The news is reported daily about prescription pain pill abuse reaching epidemic proportions in America. With regulations on physicians, pain pills have become much harder to access and some are even turning to heroin. Substance Abuse is now acknowledged as a medical
The prevalence of mental and/or substance use disorders is high. Nearly one out of every five adults in the United States, about 43.8 million people, has a mental illness, such as a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder
If a person takes prescription pain pills for long periods of time, tolerance to the drug can emerge along with physical and psychological dependence. If physical dependence is present, withdrawal can occur when the drug is no longer taken. Following are some of the symptoms that
What does the face of addiction look like, you might wonder? For some who don’t have any knowledge of addiction, the face that Hollywood paints might be called to mind. Disheveled, homeless, friendless, and jobless. However, this could not be further from reality.
There are many myths surrounding addiction, especially pain pill addiction. We hope to shed some light on a few here: 1) I can quit if I really want to. Addiction is a disease and, for some, it can be overcome without help. However, for most, help is needed to heal, as with most