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Drug and alcohol abuse is increasing throughout the United States among adolescents, young people and adults. Substance use and addiction aren't the only problems concerning drug use and dependency. Alcohol and drug abuse affects every person and every area of our lives throughout the world.

Every day there's substance use issues that hit the headlines or make the evening news. Unfortunately no matter how many tragedies take place associated with drug and alcohol abuse, the use of these substances continues. New stories associated with drug and alcohol use can be helpful as well. We can only hope this is a way of making people aware of the dangers and consequences of substance use, and possibly open someone's eyes about their own use of drugs or alcohol and their need for help.

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Serious Health Risks Associated With Heavy Drinking

1-800-315-2391  |  December 17th

Serious Health Risks Associated With Heavy Drinking

Most people don't realize just how serious heavy drinking is when it comes to their overall health. Heavy alcohol consumption can take years off of a person's life especially if they started drinking at a young age and became dependent early in life. Heavy drinking can lead to very serious health problems including the possibility of a stroke early in life according to Medline Plus....  |  Read more

 
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Study Shows Rise in Diagnoses for Substance Abuse Problems

1-800-315-2391  |  November 26th

Study Shows Rise in Diagnoses for Substance Abuse Problems

We know that substance abuse and addiction is increasing in the United States because the amount of people diagnosed and being treated have drastically increased. According to an article on MedlinePlus from Reuters, between 2001 and 2009 the diagnosis of drug and alcohol problems in the United States increased 70%....  |  Read more

 
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Morphine Abuse and Addiction Withdrawal Symptoms

1-800-315-2391  |  October 29th

Morphine Abuse and Addiction Withdrawal Symptoms

Morphine is a very powerful narcotic pain reliever but it's also a drug that can lead to chronic addiction especially when abused for non-medical reasons. Any narcotic drug can cause breathing problems, extreme drowsiness or lead to an overdose, coma or even death if the dose is too high....  |  Read more

 
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Celebrate September 2012 National Recovery Month

1-800-315-2391  |  September 18th

Celebrate September 2012 National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month which not only provides education for all of us about substance abuse disorders and the importance of prevention but also celebrates people in recovery. The purpose of Recovery Month is to let people know how important behavioral health is to our overall health and well-being....  |  Read more

 
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New Strategy Developed by FDA Will Hopefully Decrease Opiate Drug Abuse

1-800-315-2391  |  August 13th

New Strategy Developed by FDA Will Hopefully Decrease Opiate Drug Abuse

The abuse of prescription opiate drugs is at epidemic levels throughout the United States and in order to help reduce the abuse of addictive drugs a new plan was developed by the FDA to help medical professionals prescribe them properly according to ScienceDaily. Lives are lost every year due to prescription drug abuse and according to the article addictive opioid abuse deaths are reaching 14,000 a year....  |  Read more

 
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Dangerous Synthetic Drugs Continue To Emerge

1-800-315-2391  |  July 17th

Dangerous Synthetic Drugs Continue To Emerge

Even though there's a ban on the sale of dangerous synthetic (man-made) drugs, it doesn't seem to be stopping them from being sold in some stores just named and packaged differently. In the past synthetic drugs like K2 and bath salts were readily available in stores and many kids and young adults were using them to get high. Unfortunately synthetic pot (K2 and spice) and synthetic cocaine (bath salts) don't just create a high they cause the user to experience intense hallucinations, paranoia and can lead to seizures and death....  |  Read more