DRUG ABUSE INFORMATION
“Study Drugs” and Alcohol Commonly Abuse on US Campuses
Parents and freshmen may be so excited about college that they overlook the threats the new student faces. Alcohol alone claims 1,500 student lives each year. New students must be properly prepared for the challenges.
Young Adults are Abusing Drugs More than Their Parents Did
According to a recent study, young people use drugs more than their parents did when their parents were young. By itself, this is concerning. But it becomes even more concerning when we find out what types of drugs the young adults of today are using.
Ten Signs It’s Time for Rehab
Red flags to look out for that may show it is time for rehab.
Does Substance Use Increase the Risk of Suicide?
Drug overdoses aren't the only way drug users may lose their lives. Heavy users of alcohol, opioids, cocaine or even marijuana run a higher risk of suicide than those who don't use drugs. This is another compelling reason to get an addicted person into rehab.
As Demand for Illicit Substances Grows, Drug Distribution Networks Continue to Evolve
When my parents and grandparents were growing up, there were only a couple of drugs readily available: alcohol and tobacco. Some people slipped into alcoholism and others may have ruined their health by smoking too much and too long.
Rural America—New Epicenter of Drug Use
The drug problem is no longer a “big city“ problem—it's in every city across the US. How did this happen? Growing up in rural, farmland Michigan, I would never have thought that drug addiction would become a problem for those of us accustomed to country living.
Teens Exposed to Opioid Painkillers in Medical Settings
When we think of how young people are exposed to opiate drugs, what is the first thing we think of? Probably the most likely answer is “peer pressure.“ And not without good reason.
The Connection between Binge Drinking and Opioid Use
In a concerning research paper published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it was found that more than half of the 4.2 million people in the United States who misused prescription opioids between 2012 and 2014 also struggled with binge drinking habits.
The Crisis of Poly-Drug Use
When people think of drug and alcohol addiction, they generally think of a heroin addict or a cocaine addict or a pill addict or an alcoholic . They associate just one type of drug or substance with the individual, as though the individual is addicted to x drug and nothing else.
Opioids Are Not the Only Drugs Which Kill
Our country is in the midst of an opioid addiction epidemic. By now it would be difficult not to hear something about this. A story having to do with the opioid crisis can be found in the news just about every day. But it’s not just an opioid epidemic.