Cocaine is one of the most highly addictive drugs in existence. It increases energy and alertness and produces such an intense euphoria that, once tried, many find hard to resist. Cocaine Addiction We’ve all heard about the rat studies where rats are given the choice between food and cocaine and they always choose the cocaine….
Finding Effective Drug Addiction Treatment – A guide to finding the right treatment from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration.
Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What to Ask – Information & guidance to help those in search of effective drug abuse treatment from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Medline Plus Guide to Substance Abuse – Trusted information on drugs and substance abuse from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
The Partnership at DrugFree.org – Drug abuse prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery resources.
Mayo Clinic on Drug Addiction – Signs, symptoms, causes and treatment for drug addiction and substance abuse related problems.
The Science Behind Drug Abuse & Addiction – NIDA on the science of drug abuse and what causes addiction.
NIDA for Teens – Facts, support, intervention and scientific research behind drug abuse and addiction in teens.
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment – Support, treatment and information for those suffering from substance abuse and addiction.
Assessment Tools – Drug addiction assessment and review tools for treatment providers.
National Drug Addiction Support Groups
Narcotics Anonymous – Help for those suffering from addiction to narcotics, NA is free to join and support groups can be found around the world.
Cocaine Anonymous – CA support groups offer a helping hand to those in recovery from cocaine addiction. Members follow twelve steps and support one another through recovery.
Crystal Meth Anonymous – A fellowship of men and women who support one another through recovery from crystal meth addiction.
Marijuana Anonymous – A support group where men and women share their strength, experience and hope in recovery from marijuana addiction.
Narconon – Support for those suffering from drug addiction and for the family members of addicts.
Drug addiction is a disease plagued by chronic relapse and an array of serious side effects. When a family member or loved one is addicted, and you’ve tried to get them to seek help, an intervention may be the only safe, solid solution to the problem. Denial is often an interfering factor for those who….
Drug abuse is one of society’s oldest problems. It seems that the problem grows and grows, especially due to the fact that the number of substances of abuse has also risen and continues to rise. Understanding these drug abuse statistics can help you to understand the scope of America’s drug problem. 1. Almost 40% of….
Drug use is a serious problem that affects millions of people. Early recognition of the problem can help you to determine whether your loved one needs drug rehab. While you may not want to think about it, without drug rehab, many addicts will continue down a path of destruction that leads them directly to their….
If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs, considering treatment may be a last step resort and a decision that you’re just not quite ready to make yet. However, drug addiction treatment can and will change your life for the better if you’re willing to accept the help that is available to you,….
Opiate overdoses from heroin and prescription pain medications have reached epidemic proportions over the course of the last decade. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, opiate-induced overdose deaths have increased from 4,030 in 1999 to 16,651 in 2010. For over three decades, emergency responders have used naloxone as an opiate overdose treatment….
Many people underestimate just dangerous prescription drugs can be. While people want prescription drugs that can help them through their ailments or help them cope with other health issues, they often don’t realize that these drugs should be treated with as much caution as illegal or addictive drugs. Currently, pain relievers are one of the most commonly….
Prescription drug abuse is no longer a problem that only a certain generation or age group faces; rather it has become an epidemic, touching people of all walks of life. Many of the commonly abused prescription drugs are those that are prescribed for many health issues as well as recovery from those issues. Prescription drug abuse….
Once addiction takes hold in a person’s life, those closest to the addict often feel powerless to help. Attempts to reason or confront your loved one may well be met with anger and hostility at every turn. Without some form of intervention, your loved one may likely continue on in a downward spiral as drugs….
The decision to enter drug abuse treatment is, in essence, a decision to enter into a new way of life. After months or years of drug abuse, the damaging effects of drugs have created a negative quality of life that affects both a person’s physical and psychological well-being. According to the National Institute on Drug….