Category Archives: drug addiction

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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New Survey Released on Drug Use Trends

Every year, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a division of the National Institutes of Health, publishes its Monitoring the Future survey. The survey presents a valuable insight into the current trends and rates of drug abuse in the United … Continue reading

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10 Tips for a Drug and Alcohol Free New Year

According to a 2011 feature in TIME magazine, New Year’s Eve ranks number one in the list of the “booziest” holidays of the year. It is the holiday when people consume the most alcohol, and is also one of the … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons Not to do Drugs and What to do Instead

Now that the holidays are here, many people from all walks of life and who are struggling with drug addiction will be finding themselves wishing that they had never tried drugs. Drugs can, and most likely will, ruin the life … Continue reading

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