The Essential Support Needed After Rehab for Long-Term Sobriety
What support is needed to help an individual transition from drug rehab to a sober life? Family and friends waiting for their loved one to complete rehab may forget that rehab is only the first step on that person’s journey back to lasting sobriety.
New Research Finds Cocaine Use Can Cause Permanent Damage to the Nose
New research out of Great Britain connects rising cocaine use trends to permanent damage in the nasal passages, such that cocaine users lose their sense of smell and may even experience serious infections and tissue loss in their nasal passages.
As Fentanyl Surges into the Drug Supply, America’s Youth at Highest Risk Ever for Drug Overdoses
Every society has its core mandate to protect its youth. Unfortunately, new research shows that teen and young adult drug-related death rates in the U.S. have skyrocketed in recent years.
The 80–20 Trap: How Drug and Alcohol Industries Prey on Their Heaviest Users
It is a well-known rule of thumb in business: 80% of your sales come from 20% of your clients. It applies to hardware stores, new car sales and designer clothing sales. It also applies to the subject of drug abuse, excessive drinking and addiction.
Brace Yourself: A Tsunami of Psychedelic Drug Use May Be Coming
Technology workers’ use of psychedelic drugs in an attempt to boost productivity has been followed by more calls for medical testing and legalization. But psychedelic use is associated with delusions, psychosis, paranoia, and physical and mental harm that can be permanent.
Heavy Alcohol Consumption Now Linked to Brain Inflammation
A recent scientific study published in a journal dedicated to brain health showed a clear connection between heavy drinking and brain inflammation. Critically, such inflammation was found to cause a long list of unique and potentially life-altering health problems for alcohol addicts.
Marijuana and Hallucinogen Use at All-Time Highs for Young Americans
According to the recently published 2022 Monitoring the Future Survey, even though overall drug use did not increase among youths between 2021 and 2022, certain drug types did become increasingly more popular, namely cannabis and hallucinogens.
How Do I Spot Fentanyl and the Chemicals That Make It?
A news story broke recently of an Arizona drug bust in which, unlike most drug busts, the agents did NOT seize fentanyl that had been trafficked from Mexico or China. Rather, the agents seized batches of chemicals intended to produce fentanyl right here in the United States.
Key Factors Creating the Highest Overdose Risk Among Drug Users
Certain drug combinations, habits, and even mental or physical health conditions greatly increase the risk of fatal drug overdose. Learn the factors that create the biggest risks.
Monitoring the Future Survey Showed Drug Abuse Rates Remained Steady Among Young Americans in 2022
The 2022 Monitoring the Future Survey was finalized and published recently. The findings showed no progress in reducing teen substance abuse rates from 2021 to 2022, as rates of substance abuse among young people held steady compared to drug use rates in previous years.