number Detox Centers Near ... continue reading
  • 7 “Rock-Bottom” Myths and the Truth Behind Them

    Of all the popular addiction catchphrases, one has completely saturated the fabric of society and taken on a life of its own. That phrase is “rock-bottom.” When addiction professionals talk about chemical dependency, they often use the phrase ...

    ... Hanging all hope for positive change and recovery on a ... and consistent is important. Even in the face of a relapse, treatment offers benefits. Once those recovery skills become automatic learned responses, the motivation ... continue reading
  • What Do Taxes and Drunk Driving Have in Common? (You’d Be Surprised!)

    Organizations in every state have implemented countless initiatives to reduce drunk driving. Maryland seems to have found one that works. They simply raised the sales tax on alcohol. In 2011, Maryland raised the state sales tax on alcohol from 6 ...

    ... to increase revenues. The hike has generated about $70 million annually, boosting the funds for health and education programs. Mission accomplished. An additional side effect of this increase has surprised researchers ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Subutex Abuse

    Subutex (buprenorphine) is used to treat an addiction to opiates. However, Subutex itself is addictive. Its addictive ingredient is buprenorphine hydrochloride, which reduces the symptoms of dependence on opiates . Subutex contains only ...

    ... 30 and 90 days, but each rehab center has their own program and specified ... for the best recovery program available. You can always overcome an addiction if you have the right support system and a little motivation ... continue reading
  • 21 Powerful Tips to Get and Stay Sober

    The time is now to make a change, and stick to it . The following 21 tips will help you get and stay sober in 2017. 1. Live in the now. You cannot change yesterday or control tomorrow. Focus on doing your best right now. 2. Seek support in nature. ...

    ... change yesterday or control tomorrow. Focus on doing your best right now. 2. Seek support in nature. Fresh air and sunshine are wonderful antidotes for depression and ... help you quiet your mind and center yourself. 8. Don't ... continue reading
  • Waiting for Treatment in Tennessee: The Doctor Will See You Soon

    It's tragic. People are reaching out for help…and there's no one there. As a nation, we're experiencing a severe shortage of treatment options for those struggling with substance abuse. The National Council for Behavioral Health reported shortages ...

    ... Center in Memphis. He's proposing the addition of standardized addiction medicine training to the medical education curriculum. This proposal targets future primary care physicians and recognizes the need for ... change in ... continue reading
  • Rapper’s Shocking On-Stage Antics are Cause for Concern

    A Florida rapper by the name of “Stitches” has earned a name for himself as of late, but for all the wrong reasons. The joker-like face tattoos are enough to take most people aback, but it's the lyrics to Stitches' music and his on-stage ...

    ... , but loyal fan base who are willing to pay up to $60 for meet-and-greets with him after local performances. The rapper has also become notorious for one of the most outrageous on-stage gimmics of all time: giving out ... continue reading
  • So-Called “Legal” Drugs and the Trojan Horse Game

    Are you familiar with the concept of a Trojan Horse? It's pretty on the outside but filled with deadly enemies inside. It creates an appearance of innocence, but is designed with trickery in mind. Legal drugs are a lot like a Trojan Horse. These ...

    ... don't know what is in them…and that's part of the problem. Manufacturers can change the contents without warning. They do this ... pressure, hallucinations, psychosis and death. The Centers for Disease Control reported over ... continue reading
  • Let's Talk Dirty: Opiates, Addiction and Constipation

    Although opioids are effective pain relievers, they can do a number on your health and overall body systems. One of the most negatively affected body systems is your gastric system. What's more, long-term use or addiction to opiates can paralyze ...

    ... , ranging from natural solutions to diet changes and supplements. Interestingly, a diet high in ... of Drug Evaluation III in the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Take Proactive Healthy Steps Instead of ignoring ... continue reading
  • Home Alone: Binge-Drinking and Motherhood

    Not too long ago, I had dinner with one of my high-school friends - someone I hadn't seen in several years. I remember thinking she had a picture-perfect Facebook life - a hot husband, two beautiful kids and an enormous house in Scottsdale. That's ...

    ... at least three times a month, consuming an average of six drinks per occasion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . The increase in alcohol consumption isn't limited to young singles. In a recent ... continue reading
  • CDC Issues Urgent Call for More Needle Exchange Programs

    The controversy over needle exchange programs is nothing new. It's been debated for decades. What's new is the CDC's latest report that shows a change in trends. According to the recent report , new HIV infection numbers are growing and we don't ...

    ... drugs, more people are sharing needles, and there are more places not covered by syringe service programs.” Changing Laws After banning the use of federal funds for syringe programs in 2011, Congress reconsidered in ... continue reading
  • Shooting Up: How Far Would You Go For a Fix?

    IV drug users can quickly find themselves in desperate situations. They often lack clean needles, pure water and other supplies needed to shoot up, prompting many of them to improvise. And for a large segment of the population, improvising means ...

    ... alcohol, but that doesn't make the needles sanitary. Sadly, this practice is the culprit for infections and diseases like AIDS and Hepatitis C. The Binky: Needles might be hard to come by in prison, but that certainly ... continue reading
  • 10 Things to Look for in Faith-Based Treatment Centers

    Spirituality is at the center of many people's lives. Faith is a powerful catalyst for change for many individuals battling addiction. Secular treatment centers that lack a spiritual component may not necessarily be effective for people with strong ...

    ... catalyst for change for many individuals battling addiction. Secular treatment centers that lack a spiritual component may not necessarily be effective for people with strong religious or spiritual faith and beliefs. For ... continue reading
  • Cocaine and the Ultimate Battle of Neurons

    Sean was ready to give up. His brother, Tony, seemed to be a lost cause. After years of cocaine use, Tony had been through three rehab programs and countless relapses. Each time, Sean hoped for the best, only to have his hopes crushed by cocaine . ...

    ... It completely disrupts the dynamic and changes Tony's brain. With his first dose of cocaine, we would see Tony's urge neurons increase in activity and the control neurons decrease. The balance shifts for a bit, but it is ... continue reading
  • The Use and Abuse of Date Rape Drugs

    Although Bill Cosby has been making headlines for his alleged use of date rape drugs, sexual assault cases involving these substances have been a problem in the U.S. for decades and continue to be a growing trend. What's more, many young adults and ...

    ... the effects are “paralyzing.” The symptoms kick in approximately twenty to thirty minutes after taking the drug and may last for up to twelve hours. Users can become so incapacitated that they collapse to the floor, eyes ... continue reading
  • Teens Are Smoking and Drinking Less

    National, state, and large urban school district surveys are conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) every two years among high school students across the nation. Known as the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), the survey ...

    National, state, and large urban school district surveys are conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) every two years among high school students across the nation. Known as the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance ... continue reading
  • Shocking Report: Bars and Liquor Stores Impact Suicide Rates

    Suicide is tragic no matter what the circumstances. When compared to the general population, however, reports indicate the heartbreaking act is a staggering 120 times more prevalent among adult alcoholics. As if that weren't enough, alcohol abusers ...

    ... being the sole culprit. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that: 31 percent of suicides between 2000 and 2009 involved a combination of alcohol and prescription medication 2 percent of these ... continue reading
  • Vivitrol's New and Controversial Role in Prisons

    When I was in prison, the majority of inmates struggled with substance abuse. And because the prison system did very little (if anything at all) to rehabilitate us, it wasn't unusual for those who were released to almost immediately overdose or ...

    ... Vivitrol injection once per month for six months were opiate-free 90 percent of the time, said Emily Feinstein , the director of Health, Law and Policy at The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse. “Those who ... continue reading
  • CDC Wants Medicaid to Restrict Access to Methadone for Pain

    Methadone is in the hot seat again. Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urged Medicaid to restrict access to the drug, citing that methadone - when prescribed for pain, not for opiate addiction - accounted for ...

    ... this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urged Medicaid to restrict access to the drug, citing that methadone - when prescribed for pain, not for opiate addiction - accounted for one in four ... continue reading
  • Virginia Wants Treatment - Not Jail - For Its Addicted Citizens

    During the four years I was in prison, I met hundreds and hundreds of women. Many were first-time, nonviolent offenders - and almost all were battling some type of chemical dependency. For those with substance abuse problems , incarceration did ...

    ... . The survey polled a representative sample of 1,000 across Virginia and involved telephone interviews taken last December. It was conducted by the Center for Public Policy at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government ... continue reading
  • Kicking Drugs (and Cravings) to the Curb

    If you're reading this, chances are you or your loved one is on the road to recovery, so congratulations! Thinking about ways to combat cravings and prevent relapse are among the most important steps you can take to maintain a sober lifestyle. It ...

    ... prepare against relapse. Read this article to learn how you can kick drugs and cravings to the curb for once and for all. Avoid Triggering and Tempting Situations A great way to arm yourself against relapsing is to avoid ... continue reading
  • What Are Bath Salts and Why Are They So Dangerous

    No, we're not talking about actual bath salts. That would be unfortunate and rather painful. If you've ever accidentally got a fizzy drink up your nose (we would mention one of the leading brands of cola products, but that could be confusing), ...

    ... by storm. Bath salts are the street name for these drugs, and they're named bath salts as the crystals ... the chemical more potent. They shove electrons into the center of the molecule so that it binds more strongly in ... continue reading
  • Party Culture and Substance Use

    Three out of five college students actively drink alcohol, and more than half of them practice binge drinking - or drinking enough to significantly raise blood alcohol content (BAC) levels in a short span of time. Typically, this means four drinks ...

    ... . Perhaps Manhattan's glitz and glamor change standard social norms and toss a blanket over addiction ... or alcohol addiction, it is time to seek help. For more information, visit DrugAbuse.com . Sources https://www.fbi ... continue reading
  • Facing Reality: 8 Shocking Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics

    It's no secret that drugs and alcohol can have detrimental consequences on your mind, body, and life. They are indiscriminate in who they affect; anyone who abuses alcohol or drugs is at risk for developing an addiction. Although sometimes glorified ...

    ... substances, driving under the influence, or engaging in physical fights. Overdose is one main reason for emergency department visits and it most commonly occurs when two drugs are combined. 8. Only about 11% of those ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and DXM Abuse

    Alcohol and DXM are both potentially addictive substances. Problematic use of each can lead to a range of negative health effects. When taken together, their effects are heightened, and the dangers of each are potentiated, and so is the danger. The ...

    ... last beyond use. And there is no debate about the potential for addiction and potentially life-threatening ... teens.Reports from the American Association of Poison Control Centers claim that: More than 38,000 cases related ... 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 ...

    ... in individual and group therapy, and be educated in methods to make sustainable life changes and skills ... the preparation for lasting post-treatment recovery, many inpatient and outpatient drug abuse centers will utilize ... continue reading
  • Drug and Alcohol Rehab for Veterans

    Veterans frequently face a range of challenges as they readjust to civilian life after separation from the military. Substance use, mental health disorders, service-related injuries, and chronic pain are common among veterans. 1 Veterans are at a ...

    ... Symptoms may include: 4,18 Changes in appetite and/or weight. Feelings of guilt, hopelessness ... centers around the country that are equipped to offer effective, high-quality treatment for veterans struggling with SUDs and ... continue reading
  • Holiday Highs and Lows

    For many Americans, the end of the year brings images of happy families gathered around a Christmas tree, big dinners of turkey and stuffing, holiday music, and cozy fires. For others, the holidays can be a much darker and more difficult time - a ...

    ... for-many-283503651.html http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh23-4/263-271.pdf http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/brain-and-behavior/articles/2011/07/15/drinking-alcohol-may-prolong-not-relieve-stress ... continue reading
  • The Dos and Don'ts of Ritalin Recovery

    His paper was due tomorrow and Darren had barely started (if you count typing his name and the title of the paper as “started”). What Darren had really started to do was panic. He knew he'd have to stay up all night to finish, but he was already ...

    ... or Mountain Dew, he remembered something a classmate said a week or so before. “I popped one pill, and I stayed awake for hours. I was so focused, I finished a week's worth of assignments in one night.” The guy had ... continue reading
  • Addiction in the Medical Field: Balancing Healing and Hiding

    Medical professionals work hard to heal the sick, but underneath those white lab coats and cartoon scrubs, many are secretly struggling with the disease of addiction. Working in the healthcare field can feel like a pressure cooker at times. The ...

    ... by visiting your state's board of health website. Medical professionals spend their lives caring for others; asking for help and admitting there's a problem doesn't come easy. However, when you're quite literally ... continue reading
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Across Generations

    Substance abuse - both of alcohol and/or illicit drugs - has always maintained a consistent presence in American culture. As new drugs have been developed over the decades, their popular use has gone hand in hand with sweeping societal changes. From ...

    ... changes. From the hallucinogens and barbiturates of the '60s and '70s to the cocaine and meth crazes of the '80s and ... early 40s. Marijuana was the second-most-used drug for all of the generations - but as you might expect ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Oxycodone Abuse

    If you are concerned about yourself or someone else who has been combining alcohol and oxycodone, it is no surprise. These two substances should never be combined, as doing so heightens the dangers inherent to each individual substance. Alcohol and ...

    ... to attend a private or luxury treatment center, an executive treatment center where you can continue working as you ... 's biggest consumer of hydrocodone and oxycodone. Opioids are to blame for the biggest proportion of the ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Clonazepam Abuse

    Clonazepam is a drug that is prescribed for some types of convulsive disorders and panic disorders, among other mental health disorders. It also goes by the name Klonopin and it is a type of benzodiazepine that provides a tranquilized experience. It ...

    ... taking the drug but can't control your use, and experience financial trouble like losing your job or bankruptcy ... of the people admitted to treatment centers or the hospital for clonazepam addiction are also abusing another ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Alprazolam Abuse

    Alprazolam, more commonly known by the brand name Xanax , is an anti-anxiety and panic disorder medication. Alprazolam is part of a class of drug called benzodiazepines , which have the potential to be addictive. Benzodiazepine medication is ...

    ... persistent changes to normal brain functioning and may ... and addiction. Someone suffering from a co-occurring addiction should seek out a rehab center that is experienced in medically managing the withdrawal process for ... 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 ...

    ... 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 (CSAT) : Aims to improve the lives of ... continue reading
  • 30 Famous Celebrities Who Have Done Drugs and Battled Addiction and Alcoholism

    1. Drew Barrymore Former child star Drew Barrymore's drug abuse in her teenage years found her controversial fame, including two trips to rehab that motivated her to get back on track with her career. 2. Mary-Kate Olsen “Full House” actress ...

    ... star Mischa Barton has gotten more press for drug use than for acting. Her DUI and marijuana possession have kept her in the ... 1970s. Wearing only sweatpants, he fled a rehab center in 2002. 10. Robert Downey Jr. Although ... continue reading
  • Sedative Detox and Withdrawal

    Sedatives are a class of drugs that depress, or slow down, the central nervous system. This substance class encompasses a wide variety of drugs, the most common of which include: Benzodiazepines (treats anxiety and seizures). Barbiturates ...

    ... independently, or in combination with each other - can lead to serious health problems and medical complications, so getting help for a sedative abuse problem is very important. Detoxing from sedatives can give rise to ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol And Cocaine Abuse

    Concurrent Alcohol And Cocaine Abuse Cocaine is a profoundly addictive stimulant drug that produces euphoria, increased energy, and talkativeness. It is most often snorted or dissolved in water and injected into a vein. Due to the short duration of ...

    ... Nearly half a million adults reported cocaine use in 2014, per the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ). Teen Drinking And Cocaine Abuse A few decades ago, teens showed an extremely high interest ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Ativan Abuse

    Ativan is a sedative anxiolytic, or anti-anxiety medication , with effects similar to those of other drugs in its class, such as Valium and Xanax. Ativan is the trade name for lorazepam, which is part of a class of drug called “benzodiazepines” ...

    ... poly-substance abuse include: Inpatient treatment : You reside at the rehab center for a set period of time and receive comprehensive care that typically include an intake evaluation, monitored detoxification, individual ... continue reading
  • Opioid Epidemic Coming for the Elderly

    How Common is Opioid Abuse in the Elderly? Close your eyes and imagine an opioid addict. Who do you see? Would you think of a young, poor male injecting heroin and obsessing over how they will need to score their next hit to satisfy their compulsive ...

    ... Older people may develop some insufficiencies in liver and kidney functioning, and this can make it harder for the drugs to be eliminated from the body. 5 Other issues like changing body composition (e.g., increased fat ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Tramadol Abuse

    Tramadol is scientifically known as tramadol hydrochloride, and it works as an acting analgesic (painkiller) affecting the central nervous system. Tramadol is also known by the brand names: Ultram. Ultracet. Alcohol also acts as a central nervous ...

    ... drinking some alcohol in the past 30 days with almost 14% of those drinkers binge drinking (Center for Behavioral Statistics and Quality). Statistics on tramadol abuse among teens isn't as readily available, but the DEA ... continue reading
  • 30 Famous Musicians Who Have Battled Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

    1. Ozzy Osbourne Rockstar Ozzy Osbourne has long struggled with addiction. In fact, his heavy alcohol and drug abuse led to him being fired from Black Sabbath in 1978. 2. Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain got to know his wife Courtney Love while they used ...

    ... ended up in a 96-hour coma. 18. Jerry Garcia Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead faced multiple charges and arrests for drug possession over the course of three decades. 19. George Harrison Although all of the Beatles were ... continue reading
  • Crack History and Statistics

    Crack cocaine is a highly addictive drug of abuse that has intense stimulant properties. Typically, the user will feel a rush of excitement and energy that accompanies the euphoric delivered by the substance. Crack is a type of cocaine. This means ...

    ... faced an increased prevalence of the drug that was centered in the United Kingdom. No one deserves addiction. ... years. See the chart below for more information of price changes. Cocaine and the Law Crack cocaine is illegal ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Opiate Abuse

    Prescription opiates are effective in the treatment of pain, but they have the potential to be addictive and, in fact, many people are struggling with an opiate painkiller addiction. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, opioids ...

    ... Use America's Addiction to Opioids: Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse Call us at if you are ready to live a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle and are looking for information on rehab centers for your addiction to opiates ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Ketamine Abuse

    About Alcohol and Ketamine Ketamine (also called Special K, Kit-kat, Vitamin K, Super Acid and, simply, K) is a dissociative anesthetic that - as a legitimate pharmaceutical agent - continues to be manufactured for both veterinary and human medical ...

    ... It has a strong, bitter taste and is sometimes diluted in drinks for use as a date rape drug due ... and alcohol addiction. Dual diagnosis : Some treatment centers specialize in treating co-occurring substance addiction and ... continue reading
  • 20 Genius Minds and the Drugs they Were Addicted To

    Intelligence doesn't preclude people from taking drugs any more than fame does. When those who are under stress need to relax, some turn to drugs or drink as an escape from reality. Others do it because they believe it enhances their creativity or ...

    ... By Unknown Edgar Allan Poe is considered a major figure in the American Romantic movement, and he is famous for his poems and stories, many of which dealt with the macabre. “Quoth the raven, 'Nevermore'” is perhaps one ... continue reading
  • Drugs and Devotion

    Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Why do some people seem compelled to experiment and others live their entire lives without ever taking a single puff, snort, sniff, or dose of an illicit substance? Thanks to decades of social studies, we now know ...

    ... to see clear differences between places that have very high and very low levels of religiosity. The data for our religion map come from Pew Research Center, which, as part of its Religious Landscape Study, compiled a ... continue reading
  • How to Pay for Rehab

    When you are struggling with a substance use disorder, one of your first thoughts might be how to pay for rehab. This is a natural concern for many since they're not sure if health insurance covers the cost of rehab. However, whether you are paying ...

    ... state-funded rehab vary by state, so it's best to check with the rehab center in your area for information about what financial grants and programs they offer. Some of the types of treatment programs you can find at a ... continue reading
  • Drugs on Mars and Venus

    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus is one of the most iconic books of the '90s, having sold more than 50 million copies. Its core theory is that men and women often think and act in dramatically different ways because of fundamental differences ...

    ... comes to gender differences, 1.7 times more men than women said they had used cocaine at least once before, and for crack cocaine, twice as many men said they'd tried it. Heroin, although it has one of the lowest overall ... continue reading
  • Media and Infographics

    From the substance abuse dangers to intervention tips, nothing communicates drug and treatment facts like imagery. DrugAbuse.com produces videos, slideshows, and infographics to clarify the facts about substance abuse and addiction treatment. ...

    ... disorder in 2015, and even more went unreported and untreated. Understanding the ins and outs of substance abuse and addiction can help prevent drug abuse, prepare addicted individuals for treatment, and help loved ones ... continue reading
  • Effects of Crystal Meth Use and Abuse

    What is Methamphetamine? Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant that can have long-lasting effects on your body. This is a man-made substance that, with the advent of other more efficacious prescription stimulants, now has limited ...

    ... include: An intense, initial “rush” that may persist for 30 minutes. Higher motivation to accomplish goals. Confidence/feelings of improved intellect and ability to solve problems. Unsurprisingly, the desirable effects ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Valium Abuse

    There are several alcohol and Valium facts that everyone should know. Like alcohol, Valium is a central nervous system depressant. Valium is typically used to treat anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia and seizures. Although Valium can be used to get ...

    ... immediately be transferred to a medical facility for treatment. Young Americans who don't ... and put their lives back together. It is possible to get sober, and all you need is a good support structure and self-motivation ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Codeine Abuse

    Codeine phosphate is an opioid analgesic drug — otherwise known as a painkiller or narcotic. It is a relatively mild narcotic, but when used in large amounts, it can still be quite dangerous. Typically, codeine is prescribed to treat mild to ...

    ... where drinking alcohol is deemed cool or acceptable, even for those below the legal age of 21 (NIAA, 2013 ... strong support system. All you need is a bit of motivation and you'll get on the right path towards living clean. ... continue reading
  • Marijuana Use and Abuse

    What Is Marijuana? Marijuana refers to the leaves, flowers, and extracts of the plant Cannabis sativa and several closely related species commonly known as hemp. Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States and is known by a ...

    ... on memory-related tasks and cause a decrease in motivation and interest in everyday activities. ... year among high school seniors has held fairly steady for the last few years and decreased slightly from 36.4% in 2013 to 35 ... continue reading
  • The Harmful Effects of Drugs and Alcohol

    It should come as no surprise that drugs and alcohol can have negative effects on your life. Although sometimes it may be difficult to imagine, the abuse of these substances can change everything from your body to your bank account. This can include ...

    ... it. Everything about you will begin to change, including your personality, memory, and bodily processes that you might currently take for granted. Health Complications Drug and alcohol use impacts nearly every part of ... continue reading
  • Russian Roulette: The Hidden Dangers of Cutting Agents in Cocaine and Heroin

    In the United States, more than 47,000 people die from drug overdoses every year . To make matters worse, drug deaths have recently surpassed both automobile and firearm accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in the country. There's no ...

    ... ) over time (from 1980 to 2014). We then analyzed a University of Lausanne study of cutting agents for cocaine and heroin which was conducted over nine years. We used this information to uncover the dangers of ingesting ... continue reading
  • Marijuana and Breastfeeding

    Cannabis (also called marijuana) is the most commonly used drug during pregnancy. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), there were 78,000 pregnant women who reported using marijuana in the past month 1 . While many feel ...

    ... and mood changes 3 . For this reason, women are usually advised to avoid cannabis while pregnant and ... , ask about availability of childcare before picking a center. Outpatient treatment, outside of a facility : Outpatient ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Methylphenidate Abuse

    Many people use methylphenidate to improve their lives and help manage certain mental health symptoms. However, many abuse this drug in an attempt to achieve a high or even to alleviate their symptoms more than the prescribed dose will. Further, ...

    ... Liver disease. Cardiac disease. Depression and irritability. Poor energy. Change in sleep patterns. Alcohol and Methylphenidate Abuse Treatment Treatment for psychological addiction and physical dependence varies widely ... continue reading
  • Dual Diagnosis: The Link Between Addiction and Mental Health Disorders

    If you're suffering from a mental health issue, you may find yourself turning to drugs or alcohol to help you cope with the symptoms. Similarly, if you regularly abuse drugs or alcohol, you may find yourself with symptoms of a mental health disorder ...

    ... from, you have a “dual diagnosis” and it's vital that you find the right treatment for it. You may also hear a dual ... Feeling hopeless or helpless. Weight gain/loss. Changes in sleeping habits. Loss of energy. Feeling ... continue reading
  • Symptoms and Signs of Substance Abuse

    How to tell if Someone is Using Drugs Drug use affects people from all walks of life and all socioeconomic statuses. Whatever the reason a person starts taking drugs, whether recreationally or as prescribed, tolerance, patterns of increased use, ...

    ... Whether you're looking for a specific type of rehab treatment, substance-related info. or additional guides, below are some of our most popular and recommended. Inpatient Rehab Programs Detox Centers Near Me Detoxing ... continue reading
  • Methadone and Suboxone: What’s the Difference Anyway?

    An estimated 1.9 million people in the U.S. are addicted to prescription opioid drugs. Although there is no magical drug to treat opiate addiction, as part of a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) approach, there are a handful of treatment ...

    ... in $1.55 billion. That was more than sales were for Adderall and Viagra combined in that same year. How Long Do I ... bit. It's really up to your treatment center and your individual history with substance abuse. What If ... continue reading
  • Anxiety and Substance Abuse

    It can be difficult to manage an anxiety disorder or a substance use disorder, and it can be even more difficult to manage both disorders when they co-occur together. When a mental health disorder, such as an anxiety disorder, and a substance use ...

    ... severe anxiety surrounding socialization, commonly centering around fears of being being embarrassed ... changes in how the brain works because of the substance. 9, 10 Risk factors are similar for anxiety and SUDs, and ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and PCP Abuse

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse describes PCP as a serious and illegal hallucinogen that started as a clinical sedative and anesthetic, but was discontinued and made illegal upon discovery of its extremely negative and unpredictable effects. In ...

    ... Health finds that drinkers under 15 are 5 times more likely to develop dependence. The Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality finds that 10 percent of American parents abuse alcohol in the presence of their ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Bath Salts Abuse

    Bath Salts: A Dangerous Synthetic Drug Even though few people mention “bath salts” when they discuss addictive drugs, this new misnamed category has grown astronomically in popularity over the past several years. “Bath salts” are actually ...

    ... and MDPV causes changes in neurochemical function, amplifying perception, behavior, mood and thought. Bath salts became drugs of choice for ... prolonged periods of time at a rehab center . The National Institute of Health ... continue reading
  • PCP History and Statistics

    “Angel Dust”, “Animal Trank”, “Rocket Fuel” - these are only some of the street names used to reference the drug PCP (Phencyclidine) , an infamous hallucinogenic (more specifically a dissociative drug ), often sought for it's ability to ...

    ... a dissociative drug ), often sought for it's ability to create the delusion of supreme strength, euphoria, and enhanced sexual and social abilities. The National Drug Intelligence Center has estimated that in the US ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Inhalant Abuse

    Alcohol and inhalants are two of the most commonly abused substances, especially among a younger population. The Centers for Disease Control logs more than 4,300 deaths per year from underage drinking and abuse . According to the Foundation for a ...

    ... Health finds that drinkers under 15 are 5 times more likely to develop dependence. The Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality finds that 10 percent of American parents abuse alcohol in the presence of their ... continue reading
  • Xanax Overdose, Risks and How Much it Costs

    What is Xanax? Xanax (generic name alprazolam) is a fast-acting benzodiazepine drug and central nervous system depressant—a grouping that includes several other sedative, hypnotic, and anxiolytic drugs. 1,2 When taken as prescribed, Xanax can be ...

    ... you still need to go to work or live at home. Depending on your program and your individual situation, you'll visit the treatment center for treatment—this could be every day for a quick check in, a few hours a day, or ... continue reading
  • Heroin History and Statistics

    History Heroin is a powerful opiate narcotic that has no legal medical use in the US. Outside of the US, pharmaceutical grade heroin is still produced for limited therapeutic use. It is occasionally prescribed for severe pain in countries such as ...

    ... . A 2015 study published in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report examined data from the NSDUH and the National Vital Statistics System and reported the following trends in ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Fentanyl Abuse

    Alcohol and Fentanyl Abuse Alcohol and fentanyl are drugs of dependence that are dangerous and highly addictive. Frequent or long-term use can result in many negative consequences, including death. Concurrent substance use disorders involving ...

    ... health treatment. Residential treatment . 12-Step Programs. Along with therapy and medication, aftercare planning and relapse prevention are paramount for someone in recovery. Working with a treatment team, the patient ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Vicodin Abuse

    Alcohol and Vicodin can both be harmful to your health, but when used together, the negative effects can build upon each other. Vicodin, which contains hydrocodone and acetaminophen, is a prescription opioid used to manage a number of acute pain ...

    ... will speak with a treatment support specialist who can help you find the best recovery center for you. For further reading on alcohol and Vicodin, please see: The Effects of Vicodin Abuse The Effects of Alcohol on the ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Suboxone and Alcohol and Abuse

    About Alcohol and Suboxone Alcohol Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance by both teenagers and adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In fact, the CDC found that in any given month, 25% of high ...

    ... abused substance by both teenagers and adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). ... the signs and symptoms of Suboxone abuse . However, some signs may include: Changing moods or ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Ambien Abuse

    Ambien is the brand name for the sedative-hypnotic (i.e., sleep aid) drug, zolpidem. It is a central nervous system depressant, meaning that it slows down brain activity. Ambien is available in both immediate and extended release formulations. Drugs ...

    ... . Confusion. Hallucinations. Respiratory arrest. Coma. Death. Treatment for Co-occurring Alcohol and Ambien Addiction Rehab centers can treat co-occurring alcohol and Ambien abuse. Withdrawal from alcohol alone can be ... continue reading
  • Free, National and 24-Hour Narcotics Hotline Numbers and Resources

    Call Now What Are Narcotics? Narcotics, commonly referred to as opioid pain relievers, are only used for severe pain if other pain relievers do not help. 1 The drugs not only help relieve severe pain but also produce euphoric effects, giving them ...

    ... suggestions on next steps. Hotlines include: American Addiction Centers' (AAC's) free national hotline. You can contact us for free at . Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) : This is ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Phenobarbital Abuse

    The Problem of Alcohol and Phenobarbital Abuse Phenobarbital (trade name: Luminal) is a prescription barbiturate that is used primarily as an anticonvulsant to treat patients with seizures. Phenobarbital has been used to treat many different types ...

    ... . Phenobarbital has been used to treat many different types of seizures for over 100 years. It is also used occasionally for insomnia and anxiety and to treat withdrawal symptoms caused by other drugs such as alcohol . ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Percocet Abuse

    Percocet is the brand name for a mixture of oxycodone , one of the strongest opioids, and acetaminophen , the main component in over-the-counter fever reducers like Tylenol. An opioid is a synthetic derivative of opium, and it is commonly used in ...

    ... more about how to help a Percocet addict by calling our helpline at . Treatment for Co-occurring Alcohol and Percocet Addiction 12-step Programs Many people dependent on painkillers are afraid of the dramatic withdrawal ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Norco Abuse

    Norco, which is the brand name for hydrocodone is a narcotic pain reliever. If you are misusing Norco, your body may be dependent on the drug, ultimately resulting in addiction. Concurrent alcohol and Norco abuse occurs when someone is using both ...

    ... learn more about the withdrawal process, what activities the treatment center provides and the type of counseling and rehab programs they offer for this type of addiction. The more you find out, the more likely you to ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol And Ecstasy Abuse

    Ecstasy may make its users feel ecstatic for a time, but when abused with alcohol , it can cause seriously negative effects on your health and even kill you. Even as the name for this drug changes to the more-friendly “Molly,” it does not mean ...

    ... health and even kill you. Even as the name for this drug changes to the ... For Co-occurring Alcohol And Ecstasy Addiction Many treatment centers offer special help for people struggling with concurrent use of Ecstasy and ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Adderall Abuse

    Anyone at risk for alcohol or Adderall abuse should know several facts about both drugs. Both drugs are fairly common, and both can be lethal if used in conjunction or in large amounts separately. Adderall is an amphetamine, which means it is a ...

    ... pressure. Excessive mood changes. Abnormal heart rhythm. ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015). Resources, Articles and More Information For those interested in alcohol and Adderall articles, resources, and ... continue reading
  • Understanding Naloxone and Narcan

    Naloxone, also known by brand names such as Narcan and Kloxxado, can be a lifesaving medication when used promptly in cases of opioid overdose. 1 If you or someone you care about takes prescription opioid medication or uses illicit opioids such as ...

    ... save the woman's life. 13 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says pregnant women can safely ... and include anxiety or agitation, rapid heart rate, sweating, nausea, vomiting, tremors, and changes ... continue reading
  • Cocaine History and Statistics

    History Cocaine is a drug derived from the South American coca plant ( Erythoxylon coca ). It is a powerful stimulant and popular recreational drug . However, there are legitimate medical uses for cocaine as a topical anesthetic used in certain ...

    ... perception of cocaine changed from that of a harmless and beneficial medicine, to a dangerous and addictive vice ... on the use of cocaine and other drugs and made it illegal for physicians to prescribe cocaine or narcotics ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Concerta Abuse

    Simultaneous abuse of Concerta, a central nervous system stimulant, and alcohol, a depressant substance, can have numerous effects on the body . Unbeknownst to many users, each substance can effectively increase the dangers of the other. Substance ...

    ... life-threatening . Many inpatient treatment centers offer monitored withdrawal and detox as an early part of ... advisor about finding the perfect recovery program for you. Key Statistics Concerta abuse is increasingly ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Xanax Abuse

    Facts on Alcohol and Xanax Alprazolam (brand name Xanax) is an anxiolytic prescription medication. Xanax is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. It belongs to the benzodiazepine class of drugs and is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant. ...

    ... addiction often enroll in inpatient or residential programs as they provide 24/7 supervision and care while you reside at the center for the duration of the program. Residential rehab : Residential treatment is a type of ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Methadone Abuse

    It's important to know the facts about drinking and methadone. Alcohol and methadone can both cause a range of profound effects and both substances have the potential to cause addiction. Combining these two substances can be even more devastating ...

    ... that otherwise could lead to a relapse. Treatment for abuse of any one substance should include any other substances an individual is abusing, as well. Rehab centers and rehab programs will generally be able to assist ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Meth Abuse

    Methamphetamine is a potent stimulant that produces both an addictive high and a slew of negative effects. When combined with alcohol, the effects may be even more harmful. Meth is a fine, odorless, white powder that is typically smoked, snorted, or ...

    ... aged 12 to 17 in 2009. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control logs over 4,300 deaths per year from alcohol abuse by underage drinkers. Resources, Articles and More Information To learn more about alcohol ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Lortab Abuse

    Substance abuse experts indicate that it is never safe to mix alcohol and Lortab . Although Lortab is a relatively harmless pain reliever when used appropriately, and alcohol is safe in moderation, the combined effects of mixing Lortab and alcohol ...

    ... before taking the survey. Alcohol addiction is also an incredibly prevalent public health concern. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 88,000 individuals in the United States die each year due to ... continue reading
  • Prescription Drug Addiction: Treatment and Rehab

    Many prescription medications have the potential to become drugs of abuse, if they are misused. Misuse of prescription drugs means taking them other than prescribed. This includes taking a larger dose, using them more frequently, or taking them for ...

    ... to about 50,000 fatalities) were caused by an opioid. 4 Between May 2019 and 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 37 of 38 United States jurisdictions tracking opioid abuse data ... continue reading
  • Drug Overdose Signs and Symptoms

    Drug abuse always carries the risk of serious side effects, including overdose. Whether you abuse alcohol, an illegal drug such as cocaine, or medications prescribed by a doctor—such as opioid painkillers—addiction development will always be a ...

    ... Furthermore, according to a 2016 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of opioid-related ... focuses on identifying and changing dysfunctional thoughts and behaviors that may have ... continue reading
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