Substance Abuse

Domestic Abuse And Addiction

Domestic Abuse And Addiction For most of us when we hear “domestic abuse” we often think of a physical or sexual abuse. While this may be true for most cases, we often forget about emotional and psychological abuse. For many who deal with the physical abuse, they also suffer from the emotional and psychological abuse,…

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Fentanyl-Related Overdose Deaths Increased by 78% in Utah

There are an estimated 2.1 million Americans currently suffering from an opioid use disorder, and the government has deemed this a public health emergency. Prescription opioid overdose deaths have more than tripled in the past 20 years and unintentional overdose deaths from opioids have more than quadrupled since 1999. Roughly 91 Americans die each day…

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Complex Addiction

Complex Addiction Many people do not realize that many people who struggle with addiction, struggle with multiple substances. Many people start off using drugs at party scenes where they mix substances. Alcohol and cocaine are a common mix in the party scene. Other people who become addicted to prescription pills are often abusing multiple prescription…

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Is Your Loved One Addicted (How to Spot Addiction)

Is Your Loved One Addicted (How to Spot Addiction) Addiction: The National Institute on Drug Abuse says it’s a chronic disease. It knows no boundaries of socioeconomic class, gender, race, intelligence, or age. Addiction affects people all across the globe, from movie stars and political leaders to grandparents. Addition is a relapsing brain disease that…

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President Trump declares opioid epidemic a public health emergency

On Thursday, President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency.  According to the CDC, the opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug crisis in American history, killing about 90 people every day.  While Trump’s declaration doesn’t release any new money to help solve the opioid crisis, it does shift some federal money to help…

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Using Insurance to Pay For Treatment

People suffering with addiction often do not seek help because they think that they cannot afford it. Family members of those suffering with addiction often worry about how they will be able to pay for treatment or how they can help financially. One of the best ways to pay to for treatment is using your…

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Opiate Addiction Issues in Tennessee

It is no new fact that the nation is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. While it is true that the entire Nation is facing this, there are some states that are harder hit. Tennessee is one of those states. In 2015, doctors wrote more than 7.8 million opioid prescriptions, which is equal to…

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What is Vivitrol?

Opioid addiction is an epidemic in this country. Thousands of people abuse opioids and thousands of people overdose and die because of opioid use each year. Opioids affect the nervous system by attaching themselves to opioid receptors and reduce the perception of pain. They come from the opium poppy with morphine being the active substance.…

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Socially Accepted Addiction

Since we are young children many of us watch our parents pour a glass of wine with dinner or open a beer to watch the football game. Most family barbecues consist of hamburgers, hot dogs, and booze. We watch people drink to have fun, drink with food, and drink to relax. As teenagers we can’t…

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Adolescent Addiction Treatment

As a teenager it can seem like you are just having a “good time” and doing “what everyone else is doing,” but this is an especially critical time in brain development. Abusing substances during this time can be harmfull to intellectual development, the ability to feel satisfaction and reward from everyday things, and the hard…

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