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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.

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

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.

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 […]

Etizolam Abuse, Side Effects, Withdrawal and Addiction

Etizolam Abuse, Side Effects, Withdrawal and Addiction etizolam pills

There are a variety of medications used to treat anxiety, panic disorders, and sleep disorders in America and around the world, but some may also be abused recreationally for the purpose of getting high. One such drug is etizolam. Here are eight important things you should know about this addictive drug and what you should […]

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