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Poly-substance addiction: a combination of problems

Poly-substance addiction: a combination of problems

It was not too long ago when it was believed that most addicts had just one substance of abuse and they stuck with it. Poly-substance abuse, however, is today’s harsh reality. It is no longer an exception, it’s the norm. Read more

The epidemic of prescription drug abuse

The epidemic of prescription drug abuse

Why prescribed drugs are no safer than illegal drugs

Quickly becoming America’s fastest growing drug problem, prescription drug abuse has reached alarming heights. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has officially declared prescription drug abuse as an epidemic in the United States. The number of prescription drug overdoses has more than quadrupled since 1999, bringing the total to more than six million Americans who currently abuse prescription drugs. In hindsight, this is an astounding increase over a period of around 15 years. Read more

The changing face of addiction

The changing face of addiction

Addiction is no longer a “poor man’s vice.” The typical image of a drug addict being a junkie in the streets no longer exists. Today, a rise in the abuse of prescription pills is opening avenues for a newly emerging face of addiction. These are the stressed out moms, senior adults and young teenagers. Read more