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September 30, 2019

Did you know that 9.7 percent of 12th graders reported taking Vicodin recreationally in the past year? Or, that 4.7 percent of these same students abused OxyContin, too? What’s more, amphetamine consumpton among teens has also been on the rise with 4.5 percent of eighth graders admitting they’ve used it. These stats increase to 4.5 …

September 24, 2019

Using drugs during pregnancy is dangerous for both mother and baby. Unfortunately, many mothers addicted to drugs do not stop using during their pregnancies. Many try to quit for the duration of their pregnancies but find they cannot. When mothers cannot stop using drugs while they’re pregnant, their babies suffer in many ways. But can …

September 19, 2019

If you think energy drinks and the caffeine they contain are harmless, then you might want to think again. Recent studies released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens showed that students who regularly consume energy drinks also had higher rates of alcohol problems, cocaine use, and prescription stimulant misuse. While there are …

September 17, 2019

If you’ve watched a lot of movies about college students, you might be under the impression that everyone experiments with drugs when they’re in college. But this simply isn’t the truth. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, some college students do admit to using drugs like marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. But …

September 16, 2019

“The opposite of addiction is not sobriety; the opposite of addiction is connection.” This quote from British journalist Johann Hari has become a popular saying in recovery communities over the past few years. There’s a good reason for that. This quote reinforces what addicts in recovery have known for decades. Connecting with other people, especially …

September 12, 2019

Every day 29 people die in car crashes involving a drunk driver. There are over 111 million people that self report that they drove under the influence. Alcohol is very prevalent in our culture and media images. This makes drinking and driving is a big problem in the United States that causes significant damage to …

September 11, 2019

Is it illegal to take another person’s prescription? The simple answer is yes. No matter the circumstances, you are taking a medication that wasn’t prescribed for you by a medical professional. Sharing prescription drug laws are not the only issues raised by the decision to take medicine without prescriptions. Taking other people’s medications can put …

August 29, 2019

“Should I go to rehab?” If you suspect you might be addicted to drugs or alcohol, you’re probably asking yourself that very question right now. In theory, it seems like it should be simple enough for someone to see that they need to think about checking themselves into a rehab facility to get help with …

August 27, 2019

If you or someone you love has had an addiction problem, you know that the most challenging part is trying to overcome it. Whenever you start using drugs, you may believe that you may stop at any time. You may also think that addiction problems are myths and that you will be an exception to …

August 22, 2019

Walking down the road of addiction is a life-changing event. It’s no easy path to tread, yet such an easy path to stumble onto. Addictions come in many shapes and sizes and go by many names. Regardless of what the addiction is centered on, however, it has the horrific potential of ruining your life. Addictions …