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Heroin Chic – The New Type of Heroin User

Last Updated on March 12, 2018 by A recent segment on The Today Show about the untimely death of “Glee” star Cory Monteith highlights the changing face of the “typical” heroin user. After missing his checkout time at a Vancouver hotel, staff entered Monteith’s room and discovered his body. Days later, the coroner’s office reported […]


What Facts Should You Know About Opioid Dependence?

Last Updated on March 12, 2018 by Opioid addiction is a key constituent of opioid dependence which occurs when an individual is incapable of stopping the use of opiate drugs such as morphine, heroin, hydrocodone and oxycodone to name a few. This is a complicated disorder, but make no mistake it can be treated. Opioid […]


Co-Occurring Disorders and Treatment

Last Updated on December 16, 2019 by Commonly known as dual diagnosis, co-occurring disorders are conditions in which a patient suffers from an addiction and a psychiatric disorder at the same time, for example alcoholism and depression existing simultaneously.     The 2011 USA National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 17.5% of […]


6 Drug Abuse Facts and Stats

Last Updated on December 16, 2019 by Drug addiction is a complex illness which is characterized by intense and, in severe cases, uncontrollable drug cravings. Drug users are often engaged in compulsive drug seeking and use persistent methods and illicit activities for instant gratification. While it often begins with a voluntary act of taking these […]


What is Substance Abuse?

Last Updated on March 19, 2018 by In 2002, an estimated 22 million Americans abused or were dependent on drugs, alcohol or both.     Over the years these alarming statistics have dramatically increased, posing a threat to the public health system. There are various rehabilitation centers that help overcome drug and alcohol addiction, but […]