By now we pretty much all know the story of the United States addiction epidemic. What started out as a prescription pill problem, morphed into a heroin issue and then a fentanyl crisis. These three overlapping events have often been referred to as the “Three Waves of The United States Opioid Epidemic.” We have now entered into the “Fourth Wave”…
The other day I was sitting in the waiting room of a chiropractor’s office that had one of the televisions that scrolls between various ads and educational slides. I’ve seen these sorts of things all over the place so I didn’t think much of it until one slide, in particular, came up.
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…
A recent analysis conducted at the University of Washington by The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation shows that the overall number of alcohol-related deaths in the United States rose 35% between 2007 and 2017.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), overdose fatalities from cocaine and methamphetamine in the United States have tripled over the past five years.
Well, it’s that time of year again: back to school. Some people love it and some people dread it. For many parents, this is a time of joy and celebration and for others, it is a bittersweet reminder of yet another milestone.
It’s almost hard to believe that in the United States more people die from an alcohol-related death each year than from an opioid-related death.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ), the rates of new infections from the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) have nearly tripled over the past five years and have reached a 15-year high.
One of the worst mistakes a parent can make when it comes to addiction and drug use is telling themselves “My child would never do that!” While we would all like to believe and hope that this is true, it is a risky lie to believe.
A lot of people hold off on asking their loved ones to get help because they believe the myth that someone has to hit “rock bottom" in order to be willing to get help. While for some people this may be true, it is not necessarily true for everyone.