What started off as a massive opioid problem, the current drug epidemic has changed gears yet again. When the opioid crisis started, we had a new group of addicts; those addicted to prescription painkillers.
It’s that time of year again, the holiday season is fast approaching. This can be a time of great joy and excitement but it can also be a time of worry and stress. When it comes to the holidays many people have the tendency to overindulge whether it be with food, presents or alcohol…
Stories like this seem to literally pop up every week. Since the drug crisis took off all those years ago, it became a daily chore to scroll through social media feeds just to see them clogged with “major drug busts” over here and “mass overdose situations” over there…
Fentanyl: it’s cheap, it’s powerful and worst of all it’s deadly. The synthetic opioid that is 50 times stronger than heroin was originally used in medical settings for terminally ill patients. With the rising popularity of opioids, fentanyl has made its way onto the illicit drug market and has been making a killing ever since, both figuratively and literally.
Many children across the United States are growing up with parents who are struggling with addiction problems. The Sesame Street in Communities online project has introduced a new character to help address this issue.
When it comes to addiction recovery the most obvious step to take is to stop using drugs and alcohol. But this is really only the very beginning of the process. If the only thing a person does to try and treat addiction is to stop using then chances are the person’s sobriety will not be very stable.
Marijuana legalization has been a hot-button issue for years. You’ve got its supporters and its detractors. You’ve got those who see all the benefits of legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes and you’ve got those with a million reasons why it’s a bad idea.
Over the course of the last two decades, our society has witnessed a remarkable increase in drug use, addiction, and drug-related deaths. Now considered the worst man-made public health crisis in recorded history, the current drug epidemic has taken far too many children from their parents and parents from their children and with infants being born addicted to drugs happening so often…
Spice, otherwise known as “fake weed,” has been in the news off and on for many years. When spice first hit the scene, it offered itself to drug users as a marijuana alternative that could be used without fear of failing a drug test. The story with spice is pretty well-known at this point.
Without realizing it, a person can quickly slide into the lifestyle of addiction. The scary thing is that sometimes people will not see what is really happening until it’s too late. One of the many unfortunate side effects of addiction is that it changes a person’s priorities—and not for the better.