Category: Drug Abuse

Myths & Facts About the Designer Drug Known as “Molly”

The drug “molly” has recently come into the spotlight due to some recent deaths at a New York electronic music festival, Electric Zoo. This past week, the drug has been all over the media and blogosphere. Here are some common misconceptions being reported, as well as some important facts for families. Myth #1: “This is […]

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We Knew It. M&Ms Are So Addicting.

(image via Wikipedia) Stop! Put down those delicious M&Ms! In a recent study conducted by the University of Michigan, researchers found that the popular candies produce a very similar reward reaction in the brain than that of a drug or sweet/fatty food addict satisfying a craving. According to Futurity.org, “Rats ate twice as many M&Ms […]

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Bradley Cooper Opens Up About His Addiction

(photo credit: Yahoo!) Actor Bradley Cooper, handsome and charming star of popular movies like The Hangover, Limitless, Wedding Crashers and The A-Team, is now coming clean about his battle with addiction. 37-year-old Bradley has been sober for nine years… but at 29, he was in the thick of physical and emotional self-destruction, drug abuse and […]

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Musician Addicts Find Hope Through Treatment

Whitney overdosed in a hotel bathroom. Amy died of alcohol poisoning. Lil Wayne admitted to his codeine addiction. It’s all too common that celebrity musicians — people whom so many of us admire, respect and aspire to be — die of drug overdoses. And it’s no surprise that the music world’s rich and famous are […]

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The Connection Between Emotional Trauma & Drug Abuse

We often blame emotional trauma during childhood for negative occurrences later in life, like difficulty holding down a job, making friends or committing to marriage —  and rightfully so. While there may be a tendency to excuse negative behavior as a result of emotional trauma of long ago, there is reason to take it into […]

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Can Drug Traffickers Be Defeated?

Vice President Joe Biden recently met with a number of leaders of Central American countries in the hopes of defeating drug traffickers. The talks occurred after Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina made public his country’s consideration of legalizing drugs. Molina said in a statement a few weeks ago that because of the United States’ high […]

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Support for Families of Addicts

When someone in a family has an addiction, the whole family suffers. Family members often fall into the destructive habit of enabling the addict among them. Without help, families fall into dysfunction and everyone is affected. Family members need support too. Embarrassed by Having a Family Member with an Addiction When parents, siblings, or children […]

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Substance Abuse

Many people in America suffer from mental illness and a drug or alcohol addiction that co-occur. These types of disorders often mask one another and can be hard to diagnose and treat. OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that affects 3.3 million Americans. (1) The disorder causes the sufferer to feel an […]

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Afraid of Drugs

We often have biases about drug abuse. Maybe we think all drug addicts live on the streets of big cities, or that every rich and famous person does drugs or abuses alcohol, or that all young people will try drugs at least once in their life. Some people are hopelessly optimistic that we can change […]

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Unspeakable Methamphetamine Crimes

Methamphetamine is one of those drugs that is truly addicting and it truly changes its user’s appearance and brain function. Many people who experiment with this drug just once or twice end up hopelessly addicted, ruining their lives and sometimes the lives of others as well. Horrible Attacks Story after story has come out in […]

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