drug abuse

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

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

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

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

What is Suboxone?

2019-09-17T21:31:23+00:00

Suboxone® is an evidence-based, prescription treatment for opioid addiction and heroin addiction. It is a prescription medication that combines buprenorphine and naloxone and has been shown in numerous studies to ease opiate withdrawal symptoms in patients who are beginning their recovery from addiction. These studies also highlight that the medication is beneficial in helping reduce the likelihood of relapse in some patients. Suboxone is known as a medication-assisted treatment (MAT), which is used in conjunction with cognitive behavioral therapy and other “whole-patient” approaches to treatment.

What is Suboxone?2019-09-17T21:31:23+00:00

Most Common Drug Overdose Types in Texas:

2019-10-23T19:24:50+00:00

Deaths from drug overdoses in the state of Texas have nearly tripled in the last 18 years. From 1999 to 2017, drug overdose deaths have nearly tripled from 1,087 to 2,979. This increase was across the board for all types of drugs, although methamphetamine and cocaine caused the most overdose deaths in the lone star state. Synthetic opioids like fentanyl are also rising as a cause of an increase of deaths for Texans.

Most Common Drug Overdose Types in Texas:2019-10-23T19:24:50+00:00

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) & Addiction

2019-07-30T01:10:39+00:00

Mental health issues and substance abuse are often deeply connected in the human brain. According to the NationalInstitute of Mental Health (NIMH), people who experience depression disorders, such as seasonal affective disorder are more likely to have a drug or alcohol abuse problem. As the days are shorter and the sunlight escapes our daily experience, [...]

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) & Addiction2019-07-30T01:10:39+00:00

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: October 27, 2018

2019-09-24T20:19:26+00:00

Saturday, October 27, 2018, Texas Collection Sites for National RX Take Back Day: The United States Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, (10/27/18). It has been set aside for the safe, convenient disposal of unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs. On the DEA’s website, you will find a list of [...]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: October 27, 20182019-09-24T20:19:26+00:00

CDC Report: Record Number of Drug Overdose Deaths in 2017

2019-09-24T20:17:54+00:00

New CDC Report Shows Record Number of Overdoses in 2017 Drug overdose deaths in the United States topped 72,000 in 2017 according to a new Center for Disease Control report, an increase of nearly 10 percent from 2016. These numbers translate into 200 deaths per day in the US for drug [...]

CDC Report: Record Number of Drug Overdose Deaths in 20172019-09-24T20:17:54+00:00