May 29, 2019

Top 10 Warning Signs I Am Addicted to Drugs

Am I Addicted to Drugs? Drug abuse can affect all people from any walk of life. Chances are, you have stopped and thought about whether or not your drug use has turned into an addiction. Whether you have been prescribed medication, have fallen into drugs through partying or have been surrounded by drugs your whole […]

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May 16, 2019

SMART Recovery vs 12 Step

What is the difference between SMART Recovery vs 12 Step? If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction and have made the decision to get help, choosing the right program can be difficult. There are so many options available as far as treatment centers, residential rehab, outpatient rehab, whether to go out of […]

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March 4, 2019

Cocaine and Addiction

Is Cocaine Addictive? According to the Foundation for a Drug Free World, cocaine creates the greatest psychological dependence of any drug, next to methamphetamine. It stimulates key pleasure centers within the brain and causes extremely heightened euphoria. Cocaine addiction, tolerance and dependency builds quickly. If someone uses cocaine, they will not get the same effect […]

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May 10, 2013

Drug Abuse Rates Soar in the Baby Boomer Population

If you are between the ages of 50-54, you have probably seen the number of your friends and acquaintances using illicit drugs double in the last few years. If you are ages 55-59, you have seen them triple. The problem used to be mostly alcohol, but prescription drug abuse is a greater and ever growing […]

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March 12, 2013

Cost of Substance Abuse Treatment on the Rise

Recently, Forbes magazine reported on a new study on substance abuse from the nonprofit Health Care Cost Institute. The study showed:  “…a 19.5 percent increase in hospital admissions for substance abuse treatment in 2011, which was the first year most employers began adhering to new rules finalized for the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, which […]

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March 6, 2013

Teen Drug Abuse Climbs

According to a December 2012 study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, teen drug abuse in America has been increasing. In an article posted on, the disturbing new statistics are explained: “The age group with the highest concentration of drug users is concentrated in the late teen years and twenties. However, ages 14-15 […]

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