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Recap:  The Most Deadly Drugs in the US in 2018

Recap: The Most Deadly Drugs in the US in 2018

According to the CDC’s National Vital Statistics Report, an average of 50,000 people die from drug overdoses each year.  Many of those deaths are attributed to Fentanyl that has been mixed with opioids or cocaine. Fentanyl is now considered the deadliest drug of all time, causing more overdose deaths than any other drug on the streets today.  But, Fentanyl and…

Drug Overdose:  Is It Accidental or Deliberate?

Drug Overdose: Is It Accidental or Deliberate?

A drug overdose is just one of the many serious side effects of substance abuse. And, whether it is alcohol, illegal drugs or prescription medication, addiction will always be a concern. Getting treatment that will help overcome the mental or behavioral issues that led to drug abuse is critical in avoiding the shockingly high probability of an eventual drug overdose. …

Alcohol Addiction Facts and Treatment Options

Alcohol Addiction Facts and Treatment Options

In this contemporary era, alcohol addiction is a profound problem that adversely affects the lives of millions of people. If you are an alcohol addict who wants to turn your life around and embrace a healthier, happier future, it’s essential that you gain as much information as possible regarding addiction and treatment options. To get started, review the alcohol addiction…

Opioid Addicts Turning to Dangerous New Fixes

Opioid Addicts Turning to Dangerous New Fixes

Opioid addicts are creative when it comes to getting their next fix.  Their latest trend involves a dangerous new drug known as Tianeptine.  This drug is not approved in the U.S., according to the CDC. But, it is sold in European, Latin American, and Asian countries for treating anxiety and depression. It is available in capsule, tablet, and powder form and is…

Teen Substance Abuse:  How Not to be an Enabling Parent

Teen Substance Abuse:  How Not to be an Enabling Parent

Parents of teens have a lot more to worry about these days than they would have a few decades ago.  Today, teen substance abuse seems almost normal and even expected to some degree.   But, that doesn’t mean it’s okay. Adolescents are naturally curious and tend toward risk-taking behavior.  They are also vulnerable and susceptible to peer pressure and the examples…

Brain Damage That Can Occur With Drug Abuse

Within the past month, over 25 million people in the United States have used an illicit drug. Drug abuse of any kind can have serious side effects, especially on your brain. That is why it is important to realize just how dangerous these drugs are to your brain, and how they impair cognitive function. Drugs impact memory The brain is…

Cocaine Making a Deadly Comeback in the U.S.

Cocaine Making a Deadly Comeback in the U.S.

While everyone is keeping a watchful eye on the opioid epidemic today, cocaine has been making a stealthy comeback.  This cocaine resurgence is especially troublesome for African-Americans, as cocaine has been a more significant problem than heroin for non-Hispanic black Americans for the past 20 years.  However, other demographics suffer cocaine-related problems as well. Let’s take a look at the…