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The 2 “Faces” of the Opioid Crises in America

2019-09-18T23:23:51-06:00

It began as a useful and highly potent pain-relieving medication, but opioids have quickly become a nightmare for millions of Americans. According to The National Institute on Drug Abuse, “In 2017, more than 47,000 Americans died as a result of an opioid overdose, including prescription opioids, heroin, and illicitly manufactured fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid.1 That same year, an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers, and 652,000 suffered from a heroin use disorder.” The use of these drugs, legal or otherwise, has quickly become a federal crisis. Throughout this article, [...]

The 2 “Faces” of the Opioid Crises in America2019-09-18T23:23:51-06:00

How U.S. Drug Laws and Addiction Compare To Other Countries

2019-09-18T22:51:17-06:00

Drug addiction has become a critical problem in the United States. As of 2017, more than 19-million Americans, aged 12 and up, suffer from drug addiction. This number is staggeringly high and only growing worse. It’s not only the United States which faces the concern of drug related crimes and addiction. Other countries all around the world are dealing with this issue of drugs in a regular basis. As substance abuse continues to gain speed globally, it’s helpful to examine the differences between the U.S. and other countries suffering from drug addiction. Throughout this article, we’ll compare statistics between the U.S. [...]

How U.S. Drug Laws and Addiction Compare To Other Countries2019-09-18T22:51:17-06:00

The Pros and Cons of Inpatient Drug Rehab

2019-11-25T17:27:46-07:00

Inpatient treatment is a traditional rehabilitation style for patients working to recover from addiction to drugs and alcohol. This process varies by institution but is based on the concept that the patient lives in-house for a standard period while they detox and work to manage their addiction. Living in the inpatient care facility, the person challenged with the substance use disorder is limited to outside contact and are usually not permitted to leave the premises. This holds patients accountable for their actions and reduces the chances for relapse during the program. Throughout these programs, patients receive different types of treatment both [...]

The Pros and Cons of Inpatient Drug Rehab2019-11-25T17:27:46-07:00

10 Signs That Your Loved One May Be Using Methamphetamine

2019-09-18T16:34:25-06:00

Introduction The drug, methamphetamine, or crystal meth, is a human-made psycho-stimulant known to affect the brain’s neurotransmitters (dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin). The drug is ingested into the body either by smoking, snorting, injection, or even oral ingestion. The drug is pharmaceutically manufactured and prescribed by medical doctor’s to treat patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), weight loss (for Obesity), and other similar conditions. However, when used recreationally without the guidance of a medical physician, the user has a very high risk of developing an addiction or disorder that can lead to permanent damage physically to the central nervous system and [...]

10 Signs That Your Loved One May Be Using Methamphetamine2019-09-18T16:34:25-06:00

12 Signs That Your Loved One May Be Using Cocaine

2019-09-18T16:29:27-06:00

What is Cocaine? Coca Farmers Harvesting Coca Leaves in South America Cocaine is a  powerful, addictive, harmful, and dangerous stimulant drug (upper). For hundreds of years, indigenous people (mostly farmer's and laborer's) of South America chewed the coca leaf for energy and stamina. Cocaine is derived from the coca plant Erythroxylan Coca and primarily grows in the highland mountainous region in the countries of Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador in South America. These mountainous highland regions provide the ideal seasonal climate to grow the coca plant. So much so, that there are no other geographic locations in the world [...]

12 Signs That Your Loved One May Be Using Cocaine2019-09-18T16:29:27-06:00