Category Archives: Drug Addiction

  • Opium Effects
    Monday, December 27th, 2021

    Opium Effects

    Treatment for any sort of substance use disorder can come in many shapes and sizes. After all, there is no one-size-fits-all method for addiction treatment. For example, the treatment someone may need for a mild alcohol use disorder looks...
  • Is Meloxicam Addictive? The Truth About This Substance
    Thursday, September 30th, 2021

    Is Meloxicam Addictive? The Truth About This Substance

    When it comes to dealing with pain and pain management, many people are afraid to take opioids. In addition, doctors are more cautious than ever when it comes to prescribing opioids — and for good reason. The negative connotation...
  • How Does Xanax Work in the Brain?
    Thursday, September 30th, 2021

    How Does Xanax Work in the Brain?

    Xanax is the brand name for the drug alprazolam. It belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines (also known as benzos) that have a calming effect on the central nervous system (CNS). They do this by strengthening the...
  • What’s the Connection Between Marijuana and Blood Pressure?
    Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

    What’s the Connection Between Marijuana and Blood Pressure?

    Suffering from high blood pressure can be problematic and dangerous in some cases. There are many different factors that impact a person’s blood pressure, one of which is drug use. As one of the most popular drugs used around...
  • Talking to Your Teens About Marijuana and Other Drugs
    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

    Talking to Your Teens About Marijuana and Other Drugs

    No one is immune to the risks associated with drugs and alcohol. Kids may come into contact with drugs sooner than you expect, so it’s almost never too soon to begin talking about the dangers of drugs and addiction....
  • A Guide to Painkiller Addiction
    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

    A Guide to Painkiller Addiction

    Opioids and opiates are great for relieving pain, but they can be highly addictive, leading to many problems with a person’s health and well-being. In fact, nearly 130 people die each day from opioid overdoses in the United States....
  • Teen Talk: Common Drugs, Facts and Signs of Drug Abuse
    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

    Teen Talk: Common Drugs, Facts and Signs of Drug Abuse

    Teenagers are using drugs at declining rates when compared to historical statistics. For young people, the use of illegal drugs other than marijuana is lower than it has been in more than 20 years. However, even with declining drug...
  • Lamar Odom: A Child of Drug Addiction
    Thursday, August 8th, 2019

    Lamar Odom: A Child of Drug Addiction

    A Delicate Balance, A Child of Drug Addiction – Lamar Odom It’s important to realize that there is hope in even the bleakest situations, light in the darkest parts of our lives. Many people who can attest to this...
  • The Affect Community Can Have on Sustained Sobriety
    Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

    The Affect Community Can Have on Sustained Sobriety

    Community and Sustained Sobriety Across the United States, millions of people live with mental illness and addiction. Unfortunately, due to incorrect stigmas related to mental health care, many people don’t seek out the support they need for a healthier...
  • Things to Consider Before an Intervention
    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

    Things to Consider Before an Intervention

    While interventions have become the butt of jokes on many television shows, they are a serious and important tool in helping your loved one take the first step in fighting addiction. You should always carefully consider whether an intervention...
  • Kratom Overdoses Are on the Rise: Why They Are Hard to Spot
    Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

    Kratom Overdoses Are on the Rise: Why They Are Hard to Spot

    Kratom, an over-the-counter herbal drug, is made from a plant in Southeast Asia. The drug is gaining popularity because it reportedly helps ease opioid withdrawals as well as treat other health issues like fatigue or pain. Between 3 and...