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:

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

2020-05-06T21:01:24+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?2020-05-06T21:01:24+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

What is the Difference Between Cocaine and Crack Cocaine?

2020-03-25T19:39:57+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?2020-03-25T19:39:57+00:00

What Drugs Produce the Worst Withdrawal Symptoms?

2020-01-23T00:16:30+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?2020-01-23T00:16:30+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