How to Make a Relapse Prevention Plan that Really Works

Creating a Personalized Relapse Prevention Plan that Works Managing to stop the abuse of drugs and alcohol is a major step in the right direction. However, this isn’t where the journey ends; preventing relapse becomes the next important step. Why is a relapse prevention plan so crucial? A JAMA study suggests that the first year…

Permanent Effects of Adderall Abuse

Discover the Permanent Effects of Adderall Abuse on the Body and Mind According to a 2011 study on the nonmedical use of stimulants such as Adderall in college students, it revealed a deep myth about its “performance enhancing” abilities; many students, parents and even physicians believe that the use of Adderall and similar stimulants is…

How to Tell if Someone is Shooting Up Drugs

IV Drug Abuse: How to Tell if Someone is Shooting Up Drugs Between 2005 and 2009, as many as one in three people who were HIV positive also had an alcohol or drug problem. One of the biggest risk factors for the spread of HIV/AIDS and other diseases spread by sexual contact and the sharing…

How to Find an Outpatient Alcohol Rehab (and What to Expect)

The Best Way to Find an Outpatient Alcohol Rehab, and What You Can Expect According to recent findings in the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, of the people aged 12 or older, 16.7 million were partaking in heavy alcohol use. Of all these people, 14.5 million met the criteria for alcohol use…

Most Dangerous Recreational Drugs Ranks

Exploring a List of the Most Dangerous Recreational Drugs There is often confusion in the general public as to the exact dangers of each substance when it comes to substance abuse. It is especially a problem among adolescents who sometimes falsely believe that certain substances aren’t as dangerous as they really are. A 2010 study…

How Do I Prepare for Drug or Alcohol Rehab?

Going to Rehab: How to Prepare for Drug Rehab and Alcoholism Treatment Programs Whether through the intervention of loved ones or through your own realization that your drug or alcohol problem has become uncontrollable, making the decision to go to rehab is a major step, and you should feel proud! The path you’ve taken might…

The Best Drug Rehab Centers in Maryland

Effective Substance Use Disorder Treatment: The Best Drug Rehab Centers in Maryland The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) rated Maryland as one of the top 5 states that have been the most affected by the national opioid crisis; from 1999, Maryland overdose death rates have been consistently higher than the national average, and in…

The Dangers and Effects of Spice Use

The Effects of Spice Use – Discover the Dangers and What to Do Once Addicted Spice or K2 is often touted as a safe, natural alternative to marijuana, but this couldn’t be further from the truth; the American poison control center received 2,695 calls due to spice poisoning in 2016. As many as 28,531 people…

Crack Cocaine Symptoms and Signs of Abuse

Crack Cocaine Symptoms and Signs of Abuse: When It’s Time for Help Crack cocaine abuse in the United States remains an area of concern – both in the young adult and adult population. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health report for 2017, 1.3 percent of people aged 18 to 25 reported…

How Long Does Hydrocodone Withdrawal Last?

Narcotic Withdrawal: How Long Does Hydrocodone Withdrawal Last? The United States is in the middle of an opiate epidemic; findings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put the average amount of daily narcotic overdose deaths on drugs such as hydrocodone at 115 American lives. Every year sets new drug overdose death records; in…