Category Archives: drug addiction

Robin Williams: Drugs Legal and Illegal

“It’s just literally being afraid. And you think, oh, [the alcohol] will ease the fear. And it doesn’t.” This is Robin Williams, four years ago, speaking with an interviewer from the British newspaper The Guardian. He is explaining what it … Continue reading

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Bringing Back a Culture of Sober Living to America

It has not been that long since drug use was something that few people struggled with or talked about. Before the 1960s, marijuana was just used in isolated areas and heroin use was restricted to certain circles of the population, … Continue reading

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Watching for the Abuse of Over-the-Counter Substances

If there are young teens or even pre-teens in your household, it would be smart for you to learn about the drugs that they might be tempted to use. There are two types of drugs that this age group might … Continue reading

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Are Certain Workplaces More Prone to Drug Use

A recent online article reported on what may be a relatively little-known side of drug use in the workplace.  Oftentimes, drug use is linked to poverty and lack of an education adequate to gaining anything more than menial employment. It … Continue reading

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Can Addiction Be Predicted

The subject of addiction and what causes it is rife with theories.  Any area of life or behavior which is problematic and not well understood all too frequently lends itself to a plethora of complexities and proposed solutions which ultimately … Continue reading

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Are There Really Opiates in Every Town in America?

It seems like everywhere you look these days, there’s news about opiates. This is both good and bad. It’s bad because this means there are so many opiates in circulation that people need to be notified that there’s a problem. … Continue reading

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How to Tell if Someone Has a Drug Problem

 One of the most common things that happens with the families of drug users is that they think there is a problem, they’re sure there’s some kind of problem, but they can’t identify it. A drug user will exploit their … Continue reading

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Newborn Babies – Some of Our Youngest Addicts

These are children who never reached out for a joint, a needle or a crack pipe. Their drugs came from a different source – their mothers’ blood, carried through the placenta and umbilical cord to the tiny, growing body. But … Continue reading

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Tunnel Vision Doesn’t Work When You’re Dealing with Drug Addiction

There’s some subjects that can be successfully addressed with a narrow focus. And there’s others where that just won’t work. Addiction is one of the latter. If you just focus on one aspect of the addiction problem, you will fail … Continue reading

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Is Krokodil the Worst Drug in the World?

If there were some kind of competition for Worst Drug, I’m sure krokodil would be in the running. If you have not heard of this drug, is a home-cooked drug that starts with codeine extracted from headache pills. In Russia, … Continue reading

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