Category Archives: drug addiction

The 3 Gateways to Drug Addiction

It is very rare that a person tries heroin or cocaine as the first experience with drugs. Instead, most people who do try drugs have already been using a “gateway drug” for some time leading up to that point. A … Continue reading

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3 New Synthetic Drugs to Watch Out For

If you are a parent and are concerned about keeping your kids off drugs, you will of course be telling them not to smoke pot, not to inject heroin and not to snort cocaine. You might even be on the … Continue reading

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Fear: A Major Factor in Addiction

It may not seem like it to a person who has never been addicted, but fear is a big reason that the addicted stay addicted. The continuous presence of fear is a big part of what keeps them locked in … Continue reading

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What Are the Economic Costs of Drug Abuse

How much do drugs really cost the United States? We all know that drugs are taking a major toll on society, but what is the real impact that they have on our country? It’s difficult to answer this question with … Continue reading

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Some Parents Enable Drug Abuse Instead of Oppose it

That is a very sad statement. But more and more, I find evidence that it is true. One might just hope that our high numbers of drug-abusing teens are just due to parents not knowing exactly how to approach the … Continue reading

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Philip Seymour Hoffman: A Life Taken Too Soon Because of Addiction

On Saturday the 1st of February, America went to bed looking forward to Super Bowl Sunday the next day, but on the 2nd the nation awoke to the tragic news that one of its favorite actors had been found dead … Continue reading

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Exporting Pot from Colorado: An Online Analysis

Will Colorado some day end up like Northern California? Could the Centennial State’s economy come to be dominated by the cultivation and sale of cannabis? By some reports, the entire economy of Humboldt County on the coast of rural Northern … Continue reading

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Heroin Use Doubles in Suburban America

America woke up on Super Bowl Sunday this year to the news that Academy Award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman had been found dead of drug overdose in his apartment. Hoffman was discovered with a needle in his arm, in … Continue reading

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Could Amount of Internet Use Mirror Symptoms of Addiction

If you type the phrase, “digital detox” into Google Trends, a service of Google which tracks the volume of Internet searches for any given term you want to know about, you won’t see any activity on the graph prior to … Continue reading

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Drug Use Trends and What to Watch For In 2014

In many ways, 2014 is shaping up to be a year that will to a large degree be shaped by drugs. The past many decades have seen major societal changes which had their source in drug use trends or which … Continue reading

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