The Link Between Substance Abuse and Cancer

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Cancer is currently one of the leading causes of death in the United States, and there are no signs of this trend slowing down. Nearly 70 million people received a cancer diagnosis in 2016 with breast, lung, prostate, colon, or bladder cancer being the most common forms. Unfortunately, with the way things are going in our country, about… Read More

The Difference Between a Behavioral Addiction and a Drug Addiction

The Difference Between Behavioral and Drug Addiction

Anything that becomes the sole focus of someone’s daily life, to the point where they neglect those around them and their responsibilities, can be seen as an addiction. It may be an object, behavior, activity, or substance but regardless gives the individual some sort of pleasure or reward. Addiction elicits a response in the brain that gives the… Read More

Twofold Increase in Drug Deaths

The CDC (Center for Disease Control) has released its preliminary death count for 50 states and Washington DC. In 2017, more than 72,000 Americans have died of drug overdoses. This is about a seven percent increase from 2017, and over the last decade drug deaths have risen twofold. They warn that these numbers are conservative because some investigations… Read More

Things to Never Say to an Addict pt 4.

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Read Part 3 Here   You’d be surprised at how harsh people’s words toward addicts can be. Here are some common thoughts people have about addiction and even communicate to the people they love.   “If you tried harder you could get clean. You’re just not really committed to it” Do you know an addict that has been… Read More

Things to Never Say to an Addict pt 1.

You’d be surprised at how harsh people’s words toward addicts can be. Here are some common thoughts people have about addiction and even communicate to the people they love.   “Come on, you don’t have a problem. Everyone has a drink sometimes.” Normalizing someones addiction like this makes it so hard for them to want to admit they… Read More

Women Vulnerable to Drug & Alcohol Addiction

It’s a well known fact that so many people who struggle with addiction to alcohol and  drugs do so because of a trauma they experienced, they are hurting and need some form of relief. Drugs and alcohol can become someone’s place of relief when they don’t have healthy coping mechanisms in place. This is the place so very… Read More

Side Effects Experienced with Vicodin

What are the Vicodin side effects a patient might experience while taking the drug? An experience of lightheadedness Dizziness A settling feeling of euphoria Sedation Sometimes Vicodin triggers nausea and vomiting Sometimes headaches are caused by a patient taking Vicodin Hearing impairment Permanent hearing loss Rash Itching A patient’s central nervous system may experience considerable shifts in function… Read More

Robert Downey Jr.’s Struggle with Addiction

Robert Downey Jr. is a rare example of a celebrity comeback, after a very public battle with drug and alcohol addiction. In the early 2000’s we didn’t see a whole lot of work come to our big screens from The Wonder Boys actor. But these days Robert Downey Jr. is one of the highest paying actors due to… Read More