Tag Archives: Drug Addiction

Georgia’s Heroin and Illicit Drug Deaths Continue to Rise

Georgia's Heroin and Illicit Drug Deaths Continue to Rise

Until recently, the Peach State avoided the worst parts of the opioid epidemic plaguing the United States. Instead, cocaine and methamphetamine historically caused the most problems. Today, the story is changing. Startling trends in heroin use and fatalities have spurred the state to make a concentrated effort to limit access to the drug and provide […]

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Prescription Opiate Abuse Increases Lethal Potential of Benzodiazepines

Prescription Opiate Abuse Increases Lethal Potential of Benzodiazpines

A Lethal Combination: Prescription Opioids and Benzodiazepines In 2015, the primary cause of death for nearly 9,000 individuals was linked to benzo-opiate combinations. Almost a third of opioid overdose fatalities also include the use of a benzodiazepine. The data supports recent regulatory changes to opioid and benzodiazepine warnings. Abusing a legal or illegal opioid with […]

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The History of Poppies and Opium

The History of Poppies and Opium

When most people think of poppies, they think of an innocent red or pink flower. They might think of the flower that put Dorothy to sleep in The Wizard of Oz, a fairly innocent children’s story. But poppies have a dark side with a long history – they are inextricably tied to drug addiction. Poppies […]

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Why Anxiety and Addiction Are So Closely Related

Why Anxiety and Addiction Are So Closely Related

Affecting an average of 18.1 percent of adults living in the US, chronic persistent anxiety and anxiety disorders are characterized by restlessness and worry that is seemingly “out of nowhere,” or without cause. For those suffering from anxiety, it is a constant struggle to feel comfortable or “normal.” When you compare the symptoms of anxiety […]

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Tackle Your Drug and Alcohol Addiction

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Let’s face it: admitting that you or a loved one has a drug or alcohol problem is terrifying. You find yourself not knowing what to do, where to go or what questions to ask. The truth is, you are not alone in this battle, and there is hope. It’s time to tackle your addiction once […]

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Hope Diaries: From Recklessness to Freedom | Addiction Recovery

Addiction Recovery Jordan was drawn to drugs when she was just 13. Seeking fun and excitement with her friends, her life was in a constant state of chaos and quickly got out of control. After a while, her partying became excuses and empty promises that she would do better, but nothing changed until one fateful […]

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Why Are Some People More to Addiction More Than Others?

What makes one person addicted and another person not addicted? Some people believe the difference between someone who doesn’t get addicted to substances and someone who does is an “addiction gene”. However, this could not be further from the truth. Genetic predispositions to certain traits can lead to the likeliness of addiction; however, numerous studies […]

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Suboxone Treatment: Is it Helpful or Harmful?

Suboxone Treatment Opiate abuse affects some 26.4 million to 36 million people worldwide and an estimated 2.5 million people in the United States, according to the latest reports from the National Institute of Drug Abuse. Opioids are pain relievers that increase one’s sense of well-being and pleasure while temporarily alleviating pain, but it doesn’t get […]

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Molly: Debunking The Top Myths

Debunking The Top Myths About Molly The popular club drug Molly is once again making headlines after it sent nearly a dozen people to the hospital in Connecticut. (We’ll talk more about that later.) With all the media attention surrounding Molly and its emerging popularity, it is important to clarify what Molly is and debunk the […]

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