Drug Abuse

Drug abuse resources from More Than Rehab. Learn more about the contributing factors to addiction and the treatment options available for someone who is struggling:

What is the Difference Between Cocaine and Crack Cocaine?

2019-10-23T19:22:29+00:00

While cocaine first became popular in pop culture around the 1970’s, it is one of the oldest drugs in the world, as the leaves from the coca plant have been chewed for thousands of years. Originating in South America, the Erythroxylon coca plant was used as a stimulating medicinal product; elevating mood, aiding in digestion [...]

What is the Difference Between Cocaine and Crack Cocaine?2019-10-23T19:22:29+00:00

What Drugs Produce the Worst Withdrawal Symptoms?

2019-10-16T00:43:13+00:00

An addiction treatment center with a medical detox program will allow the user to safely manage and alleviate the heavy detox symptoms that may be experienced when first quitting drugs or alcohol. Many who have tried quitting “cold turkey” on their own have had little to no success as they are improperly managing their symptoms. The purpose of a medical detox is to get the person safely through the acute withdrawal stage, where most of the physical symptoms occur. Maintaining sobriety long term in the post-acute withdrawal stage will require ongoing effort as the psychological symptoms, like depression and learning how to cope without the use of drugs or alcohol, begin to surface.

What Drugs Produce the Worst Withdrawal Symptoms?2019-10-16T00:43:13+00:00

Drug Trafficking in Texas: Being Aware of How to Get Help

2019-11-09T00:29:57+00:00

Due to its close proximity with Mexico, the state of Texas is the most heavily affected region. These Mexican drug cartels smuggle their drugs across the border and begin distributing them throughout the state. Interestingly enough though, marijuana is the drug with the highest conviction rate in Texas, due to the influx of Mexican weed that is coming across the border. Texas is also has the fourth highest rate per capita for drug trafficking sentences with an average sentence lasting around 77 months (about 6 ½ years).

Drug Trafficking in Texas: Being Aware of How to Get Help2019-11-09T00:29:57+00:00

How Much Does Crystal Meth Cost in Texas?

2019-09-13T20:30:40+00:00

  When looking at the average price of crystal meth, the street value can vary from city to city, state to state, region to region. Due to our close proximity to the source of 90 percent of the meth available in the United States, the price of meth is typically lower in Texas, than in [...]

How Much Does Crystal Meth Cost in Texas?2019-09-13T20:30:40+00:00

Crystal Meth is Making a Worrisome Comeback in Texas

2019-08-23T21:09:52+00:00

  https://youtu.be/lpjHhv7_4QA   While the news headlines are dominated by the opioid epidemic ravaging the United States, crystal meth is making a relatively silent, but deadly return. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the rate of overdose deaths for methamphetamine more than tripled from 2011 to 2016 and that number keeps growing to this [...]

Crystal Meth is Making a Worrisome Comeback in Texas2019-08-23T21:09:52+00:00

Why is Meth so Hard to Quit?

2019-08-23T21:10:31+00:00

Methamphetamine, speed, ice, or crystal meth is hard to quit simply because it is one of the most addictive drugs known to exist. In the 1990’s and early 2000’s methamphetamine was a major problem in Texas and across the whole nation because the ingredients were relatively easy to obtain at your local, street corner drug [...]

Why is Meth so Hard to Quit?2019-08-23T21:10:31+00:00

Can You Afford Drug Rehabilitation?

2019-08-23T21:08:39+00:00

Scientific, evidence-based approaches to drug rehabilitation are likely the most cost-effective versions of care, as they offer a proven success rate, regardless of age, gender and other demographics. These methods of rehabilitation can literally be life-saving so it is difficult to put an accurate price tag on rehabilitation.

Can You Afford Drug Rehabilitation?2019-08-23T21:08:39+00:00

Athletes and Drug Abuse: A Disturbing Trend in Modern Sports

2019-10-23T19:26:49+00:00

  https://youtu.be/LsyTaDfex2Y   Drug abuse is a common occurrence across all types of sports, at all competitive levels. Besides just performance-enhancing drugs such as steroids and stimulants, many athletes feel compelled to abuse drugs and alcohol for a variety of other reasons. The intense pressure to perform, coupled with a possible underlying mental health disorder [...]

Athletes and Drug Abuse: A Disturbing Trend in Modern Sports2019-10-23T19:26:49+00:00

Relapse Prevention: The Basics Everyone in Recovery Should Know

2019-08-23T21:12:15+00:00

The easiest way to stop a potential relapse is to simply avoid relapse triggers. These are situations, experiences, places, even people who bring out your inner urges to use drugs or alcohol. Sometimes it’s a holiday or special day when maybe you lost someone close to you. Or it could be a club or place you used to hang out when you were using that makes you romanticize your past substance abuse. It could even be a family member or friend who you previously used with that makes you want to do it again.

Relapse Prevention: The Basics Everyone in Recovery Should Know2019-08-23T21:12:15+00:00

Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

2019-10-18T17:47:05+00:00

The US Department of Health and Human Services notes that, mental health and substance use disorders may share similar, underlying causes for their development. These include changes in brain chemistry, genetic vulnerabilities and childhood exposure to extreme stress or trauma. These problems are further compounded when the person begins using drugs or alcohol to hide their symptoms. Studies have shown that people who struggle with anxiety or mood disorders are almost twice as likely to struggle with addiction than the average person is.

Mental Health and Addiction Treatment2019-10-18T17:47:05+00:00