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Depression, Substance Abuse, and the ‘Pandemic Effect’

Depression, Substance Abuse, and the ‘Pandemic Effect’ Man struggling with depression and addiction during the pandemic.

According to a study conducted by the Boston University School of Public Health, depression rates among U.S. adults tripled from an average of 8.5% to 27.8% during the early months of 2020 with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic; this number saw a steady increase to 32.8% in 2021, with depression affecting 1 out of […]

Prescription Drug Use & Children

Prescription Drug Use & Children Substance Abuse and its Effects on Children

Substance Abuse Disorder is a medical condition that characteristically impairs the person taking a drug from regulating their use of it. This is oftentimes in the face of very detrimental personal, professional, and health benefits. The National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics reports that nearly 12 percent of individuals aged 12 and older surveyed reported having used an illicit substance in the past year.

High-Intensity Drinking vs. Binge Drinking: Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Treatment Options

High-Intensity Drinking vs. Binge Drinking: Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Treatment Options Party goers binge drinking alcohol.

High-intensity drinking is a dangerous emerging trend that comes with serious health consequences for those who engage in the activity. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) defines this pattern of drinking as consuming alcohol “at levels that are two or more times the gender-specific binge drinking thresholds [1].” This type of drinking […]

Substance Abuse Issues Within the LGBTQ Community

Substance Abuse Issues Within the LGBTQ Community Woman holding a paper rainbow heart.

Substance abuse is a significant problem among members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community. From tobacco use, alcohol abuse, and binge drinking to the use of harder drugs like methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, and other opioids, many people in the sexual minority struggle with addiction. Statistics have shown that LGBTQ adults are more than twice as […]

Suboxone Detox: When and Why it Becomes Necessary

Suboxone Detox: When and Why it Becomes Necessary Woman suffering from withdrawal looking out a window.

Suboxone is an FDA-approved prescription medication used in the treatment of opioid dependence and addiction which contains a combination of the drugs buprenorphine and naloxone. Suboxone was created to address and lessen the symptoms of the withdrawal process that occur when those with physical dependence or addiction to opioid drugs, including heroin, morphine, fentanyl, and oxycodone, stop taking them abruptly.

The Link Between Anxiety and Addiction: What’s the Connection?

The Link Between Anxiety and Addiction: What’s the Connection? Woman struggling with anxiety and addiction and trying to cope.

Anxiety is the most common mental disorder in the U.S. with more than 40 million adults or 18 percent of the population reporting that they are affected by it on a regular basis [1]. Anxiety causes those who suffer from it to experience a state of constant fear and worry, often about insignificant things, and […]

Tramadol Addiction: Signs of Abuse, Withdrawal Symptoms, and Treatment

Tramadol Addiction: Signs of Abuse, Withdrawal Symptoms, and Treatment Looking down into a bottle of pills

What is Tramadol? Tramadol is a frequently prescribed synthetic opioid medication that is used in the treatment and management of moderate to moderately severe pain. Although it is considered to have a lower risk of addiction as compared to other opioid pain relievers, Tramadol is classified by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a […]

8 Signs You Need Drug Detox

8 Signs You Need Drug Detox

According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about 21.6 million people ages 12 and up needed substance abuse treatment but only 4.2 million people received the help they needed.1 Although there are many reasons why people may not get the treatment they need, many people don’t seek treatment because they just don’t think they need it.

How Long Does It Take To Recover From Addiction?

How Long Does It Take To Recover From Addiction? calendar

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 […]

Detox for the Holidays

Detox for the Holidays christmas decorations

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 […]

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