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8 Myths About Rehab You Need to Ignore

8 Myths About Rehab You Need to Ignore

With over 27 million people over the age of 12 who use illicit drugs, and 60.9 million who are considered alcohol abusers, and 16.3 million who are considered heavy drinkers, we have a problem in society today.  According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, only about 1.6 percent of people who need treatment for addiction seek help.…

The Reality of Alcohol Addiction:  No Laughing Matter

The Reality of Alcohol Addiction: No Laughing Matter

Beer commercials often feature beautiful women and funny situations. Movies often portray people partying and drinking and having hilarious situations occur. However, the reality of alcohol addiction is that it is no laughing matter. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports that almost 90 percent of adults have drunk alcohol at least once in their life. In 2013,…

How to Help a Friend Who Has Had Too Much to Drink

How to Help a Friend Who Has Had Too Much to Drink

Going out with friends for drinks is a great way to celebrate an evening and to have fun while enjoying one another’s company. However, if you have a friend who often has too much to drink or has drinking habits that you have become worried or concerned about, it may be time to consider talking with them and helping them…

The Long Term Effects of Using Weed

The Long Term Effects of Using Weed

Imagine the world where the youth run wild, driven to madness and manslaughter, attempted murder, reckless driving and even underage abuse and sex. Imagine the world where all of this is happening because every young adult is using weed. Sounds horrifying, right? Well, that was the driving focus of the most famous propaganda film of the last century, “Reefer Madness.”…

Dangers of Meth Labs: The Hidden Risks of Meth Production

Dangers of Meth Labs: The Hidden Risks of Meth Production

Shows such as Breaking Bad present a clean, sanitized image of methamphetamine production. The labs in which Walter White works are a scientist’s dream come true. However, the reality of the situation is that much of the meth produced in the United States is made under hazardous and unsanitary conditions. Since meth can be produced efficiently on a small scale,…