The American opioid crisis has had many negative effects on public health in the United States, including the overall decline in the average American’s lifespan for the third year in a row.1 In addition, drug overdose deaths have soared, reaching an all-time high of 70,237 in 2017.2 As a result of the ongoing opioid crisis, […]
Did you know people drink twice as much during the holidays? A recent survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of the supplement company Morning Recovery found that the average American will drink 100 percent more once the holiday season starts.1 Although it may seem like a fun way to socialize during the holidays, all the […]
Drug and alcohol abuse often has serious or even life-threatening physical effects that can vary in intensity. Some individuals who abuse drugs or alcohol on a regular basis may be more likely to experience a disorder called substance-induced psychosis. Substance-induced psychosis is a serious disorder that can have lasting effects that take weeks, months or […]
Updated on July 16th, 2020 Despite some of the claims that marijuana is not addictive, many people struggle to kick their smoking habit and quit marijuana for good. In 2015, about 4 million people in the U.S. suffered from marijuana use disorder and 138,000 voluntarily sought treatment for their marijuana abuse.1
Edited on October 7th, 2020 Did you know your job could be putting you at risk of developing a substance abuse disorder or exacerbating a current addiction? Studies have found that the prevalence of substance abuse is higher among individuals who work in certain industries. While any job can be stressful at times, it seems […]
Claims about the supplement phenibut have led some people to believe that it’s an effective way to treat sleep problems, anxiety, and attention disorders, while also increasing cognitive abilities. However, research does not fully support these claims, leaving many people wondering whether phenibut is effective, safe, or even legal in the U.S.
Maybe you heard a friend or loved one refer to “freebase cocaine” and you’re worried about their drug use. Or maybe you found the leftover remnants of a freebase cocaine laboratory in your loved one’s home. These things could be all be signs of freebase cocaine abuse, which is extremely risky and dangerous. In this […]
Updated on May 13th, 2021 If you do a quick Google search for kratom, you’ll find a large amount of conflicting information on the herbal drug. While some organizations and scientists claim that it is a great tool for treating chronic pain, other trustworthy sources warn users of its potential for extreme harm and even […]
An extremely powerful new opioid medication called Dsuvia was approved by the FDA on November 2, 2018, despite warnings of potential abuse and misuse.1 It will be available in early 2019.
When an individual develops an alcohol addiction, their physical health suffers, their relationships suffer, and the lives of others around them are negatively impacted as well. What may initially start as a beer or glass of wine each day may easily turn into something more dangerous, so it’s important to be able to recognize the […]