The passing of actor Cory Monteith due to heroin complications has generated interest in the problem of heroin usage in the United States. This video reports on the increasing number of people who abuse this drug.
In 2002, studies indicated that approximately 400,000 Americans had used... Continue reading →
Addiction can evolve from a number of circumstances, but a common thread runs through each instance of it: the non-prescribed usage of a drug. This video explains situations that can give rise to addiction.
Some individuals become addicted to medications originally given to address a... Continue reading →
Demi Lovato achieved worldwide acclaim as a child television star. Now only 21 years old, she has already experienced the pain of substance abuse.
This video reports on Lovato’s efforts to become sober after her cocaine addiction. She discusses how easy it was to smuggle cocaine onto... Continue reading →
Alcohol abuse is a condition that can wreak havoc on a person’s personal, social, and professional life. This common problem takes the lives of thousands of Americans each year and negatively influences the lives of millions more. The following facts illustrate how damaging alcohol abuse can be... Continue reading →
The last decade has witnessed a marked rise in heroin usage among Americans. The simultaneous increase in prescription drug consumption has directly influenced this trend in heroin addiction. As the following information highlights, prescription drug abuse can quickly escalate to heroin... Continue reading →
Alcohol abuse is a type of addiction, and—like other drug addictions—its causes are fairly complex and often related to emotional or mental distress. Drinking alcohol may be a temporary escape from personal problems or the pain of mental illness, but drinking can easily spiral out of control and... Continue reading →
Mistaken beliefs abound about drug addiction. Friends, family members, and even addicts themselves may believe these misconceptions, which may make it harder for those with a chemical dependence to seek addiction treatment. The following myths highlight a few of the fallacies that surround drug... Continue reading →
When a person takes prescription drugs for reasons beyond medical needs, the negative repercussions can be major. The stimulant, depressant, and opioid components of prescription drugs can significantly affect the body. When taken too frequently, in overly high doses, or without a doctor’s... Continue reading →
Treating a heroin addiction outside of a medical rehab center is often ineffective, because heroin is a highly addictive drug that has traumatic effects on the brain. Without medical support and intervention to manage the process of withdrawal, breaking the bonds of a heroin addiction can be... Continue reading →
The first step in addiction treatment is recognizing the problem. Often, it is not the addicted person who identifies the issue, but their loved ones. Are you concerned that someone you love may be abusing drugs or alcohol? The sooner you spot the evidence, the sooner treatment can begin. This... Continue reading →