What Prescription Drug Abuse Does To the Body
Prescription drugs should always be taken exactly as they are intended, and only for the purpose for which they are intended.
The decision to quit using drugs may not only be the most important decision that you ever make, it may save your life. Once you fully understand the repercussions of addiction and have decided to get help, the real challenge begins - getting sober and staying that way.
Thoughtful Words: How Language Plays a Role in Recovery
The words with which something is said, along with the delivery, have a profound impact on the message that's conveyed. In treatment and recovery, recognizing this is instrumental in staying positive and committed.
Popping Pills: Peer Pressure Not the Cause of Youth Drug Use
Recent study finds that young adults are abusing prescription drugs for reasons other than peer pressure. Subtle components including peer drug associations, points of drug access and motivation to misuse are influencing drug use among the 18-29 year old age group.
Drug Use on the Rise Despite Billions Spent to Combat It
The Office of National Drug Control Policy, charged with the task of oversight and administration of federal drug policy, has budgeted billions of U.S. dollars each year toward the reduction of illicit drug use, but despite the billions spent, drug use continues to be on the rise.
Early Drug Prevention Strategies Reduce Youth HIV Risk
Early drug prevention programs, delivered during the elementary school years, have been found to positively influence safe behaviors later in life reducing the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS.
Tighter Restrictions on Hydrocodone in Response to Overdose Surge
New, tighter controls on drugs that contain hydrocodone now enforced by the DEA in an effort to combat the surging number of prescription drug overdoses occurring in the U.S. The latest recommendations name Hydrocodone a Schedule II substance, rendering it dangerous and making it more difficult to legally obtain.
Will Traffic Related Deaths Rise with Marijuana Legalization?
Liberal marijuana laws have public officials questioning whether there will be changes (in the form of substantial increases) in the number of traffic related deaths that result from intoxicated driving. Some worry that the decision by lawmakers to legalize pot may pose critical risks to the public on the roads.
Opiate Use During Pregnancy Linked to Premature Birth, Fetal Addiction & Death
Rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome and other issues related to opiate use during pregnancy have been rising throughout the United States as more and more women are using and abusing opiate drugs.
Stress and Substance Abuse Related to Thousands of Fatalities Annually
Many people who engage in substance abuse do so in response to psychological and emotional stress. Substances are used as a coping mechanism to help people get through things that could be dealt with in healthier ways. Using substances in this way is dangerous.
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