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.

  • Painkiller Addiction
    July 2, 2019
    What Does Painkiller Addiction Look Like? There is no clear image or description of what addiction is like. Still, for many people they at least had an idea that it was “hard” and illegal drugs like heroin or meth. It wasn’t something that would be a part of the...
  • Addiction in the LGBTQ Community
    June 25, 2019
    Why addressing specific communities is important Addiction is complex not only because of substances and how they affect bodies, but also because of the people dealing with it. When treating someone, it is important to take into consideration that person as a whole. This includes, but is not limited...
  • Addiction and Isolation
    June 15, 2019
    A Cycle of Addiction and Isolation Addiction steals from people. It steals time and destroys relationships and communities. Often, people suffering from addiction end up increasingly isolated. This could be due to their own guilt and shame, and they then cut themselves off from those around them. With the...
  • Substance Use in Media
    June 7, 2019
    Media and Addiction With the rise of technology and media, it may or may not be obvious to say media has a significant impact on our lives. Advertising has been around for a long time and has changed rapidly in recent years. Companies and individuals seek to impact our...
  • Movies about Addiction
    May 31, 2019
    Substance Abuse in Media Movies have significant cultural impact and movies about addiction are important. Substances have been portrayed in a variety of ways, ranging from casual use, to abuse and addiction. Many films, including The Hangover, are centered around wild nights fueled by alcohol. In The Wolf of...
  • Xanax and Alcohol Mixed
    May 25, 2019
    Alcohol and Xanax (also known as Alprazolam) are both substances that are legal. They are also both substances that are widely available and commonly abused. This can make it difficult to recognize any issues. In regard to alcohol and Xanax, mixing the two can be incredibly risky even without...
  • Nutrition in Recovery
    May 15, 2019
    Nutrients found in food are essential to life. They provide calories and energy that is needed so we can go throughout our days. It is possible though to consume food without much nutrition and feel like you’re able to go about your day with no problems. The connection between...
  • Adderall Cocktail Mixing: Dangerous Drug Pairings Detailed
    November 12, 2018
    Mixing drugs is an unfortunately common occurrence in the United States, but many people mistakenly believe some drugs to be less dangerous than others are. The reality is that most drugs have the potential to cause serious and even life-threatening medical complications under the right circumstances. Similarly, mixing drugs...
  • 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...