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When Will the Urge to Use Subside?

You’ve made the decision to get sober. You’ve done what you had to do to get through detoxification and you have taken recovery seriously. You go to meetings, share your experience, strength and hope with others. You ask for help. You don’t drink or drug no matter what. But you still have the urge to use. How more...

St. Patrick’s Day and Binge Drinking a Deadly Combination

With more Americans claiming Irish ancestry than there are people in the Republic of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is a widely celebrated holiday in the U.S. that is synonymous with excessive drinking. While many will be tempted to binge drink—defined as consuming five or more drinks in two hours for men and four or m more...

Spring Break: Risky Behaviors and Substance Abuse

Spring break is defined as a week’s worth of vacation for students and usually takes place in the spring, typically around Easter. For some students, it’s a time of relaxation and letting go of the stressors of school. But for many others, it’s also a time when risky behaviors, such as binge drinking and unprotec more...

The Dangerous Trend of Heroin Abuse

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the harmful health effects of prescription pain reliever abuse have dramatically increased over recent years. Unintentional poisoning deaths caused by these opioids quadrupled from 1999 to 2010. This growing trend is especially troubling considering the large number more...

Pain Relief, Mental Health Issues Behind Teens’ Abuse of Prescription Opioids

A substantial number of U.S. teenagers abuse a restricted opioid medication normally prescribed for the treatment of pain or certain other medical issues. Some of these teens initially receive such a medication from their doctors, while others obtain access through non-legitimate means. In a study published in 2014 in more...

Young, Sober and Full of Life

Going through rehab at a young age is a major accomplishment, but facing a long life of sobriety ahead can be daunting. Especially in today’s culture and youth climate, being young and sober is like wearing a target. Most young people drink, often heavily. Many use drugs recreationally. And many people will look at y more...

Men, Black Women at Highest Risk for College Drinking Games

Certain college students have elevated risks from participation in drinking games, according to current findings from a group of researchers from the U.S. and the Philippines. (more…) more...

College Students Who Abuse Stimulants Seeking Improved Grades, Not ‘High’

February 28th, 2015 Drug Addictions, Helpful Articles
In the U.S., significant numbers of young adults enrolled in college (and college-age young adults not enrolled in school) abuse some sort of prescription medication. This form of drug abuse poses a number of risks, including clearly increased odds of developing diagnosable symptoms of drug addiction. In a study publis more...

Drinking Behavior of Close Friends Biggest Influence on College Students

February 26th, 2015 Alcohol Addiction, Helpful Articles
Heavy drinking is the accepted public health term for a pattern of excessive alcohol intake that increases any given person’s chances of eventually meeting the criteria used to diagnose alcohol abuse and alcoholism (jointly known as alcohol use disorder). Unfortunately, students enrolled at America’s colleges often more...

Drug Use Soars Among Teens With Traumatic Brain Injuries

February 24th, 2015 Drug Addictions, Helpful Articles
A team of Canadian researchers has uncovered a strong link between substance abuse and traumatic brain injury (TBI) among adolescents, specifically that students in grades 9 through 12 who had suffered such an injury were two to four times more likely to abuse drugs than peers with no history of TBI, according to a new more...

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