Category: Drug Abuse

Alcohol Abuse and its Effects on the Economy

Most of us know that alcohol abuse causes conflict and problems in families throughout the country. And you may know that individuals and families spend millions of dollars each year on the effects of the disease of alcoholism. But do we know just how big of an impact on our economy alcoholism has? When measuring […]

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Teen Stress and Drug Abuse

How stressed is your teen? What are the consequences of stress on adolescents? What can be done to relieve teens’ stress? A new study released this month by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America indicates that stress may be more of a concern than most parents think. The study, reported August 4, 2008, reveals that […]

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Drug Abuse in Adolescents

It is a problem that has been around for decades. Adolescents feel stress from personal or family problems, high expectations at school, and peer pressure. One way teens deal with the pressure is to turn to drugs. In the past it was marijuana, LSD, heroin or cocaine that lead curious teens to try drugs. There […]

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The Debate Over Drug Abuse Treatment: Methadone vs. Buprenorphine

Since 1971, qualified physicians in the United States have been prescribing narcotic medications such as methadone to treat opioid addiction. But this treatment hasn’t come easy, or without its share of debate. The Methadone Controversy Russia is one of several countries where methadone is controversial. Recently, members of a Kremlin youth group launched a protest […]

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How to Stage a Successful Intervention

If you feel your friend or family member is steeped in a dangerous addiction, staging an intervention can be an effective way to get that person to seek help. The key is it has to be done well. Here are a few tips to ensure that you put together an effective intervention: Plan it out. […]

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