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Correlation of Substance abuse and Marijuana Legalization Proves Mediocre-Study Finds

Commonly known as the gateway drug, the legalization of recreational marijuana has been given a lot of unfair press as a new study suggests. Conducted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Harvard University, and Western Carolina University, the study suggests that the legalization of the drug has had little impact on the use of marijuana […]

Millennials Opt Out of Opioids In Favor of Lifestyle Changes

There is hope for the future of opioid drug abuse as the millennial generation nears the age where chronic pain is becoming more prevalent. In a recent research study conducted by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, millennials would rather perform lifestyle changes over the use of drugs to combat the pain. However, although this is […]

The Stigma Surrounding Substance Abuse

As we enter September, National Recovery Month, we celebrate those who have overcome alcohol and drug abuse. Celebrating those who have lived to tell their tale and aid others in their victories over substance abuse. This is the month for shining a light on mental health and substance abuse disorders and dampening out the stigma […]

Tips for a Successful Rehab

Beginning your journey into rehab may be one of the most difficult undertakings of your life, but also one of the most necessary. The first step to a healthier you and lifestyle is a successful drug or alcohol rehab program. To make it successful, it takes effort on your part with going into the program […]

Coping with an Addict: The Do’s and Don’ts

An addict’s life is very complex and fragile all at the same time. As a family member or friend, you want to do everything within your power to aid in their recovery. You may even go to such extents as to forcefully and passionately push to see that they seek treatment, go to therapy, and […]

Substance Abuse More Common In Teens Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep

Teenagers face heavy challenges dealing with the pressures of life. Not only do they have to excel in academics, they sometimes get to think of how they will raise up a family and survive in this increasingly difficult world. All these stress factors make life difficult for young people and one of the outcomes is […]

What Is Risky Substance Use?

The substance abuse problem in America doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Millions of Americans continue to suffer the effects of the heavy and excessive use of different substances. Today, there is a lot of talk around risky substance use; so much talk that we’re bound to believe that it has grave consequences […]

How Shame Affects Addiction Recovery

There are different schools of thought among researchers on the effects of shame in addiction. While some experts think that it could be used to overpower it, other researchers believe that shame could rather amplify addiction. Very recently, Neil Steinberg, author of the memoir Drunkard: A Hard Drinking Life, said on NPR’s All Things Considered […]

CDC Reports Tripled Increase In Opioid Prescriptions

Opioid prescriptions reduced continuously from 2010 to 2015 in all of America, but a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that within that time, the product became much more accessible. The report also shows that prescription remain up to three times higher what was established in 1999 when researchers […]

Mental Disorders In Childhood Could Lead To Addiction In Adulthood

Mental disorders are common in America today. Both the young and the old are increasingly being affected. Before now, mental disorders were seen as problems that affected children and stayed with them perhaps for the rest of life. A new study published in the July 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of […]

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