America is a nation that is loaded with freedom, opportunity, and second chances. This land is considered the wealthiest country on the planet and it is one of the greatest places to live. However, there are two specific ongoing epidemics within America. One has to do with the mental health crises and the other is … Read moreDoes Addiction Cause Mental Health Disorder or Does Mental Health Disorder Cause Addiction?
Although many people view barbiturates as somewhat of a drug of the past, they are still being prescribed, and they are still being abused. Many people stopped using barbiturates when word got of their high potential for abuse, and since then, they have primarily been replaced by another, equally as an addictive type of drug … Read moreTypes of Barbiturates That Are Commonly Abused
From its glamorization at New York’s infamous Studio 54 in the 1970’s, its impact on race relations during the War on Drugs in the 1990’s, and now its involvement in the opioid epidemic, cocaine has remained a constant, widely abused street drug. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), approximately 14,556 people overdosed … Read more5 Signs of a Cocaine Addiciton
A new law in Florida has been enacted to help decrease instances of prescription drug addiction in the state. The law makes it mandatory for physicians in Florida to review a database prior to prescribing addictive prescription drugs like OxyContin, Xanax, Valium, or Percocet to patients. As of July 1, physicians are required to complete … Read moreNew Florida Laws Crack Down On Opioid Prescriptions
It has become the epidemic of our times, and it shows no signs of stopping thus far. It’s the last thing a parent ever thinks their child will succumb to, but heroin addiction rates have skyrocketed among young adults over the last decade, and it all leads back to the explosion of oxycontin in the … Read moreSigns of a Heroin Addiction