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Category Archives: Drug Addiction

Florida Senator Says $20 Million Needed for Opioid Epidemic 13 Oct 2017

Florida Senator Says $20 Million Needed for Opioid Epidemic

Republican Senator Jack Latvala, the budget chairman of the Florida Senate is asking Governor Rick Scott to earmark an additional $20 million in order to fight the opioid epidemic which has ravaged the State over the past few years. In…

Is it Possible to Get Addicted to Ambien? 6 Oct 2017

Is it Possible to Get Addicted to Ambien?

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, an estimated 40 million Americans suffer from chronic long-term sleep problems, while an additional 20 million suffer from occasional sleep issues. That means that in the average year 60 million people…

New Research Leads to Better Insight on Painkillers 20 Sep 2017

New Research Leads to Better Insight on Painkillers

Research is vital to better understand what may drive our behaviors, habits and ultimately our addictions. Understanding exactly how our brain functions under certain conditions can open up the door to finding a solution to addiction. Since addiction is a…

The True Cost of Heroin and How the Government Should Fight the Crisis 19 Sep 2017

The True Cost of Heroin and How the Government Should Fight the Crisis

$3.00, the cost of one bag of heroin in some cities in the United States of America. Where I live in North New Jersey, a heroin addict can travel fifteen to thirty minutes to many different cities by car, bus…

Study Concludes Females are More Sensitive to Cocaine Than Males 13 Sep 2017

Study Concludes Females are More Sensitive to Cocaine Than Males

For years it has been said that females seemed to be more sensitive to cocaine than their male counterparts, and until now, this information was mostly anecdotal. However, a recent study performed by Dr. Paul Mermelstein and Dr. Robert Meisel…

The Most Dangerous Drugs to Detox From 18 Apr 2017

The Most Dangerous Drugs to Detox From

There’s no such thing as a “safe” drug. Even marijuana — which cannot cause an overdose — has its own unique dangers. But in spite of the numerous risks associated with these dangerous drugs, people continue experimenting with recreational substance…

How Quickly Does it Take to Get Addicted to Drugs? 17 Apr 2017

How Quickly Does it Take to Get Addicted to Drugs?

“Though there is no way of proving it, we believe that early in our drinking (and drugging) careers most of could have stopped drinking. But the difficulty is that few alcoholics have enough desire to stop while there is yet…

Self-Justifying and Blaming Others for Our Addiction 24 Mar 2017

Self-Justifying and Blaming Others for Our Addiction

“I sit curled in a ball on the floor of my closet, crying so hard that I feel like I’m going to throw up. How could my family have done this to me? How could my father have cheated on…

The Long and Short Term Effects of Meth 3 Mar 2017

The Long and Short Term Effects of Meth

Listed as one of the deadliest and most addictive drugs on the planet, Methamphetamine has leaked into nearly every corner of the country. The last two decades have seen a massive increase in the widespread popularity of the drug and…

Think You Have a Problem? Take Our Addiction Quiz to Learn More 10 Feb 2017

Think You Have a Problem? Take Our Addiction Quiz to Learn More

If you or a loved one has been struggling with a potential drug or alcohol addiction, it may be hard to differentiate the truth from the false. Addiction is a malevolent predator, that promotes secrecy, denial, guilt, shame, and fear….