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Substance Abuse

Why Is Opioid Addiction Happening to So Many of Us?

The use of opioids in the U.S. has increased more than tenfold since the turn of the century, and death rates have more than tripl...
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7 Shocking Facts About the Addiction Crisis in America

In his report, Dr. Vivek Murthy aims to de-stigmatize drug and alcohol addiction in order to get people the treatment they need an...
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Effects of Smoking Crystal Meth

Crystal meth, meth, speed, crank and tweak are the common street names given to methamphetamine. Crystal meth is a highly addictiv...
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Common Side Effects of Narcotics

Narcotics are medications used for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. They may be used for chronic pain, illness or for pai...
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How to Get an 18 Year Old Into Drug Rehab

When dealing with a teenager that is using drugs, you may want to send him to a drug rehab program. Unfortunately, if your teen is...
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The Effects of Drug Addiction on Relationships

If left untreated, the destructive effects of drug addiction eventually damage every aspect of the addict’s life. Drug use c...
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What Are the Dangers of Drinking Isopropyl Alcohol?

Isopropyl alcohol is more commonly known as rubbing alcohol. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, it is a simple, synthetic...
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What Are Prescription Drugs That Are a Substitute for Marijuana?

Marijuana contains several chemicals including the potent psychoactive substance tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. The positive effect...
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Drugs for Test Anxiety

Test anxiety is a type of performance anxiety. People who suffer from test anxiety often have other types of anxiety, in particula...
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What Are the Dangers of Propane & Kerosene Heaters?

Propane and kerosene heaters provide portable heat for taking the chill out of a single room. These heaters can be less expensive ...
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