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Signs a Loved One Is Coping with Prescription Drug Abuse

February 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

Could your parent or spouse be suffering from prescription drug abuse? Knowing how to recognize the signs of substance abuse can help you seek treatment for a loved one before he suffers more physical and emotional damage to himself and others. Prescription drugs can induce a myriad of effects... Continue reading →

The Signs and Symptoms of Heroin Abuse

February 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

Heroin use is a problem that users often try to conceal, so you may need to approach a friend or family member when you notice the characteristic effects of this drug. At first, you may only notice some slight behavioral changes or disorientation, but ongoing use can lead to severe changes in an... Continue reading →

Prescription Drug Abuse Among the Baby Boomer Generation

February 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

The youngest members of the baby boomer generation are quickly approaching their 50thbirthdays, which indicate how many millions of these Americans are reaching older age. While the senior years typically mean going into retirement and enjoying a more relaxed lifestyle, some older individuals... Continue reading →

Understanding the Role of Genetics In Alcohol Use Disorders

February 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

Do you have a sibling or parent with an alcohol addiction? Are you worried that a family history of alcoholism might make you more susceptible to it, too? Genes can affect your chances of suffering from many conditions, including cancer, heart disease, and alcoholism. Yet as the following... Continue reading →

Signs and Tests That Can Assess Alcohol Abuse

February 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

You might know that a friend, coworker, or loved one has an alcohol abuse problem simply by observing him. Perhaps he smells of alcohol or slurs his speech at work. Maybe he hides bottles of alcohol in places he thinks you won’t find. Yet as obvious as an alcohol abuse issue might be, clinical... Continue reading →

The Long-Term Effects of Methamphetamine Abuse

January 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

Methamphetamine is a stimulant drug that affects the central nervous system (CNS). It is a Schedule II drug that has been noted for its strong potential for abuse and addiction. Methamphetamine abuse causes short-term and long-term effects on a user’s health. Some of the long-term effects can... Continue reading →

How to Seek Support from Your Loved Ones

January 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

Alcoholism is a serious illness that can be a huge challenge to overcome. With the right support from your loved ones and experienced healthcare professionals, however, it is far from impossible. If you are ready to make a positive change in your health, read on to learn how to seek the loving... Continue reading →

An Overview of How Drug Addiction and Abuse Can Develop

January 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

Drug or alcohol addiction is a disease that may sometimes take years to develop, depending on the specific substance and the user. Quite often, a user denies that he or she has a problem, even while that person suffers significant personal, financial, legal, and social problems. It often takes... Continue reading →

The Health Consequences of Excessive Alcohol Use in Men

January 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

Like tobacco, alcohol is a substance that can have widespread negative health effects. Given that more men than women succumb to alcohol dependence and abuse, they often suffer from greater health complications from it. As the following conditions demonstrate, excessive use of alcohol can... Continue reading →

How Prescription Painkiller Abuse Starts

January 6, 2017 Posted in: Announcement

Abuse of prescription painkillers is on the rise. The exact number of people with addictions to prescription painkillers is unclear, but experts believe that millions of Americans are struggling with painkiller dependency. For high school students, only marijuana is more popular than... Continue reading →