ADDICTION

Karen in Opioid Crisis
October 31, 2018

How Many Americans are REALLY Addicted to Opioids?

It’s no secret that America suffers from its highest-ever level of dependence on prescription and illicit opioids. But are we thinking with the right number for how many people are affected by this problem? One expert thinks we should double our estimates. We’ll tell you why.

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Karen in Drug Rehab
September 26, 2018

“Why Does My Loved One Love Drugs More than Me?”

This is a question that tortures every parent, spouse, child and sibling of an addicted person. Gain insight into why this person you love so much changes into someone you fear and how they can make their way back to lasting health.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Addiction
June 29, 2018

Can Addiction Be Predicted?

The subject of addiction and what causes it is rife with theories. Any area of life or behavior which is problematic and not well understood all too frequently lends itself to a plethora of complexities and proposed solutions which ultimately prove unworkable and do not result in a betterment of the condition. So it is with addiction…

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Karen in Recovery
August 8, 2017

Helping Someone with Addiction? Tip: Don’t Judge.

When someone slides gradually into full-blown addiction, they experience massive amounts of judgment as they deteriorate. To help someone deeply immersed in addiction, you’ll have to do it without judging.

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Karen in Marijuana
August 2, 2017

Have We Been Told the Truth about the Addictiveness of Pot?

Across the country, marijuana is being legalized. State by state, it’s legalized for medical use first and then later, recreational use. Now, it appears that Americans did not know the truth about this drug as they voted for legalization.

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Erica in Methamphetamine
May 24, 2017

5 Ways Meth Destroys Your Body

Methamphetamine is a highly dangerous, addictive, and lethal drug that can cause irreparable damage to the body by destroying the basic cognitive functions and physical health. It is so powerful that it can alter the chemistry of the brain and cause permanent damage.

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Karen in Effects on children
March 25, 2017

Can You Listen to this 911 Call About an Overdose without Weeping?

In Cincinnati, the 911 emergency system recorded a terrifying event – a young girl calling for help as her parents overdosed in the front seat of their car. The operator tried to calm her terror as emergency help was sent her way.…

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Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Addiction
August 18, 2015

American Seniors Struggling with Growing Rates of Drug and Alcohol Addiction

While most media attention is understandably on the teens and young adults who are struggling with addiction or even losing their lives, seniors constitute another group of Americans who suffer similar problems.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Narconon
November 22, 2012

Addiction Is an Unexpected Side Effect of Weight Loss Surgery

A recent study reveals an unexpected side effect of weight loss surgery–drug addiction. Those recovering from the gastric bypass surgery used for weight loss are at a higher risk of becoming dependent on drugs.

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