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Teen Heroin Statistics [Infographic]

The opiate-based drug heroin is incredibly addictive, and it’s well known as one of the hardest drug addictions to break. While all demographics are susceptible to heroin addiction, teens are a particularly vulnerable group. Examining teen heroin statistics can reveal just how problematic heroin use is for young people in the United States. A Shocking

Drug Effects on Family Relationships

When addiction takes hold of a person’s life, it can cause remarkable and disturbing damage. If left unchecked, it can literally take a person’s money, heart, body and soul. However, people underestimate drug effects on family. About Drug Effects on Family Addiction typically leaves the individual incapable of maintaining normal relationships. This creates a crisis

Signs of Teen Drug Abuse

Being the parent or guardian of a teen comes with tremendous responsibility, and when substance abuse becomes an issue, things get even more difficult. If you think your is struggling with teen drug abuse, it’s up to you as the parent to help your child find a solution. At Lakeview Health, we’re here to help.

How a Substance Abuse Program Helps the Modern Family

Mother with substance abuse issues holds cute little infant

Although seldom discussed, the effect the modern family has had on substance abuse and detection has been profound. The modern family has been compromised by family members always on the go and the sense of independence each person maintains. This creates a gap of communication that often leads to the non-detection of substance abuse, especially

How to Combat Teenage Alcoholism [Infographic]

Alcoholism isn’t an illness that targets adults exclusively. Teens, and in some cases even children, can fall victim to the disease. To combat teenage substance abuse, awareness and education is key. Knowing more about teen alcohol abuse and addiction can be instrumental when it comes to preventing teens from drinking.  It could also help your

Heroin Drug Use Continues To Climb Among Young Adults

Small quiet towns and upper middle-income suburbs have a new thief to worry about. Its name is heroin. One by one, young people are succumbing to its blackmail, just to be able to function. Not unlike an animal that tastes blood for the first time, the heroin drug first paralyzes its victim with ecstasy while

Warning Signs of Teenage Substance Abuse You Can’t Ignore [Infographic]

The teenage years are often a time of experimentation when it comes to music, clothing and hairstyles. Unfortunately, many teens also experiment with substance abuse. Knowing the warning signs of teenage substance abuse can make it easier to take action. Changes in Grades or Study Behaviors One of the biggest signs of teen substance abuse

Drinking Problems Can Start at Any Age

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that an insidious disease like alcoholism can affect people at any age. Even though drinking under the age of 21 is forbidden by law in every state, the vast number of underage drinkers is startling. It’s necessary, therefore, to conclude that literally anyone who takes that first drink subjects

The Painkiller Use Among Young Adults Decreases

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, young adult use of painkillers has actually decreased since 2013. This same report indicates that marijuana use has remained stable. These are both good signs. But the need for quality drug rehab treatment for all age groups, including young adults, remains high. Painkiller Use Prevention Efforts are

The Most Abused Drugs on College Campuses

Drugs on college campuses are surprisingly easy to get.  According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Monitoring the Future report of 2014, college-aged drug use is now lower among college students than it is for peers who aren’t enrolled in college. However, with 38.6% of college students using illicit drugs, this is still one