The Link Between Music & Drugs

By |2021-06-15T21:41:18+00:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: Drug Abuse|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

A good number of musicians have used drugs to augment their creativity. Their fans, on the other hand, may use drugs to intensify the pleasure they get from music. This has been the norm for centuries, leading to intensive research on the link between music and drugs.

On the surface, music and drugs are like two […]

TV Shows About Drug Addiction (And What They Show Us)

By |2021-06-15T21:45:39+00:00June 8th, 2021|Categories: Drug Abuse|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Society views addiction as a choice or weakness. So, when someone gets caught up in an addiction, they tend to see themselves as falling short of the standard. They feel guilty of their perceived shortcomings and end up with a negative mindset. The public stigma around the “failings” of those with addiction doesn’t encourage anyone […]

What Illicit Drug Use Involves Needles?

By |2021-06-04T17:41:01+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 Chronic Pain Can Lead to Drug Abuse

By |2021-05-17T16:36:39+00:00April 15th, 2021|Categories: Drug Abuse, Opioids|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

Pain is a normal part of life. It is our body’s reaction to illness or injury – a warning that something is wrong. Usually, pain lessens as soon as the body recovers. The hurting stops and things go back to normal. But this doesn’t happen all the time. Not when it’s chronic pain.

Chronic pain is […]

How Can Relapse Be a Part of Drug Recovery?

By |2021-05-15T20:22:15+00:00April 9th, 2021|Categories: Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

There’s a lot to feel good about when your loved one goes through an arduous recovery journey and then comes out clean and sober. Sadly, even after rehab though, your loved one may relapse at some point. Relapse doesn’t happen to everyone in recovery, but it does happen to many people. That’s why newer schools […]

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 […]

What are Quaaludes and Why Were They Popular?

By |2021-05-28T17:57:06+00:00February 10th, 2021|Categories: Drug Abuse|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Quaaludes–perhaps you’ve heard of them or maybe you have even tried them yourself? Quaaludes are often talked about with a sense of nostalgia, usually being referenced in movies by someone’s grandma who has a secret stash of them left over from the 70’s when the drug was at its height in popularity. More recently however, […]

How To Spot A Possible Heroin User

By |2021-05-28T17:58:30+00:00January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Family, Heroin, Opioids|Tags: , , , , , , |

 

Heroin is an extremely dangerous and addictive illicit drug. It can come in many forms and goes by many different names but it often comes in a fine white, brown, or black powder. Another popular form of heroin is black tar heroin, and as the name implies, it looks like black tar and is sticky […]

Why Do People Get High?

By |2021-05-29T22:55:51+00:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: Drug Abuse, Teen Rehab|Tags: , , , , , , |

In today’s crazy world it may seem like more and more people are reaching for drugs and alcohol to get high, in order to help them cope with the struggles of our “new normal”. Thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic that our country is still facing, alcoholism and relapse rates are once again on the […]

The Many Forms of Weed

By |2021-05-29T23:22:04+00:00November 10th, 2020|Categories: Drug Abuse|Tags: , , , , , |

Marijuana goes by many names, such as weed, cannabis, and herb. It also has a long history of use within the United States. Many political and racial factors led to it being outlawed in the United States, though the stigma surrounding weed has slowly changed across America as more and more states vote to legalize […]

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