In the 1990’s an epidemic of babies born addicted to crack cocaine called attention to the problem of drug use and addiction in pregnant women. Effective drug rehab became more available to pregnant women and seemed to help this trend subside.
Designer drugs (or legal highs) have presented a legislative challenge since they first appeared on the market, but the U.K. is looking to defeat the designer drug trade with sweeping legislation that will cover existing legal psychoactive substances as well as newer designer drugs. The new laws could land anybody who sells or produces such…Details
Drug abuse is a matter of life and death in the U.S. — and a recent look at the statistics shows death is becoming an increasingly more common outcome. Drug overdoses are the leading cause of injuries, which are the leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of 1 and 44, according to…Details
Getting over an addiction to opiates is difficult, but tramadol may be able to help by reducing the symptoms of withdrawal. There are so many things that make recovering from drug abuse so challenging. The terrible, uncomfortable and sometimes painful symptoms of withdrawal can sabotage even the most serious attempts to quit using opiate drugs.…Details
You’ve decided to get sober, either as the result of an internal or external desire to turn your life around. Perhaps you were in danger of losing your job, family or freedom. There may have been a compelling thought that “enough is enough.”
If someone suggested you give up drinking, how would you respond? No way. I’m no fun when I’m sober. I don’t drink that often. I just drink a lot when I do. I don’t think I could. It’s my nature. It’s not interfering with my life, so why stop? It helps me more than it…Details
Enriching experiences and learning opportunities don’t just make life more satisfying — they might make your brain more resistant to addiction. So suggests a study published in the October 2015 edition of the journal Neuropharmacology. Researchers based in the University of California, Berkeley compared the drug-seeking behavior of mice kept in a deprived environment with…Details
Philadelphia Eagle’s Coach Andy Reid has sadly lost his oldest son, Garrett Reid. Garrett was found unresponsive in his room at the Eagle’s training camp on August 5, 2012. Garrett had struggled with drug addiction since he started using illegal substances in 2001. And he been to a rehabilitation center as well as having spent…Details
It’s considered the kickoff to summer, but for those trying to stay sober, Memorial Day weekend can seem like the ultimate test. Everywhere you turn are parties and celebrations, and alcohol often feels as central to the traditions as the barbecue. If you are in recovery from a substance use disorder and working hard to…Details
Does seeing alcohol consumption in the movies trigger adolescents to try alcohol or consume more than they would normally otherwise? A recent report published in the journal Pediatrics believes so. It states that 15-year-olds who watched a higher amount of alcohol consumption in films are influenced by what they see.