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Underage Drinking and Driving

Underage teenagers and young adults are still consuming alcohol and driving. According to a recent publication from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, approximately 5,000 people who are under the age of 21 die [...]

Drug Use and Hepatitis C

Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis C is very serious and it can have a lasting effect on the overall health of the infected person. It can lead to liver damage as well as cirrhosis, [...]

Three Easy Ways to Maintain Your Sobriety

Maintaining sobriety can be difficult for anyone who has struggled with drug or alcohol addiction. First, you have to physiologically recover from the chemical dependence caused by alcohol, heroin, methamphetamine, and most prescription drugs. [...]

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 [...]