A connection between stress and substance abuse may be obvious to many. The question that remains, however, somewhat resembles the “chicken or the egg” theory. Does stress lead to addiction? Or is it addiction that leads to stress? The presence of substance abuse (drug addiction or alcoholism) produces a significant amount of stress.
Apparently, it’s ridiculously easy to launch an epidemic to any drug you choose. And it will work with not just ONE drug, but ONE DRUG AFTER ANOTHER. Addiction to many drugs can be instigated in a heartbreaking series though use of this one simple tactic .
Drug addicts will never cease to amaze society with their creativity for finding new, cheap, legal ways to get high. Years ago Jr. High and High School-aged kids frequented pharmacies to purchase and consume mass quantities of Robitussin cough syrup, Coricidin Cold and Cough (known as “Triple C’s”) and Dramamine motion sickness medication to get a cheap LSD-type high that is undetectable on drug tests. These drugs are legal, sold over-the-counter without a prescription, and can be purchased by anyone, regardless of age.
When someone goes into treatment, they are vulnerable and they hope to figure out their problems and start a new life once they are done. Unfortunately, too often they go to a rehab center where treatment comes secondary to turning a profit.
Guns and addiction to alcohol or drugs could be a very bad mix. Should states allow a person using or addicted to drugs or alcohol to possess or use a gun?
The behavior of an addicted person can be baffling and frustrating. Learn what these traits are and what you can do about it.
According to HealthResearchFunding.org, the average person with a Xanax addiction will take between 20-30 pills every day. The drug severely inhibits a person’s reasoning ability and, in addition, it is often mixed with other drugs and alcohol.
What could be worse than the mainstream use and acceptance of hardcore psychedelic drugs? The only thing that comes to mind is the sudden popularity of “mircrodosing” LSD.
From personal experience and multiple years of working one-on-one with addicts, I have seen the ups and the downs that go along with "miracle cures” like Suboxone.
At one time, it was primarily the young who struggled with drug use and addiction. That pattern no longer exists. New information reveals that more middle-aged Americans are continually being added to the rolls of the addicted.