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Native Americans and Alcohol Abuse

Alcoholism affects millions of people around the world. Each year, around 88,000 people die due to excessive alcohol use. In most parts of the U.S. alcohol can be legally sold, purchased, and consumed by [...]

2014 National Drug Control Strategy

Last week, the Obama Administration released the 2014 National Drug Control Strategy which serves as the nation’s plan for reducing drug use and the consequences associated with drug use. His Administration has previously released [...]

Severe Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

People who suffer from a severe mental illness have a higher risk of substance use, according to new research from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA). Mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, [...]

Laughing Gas is no Laughing Matter

What are Inhalants?

Have you ever caught a whiff of a magic marker or the scent of gasoline? You have just unknowingly experienced an inhalant. Inhalants are chemical vapors that people intentionally inhale in order to [...]

How do I Avoid a Relapse?

After an intervention takes place, the subject of the intervention is expected to go to rehab and complete their addiction treatment. After rehab, most family members and friends of the addict expect that he [...]

Drug Shortages and Unintended Consequences

Demand for illicit drugs remains at a near constant state – although the supply may increase and decrease. In some parts of the U.S. drugs might be more available than other drugs due to [...]

Drug Use and Single Parent Households

Although there are numerous theories about drug abuse and addiction, there is no exact formula that can predict substance abuse among families. We do know that the children of addicts are eight times more [...]

DXM Drug Abuse

DXM and OTC Medicine Abuse

If you’re raising a teenager and you don’t know much about DXM or cough medicine abuse, you’re hardly alone. DXM, or dextromethorphan, is a common ingredient in cough and cold [...]

There’s Something About Molly…

“When I tried molly for the first time, I was at a wild and crazy pool party. Music was playing and there were a bunch of famous DJs there. I was having a great [...]

Addiction and Genetics

If you are born into a family with a history of alcohol or drug addiction, then you have a greater risk of becoming an addict too. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), [...]