What States Have The Highest Opioid Abuse?

What States Have The Highest Opioid Abuse? opioid pills over a map

Updated on August 10th, 2020 About 64,000 Americans (or 174 people each day) died from drug overdose in 2016. This is more lives than were claimed by gun-related homicides and car accidents.7 Although many overdose deaths involve multiple drugs, the majority of these overdoses are caused by opioid drugs like heroin and fentanyl, and the […]

Substance Abuse Trends in Austin, Texas

Substance Abuse Trends in Austin, Texas people in treatment in Austin

Addiction and drug dependence affects thousands of adolescents and adults in the Austin, Texas area. Although many addicted people in Travis County are seeking treatment for their addiction(s), there are still many people who need help. Here are some of the most recent substance abuse trends and statistics in the Austin, Texas area. Table of […]

Substance Abuse Trends in Houston, Texas

Substance Abuse Trends in Houston, Texas substance abuse chart

Certain cities in Texas are known as High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTAs), including San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston. Many drugs come into the United States through the Port of Houston.1 In 2016, the #1 drug threat in Houston was cocaine, followed by Xanax and methamphetamine.2 Table of contentsGeneral Substance Abuse in the Houston area:Illicit Drugs […]

What Are Current Substance Abuse Statistics and Trends in America?

What Are Current Substance Abuse Statistics and Trends in America? substance abuse in the US

Edited on October 7th, 2020 Substance abuse and addiction in America is a growing epidemic, with 3 in 4 Americans suffering from alcohol abuse, 1 in 3 Americans abusing illicit drugs, and 1 in 9 abusing both illicit drugs and alcohol.1 The rates of mental illness are just as staggering, with 8.2 million people having […]

How to Help Someone With an Opioid Addiction

How to Help Someone With an Opioid Addiction couple drug session

Opioid addiction is fairly common in the U.S. and an estimated 2.1 million Americans had an opioid use disorder in 2016. Even more Americans admit to misusing them, with 11.8 Americans or 4.4 percent of the total population reporting at least one incident of opioid misuse in 2016.1 Opioid overdose numbers in the U.S. are […]

Briarwood Detox Center Opens New Facility in Houston, TX

Briarwood Detox Center Opens New Facility in Houston, TX

We are excited to announce that Briarwood Detox Center has opened a new location in Houston, Texas! This detox center will provide medically-assisted drug and alcohol detox and stabilization programs for men and women. Much like our Austin location, this facility is staffed by experienced addiction treatment specialists who have been trained to recognize and […]

Top 7 Most Dangerous Synthetic Drugs

Top 7 Most Dangerous Synthetic Drugs danger sign

What Are Synthetic Drugs? Synthetic drugs, also referred to as designer drugs, street drugs, or party drugs, are man-made substances that are manufactured to chemically resemble illicit drugs.1 Although all drug abuse is dangerous, synthetic drugs are particularly hazardous, as the manufacturers of these drugs are constantly modifying the chemicals used to make them in […]

Why Are Some People Afraid of Getting Sober?

Why Are Some People Afraid of Getting Sober? man sitting in the dark

Fear is one of the main factors that keeps an addict from seeking help. A person may know that they are addicted to drugs or alcohol and that they would be much better off getting sober, but that doesn’t negate the fact that it can be overwhelming and scary. Table of contents1. Fear of change2. […]

What Are The Dangerous Effects of Bath Salts?

What Are The Dangerous Effects of Bath Salts? bath salts

Updated on July 8th, 2020 With so many designer drugs out there, it’s impossible to keep track of all the new chemical combinations made in homes and clandestine laboratories. Regardless, it’s helpful to know the basics about bath salts as well as signs of abuse and treatment options, especially if you or a loved one […]

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