Just Some Thoughts

The specific illicit drugs that had the highest levels of past year dependence or abuse in 2009 were marijuana (4.3 million), pain relievers (1.9 million), and cocaine (1.1 million). The number of persons with marijuana dependence or abuse has not changed since 2002, but the number with pain reliever dependence or abuse has increased (from […]

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Underage Usage Dangers

Ninety percent of Americans who meet the medical criteria for addiction started smoking, drinking, or using other drugs before age 18. People who use addictive substances before age 18 are six times more likely to develop a substance use disorder than those who didn’t start using until they were 21 or older. One in four Americans who […]

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Is Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Really a Disease?

The short answer is yes.  It is a Genetic Disease that you don’t trigger until you take your 1st drink or pill. There are 2 sides though to Addiction, Physical and Mental. The Physical (craving) will leave within a few days in most cases once the user has stopped using. The Mental (obsession) will take much longer. The […]

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