Are You Addicted to Your Anxiety Medication?

Are You Addicted to Your Anxiety Medication? woman addicted to anxiety medication

It all started with a single prescription. You felt overly anxious and depressed. Everything was difficult—sleeping, eating, and even just waking up in the morning was a chore. This went on for months before your doctor gave you a prescription. Suddenly everything changed. Life was enjoyable again. You were able to sleep and you felt […]

8 Signs Your Loved One Is an Alcoholic

8 Signs Your Loved One Is an Alcoholic man struggling with alcoholism

Alcohol addiction, despite its prevalence, is not always easy to spot. Many high-functioning alcoholics go for weeks, months, and years suffering from addiction before their loved ones even realize it’s a problem. Although full recovery from alcohol addiction can be achieved with the right support, motivation, and behavioral therapy, it is much better to enter […]

Need Fast Drug Detox for a Job Interview? Here’s the Truth

Need Fast Drug Detox for a Job Interview? Here’s the Truth woman rapid detoxing

You’ve been binging on drugs and alcohol for weeks and now you need drug detox fast for a job interview later this week. You know you’re going to be drug tested and you need to pass to get the job. So, what do you do? For some people, rapid detox may seem like the perfect […]

Opioid Overdoses Are Increasing in Denton County, TX

Opioid Overdoses Are Increasing in Denton County, TX map of denton county

Denton County is an affluent, well-populated county in northeast Texas. It’s included in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area and has a median household income of $75,649, which is well above the Texas and U.S. median annual income.1,2 Despite these sunny statistics, data shows that opioid overdoses in Denton County have steadily increased between the […]

Houston Heights Coffee Roaster Gives Recovering Addicts a Second Chance

Houston Heights Coffee Roaster Gives Recovering Addicts a Second Chance 9th hour cup of coffee

At 9th Hour Coffee Co., every cup of coffee provides work and mentorship for previously addicted and incarcerated individuals. Trey Rummel, Houston Heights native and founder of 9th Hour Coffee Co., first started his missional coffee roasting business in 2017. Since then, it has grown to encompass three full-time employees and is sustained by several […]

Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine: An Increasing Problem in the U.S.

Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine: An Increasing Problem in the U.S. fentanyl-laced cocaine

Recent news reports from National Public Radio, ABC News, and others have been warning the public about a dangerous new drug mixture that has been linked to an increasing number of deadly overdoses: fentanyl-laced cocaine.1 Although researchers and law enforcement officers have long known about the extreme dangers of fentanyl, it’s now becoming more of […]

Synthetic Marijuana Linked to Severe Bleeding, Deaths in IL

Synthetic Marijuana Linked to Severe Bleeding, Deaths in IL synthetic marijuana in hand

News reports published yesterday warn of a batch of synthetic marijuana that has been linked to two deaths and at least 54 cases of severe bleeding in Chicago and central Illinois. Each of these reported cases has involved the hospitalization of people who used the synthetic marijuana, citing symptoms like coughing up blood, urinating blood, […]

Meth Users in Ohio are ‘Wasping’ with Meth and Bug Spray

Meth Users in Ohio are ‘Wasping’ with Meth and Bug Spray bug spray

News reports this week in Summit County, Ohio are documenting a new, dangerous drug trend called “wasping” that involves meth and bug spray.1 Drug users are combining methamphetamine with white, foamy wasp and hornet spray to achieve some kind of new high that has already sent several people in Ohio to the hospital. Drug users […]

GHB Abuse Is Emerging Again in the Nightlife Scene

GHB Abuse Is Emerging Again in the Nightlife Scene visual effects of GHB

Although GHB is by no means a commonly abused drug, it seems to be making a comeback in the party and nightlife scene, putting users at risk due to its harmful effects and potential for overdose. Table of contentsWhat Is GHB?What are the Physical Effects and Dangers of GHB?Why Are More People Abusing GHB?Can GHB […]

Rural America’s Drug Problem

Rural America’s Drug Problem country field

Rural America makes up about 72 percent of our nation’s land area and houses 46 million residents.1 One in five Americans lives in a rural area and many of them face unique challenges regarding substance abuse and treatment.2 In recent years, poverty and unemployment in rural areas has increased, which has also increased community risks […]

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