Category Archives: Drug Abuse

It is important to understand drug abuse and addiction in order to prevent addiction relapse and raise awareness. Learn about the various drug types, substance abuse, recovery and more.

  • Addiction and Suicide Rates Soaring in Arizona Cities
    April 10, 2018
    Drug addiction and mental health problems go hand in hand like the circle of love and marriage. We use drugs to numb pain, physical or emotional, real or imagined, and because we have mental health problems. And we sometimes have mental health problems because we use too many drugs....
  • Heroin Overdoses and Deaths an Ongoing Emergency in Virginia
    January 8, 2018
    Most Americans are aware of the ongoing problems in the country related to prescription opioid abuse, opioid addiction and overdose deaths. While prescription opioids represent the majority of accidental drug overdose deaths in the country, heroin is a close second. Many people who develop an addiction to prescription opioid...
  • Does My College-Aged Son Need Rehab?
    December 4, 2017
    When you help your son pack his things and send him off to college and life on his own, it can seem pretty straightforward at first. He’s a man now. Your job as a parent is over. The responsibility for his future rests in his hands. But when you...
  • Meth and Heroin Are Growing Problems in Prescott and Across Arizona
    December 14, 2016
    The Drug Problems in Arizona Drug overdoses are killing Americans at an alarming rate. From 2000 to 2014, there were almost half a million deaths across the country. The rates have been climbing steadily since the 1990s, but 2014 showed a sharp upwards spike, increasing 14 percent in 12...
  • How Illicit Drug Use Contributes to Heart Disease
    November 11, 2016
    Many illegal drugs have negative cardiovascular effects, ranging from simple abnormal heart rates to full-on heart attacks. Using such substances leads to other related problems as well, particularly when injecting. Collapsed veins and infections in blood vessels and the heart are unfortunately common. In fact, they may put users...
  • Methamphetamine Awareness Day
    October 3, 2016
    Drug abuse has become a national crisis in the United States. Although opioids are the most often cited source of drug-related deaths, methamphetamines are some of the most dangerous drugs in the world, with severe short- and long-term effects. In 2006, the National Association of Attorneys General recognized November...
  • Why Is Heroin Addiction So Hard to Break?
    September 30, 2016
    In 2014, nearly 30,000 adolescents indicated that they had used heroin in the past year. Heroin is a powerful opiate, and although immediate addiction is unlikely, the comfort it brings to some can mean a long battle — one hit and a teenager is fighting a lifelong addiction. People...