The wide-spread use of drugs created a wealth of information about how specific drugs affect the health and well-being of users. These conversations look at the ways drugs negatively impact one’s physical and mental health, their finances, their ability to function in society, and their relationships with others. The impact drug use has on family… Continue reading How Drug Use Hurts Your Family
Facing an addiction is a scary time, especially if the person suffering is a loved one. You are worried about their health and safety, how their addiction will impact your family, if you will be able to make payments if they lose their job, or if they will ever be able to overcome their… Continue reading What Can You Do If a Family Member Has an Addiction?
The Opioid Crisis. Wine Moms. Teens Using JUULs. We’ve all seen the headlines. Everywhere you turn there seems to be another study, article, or TV pundit talking about how bad the drug crisis has gotten in America. Gone are the days of the D.A.R.E. program and the “War on Drugs.” Instead, we have entered an… Continue reading Drug Addiction in the US: How Bad Is It?
Suboxone is a brand name prescription drug, which consists of a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. It is used to treat dependence on opioid drugs. Typically, there’s four strengths of Suboxone: 2 mg buprenorphine / 0.5 mg naloxone 4 mg buprenorphine / 1 mg naloxone 8 mg buprenorphine / 2 mg naloxone 12 mg buprenorphine… Continue reading What is Suboxone?
According to the American Psychological Association, the ongoing stress and emotional toll that the pandemic has created is leading to more Americans facing anxiety and depression. However, these are not the only mental health issues on the rise as a result of COVID-19. Many experts say that the misuse of opioids and stimulants is also increasing… Continue reading The Impact of the Pandemic on Substance Use