Because the use of prescription drugs is so wide spread today and teens are abusing them as well as adults, people need to understand just how serious it is when combining drugs unintentionally or to enhance their high. The common prescribed drugs that are abused today are opioid pain medications, CNS depressants for the treatment of anxiety and sleep disorders and stimulants used to treat...Read Full Article
As times change and life moves on, the abuse of drugs continue but the types of drugs abused fluctuate among our youth, young and older adults. Some drugs will become less prevalent and others will become more wide spread and misused. The abuse of specific drugs today will probably continue a few years from now but the ones more commonly abused will vary and change among substance users in all...Read Full Article
Meth was produced from ephedrine back in 1893 and it wasn't until the 50's that crystallized meth was produced. Methamphetamine prescriptions were prescribed for many people in the 50's for treating medical health problems such as narcolepsy and obesity.
Today, meth is one of the most threatening abused illegal drugs in many areas throughout the United States among teens, young and many...
The heroin supply that's found throughout the United States comes from foreign sources which include Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, and Latin America. Heroin is trafficked throughout the U.S. and ends up in the hands of teens, young and older adults sadly destroying their lives as well as those who love and care about them.
Unfortunately the use of heroin is increasing in many areas...
There's a shrub that grows in South America called the coca plant which is where cocaine comes from and it makes its way throughout the world destroying drug users and their families. Cocaine can be found in a white power form that's referred to sometimes as 'snow', or in a paste form, free-base, and also rock form called crack cocaine. We know that cocaine is a very potent and powerful stimulant...Read Full Article
Dealing with Depression When Recovering from Substance Abuse Depression seems to be one of the most common symptoms a person experiences when they're recovering from alcohol or drug addiction. Besides drug cravings depression is one of the reasons many people relapse and go right back to using again. Everyone's experience during recovery from drug abuse is different in terms of depression. Some...Read Full Article
There are still an overwhelming amount of people throughout the United States that use cocaine in-spite of the serious mental and physical dangers involved with the abuse of this drug. Cocaine is such a powerful drug that if a person chooses to use the drug to see what it's like, there's a big chance they're going to want to repeat their use because of the intense high they experience.
CNS depressants are also referred to sometimes as tranquilizers and sedatives. These are substances that slow down brain activity which causes a relaxing feeling. Depressants are used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders but should never be misused or combined with other depressant drugs.
Medications that are prescribed to treat anxiety and sleep problems include barbiturates and...
We have all heard of designer drugs and how commonly abused some of them are like Ecstasy, ketamine, GHB, LSD and methamphetamine. Many designer drugs are produced in illegal labs and are developed by changing or modifying the chemical structure of another drug like marijuana, cocaine and morphine.
By taking a drug for example like cocaine and changing the properties, illegal labs are able...
There are many different types of drugs abused or misused today that affect the lives of adolescents, teens, young adults, and older adults throughout the U.S. Substance abuse takes place is all age groups and economic backgrounds and destroys health, families, and causes our health care to sky rocket.
It's sad because substance abuse and addiction takes a toll on everyone and in one way or...
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