May 8, 2018

The Increasing Dangers of Over-the-counter Drug Abuse

The Increasing Dangers of Over-the-counter Drug Abuse A growing number of people are turning to over-the-counter drugs to get high. Both cost and availability contribute to this trend, and teenagers are leading the way as these drugs are much easier to obtain than alcohol and other substances. Though most believe that over-the-counter drugs must be harmless, medical science proves otherwise: take a look at the real dangers posed by over-the-counter drug abuse. The Dangers of Over-the-counter Drug Abuse Over-the-counter (OTC) medications are drugs that are available in supermarkets or drugstores without a prescription. These medications are usually safe if taken at the recommended dosages. However, if abused, these drugs can […]
April 30, 2018

Social Acceptance of Alcohol and Treating Alcohol as an Addiction

Social Acceptance of Alcohol and Treating Alcohol as an Addiction Addiction is bad. Few people are going to argue with that statement. From childhood, we learn that addiction is bad, especially drug addiction. We hear the warnings, and we learn that just “saying no” is an important strategy to preventing drug abuse. However, in the case of alcohol abuse and addiction, the use and abuse of alcohol is socially accepted and sometimes even expected. In some cases, the use of alcohol is required. Acceptance is not true with drugs, especially illegal drugs. Illegal drugs are frowned upon and difficult to obtain. Except for certain subcultures, drug use is something that […]
April 28, 2018

7 Signs Your Loved One Has a Chemical Dependency (And What You Can Do About it)

7 Signs Your Loved One Has a Chemical Dependency (And What You Can Do About it) 7 Signs Your Loved One Has a Chemical Dependency Do you fear that a loved one might be suffering from a chemical dependency? Here are the signs you should look out for and how you can help them recover. Keyword(s): Chemical Dependency Does your loved one have a problem? Are you considering a chemical dependency program, but you’re unsure whether or not they need one? What are the consequences if your loved one doesn’t receive the treatment he needs? In the United States, drug overdoses were responsible for more than 64,000 deaths in 2016. […]
April 26, 2018

8 Tips For a Successful Family Intervention

8 Tips For a Successful Family Intervention 8 Tips For a Successful Family Intervention Confronting a loved one about their addiction can be a huge challenge for everyone involved. Here are some tips to ensure a successful family intervention. Keyword(s): Family intervention Watching someone you love dearly turn into someone you don’t recognize at all is one of the most painful experiences you can endure. 40 million Americans 12-years-old and older are addicted to drugs and alcohol. And that doesn’t count other addictions. Only 10% are receiving treatment – making it a fatal epidemic. Sitting by idly is difficult, but at the same time, you don’t want to send them […]
April 25, 2018

Understanding the Dangerous and Deadly Opioid Epidemic

Understanding the Dangerous and Deadly Opioid Epidemic The Opioid epidemic is the name given to the increase in the misuse and abuse of prescription and non-prescription drugs of the class of opioids. Opioids are a class of drugs that include both legal and non-legal substances that have a pain-reducing effect. Opioid abuse and drug addiction are ravaging American families. Hundreds of thousands have lost their lives due to drug addiction and substance abuse in the United States, and it’s becoming more and more severe. Drug addiction affects entire families and chances are you know someone or know of someone who is struggling with opiate addiction or substance abuse problem. Opioids […]
April 23, 2018

5 Ways You Can Provide Support for Those With Drug Addictions

5 Ways You Can Provide Support for Those With Drug Addictions Ways You Can Provide Support for Drug Addictions Do you have a loved family member or friend struggling with drug addictions? Learn about the ways you can provide them with helpful support. Are you struggling to help a friend or family member with a drug addiction? You’re not alone. More than 21 million Americans have a substance abuse disorder. Behind many of those people are concerned relatives who are at a loss for how to help them. In this article, we’ll tell how what role you can play in a person’s recovery, and how to take the steps to […]