When it comes to family members and spouses, it can be easy to overlook problems that they might be going through as it may seem normal; Things like excessive drinking may lead you to wonder if your partner's an alcoholic?
Prescription and over-the-counter medications are some of the most commonly abused and misused drugs in the country. Medication can be an effective form of pain relief and other treatment when used properly and by prescription guidelines, but some can be problematic when abused.
What are the next steps after you’ve completed rehab? Like many who have recently graduated from a treatment program, you may feel overwhelmed by what the future holds. Integrating back into society can be an exciting and frightening prospect. For example, you be eager to rejoin your friends and enjoy your newfound sobriety, but you may also be nervous about having the freedom to potentially use again.
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Meth withdrawal is a serious consequence of meth addiction. When following a binge, or when trying to get sober, users can experience harsh meth withdrawal side effects that can hinder their mental and emotional well-being. The physical and mental symptoms of withdrawal can be debilitating.
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What happens if a coworker arrives at work smelling like alcohol? On the one hand, you don’t want to accuse a colleague of being intoxicated in front of others. You also don’t want to get someone fired if they are struggling with a crippling addiction. If their job involves operating heavy machinery, you may be afraid of them posing a risk to the health and safety of others.
According to data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, over 10 percent of people aged 12 and older suffer from illicit drug abuse monthly. Despite how many people may use drugs, it may not be completely noticeable. Looking for patterns in a person’s behavior and mannerisms can help to determine if someone you know, whether it be a child, spouse, or friend, is abusing drugs.
Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, reached a $270 settlement to resolve a lawsuit with the state of Oklahoma on Tuesday. This is one of many lawsuits that the pharmaceutical manufacturer is facing for their alleged role in the opioid crisis and their alleged deceptive marketing tactics used to peddle their drug to the public.
Alcohol Awareness Month is upon us and it is a time to learn more about alcoholism and how it affects the country and people affected by the disease. It is likely that we all know someone struggling with alcoholism, or maybe some other substance abuse problem.