The Addiction Center Blog
The relationship between drugs and gun violence is a very complex one. Because both are serious problems facing American society it is critical that we seek to understand their interaction and try to identify possible solutions. Lives depend on it.
A small town in Louisiana is attempting to fight the opioid epidemic that is ravaging the state through the use of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers. It is hoped that the lawsuit will act as an impetus for opioid manufacturers to change their ways and provide necessary funding for prevention and treatment efforts.
In October 2017, President Trump declared the Opioid Crisis a “Public Health Emergency,” but he is not the only politician who has decided to use the influence of public office to take action to fight against addiction. Within the last several weeks, several other prominent politicians have taken action of their own.
With almost one in five adults in the U.S. living with a mental illness, Americans that live in rural communities face consistent obstacles accessing treatment for issues such as addiction due to poverty and the distance from their homes to treatment centers.
Have you made a New Year's resolution to get sober? Have you made the same resolution before, only to give up a few weeks into the year? Make this the year that you get the professional help you need to take your life back from the grips of drug and alcohol addiction.
Many students abuse drugs to prop up their efforts to overachieve and excel. Faced with enormous pressures to compete and succeed, these students are turning to “study drugs” that can be dangerous, addictive, illegal, and even fatal. Here, we’ll examine some of the dynamics behind this disturbing trend.
Getting adequate health care can be quite a challenge in rural America, particularly when addiction treatment and rehabilitation services are needed. Trying to get help for substance abuse or mental illness is a very different experience in these communities than it is in urban America.
One of the most difficult things for people to do is ask for help with addiction, leaving many to live in a downward spiral rather than reach out.
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