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Top 5 Ways to Prevent Substance Abuse

How to Prevent Substance Abuse While it’s practically impossible to prevent anyone and everyone from using illicit drugs, there are things we can all do to avoid drug and/or alcohol abuse. By sharing this knowledge with those... read more

The History of Cocaine

One of the most widely used illegal drugs in the United States is cocaine, and like many other drugs, it comes from a plant that has been used for thousands of years in other parts of the world.  Cocaine comes from the coca leaf, a plant that has... read more

Connections between Poverty, Substance Abuse, and Child Abuse

The stories are heartbreaking; young children enduring painful physical and emotional abuse at the hands of their parents, and no one finding out about it until years later.  It has been suggested for a while now that poverty and substance abuse go hand in hand, and... read more

Top 5 Most Common Drugs Used by Teens

Parents must be aware of their teen’s activities and social circles, and the potential risks kids face today. Here are the five substances teens most commonly abuse: Marijuana: Weed, pot, grass; the same common drug... read more

Many Veterans Suffer from Mental Health Problems and Substance Abuse

Sometimes we feel helpless when it comes to acknowledging our thanks to the men and women in the armed services that have served in combat to protect our country.  We might even wonder what we can do... read more

Drunk Driving can be Difficult to Prosecute

Ever feel like you’re fighting an uphill battle?  That’s how law enforcement and groups like MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) must feel right about now.  A growing group of defense lawyers for people accused of drunk... read more

The Pros and Cons of Non-Alcoholic Beer

Most people would probably agree that alcoholism is a big problem in our country.  Countless studies have been done and techniques have been used to try to prevent or treat alcoholism.  Some people may be wondering what role non-alcoholic... read more

5 Signs Your Loved one is an Alcoholic

Alcoholism is something millions of people suffer with, and many more are affected by, because of a family member or friend that is an alcoholic.  It is usually something that people try to hide because no one likes to admit they... read more

Statistics of Drug and Alcohol Rehab

With so many treatment facilities to choose from, the decision for drug rehab may be confusing.  At a critical time in an addicts’ life, an overabundance of may not be the best thing.  It is a big enough step for an individual to... read more

Dopamine Plays a Role in Risk-Taking and Drug Addiction

We all know the type; individuals that seem to love throwing caution to the wind and living life in the fast lane, the high rollers and the big spenders – risk takers. A new study has linked the tendency to be a... read more