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:

The Military and Drug Use

2020-07-30T15:21:42+00:00

Besides alcohol, substances like marijuana and cocaine are also common among active duty service members currently in the military, however, due to the fact that testing positive to a random drug test could lead to a dishonorable discharge, many military members develop problems associated with alcohol or prescription painkillers, commonly prescribed due to injuries from combat or carrying and operating heavy equipment. For instance, during the years of 2001 to 2009, the number of painkillers prescribed to the military more than quadrupled, causing a subsequent rise in opioid use disorders as well. In 2017, one in four active-duty members of the United States military received a prescription for opioids.

The Military and Drug Use2020-07-30T15:21:42+00:00

Can I Get COVID-19 From Drug Use?

2020-08-08T17:47:38+00:00

https://youtu.be/bdLpa8CKVEE   The coronavirus, also commonly known as COVID-19, has rapidly swept across the globe, ultimately causing worldwide economic shut downs in the hopes of flattening the curve to potentially save millions of lives that are at risk of death from this dangerous virus. The problem with COVID-19 is that the virus can last on [...]

Can I Get COVID-19 From Drug Use?2020-08-08T17:47:38+00:00

How Do Drug Cartels Affect Drug Flow Into The US?

2020-07-30T02:03:40+00:00

Mexican transnational organized crime groups, often referred to as cartels, have spent several decades establishing intricate, complex routes and connections to smuggle illegal drugs across the United States and Mexico border. Border Patrol, and other governing agencies such as the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) and FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), have been waging war against [...]

How Do Drug Cartels Affect Drug Flow Into The US?2020-07-30T02:03:40+00:00

Colleges and Drugs: What are the Popular Drugs to Look Out for in 2020?

2020-06-17T18:34:33+00:00

Due to things like social experimentation, peer pressure, stress and childhood trauma, many college students turn to drugs or alcohol. If you or someone you know may be struggling with a substance use disorder, please do not hesitate to reach out for help! Many have been where you are before and they have gotten the help necessary to get back on track. College is a very rewarding experience, but we also know that it can be very stressful.

Colleges and Drugs: What are the Popular Drugs to Look Out for in 2020?2020-06-17T18:34:33+00:00

Nootropics: A Dangerous New Addiction

2020-03-25T19:36:05+00:00

It is true that not all nootropic drugs are considered to be dangerous, but there are still those who have very serious side effects. Part of what makes these drugs so compelling is that they are usually medically prescribed or available for purchase over the counter, so people associate them with having less risk. Another component that increases the danger level of these drugs is what is known as increased tolerance, sometimes the user needs more and more to achieve the desired effect, this can cause them to use more of the same drug, or turn to other more harmful drugs instead.

Nootropics: A Dangerous New Addiction2020-03-25T19:36:05+00:00

The Best Drug Ever Created?

2020-03-25T19:38:29+00:00

It is no secret that our country is currently suffering from a widespread problem, that problem is better known as addiction. Current research suggests that more than 21  million Americans struggle with an active addiction to drugs or alcohol every single day. While there are a large number of illegal drugs currently being abused, the [...]

The Best Drug Ever Created?2020-03-25T19:38:29+00:00

Drug Usage Can Be Driven By Childhood Trauma

2020-05-06T21:03:58+00:00

https://youtu.be/m0Gscixr8-M A common question in today’s world is what drives abuse of drugs and alcohol? While the answer to that isn’t exactly a 'one fits all' model, there are many things that can potentially lead to whether or not someone will become an addicted person later on in life. This can include things like genetic [...]

Drug Usage Can Be Driven By Childhood Trauma2020-05-06T21:03:58+00:00

I am Addicted: 10 Steps to Take to Get Away From Drugs

2020-02-28T19:57:55+00:00

Unfortunately, not all relapse triggers can be avoided, no matter how hard we may try! Learning how to effectively cope with your drug cravings will allow you to move past them. Distract yourself by reading a book or go hang out with a sober family member or friend. Remind yourself why you are staying sober and the negative consequences you have experienced because of your drug or alcohol abuse. Try coming up with other coping mechanisms that will work specifically for you while you are experiencing a drug craving.

I am Addicted: 10 Steps to Take to Get Away From Drugs2020-02-28T19:57:55+00:00