Drug Addiction Articles

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Drug Rehab: Abstinence vs. Harm Reduction

Substance abuse, dependence, and addiction occur for many reasons that can vary greatly between individuals, just as the severity of such behaviors and experiences will differ from person to person. Any effective drug rehab treatment for alcohol or drug dependence; however, must take the individual’s health and safety as top priorities. The right treatment ought…

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Alcohol Abuse Statistics

Alcohol use in the United States is the norm. In 2015, 86.4 percent of adults reported that they drank alcohol at some point in their lifetime, 70.1 percent in the past year, and 56.0 percent within the past month. While use is high, many do not realize how often alcohol is abused in dangerous ways.…

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Common Side Effects of Heroin

Heroin, along with prescription painkillers, lies at the heart of the nation’s opioid epidemic. Heroin offers powerful pain-relieving qualities to users, along with strong feelings of euphoria. This leads many to develop a dependence, tolerance, and addiction that has cost countless lives and ruined many more. Most are aware of the risk of overdose presented…

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Meth Addiction and Drug Rehab

Methamphetamine is not the most-discussed drug in American media given the nation’s ongoing opioid crisis. However, even though the number of meth overdoses in America trails behind that of opioids like fentanyl, heroin, and prescription painkillers, meth-related overdoses are on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the number of drug overdose deaths…

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Guide to the Opioid Crisis

A recent survey found as many as 1 in 3 Americans know someone who struggles from addiction to opioids. Countless people have seen opioids devastate their own communities, whether in the form of fatal overdoses or addiction. Many people have become addicted to prescription opioids after a painful medical procedure. Some with chronic pain have…

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Pervasiveness of Alcoholism

Alcoholism is alive and well in the United States. The 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) found that over 15 million adults struggled with Alcohol Use Disorders in some form. Of those, less than 7% received professional treatment within the last year. These numbers are alarming enough by themselves, and speak to…

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