• New Guidelines Poised to Help Doctors Treat Addiction

    The ACPs new guidelines will help doctors prescribe opioids and treat dependency.

    The ACPs new guidelines will help doctors prescribe opioids and treat dependency.

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    As the opioid epidemic rages on, many people point the finger of blame at physicians. And to make matters worse, studies show doctors have received very little guidance on how much and how often they should prescribe opioids to their patients. But a new set of guidelines aim to change all that. Last month, the […]

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  • Think Drugs Only Ruin Human Lives? Wrong!

    The sheer volume of drugs seeping into our waterways 
 and food supplies is frightening.

    The sheer volume of drugs seeping into our waterways and food supplies is frightening.

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    We know drug use changes people. We know substance abuse affects all facets of society. What we don’t yet know is the total impact of our substance abuse on the environment. As research starts to roll in, the preliminary results aren’t looking so hot. Consider the massive amount of drugs consumed in the US alone. […]

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  • Agoraphobia and Substance Abuse: A Bad Combo

    Why do people often use substances to "treat" agoraphobia?

    Why do people often use substances to "treat" agoraphobia?

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    Holly looked out the window; it was a gorgeous sunny day. She knew she needed to get out to the grocery store – she was even running out of toilet paper! But she was petrified to leave the house. Then she looked at the case of beer on the floor. Just one would take the […]

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  • The Nose Knows: A Parent’s Guide to Drug Smells and Odors

    This guide can help parents identify drugs by their unique scents.

    This guide can help parents identify drugs by their unique scents.

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    Do you ever walk into your child’s room and smell something odd – an aroma you can’t quite decipher? Or have you ever gone to move your teenager’s car and notice that it smells a bit funky? Suspecting a child of abusing drugs is a scary ordeal to go through. You can usually get a […]

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The Fallout: Grandparents Forced to Become Parents Again

When addicted parents can't parent, grandparents are forced to step up.

It’s a well known fact our country is in the middle of an opioid epidemic. And from that epidemic, another addiction-related affliction has spawned: grandparents raising grandchildren. With more and more people abusing drugs like Oxycontin, fentanyl, and heroin, we’re seeing more and more people becoming addicted, getting arrested, and losing custody of their children. As addiction renders […]

Reality Check: 5 Suburban Fairy Tales About Drug Abuse

People who believe these suburban myths about drug abuse are in danger.

No one wants to believe substance abuse is a possibility in their own family. Addiction only happen to “other people,” right? Busting Drug Abuse Myths Telling ourselves these fairy tales only creates bad endings. To truly protect our families, we have to stop sticking our heads in the sand and believing in substance abuse myths. […]

Suboxone: 5 Perks of Office-Based Opioid Treatment

Here's a few perks of receiving Suboxone therapy in an outpatient setting.

Treatment with Suboxone has been shown to be extremely effective at curbing cravings, reducing illegal activity, and helping people overcome their addiction to opioids. Suboxone is a combination of two medications – buprenorphine and naloxone – which work together to block cravings and ease opiate withdrawal symptoms. You can function normally on Suboxone. That means you can […]

A Traditional Parent’s Guide to Modern Drug Paraphernalia

Here's a list to help parents identify drug paraphernalia and the substances tied to them.

Do you think your child or teen might be involved with drugs? Sometimes it’s difficult to figure out what substances they’re into based on their behaviors, so we compiled a list of “tools” to guide you through the physical evidence you may stumble upon. Here’s What You’re Looking For Here’s a look at seven pieces of common drug paraphernalia […]

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