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Anxiety and addiction are an all too common pair seen in every corner of the world. The mind of an anxious person is very rarely quieted, but many realize that their anxiety can be controlled or managed with the use...

If the opioid epidemic has taught us anything, it is that anyone can become addicted to painkillers. Opioids are completely legal with a prescription, but their addictive nature can cause dependence on the substance in even the most strong-willed of...

If you or a loved one are looking for help through drug addiction treatment, you may be overwhelmed by the many different options to choose from. Not to worry, educating yourself about the differences in programs can help you choose...

The number of individuals misusing opioids in our country is steadily increasing as each day passes. As the number of individuals affected steadily rises, the number of harmful chemicals being found on the streets does so as well. Fentanyl, an...

Individuals all around the country are being affected by the opioid epidemic on a daily basis. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH), anywhere from 26 to 36 million Americans struggle with an opiate addiction. The harmful stigma...

Substance abuse is a huge health risk that changes the way your brain is wired. When done routinely, substance abuse triggers a physical and psychological dependency that renders the drug a primary source of pleasure. This is why quitting can...

For many substance abusers, drugs offer an escape from insurmountable psychological pain. In fact, roughly 60% of users suffer from a mental health condition that contributes to their substance dependency. This phenomenon is called dual diagnosis. If you are struggling with an addiction...

Choosing a rehab center that fits your personal needs can be exhausting and even overwhelming. However, taking a peek at California, it’s easy to see why so many people seek treatment at California drug rehab centers. From the weather to...

What Exactly Are Opiates? Opiates are drugs that use the sap of the opium poppy plant as its chemical base. They are popular on the black market and can be found out on the street in the form of heroin....

This may come as a surprise, but nearly 40 million adults in the United States suffer from severe bouts of chronic pain. With the number steadily growing, it’s no wonder that narcotics are in such high demand. However, some of...