Addiction prevention starts in the home. Furthermore, addiction prevention needs to start younger than most parents probably think, as adolescents are abusing drugs and alcohol at younger and younger ages each year.
When young people binge drink, they are more likely to go overboard, they are more likely to have an accident, to get alcohol poisoning, or to experience some other kind of disaster. For these reasons and many others, binge drinking should be avoided.
One cannot deny the fact that the way we perceive something, individually and as a society, greatly affects our ability for better or for worse to control or manage that thing. For example, we view politics as being very complicated and confusing, and so, politics is very complicated and confusing.
Recent studies show that nearly all U.S. doctors tend to overprescribe opioid pain reliever drugs when they hand out prescriptions.
Perhaps one of the greatest flaws in our current medical system is how we treat drug addicts and alcoholics who overdose and seek medical treatment at a hospital.
Did you know that women in jail are the fastest-growing demographic in correctional populations in the United States? According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the numbers of women in correctional facilities rose from thirteen-thousand two-hundred to over one-hundred and ten-thousand…
By now it should not come as a surprise to anyone that our country is struggling with a terrible and vicious substance abuse epidemic, a problem so serious that it has ranked first as a public crisis, then a health epidemic, and now a national public health emergency.
In a recent and startling revelation, we are now seeing a critical link between hospital ER visits involving drug use and involving energy drink consumption as well.
Perhaps one of the most overlooked aspects of the current, U.S. drug addiction epidemic is the children that are harmed by their parents’ addictions. In a big way, children are the collateral damage of 21st-century American drug addiction.
One of the far-reaching, unfortunate side effects of drug and alcohol abuse is violence. In fact, health professionals and governmental research and survey departments have been able to prove that drug abuse exists as a prevalent and rather cruel incentive for violence.