When someone slides gradually into full-blown addiction, they experience massive amounts of judgment as they deteriorate. To help someone deeply immersed in addiction, you’ll have to do it without judging.
The American epidemic of opioid addiction hits millions of people hard every day, including first responders. Two grateful individuals whose lives were saved went out of their way to thank their saviors.
For a mother of a person struggling with opioid addiction, there’s only one motivation: Saving her child’s life. For a number of pharmaceutical companies, there's an entirely different motivation: Raking in billions in profits from drugs that are more in demand because of the opioid epidemic.
Addie, a curious and energetic lab, loves food (what dog doesn’t) and getting into things. So when Leslie Reynolds’ daughter dropped her bag on a chair, Addie smelled the gummy worms and got into her bag… and also a bottle of oxycodone.
When you suspect that someone you love is using drugs, it can be bewildering, stressful and confusing to determine what’s really going on. This chart was compiled to help you identify some of the signs and symptoms of common types of substances.
Across the country, marijuana is being legalized. State by state, it’s legalized for medical use first and then later, recreational use. Now, it appears that Americans did not know the truth about this drug as they voted for legalization.
Suboxone is given to hundreds of thousands of people in America as a treatment for addiction to opioids. Suboxone is promoted as a real “solution” to addiction but most people choosing this solution are never told the whole story of what they are in for.
The newest trend in addiction recovery is the widespread support for use of medications in rehab programs. Are the risks of drugs used to treat alcoholism really necessary when drug-free alternatives exist?
For the last few decades, one drug rehab expert after another has taken center stage to make claims about breakthroughs in solving addiction. Is the latest claim about medication-assisted treatment any better than old claims?
Fentanyl Tragedy: 10-Year Old Miami Boy Dies Every mother tries to protect her children from harm the best she can. But when death can come after exposure to a pin-head sized drop of a drug, the job becomes vastly more challenging.