Category Archives: drug addiction

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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15 Symptoms of Holiday Drug Addiction

The holiday season is a time that often sees drug addiction and alcoholism flaring up. A person with a substance abuse problem may end up drinking more or getting high more often as a way to cope with the stress … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why Spirituality Can Help Addiction Recovery

The role that spirituality has to play in recovering from addiction is thoroughly documented and well established. For example, the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbia) published a study titled So Help Me God: Substance … Continue reading

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Internet Drug Purchases Reaching Whole New Level

On October 2nd, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seized and shut down the website known as the Silk Road, and arrested a 29-year-old man suspected of being the owner and operator of the site. The Silk Road was an … Continue reading

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New Afghan Rehab Centers Emerging for Entire Populations

Most Americans know of Afghanistan primarily as being the country that our military invaded in November of 2001 in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda network of terrorists were being harbored … Continue reading

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