Holidays and Substance Use Disorder

Holidays and Substance Use Disorder

Holidays and Substance Use Disorder While the holidays are a time filled with relaxation, family, and fun, it can also be very triggering to those with substance use disorder. It can bring up feelings of grief, trauma, loneliness, and much more. Especially this year with the COVID-19 pandemic still lurking, the holidays can be difficult… Continue reading Holidays and Substance Use Disorder

October is Substance Use Prevention Month

October is Substance Use Prevention Month

October is Substance Use Prevention Month Every year since 2012, October is recognized as Substance Use Prevention Month in an effort to educate and prevent young people from using substances. Keep reading to find out more about Substance Use Prevention Month, why early education about substance use and prevention efforts are so important, and how… Continue reading October is Substance Use Prevention Month

How Do I Know If I Am Addicted to My Prescription Medication?

How Do I Know If I Am Addicted to My Prescription Medication?

How Do I Know If I Am Addicted to My Prescription Medication? Dangerous prescription drug overdose deaths from the abuse of painkillers have increased at an alarming rate in the last half-decade. Oftentimes, these medications are being prescribed to treat the pain caused by traumatic injury, such as a car crash, a fall, sports injury,… Continue reading How Do I Know If I Am Addicted to My Prescription Medication?

Study Drugs: What are the Long Term Effects of it like Adderall?

As prescriptions for stimulant drugs like Adderall increase, so does the potential for abuse and non-medical use of the drug. Since 2007 there has been a 40 percent increase in Study Drugs like Adderall prescriptions to treat ADD and ADHD. However, Adderall is also frequently abused by high school and college students who use it… Continue reading Study Drugs: What are the Long Term Effects of it like Adderall?

Types of Inhalant Abuse

Drug abuse does not always come in the form of a pill or a powder as many young people and especially teens engage in the use of inhalants. An inhalant is a type of drug that when the user breathes in its vapor it will cause a feeling of euphoria. With teens this often means… Continue reading Types of Inhalant Abuse