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What Illicit Drug Use Involves Needles?

By |2021-05-11T23:27:49+00:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Drug Abuse|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Injecting drugs with needles is a common way people abuse prescription and illicit drugs. According to UNAIDs, about 12.7 million people worldwide inject drugs. Injection delivers the drug straight into the bloodstream, producing an immediate “high.” However, it is particularly risky and should be avoided.

Those who find themselves unable to resist the urge to inject […]

How Much Does Alcohol Rehab Cost?

By |2021-05-15T20:38:00+00:00March 12th, 2021|Categories: Alcohol, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

 

It is never a good feeling when you, or a loved one, are considering whether or not professional treatment is necessary for an alcohol use disorder or an alcohol addiction.

 

However, the simple fact that there is even a question is a strong indicator that there is possibly a problem and that professional help may be […]

What Is A Dual Diagnosis?

By |2021-05-16T20:47:25+00:00February 19th, 2021|Categories: Depression, Drug Abuse, Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Unfortunately, addiction or substance use disorders are very common in our country. Nearly 21 million Americans struggle with this disease every day. Sadly, out of those 21 million people, only around 10% of them will ever receive treatment for their addiction or substance use disorder. For those who are able to receive treatment, they […]

7 Healthy Foods To Eat While Detoxing From Drugs

By |2021-05-16T20:51:12+00:00January 28th, 2021|Categories: Drug Abuse, Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

 

Getting sober can be difficult for people who have even what seems to be a mild substance abuse problem. Part of what makes recovery so difficult, is going through the initial drug detox and sometimes painful withdrawals when they first stop using their drug of choice. While many people experience some sort of drug detox […]

The Military and Drug Use

By |2020-09-03T19:31:15+00:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Drug Abuse, Family, Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

Why is Alcohol Harder to Quit than Other Drugs?

By |2021-03-30T23:23:32+00:00December 26th, 2019|Categories: Alcohol, Recovery, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

 

 

If you have ever struggled with quitting alcohol and drugs, then you know how difficult it can be, especially around the holidays. Overcoming an addiction and staying sober are essential to leading a healthy and fulfilling life. For those who do not know, addiction is considered to be a disease of the brain […]

Does Your Insurance Affect Your Drug Rehab Choices?

By |2021-03-12T22:55:05+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Mental Health, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It is never a good feeling when someone has to wonder whether or not they can afford the cost of going to rehab for an addiction to drugs or alcohol, but if you do find yourself in that situation, just know that you are not alone. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 19.7 million Americans aged 12 and older suffered from a substance use disorder in the year of 2017. Furthermore, out of those 19.7 million people who had reported having an addiction in 2017, only 19% of them had received substance abuse treatment of some kind. If you are one of those many americans still suffering, then we are here to help! There are many treatment options available. If you are wondering if your insurance company can help cover any of the cost for treatment, then do not worry, thankfully, through the Affordable Care Act, every health insurance provider must offer coverage for substance use disorder services.

What is the Difference Between Cocaine and Crack Cocaine?

By |2021-02-02T18:54:49+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Drug Abuse, Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 […]

How Much Does Crystal Meth Cost in Texas?

By |2021-02-02T19:03:12+00:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Drug Abuse, Meth, Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

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 […]

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