Category Archives: Drug Addiction

  • 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...
  • Addiction to Codeine: Detox, Treatment and Rehab for Opioids
    Monday, May 21st, 2018

    Addiction to Codeine: Detox, Treatment and Rehab for Opioids

    Codeine is a mild opiate, typically prescribed as a minor pain reliever or cough suppressant. When patients use it as prescribed, codeine is relatively safe. However, when codeine is used recreationally and in combination with alcohol or other narcotics,...