A Day of Drug Use

An astounding number of young adults use alcohol and illicit drugs every day. In fact, according to NSDUH data, over 4.8 million young adults aged 18 to 25 drank alcohol, and approximately 3.4 million used illicit drugs, on an average day. The data suggests that substance use remains a health problem among this demographic, and the rates…

Are “Safe” Drugs the Answer?

What would you rather lose, a few dollars or your life? That is the idea behind DanceSafe, an awareness and education organization that offered drug testing at Coachella and other music festivals, dance events and raves. Specifically targeting the drug 3.4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), otherwise known as “Molly,” a synthetic amphetamine derivative, the people behind DanceSafe take…

Who Is an Addict?

Losers. Low-lifes. Weak-minded people who can’t hold down a job. There are many addiction stereotypes, but the truth is that many addicts look just like you and me. What are addicts like? They’re people you’d never expect to be struggling with addiction. They’re mothers and fathers, children and honor students, brilliant businesspeople and gifted artists.…

Relationships and Addiction: Is it Worth it?

Whether they are a friend, a lover or a family member, being in a relationship with someone struggling with addiction is not easy. Addiction can turn your loved one into another person. He or she may be unreliable, forgetful, anxious, impulsive, inpatient or unrecognizable. Because of this extreme behavior, many people have fears about having…

My Mother is a Drug Addict

Have you ever wondered if your mom is a drug addict, or you need help dealing with a drug-addicted mother? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans struggle to live with or care for a loved one who is addicted to drugs or alcohol. Although beating addiction is a process requiring a lifetime of…

My Dad Is Dying From Addiction

There are few life problems more troubling than watching a person die from addiction. When that person is a parent, it is all the more terrifying. If your dad is a drug addict or an alcoholic, there is help available. You can get him the treatment he needs while taking steps to keep yourself and…