Should opioid addiction treatment drugs be available over the counter at pharmacies? It might help some people but could it create far more harm than it helps?
According to recent studies, 75% of individuals who are addicted to drugs use more than one substance. This is quite concerning, because recent data also suggests experimenting with two substances (like marijuana and alcohol) poses an even greater risk to users.
If you are unsure whether you or someone you love needs help for their addiction, here are some common signs that it is time to get professional help as soon as possible.
For many people, experiencing trauma such as sexual, physical, emotional abuse or severe loss sets them on a path toward substance abuse and addiction. Understanding this can enable you to help a person who is using drugs and may be starting on that path.
Words have power; they can inspire and heal, or they can hurt and destroy, so let's chose our words wisely.
Drug overdoses grab headlines and, as a result, the public mind. A great deal of focus is directed at overdoses, mostly because they have skyrocketed in the last two decades. However, there are many other ways that drugs can kill.
There is nothing wrong with living in survival mode from time to time, like anything else it has its purpose. Survival mode helps us get through difficult situations, it helps us “survive” through trying times.
Addiction in America will not be resolved until we break away from stigma and start looking at addicts as people worthy of help.
How has COVID-19 affected Americans seeking drug or alcohol rehab? This pandemic has made life difficult for ALL Americans. But for those who need drug rehab to protect their very existence, it has been far worse.
What's the real reason people start using drugs, then keep taking them? We asked people who had become trapped in addiction and then found their way out.