The Addiction Center Blog
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.
The negative effects of drinking on my life far outweighed the positive. Here are a few of the things you probably won’t miss about drinking once you stop.
Smartphone addiction is a serious problem that is getting worse, and recent studies have shown a connection to chemical imbalance and depression.
There is a tendency to believe alcohol is ok, not dangerous, and an acceptable form of relaxation, but alcohol is actually the deadliest drug of all.
The controversy over whether addiction is a disease or a choice is important for those who work in substance abuse and who struggle with addiction.
It was only in recovery that I truly understood the correlation between mental illness and addiction and was able to fully recover.
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