Monthly Archives: September 2012

You Can Recover from Heroin

As a derivative of opium, heroin is a drug that has been plaguing people for thousands of years. It’s been used ritually and religiously, but in today’s world, its use is anything but religious. Now it is part of international … Continue reading

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Heroin Use Soaring Suburban Teens Most At Risk

A new trend is happening with teens concerning drug use; and it’s not underage drinking, marijuana or synthetic drug use. The drug of choice for teens has just become heroin. And the number of teens using the drug is shocking. … Continue reading

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Early Drinking Puts Kids at Greater Risk For Alcohol Abuse Later In Life

Let’s face it. Alcohol is a recreational drug that is socially accepted. There are commercials for it that play on every commercial break of every American sporting event dating back to our Grandpa’s days. It is served at parties, weddings, … Continue reading

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Pot Use During Development Teenage Years May Lower IQ Study Shows

Most of us have heard of “Stoners” or “Pot Heads”, the slang terms for frequent marijuana users. Along with these names comes the image of a person that seems burnt out on life and not achieving much or reaching their … Continue reading

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College Drinking Spikes Among Freshmen

When teens first make their way off to college, they are often filled with an overwhelming sense of liberation and freedom. They are taking their first steps in the world on their own, away from mom and dad.  They are … Continue reading

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Opana Overtakes Oxycontin As Prescription Abuse Surges In US

Humans adapt. This has been proven over centuries of history. They adapt and they survive. This shows to be just as true for the drug abusers in society. When drug enforcement agencies and the pharmaceutical companies make changes to increase … Continue reading

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How To Treat Addiction As It Is Driven By Brain Cells That Control Hunger

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the wave of the future might be to treat drug addicted people with an array of drugs as some think at drug addiction driven by brain cells that control hunger. As … Continue reading

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Bath Salts Addiction

Just as addictive as cocaine but you can buy it on line or at a specialty store that is a dangerous combination. The salts contain Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) and mephedrone, psychoactive drugs with stimulant properties. Users snort or smoke the substance … Continue reading

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America’s Addiction To Illicit Drugs Declining And Prescription Painkiller Abuse Growing

Regarding America’s drug epidemic, there’s good news and there’s bad news as discovered within the findings of the most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The good news is that we are seeing a decline in the use … Continue reading

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Increasing Marijuana Use by Teens More Common Than Cigarettes Impairs Driving Causes Other Problems

It’s bad enough that teens are smoking marijuana at the highest rate in thirty years, outnumbering even those that smoke cigarettes, but they are often willing to drive after doing so constituting a very dangerous combination. A new study by … Continue reading

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