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New Trends in Substance Abuse: Warning on Caffeine Powder


One of the new substances that consumers need to be careful about is caffeine powder. Available in bulk from online vendors, the use of caffeine powder has increased among young people who want to experience the perk offered by caffeine or those who want to shed off those pounds. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), however, has […]

How to Choose a Drug Rehab Program


If you or your loved one has become addicted to drugs, it’s important to get them to a treatment facility as soon as possible. The longer they are dependent on the substance, the harder it is going to be to wean them from drugs. Thus, bringing them to a drug rehab program should be given […]

The Consequences of Drug Dependence

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Substance abuse is one of the greatest scourges of our day. This is because it is not only detrimental to the health of the drug addict but to other aspects of his life as well. If you or your loved one has started to experiment with drugs, don’t wait before it’s too late to get […]

Dos and Don’ts When Helping a Loved One Addicted to Drugs


Knowing that your child, spouse or close friend is addicted to drugs is very devastating. While you may want to help and reach out, you find yourself conflicted and confused. Perhaps you don’t know how to approach the drug addict or you are just afraid to do so. One thing is certain, however: You can’t […]

Symptoms of People Addicted To Different Kinds of Drugs


A drug addict generally exhibits physical and psychological changes which include bloodshot eyes, an unkempt appearance, mood swings and bursts of anger that are difficult to understand. However, it is also possible to identify the specific drugs—legal or illegal—which produce a particular set of symptoms. Glassy and red eyes are typical symptoms of marijuana users. […]

Shattering Myths About Drug Addiction

Substance abuse has become a scourge that Americans face these days. According to statistics, 60 million Americans abuse alcohol while 22 million Americans are using illegal drugs. If that’s not shocking enough, get this: There are 70 million Americans that are addicted to legal prescription drugs. A study done by Mayo Clinic showed that close […]

Helping the Newly-Reformed Drug Addict: Living a Normal Life

Once you have started leading a life that is free from drugs after you have gotten out of a rehab program, it’s important to keep the momentum going. According to studies by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), the longer former addicts abstain from using drugs, the better their chances of long-term recovery. More […]

Ways to Prevent Relapse

The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) has revealed that the rates of relapse of drug addiction are similar to that of other common chronic illnesses such as diabetes and asthma. Thus, it requires an active strategy of continued management in order to pave the way for a full recovery. In substance abuse, a relapse […]

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