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Drug Dependence vs Drug Addiction

When you’re trying to educate yourself about drug addiction, the terminology you come across may be confusing. One common question people have is what the difference is between drug addiction and drug dependence. Both can cause your life to become highly unmanageable, and you must get treatment for either. Dependence to drugs is incredibly dangerous,…

Schedule 5 Drugs

Schedule 5 Drugs [Infographic]

The United States Drug Enforcement Agency has a classification system for all drugs. These five schedules start with schedule 1 drugs, which have the highest potential for addiction. Drugs in schedule 5, however, have the least potential for addiction. Nonetheless, abuse of these schedule 5 drugs can lead to severe side effects, abuse and addiction.…

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What Are Designer Drugs?

In the 1980s, the term designer drugs was introduced in order to address certain types of substances. Since the term was coined, officials and drug treatment specialists have used the term to talk about thousands of different drugs. If drug terminology is new to you, you might be wondering what the term designer drugs means. You…

drug abuse statistics

Drug Abuse Statistics

Drug abuse statistics paint a grim picture. While government officials declare a state of emergency over opioid abuse, drug use is up across the board. What do you need to know about substance abuse today? More importantly, what can you do if you or a loved one is currently using? Commonly Abused Drugs Alcohol, prescription…

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How to Stage an Early Intervention

Is your loved one’s prescription drug use getting out of hand? Is he or she is using pain pills for an ailment that no longer exists? Have you noticed that someone you care about is sneaking alcohol into other containers to hide how much he or she drinks? When you see these warning signs, early…