Drug Addiction Treatment Options

Drug Addiction Treatment Options

An addiction to drugs is a very complex illness to deal with. Choosing the best treatment option for a drug addict should not be taken lightly. Addiction to illegal substances has so many dimensions and affects so many aspects of an addict’s mind and body that treatment is not as simple as going cold turkey. […]

Supporting A Family Member Dealing With Drug Addiction

Supporting A Family Member Dealing With Drug Addiction

Seeing a loved one struggling with drug addiction can be very heartbreaking for family members. For some, having to deal with this news can be very overwhelming that they choose to ignore it and hope for the best. Hard as it may be, you must find the strength to do all that you can to […]

Painkiller Addiction in the US

Painkiller Addiction in the US

The number of prescriptions for painkiller issued in the United States has tripled over the last 20 years and the number of fatal overdose because of painkillers has reached epidemic levels. The increasing rate of cases of painkiller addiction and associated deaths even exceeded those from heroin and cocaine and this is raising much concern […]

3 Things That Puts You at Risk of Addiction

3 Things That Puts You at Risk of Addiction

Each addict has a different story to tell when you ask them how their addiction began. Although each story is unique, research has shown that there are certain risk factors that are common among addicts. They say that these factors increase the likelihood that one will become addicted if they are presented with the opportunity. […]

How to Help Someone Battling with Substance Abuse

How to Help Someone Battling with Substance Abuse

Once you confirm that a loved one or someone close to you is battling with substance abuse, your first instinct is to help this person and help them recover. However, dealing with a drug addict should be done carefully as your intentions to help may do more harm than good. There are certain things that […]

Teenage Drug Addiction

Teenage Drug Addiction

One thing I have seen over the years is an increase in drug use and addiction among young adults and teens. There are a variety of reasons for this including more access to prescription medications, more social acceptance of casual drug use, and in some cases less active parenting by parents. Causes of Teen Drug […]