Opioids in America The Opioid Crisis has had harsh effects on the country in recent years. According to White House data, in 2016 more than two million Americans had an addiction to prescription or illicit opioids, that same year nearly 175 Americans died from a drug overdose every day, with many of those attributed to … Continue reading The Dangers of Oxycodone
Quick ways for successful sobriety. These include social media links, prescription pill advice and what to do after rehab.
Yes, it is real. Unfortunately, some people pretend to have the disorder so they can score some drugs. Don't let this prevent you from getting treatment. Fight the stigma; because like children, adults who suspect they have ADHD should be evaluated by a licensed mental health professional. Just beware, that the professional may need to consider … Continue reading Is Adult ADHD Real?
When you have pain that has bothered you for more than 3 months and doesn’t seem to get better with time, you may be experiencing chronic pain. Major causes of chronic pain include: lower back problems nerve damage migraine headaches. sickle cell anemia a arthritis pancreatitis fibromyalgia There are many other causes of pain, and sometimes the cause is unknown.
While drug addiction is sometimes thought of as a problem affecting only "certain groups", the data on prescription abuse tell another story. In fact, the CDC has termed such abuse as a “growing, deadly epidemic.” Prescription Drug Addictions Just because pills are prescribed by a doctor and administered by a pharmacy, that doesn’t mean they are … Continue reading The Most Addictive Prescription Drugs Available
Treating chronic pain and post-surgery recovery without “getting high”
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) website is a great source of information. The site is simple to navigate and the information is easy to read. Not at all, what I would expect from a government website. They publish a booklet called "Drugs of Abuse" a DEA resource guide. You can access it here. The section … Continue reading The Drug Enforcement Agency – 5 Classes of Drugs
Detoxification is a process to manage withdrawal symptoms. This is done by clearing toxins from a person who is physically dependent on drugs or alcohol. The goal is to minimize physical harm. Important note: this is different than substance abuse treatment or rehabilitation. Detox is the medically supervised process to prevent life-threatening problems that would appear, if the addict was left untreated
I have gone my who life without knowing about Oppositional Defiant disorder (ODD). It is a behavioral disorder, commonly found in children and adolescents. It is seen as a pattern of hostile and disobedient behavior. Normally this behavior is directed at adults and figures of authority (like teachers). Sufferers argue with adults and have a hard time controlling their behavior. The most common behaviors are negativity, hostility, defiance and aggression.
Why do people use drugs? In general, people begin taking drugs for a variety of reasons: To feel good. To feel nothing. To do better and for curiosity and peer pressure. .