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Kratom – A New Go-To Drug For Young People

Kratom is quickly spreading as a drug of choice for younger generations. The substance grows on trees in Southeast Asia, and it was once used by workers to stay alert. Different mixes of the drug are now being created in potent cocktails, capsules or beverages, and its popularity is no longer limited to its region…

Use of Prescription Painkillers Linked to Opioid Depression

Opiate addiction is one of the largest addiction problems that are going on in the world today. More than 23 million people in the United States are addicted to drugs, and opiates make up a large portion of that number. Recent studies have shown a link between opioid depression and prescription pain pills. Prescription pain…

How Can A Loved One Be Encouraged to Get Treatment For Addiction?

Your heart is breaking and you feel helpless, maybe even hopeless. If you are a family member or other loved one of someone afflicted by an addiction problem, you are likely feeling desperate, or getting to the point of desperation. You are not the first to feel helpless with an addicted loved one. In 2012,…

Binge Drinking – It’s Not What You Think!

You're just going out and having a good time, right? Everyone parties on the weekends, right? Sure, you don't feel great in the morning, but that happens to everyone, right? Wrong. Binge Drinking: What it Really Looks Like Binge drinking is not limited to what you might be picturing in your head. Blacking out, vomiting,…

Has Society Turned A Deaf Ear to Drug Addiction Today?

The National Institute of Drug Abuse reports that illicit drug usage cost the health care industry over $11 billion each year. This statistic is tremendous and makes people listen, but it does not necessarily mean that individuals process what they hear. They may feel jarred by the number, but they can just as quickly turn…

Amphetamine Use Up in Colleges Due To Study Pressures

Traditionally, the use of amphetamines were considered the drug of choice primarily for truck drivers and third shifters trying to stay awake. Today, however, there is a new group of people taking to using "speed" - American college students. Worsening Problem Among young people overall, amphetamine use is quite limited, with less than three percent…
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What is Zohydro?

  In October of 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug administration approved a new drug for the treatment of pain. The medication was developed as an abuse-deterrent form of hydrocodone, an opioid pain drug that has a high potential for addiction. This extended release form of hydrocodone offered patients a more effective method of dealing…

Keeping Our Kids Sober – Causes and Effects of Binge Drinking in Today’s Youth

What a young drinker’s brain remembers will affect what it can’t later Parents of high school and college-aged children have long struggled to keep their kids away from the pressures and temptations of their hard-partying peers. As adults, the decisions that we make are based on our life experiences, a sort of cause-and-effect method of…

Continuing Recovery: Discovering Methods of Controlling the Urge to Use

The Best Drug Rehabilitation program is not just about helping our patients to get clean and sober. It is about helping them to make the lifestyle changes that will allow them to stay that way. In recovery program meeting rooms across America, you can often hear similar tales of a person who has been “in…

Why Addiction Occurs Among the Wealthy

Addiction does not discriminate. It affects people of all socio-economic backgrounds. Wealthy people become addicted for many of the same reasons that other classes become addicted. Issues like genetic predisposition, mental illness, and stress affect people in every tax bracket. Affluent people do have some unique issues that others do not experience. Here are a…