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Recent Heroin Research Treatment Studies.

Recent Heroin Research Treatment Studies

Heroin is a very addictive drug that's abused around the world. Most people who abuse heroin frequently or in high doses become addicted very easily and have a hard time overcoming their dependence because the drug is so powerful and addictive. When heroin reaches the users brain they experience an...

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Dual Diagnosis and Substance Abuse.

Dual Diagnosis and Substance Abuse

Individuals suffering from Dual Diagnosis have both a mental disorder and a problem with drugs or alcohol. It's very common for individuals suffering from Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Schizophrenia and Personality Disorders to abuse alcohol and other substances. Many people suffering from Bipolar...

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Recovery for the Non-User.

Recovery for the Non-User

There are so many families fighting drug abuse and addiction today, we all know someone that's either using or addicted to illegal street drugs, prescription drugs, over the counter medications or alcohol. It's sad because everyone is affected when a family member or close friend has a problem with...

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Risk Factors for Suicide Include Drug and Alcohol Abuse.

Risk Factors for Suicide Include Drug and Alcohol Abuse

This isn't a subject that's talked about a lot because it's extremely sad but drug related suicide attempts take place all the time. Did you know that in the United States suicide is the 11th most common cause of death? A big portion of the time suicide is associated with major depression,...

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Is The Use of KHAT in The United States More Prevalent Than We Realize?.

Is The Use of KHAT in The United States More Prevalent Than We Realize?

A flowering shrub that grows in East Africa and Southern Arabia is known as Catha edulis and the leaves and small stems of this shrub are known as Khat. Khat is a stimulant type drug that's been abused for years for the euphoric effects received when it's chewed. Individuals that use khat to get...

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Gangs Responsibility and Impact on Drug Abuse in the United States.

Gangs Responsibility and Impact on Drug Abuse in the United States

There are a variety of ways drugs find their way into the United States but not many people realize that gangs are part of the reason. There are 3 primary types of gangs that are responsible for distributing and sometimes producing drugs in the United States. Gangs not only distribute and produce...

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Gaming Addiction - More Serious Than You Think.

Gaming Addiction - More Serious Than You Think

There are many forms of addiction and it's not just associated with alcohol, drugs, gambling or foods. When an individual is addicted they are mentally, emotionally and sometimes physically dependent on their behaviors. No matter what a person is addicted to, there are consequences that arise from...

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The Dry Drunk - Alcoholism and Addiction.

The Dry Drunk - Alcoholism and Addiction

Are You or Is Someone In Your Life a 'Dry Drunk'? If you have an alcoholic in your life whether it be a spouse, family member, loved one, co-worker or friend, you have probably thought at one time or another, "if they would just stop drinking everything would be ok".
This isn't necessarily...

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Trading Your Life for One Last Ecstasy Trip.

Trading Your Life for One Last Ecstasy Trip

Let's Hope This Rave Isn't YOUR Last 'Ecstasy Rave' For some reason we're not getting the point across to teens and young adults about how serious drug abuse is, especially ecstasy (MDMA). It's just so unfortunate that young people don't realize what they're doing to themselves let alone their...

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Heroin Abuse Is Out of Control.

Heroin Abuse Is Out of Control

Parents and young people need to understand just how serious the heroin epidemic is getting. Teens and young people need to understand just how addictive and deadly heroin use is. In no way should heroin use be compared to other drugs of abuse, from what I'm seeing heroin is one of the most...

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