Home > Addiction > Drug Abuse

Drug Abuse

teen buys benadryl to abuse

Benadryl: A Potentially Deadly “Legal” High

By Jennifer Wezensky

Benadryl, an antihistamine typically used to relieve allergy symptoms, is a commonly abused medication that can be purchased at... Continue Reading

5 Practical Ways to Deal with Temptations

By Colleen Marlett

There is no blueprint for recovery, but here's a little something to help guide you. Continue Reading

sad middle aged woman

Fibromyalgia and Pain Medication Addiction

By Lisa OBrien

Healthcare professionals treat Fibromyalgia symptoms with prescribed medications that are most often painkillers of some kind. Continue Reading

Woman calls 911

Cross-Tolerance: A Real Issue and How to Prevent It

By Toshia Humphries

It may be necessary for a patient who is in recovery to share with his or her doctor the potential for cross-tolerance before m... Continue Reading

6 Alternatives to Try Before Opioids for Chronic Pain

By Audrey Beim

For those who are suffering from chronic pain and are trying to stay away from opioids as much as possible, here are 6 non-pres... Continue Reading

digital drugs

Digital Drugs: Can Binaural Beats Really Get You High?

By Audrey Beim

A new and disturbing form of addiction has hit the landscape bearing potential for serious consequences. Continue Reading

Woman struggles with alcohol dependency

3 Sobering Truths About Chemical Dependency

Chemical Dependency is a disease that has three defining characteristics. Continue Reading

couple laying in bed featuring man sleeping soundly and woman awake and angry

4 Drugs That Destroy the Libido

A person’s sex drive is a mysterious thing. To keep the engine going, avoid the following prescription meds. Continue Reading

transgender symbol

3 Areas to Address When Treating Transgender Patients

Research suggests that these issues also need to be dealt with in order to fully help a transgender patient recover from substa... Continue Reading

man walking into the sky

The 7 Wildest Drug-Induced Hallucinations

By Audrey Beim

These psychedelic tales blur the lines between reality and unreality. Continue Reading

How Drugs are Actually Affecting Our Economy

The economic impact of illicit drug use on the American public is an immensely well-documented phenomenon. Here's an in-depth l... Continue Reading

3 Substances That Kill Your Skin (Images)

By Elizabeth Seward

Skin damage isn't usually a deterrent from substance abuse but these pictures may make you think twice. Continue Reading

split image of young and old woman

Age & Addiction: Trends, Statistics & More

By Audrey Beim

Uncovering the relationship between age and the effects of addiction. Continue Reading

women in hood sitting at staircase

The 6 Worst Stereotypes Given to Drug or Alcohol Addicts

People often judge what they don't understand. Continue Reading

pills and open liquor bottle

Top 5 Misconceptions of Using Drugs and Alcohol

The allure of drugs and alcohol is strong, but addicts know all too well that what they found so enticing in the beginning is n... Continue Reading