Atypical Presentations of Overdose

Atypical Presentations of Overdose

In 2020 there were 91,799 overdose deaths in the United States. If someone overdoses on a substance, it is important they seek medical attention as quickly as possible. However, illicit drug overdose symptoms are being presented in unfamiliar ways. What are atypical...
Dependence vs. Addiction

Dependence vs. Addiction

Addiction, otherwise known as substance use disorder, is a common condition many Americans struggle with. In fact, in 2020, about 40 million Americans 12 and older struggled with a substance use disorder.  All of these Americans have dependence and addiction to a...
Family Roles in Addiction

Family Roles in Addiction

It is a well-known fact that addiction is a family disease – when one member of the family is struggling with addiction, everyone else in the family suffers as well. Addiction brings about a dysfunction in the family by creating fear and pain, breaking down...
Helping An Addicted Loved One: Parent’s Guide

Helping An Addicted Loved One: Parent’s Guide

Helping an Addicted Loved One: Parent's Guide Table of Contents In 2020, 40.3 million Americans aged 12 or older (or 14.5 percent of this population) had a substance use disorder (SUD) in the past year7. SUD is a condition when the recurrent use of alcohol and/or...
Misusing Prescription Medication? Try a Self-Test

Misusing Prescription Medication? Try a Self-Test

Abusing Prescription Drugs? Self-Test & Guide Table of Contents Prescription drug misuse and abuse have been described as an epidemic across the country.It is a substance use disorder that knows no boundaries of race, age, gender, or income level. Every year, 16.3...
Women & Substance Abuse: The Effects of Addiction on Females

Women & Substance Abuse: The Effects of Addiction on Females

Women & Substance Abuse: The Effects of Addiction on Females Table of Contents Three percent of American women suffer from drug addiction, while 10.4% suffer from an addiction to alcohol 6. For women, addiction is rarely just a substance abuse issue and does not occur...
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