Drug “Experimentation” in Youth Leads to Addiction in Adulthood
A long-held point of view has been that young people will experiment with drugs and alcohol because “that’s just what young people do” often maintaining that young people will transition out of drug and alcohol experimentation when they grow older and more mature. New research suggests that this is not the case.
Why Does a Person Start Using Drugs? Why Do They Continue?
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.
Bad Habits Lead to Bad Habits—The Importance of Maintaining a Sober and Healthy Life
A headline in U.S. News caught my eye. It read, “Teens’ Opioid Abuse May Be Gateway to Heroin.” Written by U.S. News contributor Robert Preidt, the article talks about how one type of drug use can lead to another type of drug use.
Trauma and Pain Can Drive Addiction
We’ve often heard the question “Can someone be predisposed to addiction?” The question indicates that there can be something inherently or genetically different about a person that makes him more likely to use drugs and alcohol.