Edited on October 7th, 2020 If it only takes 21 days to break a habit, then you would think kicking your drug or alcohol habit would be easier. In truth, the whole “kick your habit in 21 days” mantra is actually very misleading and when you apply it to substance use disorders, it can do […]
Xanax and Ativan are both potentially addictive benzodiazepines that are used to treat anxiety and other clinical disorders. Ativan and Xanax withdrawal symptoms can both be severe, however, there are several main differences between these two drugs as well. This blog explains the primary difference between Xanax and Ativan, as well as the side effects […]
Once you’re addicted to meth, getting sober may seem like an impossible feat. While meth is notorious for being one of the most difficult drugs to quit, it is absolutely possible to sustain a sober life in recovery with the right help and support. If you’re addicted and starting to consider what it might be […]
For many people, the holiday season and its festivities come with feelings of excitement and joy. However, some people also deal with overwhelming feelings of sadness, stress, and loneliness, which can lead to increased instances of substance abuse and overdose.
During the holidays, the likelihood of alcohol and drug abuse in social situations is much higher and the number of drug and alcohol overdoses increases dramatically.1,2 Although there are many positive things about the season’s celebrations and activities, it can also be a very difficult time for some people. Excessive drinking is often portrayed as […]
If you or a loved one has been arrested for a drug-related crime, you should know that you’re not alone. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, 45.2 percent of all inmates are incarcerated due to drug offenses.1 However, addiction alone is not an imprisonable offense.
Edited on October 7th, 2020 The addictive potential of a drug can be difficult to determine because it may vary greatly based on several factors, such as how easily a person will become addicted, the severity of its withdrawal symptoms, how much the drug activates the brain’s reward system, or how much physical and psychological […]
Chronic misuse of prescription painkillers can lead to opioid use disorder, a chronic, life-changing condition that can’t be overcome with mere willpower. It affects 2 million Americans and continues to wreak havoc on our nation, killing more than 130 people every day.1 These staggering statistics may leave you wondering, “How do you kick a painkiller […]
The current U.S. opioid crisis began back in 1999, as prescription opioid drugs were being rampantly over-prescribed for chronic pain. By 2010, heroin had also made its mark in the ongoing crisis with a rapid increase in overdose deaths. Three years later, synthetic opioid deaths, especially those involving fentanyl, also began to increase significantly. Ultimately, […]
Cocaine and crack are two different forms of a drug that is derived from the coca plant. They are both abused for similar reasons and are highly addictive substances. Although these two drugs share many similarities, there are also some differences.