Drug Abuse and Addiction Treatment Articles
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Drug and alcohol abuse is a serious problem that no parent can afford to ignore. All teens are at risk of using drugs and alcohol. Taking a proactive stance can help reduce that risk and may also strengthen the relationship between parents and their teenage children.
More than ever, people are looking beyond traditional Western medicine for ways to help treat their health conditions. Often, they turn to alternative medicines and techniques that are not made of chemicals or substances that may be harmful to the body.
The number of deaths from prescription drug overdoses has risen for more than a decade, and those numbers continue to alarm no matter what subset you look at. One subset that has drawn attention is the number of women who died from opioid overdoses.
Methamphetamine, also known as meth and many other street names, is a dangerous, addictive substance. It is estimated that 10.4 million Americans have at least tried the drug once in their life, and it sends close to 140,000 people to the emergency room each year
You made it through drug and alcohol rehab, which was hard enough, but now you have to stay sober. During this new chapter, it's important to be on the lookout for signs of relapse. First, what exactly is relapse?
When a loved one goes to drug rehab, you may not be sure how to help him or her. Even after the person successfully completes the treatment program, you still may not know. What can you do?
When St. Louis police officer Sergeant Gary Wiegert is on duty, he doesn't play around with marijuana violations. When he is off duty, Wiegert is a lobbyist for the organization Show-Me Cannabis, an advocate of marijuana law reform
Prescription painkiller addiction is no longer a disease that happens only to men. Women are struggling with it, too. Even more alarming, new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that more and more women are dying from overdose.
Why feel the heartache when you suspect that your child is using drugs or alcohol? Why put yourself through even more of an emotional rollercoaster when you confirm your suspicions?
Your loved one is a recovering drug or alcohol addict. You want to do everything you can to support him or her. But it's possible to help too much. Sometimes you may offer help when it's not even needed.