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The Opioid Epidemic From Its Epicenter

August 18
The opioid epidemic in America has taken hold and is not on its way out anytime soon. Perhaps the hardest hit is Montgomery County, Ohio where law enforcement and local government are doing their best to wage war on the epidemic. Known as the “overdose capital of America,” the county sees more drug deaths than any other county in the country. In fact, the opioid problem has gotten so extreme...

Drug Use In America: The Shocking Truth

August 17
The 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health is the most recent big-picture study about drug use in America and provides a revealing look at popular drugs of choice and demographics related to drug users. It also analyzes alcohol use in the U.S. Here are some of the key takeaways from this comprehensive report. Illicit Drug Use Is Rampant Across All Major Age Groups More than 27 ...

IV Drug Use And The Risk Of Sepsis

August 16
Drug abuse of any kind has risks, but some methods that abusers use to take drugs are more dangerous than others. Intravenous, or IV, drug use is the act of injecting drugs into your body. It is one of the most dangerous and invasive ways that drugs are taken. Using drugs in this way can lead to some serious medical conditions like Hepatitis C and the HIV virus, and continued use and repeate...

The Risks Of Using Heroin With Crack Cocaine

August 15
Heroin and crack cocaine are risky enough when used individually, but they are even more dangerous when they are combined. Mixing the two, one a depressant and one a stimulant, can have very unpredictable results. When the two are combined and used at the same time, it’s known as “speedballing,” which can be even more dangerous. If a person develops an addiction to heroin and crack, it can b...

Why You Need a 30-Day Sugar Detox

August 07
Millions of Americans suffer from high blood pressure, obesity, and fatigue due to the diet that they put into their bodies. It’s unfortunate, but feeling lousy, achy, tired, and carrying extra weight has become the new normal for many people. If you are one of them, you may be suffering from a sugar addiction that is contributing to your ailments. It may be time for you to consider a 30-day...

5 Tips To Recovering A Good Night Sleep

July 26
Waking up refreshed after a good night sleep is priceless. If you’re in early recovery, you know (more than anyone else) exactly what I mean. Maybe a mother to a newborn child also knows the struggle, but I think we’d agree – it’s different. Your body is still recharging from a rough run and one of the best ways we rally is through rest. Sleep not only restores physical energy but also helps...

7 Reasons You Need The Best Medical Drug Detox In New Jersey

July 25
Long-term drug use can harm your body in significant ways, and until you decide to stop taking drugs and commit to a rehabilitation program, it’s doubtful that you will get better. But when you’re in the throes of an addiction, it’s difficult to understand why detox is the best solution for you. That’s why the people who love and care about you can gain that understanding on your behalf by l...

The Shocking Truth About Drug And Alcohol Abuse In College

July 21
The most recent national survey about drug and alcohol abuse among college-age adults provides relevant information about the attitudes and practices of this demographic that is far more likely to indulge in these excessive activities. But information is useless without actionable solutions so here are five key takeaways from the 2015 National Institute on Drug Abuse survey that can help cra...

20 Celebrities Who Gave Up Alcohol For Sobriety

July 20
When you’re struggling with a Drug & alcohol addiction, it can help to know you’re not alone. Alcoholism affects 13.8 million Americans, but stats like this can feel like just another number when you’re in the grips of a serious dependency on alcohol. Sometimes, it helps to have a role model to look up to. Knowing that another person went through what you’re going through and came ou...

70% Of All Water Recreation Deaths Involve Alcohol

July 18
If you’ve ever spent a hot summer day on a boat or lounging around a pool, you know that the sun intensifies the effects of alcohol. High temps and the hot sun beating down leads to dehydration, and this can make anyone more susceptible to intoxication. Sadly, alcohol plays a prominent role in water recreation deaths. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (N...