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I Don’t Know the Effects of Codeine Abuse

Codeine is an opiate. It’s also an ingredient in various common medications, one example being cough syrups. However, as an opiate, codeine can be habit-forming if it is abused. The chance of individuals abusing codeine have increased over the years due to the prescription opioid epidemic. Many individuals who have inadvertently become dependent upon opioids…

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Addiction and Family

How are addiction and family issues tied together? When someone abuses drugs and alcohol, does the problem really affect their loved ones as well? Yes, it does. Most users have family members who deeply care about them. The struggle with addiction, therefore, impacts them, too. Thus, the right treatment program gives everyone in the family…

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Hidden Cocaine Abuse Symptoms

When individuals use drugs or alcohol even recreationally, they can develop a dependency or addiction. The more potent the substance and the more frequent the use, the greater the risk of addiction. One particular drug, cocaine, is frequently used in social settings. While individuals may only use this substance on occasion, cocaine is potent and…

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IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON INDIVIDUALS WITH A SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

Argyle, Texas, May 7, 2020—Headlines scream continuously about COVID-19 – the number of cases, unemployment rates, vaccine progress, etc. Included in those headlines are stories focusing on the vulnerable populations affected by COVID-19. Among those in that population are people with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD). These individuals and their families, friends, colleagues and neighbors…

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75,000 Americans at Risk of Dying–Group Warns

Argyle, Texas, June 1, 2020—As many as 75,000 Americans could die because of drug or alcohol misuse and suicide as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis conducted by the national public health group Well Being Trust. This staggering number could become a reality due to the growing unemployment crisis, economic downturns…

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Why Do I Need Drug Addiction Treatment?

You’re struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction. You might think that you have things under control, but your friends or family disagree. Maybe you’ve tried quitting before and relapsed shortly after leaving rehab. Here’s what you need to know about getting effective drug addiction treatment. Substance abuse whether it’s drugs or alcohol doesn’t just…