• Categories: UncategorizedBy 6 min read

    Drug abuse statistics in the United States paint a startling picture: more than 59 million Americans aged 12 and over use drugs at least once a year. Of this population, more than 39 million misuse prescription opioids and other illegal drugs. A closer look reveals that males outstrip females in almost every category of drug use, […]

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  • Categories: UncategorizedBy 5.1 min read

    Substance abuse is a disease that recent statistics show 10% of American adults will face at some point during their lifetime. Yet, for many, the topic of substance use disorders is still taboo, making it challenging to bring up in conversation — and thus, making addiction treatment challenging to receive. The differences between men and […]

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  • Categories: UncategorizedBy 5.1 min read

    Individuals often engage in substance misuse due to underlying issues, including past trauma and depression. Alcohol and drugs help them self-medicate and, for a period, seem to dull the emotional pain. However, when drinking and drug use become habitual, problems multiply, threatening family stability, job security and personal safety. When a patient with mental health […]

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