Category Archives: Addiction News

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  • The Link Between Hunger Hormones, Substance Abuse and Addiction
    September 24, 2018
    When you start continually using a substance such as alcohol, opioids or cocaine, your body not only builds up a tolerance, but it eventually starts to develop cravings for that substance. This isn’t all too dissimilar to cravings you will have for certain kinds of food. When one’s hunger...
  • 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...
  • Drug Overdose Crisis Growing in Colorado
    May 26, 2018
    The drug overdose crisis is one of the biggest threats the United States faces, and the state of Colorado is no exception to this devastating trend. In 2016, more than 900 people died of drug overdoses in Colorado, which is 300 people more than the number of deaths in...
  • 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....
  • Arizona Opioid and Heroin Trends in 2018
    March 12, 2018
    Statistics on Arizona Opioid and Heroin Trends The United States makes up around 5 percent of the planet’s total population but uses approximately 80 percent of the opioid supply around the world. Additionally, one in four people who have been prescribed opioids for long periods in a primary care...
  • 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...
  • Addiction and Drug Overdoses Rising in Utah
    December 25, 2017
    Utah generally has the reputation of being one of the most family-focused states, with most residents placing a high value on family life and traditional values. However, this reputation has not prevented the rising tide of drug addiction and overdose rates to take hold in the state, and opioid...
  • Indiana Overwhelmed by the Opioid and Heroin Crisis in 2017
    September 27, 2017
    Every state in the country is facing the effects of the drug epidemic that has swept the nation for over a decade. Since 1990, drug overdose death rates nationwide have more than tripled, and the rising number of drug-related crimes and deaths are forcing state lawmakers to take decisive...
  • Financial Woes Could Add to the Addiction and Drug Problems in Illinois in 2017
    September 12, 2017
    Over the past two decades, the United States has experienced the most widespread substance abuse in its history. Since 1990, drug overdose deaths in the country have more than tripled, and drug overdoses have overtaken car accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in the country. Each state...
  • New Arizona Opioid Overdose and Addiction Statistics
    July 6, 2017
    Alarming Statistics Reveal Record-High Opioid-Related Deaths in Arizona A report released last month by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) shows that Arizona has not been spared from the opioid epidemic sweeping the nation. The report revealed that, in Arizona alone: The number of opioid deaths increased by...