Category Archives: Addiction and Substance Abuse

These articles provide basic information regarding addiction and substance abuse. Various substances, such as alcohol, prescription medications, and illicit drugs, are discussed. Readers can learn more about substance use disorder as well as different treatment options here.

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  • Huffing: The Dangerous Effects of Inhalants
    Monday, October 14th, 2019

    Huffing: The Dangerous Effects of Inhalants

    Inhaling chemical substances with the intention of creating a psychoactive or physical effect is  a dangerous habit that often leads to a form of drug addiction. Although there are...
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  • Creating a Sobriety Toolbox
    Thursday, September 5th, 2019

    Creating a Sobriety Toolbox

    Approximately 22 million Americans are currently in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. Are you part of this group? If so, then you know that getting sober is only the first...
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  • New Approaches to Heroin Treatment
    Friday, August 2nd, 2019

    New Approaches to Heroin Treatment

    According to recent data, more than 9 million people worldwide struggle with heroin addiction. Even worse, about 5% of those who use prescription opioids eventually switch to heroin. These are discouraging facts. However, it’s...
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  • Trazodone Abuse and Addiction: A Recovery Guide
    Friday, July 26th, 2019

    Trazodone Abuse and Addiction: A Recovery Guide

    Over 2 million people aged 12 years and older use antidepressants. And today, prescription drug abuse is on the rise. But, what makes people use antidepressants nonmedically? Moreover, what turns a...
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  • Meloxicam Abuse and Addiction: A Recovery Guide
    Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

    Meloxicam Abuse and Addiction: A Recovery Guide

    Over the last 15 years, prescription drug misuse has become increasingly common. According to some research, as many as 18 million people misused a prescription medication at least once between 2016 and...
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