Category Archives: Prescription Drug Addiction

Top 10 myths about drug and alcohol treatment

Top 10 Myths About Drug and Alcohol Treatment

For those suffering from drug or alcohol addiction, the prospect of treatment offers a vital lifeline that can pull vulnerable individuals out of…
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DEA officials migrating to pharmaceutical industry

Pharmaceutical companies that manufacture or distribute highly addictive pain pills have hired dozens of officials from the top levels of the Drug Enforcement…
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DEA report shows scale of heroin, fentanyl use growing

On Tuesday, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency released its annual National Drug Threat Assessment, which aggregates data from law-enforcement agencies nationwide to pinpoint…
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What Candidate Will Manage the Opioid Epidemic Best?

No matter who you speak to, most people want this election to be over. But for the millions of people struggling with addiction,…
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How to Know When You Need Help: Common Addictive Behaviors

Rarely does a person wake up one morning and say to themselves, "I have an addiction." Often, you can go for months or…
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The Doom Loop of Shame and Addiction

When most people view the life of someone struggling with drug or alcohol dependency, one of their first thoughts is, why would someone…
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Does Coerced Treatment Work Better than Voluntary Treatment?

When dealing with addiction, family members and friends often encourage addicts to get help when they see their loved one's life being negatively…
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Pennsylvania Governor Approves Naloxone for Use by First Responders. Will this Help Anything?

This week, Act 139 of 2014 in Pennsylvania goes in to effect, approved by Governor Tom Wolf and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine. This act…
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How Drugs Affect Your Brain

Drug use can affect your life in a number of ways. However, one of the most devastating effects of drug use is the…
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Drug Rehab Cost – How You Can Afford Care

Substance abuse costs more than $600 billion annually, according to estimates from the National Institute on Drug Addiction (NIDA). Substance abuse treatment significantly reduces…
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