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.

  • Substance Abuse Facts and Statistics: Differences Between Men and Women
    October 16, 2018
    Every individual who suffers from substance abuse has a different experience, but there are some general trends that apply to men and women that may help inform aspects of one’s treatment. The best way to counteract substance abuse is with an individually tailored treatment plan, and this requires a...
  • Teens Using Illegal Drugs Less, But Face Other Challenges (Depression, Bullying, etc.)
    September 26, 2018
    Today’s teens are very much different than the ones 10 years ago, who are very much different than the ones 10 years before that. To people older than 30, you probably don’t have to make much of an argument to get them to agree with that assessment. But if...
  • Parents Should Know the Signs of Stimulant Drug Addiction and Withdrawal
    August 27, 2018
    If there is any lesson we should take away from the opioid epidemic, it is that prevention is the strongest tool in fighting substance abuse and addiction. While treatment is the best way to address existing addictions, prevention and education can help ensure treatment is not needed. States are...
  • Arizona Prescription Drug and Heroin Addiction: Treating the Opioid Epidemic in 2018
    August 16, 2018
    With Arizona’s signing of the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act, came some new statistics and insights into just how prescription opioid abuse and addiction has affected Arizona. 812 Arizonans died of a suspected opioid overdose in just 6 months (between June 2017 and January 2018). 5,202 Arizonans suffered a suspected...
  • New Mexico Substance Abuse, Addiction Statistics and Addiction Treatment Options
    August 12, 2018
    As substance abuse trends change across the country, so do the substance abuse and addiction trends in the state of New Mexico. Drug abuse and alcoholism rates in New Mexico been higher than the National average for at least the past 35 years. However, with the nationwide rise in...
  • Opioid and Benzodiazepine Abuse: Two Dangerous Drugs are Often Mixed
    July 18, 2018
    Both opioids and benzodiazepines are dangerous drugs in themselves, but a deadly cocktail is mixed when these two drugs are taken together. Even though the dangers of combining these two drugs are extreme, most recreational users do not understand just how dangerous it can be to take both drugs...
  • Crystal Meth Long Term Health Effects: Dangerous Chemicals Found in Methamphetamine
    June 21, 2018
    Crystal methamphetamine is one of the most destructive illicit drugs in the country, with a very high potential for dependency and addiction. Unlike cocaine, heroin, and marijuana, methamphetamine is not a naturally occurring substance. The first step in overcoming any addiction is understanding it, so it’s vital to understand...
  • Everything You Should Know About Fentanyl
    June 15, 2018
    The opiate epidemic continues to rage across America. One of the main contributors to this problem is fentanyl. Unlike heroin, fentanyl may not be widely known to the public, but it is one of the most dangerous drugs to go from the pharmacy to the streets due to its...
  • 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...