Substance use disorder is a medical circumstance ― a brain disease that can be targeted and treated. But when we use words like “junkie” and “crackhead,” it suggests that people with substance use disorders simply lack the willpower to get better.
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Many addicts are private about their drug habits and suffer through addictions without telling their loved ones. “The most significant and destructive characteristic of addictions is that they occur in isolation.
Sept. 18-24, 2016, is Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, according to the Obama administration. But, why now? Oxycodone pain pills prescribed for a patient with chronic pain.
The astonishing and hitherto largely untold story of the Third Reich’s relationship with drugs, including cocaine, heroin, morphine and, above all, methamphetamine (aka crystal meth), and of their effect on the soldiers and Hitler’s final days.
Marshon Whitley got down on her knees in October 1988 and asked God to take the taste of drugs out of her mouth. Nearly 28 years later, she is still sober and giving back as a licensed chemical dependency counselor.
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon announced Thursday he will enter a rehabilitation facility, putting his return to the NFL on hold. Gordon was set to complete a four-game suspension Monday.
The most common explanation of drug addiction is, that if you take too long a certain amount of a drug, you will become an addict. It’s the substance that makes you addicted. This is the theory that the US war on drugs is based on.